Joon Hyun

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My Fight Against Humanity’s Waste

By Joon Hyun<p>Pollution has been a growing problem since the rapid evolution of technology after the Industrial Revolution, which contaminated Earth …

Air pollution now linked to 1 in 8 deaths worldwide, UN health agency reports

Air pollution – both indoor and outdoor – killed some 7 million people across the globe in 2012, making it the world’s largest single environmental …

Invisible threat to maternal and child health

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's hardly news to state that air pollution is bad for people's health. What might be more surprising to learn, though, is that air pollution is bad for the health of an unborn child, long before his or her lungs ever take their first breath.<p>A growing body of research indicates that …

Scientists say car emissions rigging raises health concerns

LONDON, (Reuters) - Volkswagen’s admission that it rigged car emission tests has prompted environmental and health experts to ask whether such deception could have hampered progress in reducing death and disease from air pollution.<p>Volkswagen autos are seen at a VW dealership in the Queens borough …

How to Save Earth From...Us

Is Climate Change Just A Lot Of Hot Air?

Pope Francis calls for urgent action on climate change in White House speech

Addressing a crowd of nearly 15,000 on the south lawn, pope invokes Martin Luther King Jr in speaking of the moral need to protect our ‘common home’<p>Pope Francis addressed one of the thorniest issues in American politics on Wednesday with a White House speech explicitly supporting Barack Obama’s …

Pope Francis

Climate Change Could Cost The World Trillions More Than We Thought

All is not lost, researchers warn, but we need to act swiftly.<p>The gross domestic product of the United States was nearly $17.5 trillion in 2014. That's enough money to buy all the planet's gold two times over.<p>Now consider this: If the world's permafrost thaws, as a new study warns, humanity could …

Air Is Still Bad For You, According To Scientists

Environmental challenges are so much more exciting now than when I was a kid. Global warming has droughts and FIRE and ice ages. Mercury turns your …

Air Pollution Kills More Than Three Million People A Year

Around the world, outdoor air pollution causes 3.3 million premature deaths a year, predominantly in Asia, according to a new study published in …

There's Something Killing More People Than Shark Attacks, Plane Crashes And Terrorism

Although shark attacks, plane crashes, and terrorist attacks might be the stuff of our collective nightmares, there's one thing that kills way more …

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A Mad Science Experiment Proves a Simple Evolutionary Hypothesis

You may consider your eyes a priceless commodity, but for Mexican cavefish, they were a burdensome expense. In a first-of-a-kind study, scientists …

Breakthroughs

2 climbers crawled through a suffocatingly tiny cave and discovered a new human ancestor that could be 'one of the greatest fossil discoveries of the past half century'

A couple of cavers stumbled across the remains of at least 15 individuals in South Africa's Cave of Stars. The species, which is named Homo naledi ("naledi" means "star" in the South African language Sotho)<i>,</i> had a small brain, yet remarkably humanlike features. And the bones appear to have been …

A Glimpse of Earth in 10,000 Years

Climate change means the end of our world, but the beginning of another—one with a new set of species and ecosystems.<p><i>This story was originally published by Wired and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>A few years ago in a lab in Panama, Klaus Winter tried to conjure the …

Scientists Surprised To Find That Kangaroos Are Lefties

It turns out that most kangaroos are left-handed, according to a new study by researchers at Saint Petersburg State University in Russia. While doing field research in Australia, the researchers found that 95 percent of the marsupials favor their left paws for physical activity.<p>This is a surprise …

Crossbred corals beat the heat on the great barrier reef

MIXING UP THE genetic pool of some reef-building corals may help save them from raising sea temperatures, a new study has found.<p>Australian and …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

New Arrivals<p><i>GQ</i>’s editors pick the freshest menswear, sneakers, watches and more worth your disposable income.<p>19 Photos3 days agoView …

GMOs: The Evolution of Emerging Technologies

Walk down the center aisles of any supermarket and you will be surrounded by cartons, cans and jars that represent our modern diet. Processed, prefabbed foods, perennially ready to eat, warm up, dine out, dash in - for those on the go. If you don't see the USDA Certified Organic or Non-GMO Verified …

The Accidental Human

Humans are a natural product of Darwinian evolution. An improbable, unpredictable product perhaps, but nevertheless one that conforms to the evolutionary path followed by all other species.<p>Humans are also latecomers on the universal scene, they appeared on Earth during the last inch of the cosmic …

Scientists Find Fern Whose Parents Are Separated By 60 Million Years Of Evolution

Scientists have found a fern whose parents are separated by some 60 million years of evolution. <i>This story originally aired on February 24, 2015 on</i> Morning Edition.<p>Transcript<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:<p>This week is pretty quiet in a lot of workplaces.<p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>Even here, it's quieter than …

Of Sacks, Adaptations, And Provine: Evolution Notes And Updates

Over at Darwinian Conservatism, Larry Arnhart writes a memorable eulogy for Oliver Sacks, who passed away last week.<p>At This View of Life, David Sloan Wilson interviews Debra Lieberman on evolutionary psychology.<p>New and notable books which I will be reviewing: Cambridge University paleontologist …

The Misleading War on GMOs: The Food Is Safe. The Rhetoric Is Dangerous.

Is genetically engineered food dangerous? Many people seem to think it is. In the past five years, companies have submitted more than 27,000 products …

Evolution: Why Are Most of Us Right-Handed?

This story originally appeared on BBC Future<p>We humans don’t typically agree on all that much, but there is at least one thing that an impressive amount of us accept: which hand is easiest to control. If you use one hand for writing, you probably use the same one for eating as well, and most of us – …

Ancient scorpion of the sea is the granddaddy of arachnids

The granddaddy of arachnids (so to speak) has been found between ancient layers of shale. The massive sea scorpion, or eurypterid, is related to modern arachnids and hails from the Ordovician Period some 460 million years ago, before the evolution of air-breathing animals. It's also some 10 million …

Wiping out species may boost evolution – study

Mass extinction events that wiped numerous species from Earth, while destructive in the short run, may have had a long-term benefit of speeding up …

Nasa denies asteroid apocalypse rumours (again)

Once again, Nasa's Near Earth Objects department fulfils its role as "official denier of viral asteroid rumours".<p>In the past, US space agency Nasa …

Wormhole Created in Lab Makes Invisible Magnetic Field

Ripped from the pages of a sci-fi novel, physicists have crafted a wormhole that tunnels a magnetic field through space.<p>"This device can transmit the …

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Turning cancer back into healthy tissue

<b>Scientists believe they may have found a way to turn cancerous cells back into healthy tissue.</b><p>Their lab-based work suggests there is a biological step that can restore normality and stop cells replicating out of control.<p>When the US researchers added molecules called microRNAs, it put the brakes on …