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Here's the Cheapest Flight to Europe From Every U.S. State

It's the golden age of flights to Europe. Price wars have pushed fares down so low that it's no longer mind-boggling when an airline offers $99 …

European Travel

Japan Just Found a Huge Rare-Earth Mineral Deposit That Can Supply The World For Centuries

This could change the global economy.<p>Researchers have found a deposit of rare-earth minerals off the coast of Japan that could supply the world for …

Rare Earth

Wilder Price Swings for Stock Market Portend Fatter Profits for JPMorgan

Volatility is back in U.S. stock markets, and that means Wall Street's trading profits are rebounding after an abysmal 2017.<p>Big U.S. banks led by …

Stock Markets

First foldable phones predicted to hit market this year, ahead of Apple’s rumored plans

Tech commentators are predicting that the first smartphones with foldable displays will hit the market by the end of the year.<p>Samsung, Huawei, LG, Oppo, Lenovo and ZTE all have patents relating to foldable phones, in addition to Apple …<p>As we know from countless Apple patent filings, they are a very …

Mobile

2 Cheap Dividend Stocks You Can Buy Right Now

If you're looking for cheap stocks with big dividend yields, this pair of energy industry players could be just right for you.<p>The interplay between …

Investing

MIT's AlterEgo headset can read words you say in your head

When you think a sentence in your head, your brain sends signals to your mouth and jaw. MIT Media Lab's headset reads those signals with 92 percent accuracy.<p>I don't want to alarm you, but robots can now read your mind. Kind of.<p>AlterEgo is a new headset developed by MIT Media Lab. You strap it to …

MIT Media Lab

NASA orders a supersonic X-Plane, easy on the boom

Lockheed Martin will build the aircraft at its Skunk Works. The goal: the return of passenger travel at supersonic speed.<p>NASA wants to bring supersonic speed back to commercial aviation, and it's turning to Lockheed Martin to help us get there.<p>The space and aeronautics agency on Tuesday awarded …

Aviation

Recent Stories

The Cheapest Place to Travel in April

Originally published by <i>Travel + Leisure</i><p>Travelers who want to count on getting a great deal in the month of April don’t need to wait for an epic flash …

Travel

Shell Says Saving Planet Probably Means Sucking CO2 From the Air

Cutting emissions won’t be enough to keep the planet from warming by more than 2 degrees Celsius: to achieve that goal, according to Royal Dutch …

Fossil Fuels

One Strange Rock is a science show designed to thrill bored science students: EW review

One Strange Rock<p>We gave it a <b>B</b><p>Would you like to watch Will Smith talk about how weird Earth is? What if there were also astronauts—astronauts, …

Blue Planet II

Scientists want YOU to help them study amphibious lil plants

Toddlers, teens and retirees are helping researchers understand how tiny plants respond to climate change.<p>Kalman Strauss is a 16-year-old high school sophomore in Chicago. He has been fascinated by bryophytes — eyelash-sized plants, such as mosses, liverworts, and hornworts — since he discovered …

Citizen Science

What Does The World's Fittest Vegan Eat? - One Green Planet

Rich Roll was recently named the Fittest Vegan On Earth by Men’s Health. The ultra-endurance athlete is known for his athletic accomplishments and …

Healthy Eating

Visa Requirements for Visiting France

Wondering whether you need a visa for your upcoming trip to Paris or France? Luckily, France has very relaxed entry requirements for foreign …

North Africa

More Sinkholes Could Form as Texas is "Punctured Like a Pin Cushion"

"The ground movement we're seeing is not normal."<p>The West Texas desert is home to two infamously large sinkholes. One, near the town of Wink — about …

Geology

Four Years After Declaring War on Pollution, China Is Winning

On March 4, 2014, the Chinese premier, Li Keqiang, told almost 3,000 delegates at the National People’s Congress and many more watching live on state television, “We will resolutely declare war against pollution as we declared war against poverty.”<p>The statement broke from the country’s longstanding …

Pollution

Japanese scientists invent floating 'firefly' light

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese engineering researchers say they have created a tiny electronic light the size of a firefly which rides waves of ultrasound, and could eventually figure in applications ranging from moving displays to projection mapping.<p>Named Luciola for its resemblance to the firefly, …

Japan

This electric jet can take off vertically and travel almost 190 miles per hour — and it's already being prototyped

Move over, Elon Musk. A German startup developing an electric, car-sized aircraft that can take off and land vertically just received a prestigious award — and the technology is seriously impressive.<p>Founded by a group of entrepreneurs in 2015, Lilium is developing the aircraft as a new form of …

Aviation

Walmart is reportedly in talks to buy over 40% of one of India's largest e-commerce platforms

In what would be one of its biggest overseas deals, the U.S. retailer is looking at buying new and existing shares in Flipkart and due diligence is likely to begin as early as next week, the sources said. They declined to be named as the talks were private.<p>Terms under discussion were not …

eCommerce

Supermarket chain to ban plastic packaging within 5 years

Is this the beginning of the end for plastic?<p>Iceland, a major British supermarket chain, has pledged to stop packaging its own products in plastic within five years.<p>The company, which has 900 stores and specializes in frozen foods, will replace plastic packaging with materials such as paper, …

Sustainability

California's water saving brings bonus effects

Water-saving measures in California have also led to substantial reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and electricity consumption in the …

Water

Official Who Improperly Cut Down Trees Picked as National Park Service Deputy Director

The irony is too much.

National Parks

13 Places Where You Can See the Bluest Water in the World

1 of 13<p>Egremnoi, Greece<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 13<p>Crater Lake, Oregon<p>3 of 13<p>Con Son, Vietnam<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 13<p>Devil’s Bay, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin …

National Parks

Fly to Athens on Emirates for Just $458 Round-Trip

Europe

U.S. to Roll Back Safety Rules Created After Deepwater Horizon Spill

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is poised to roll back offshore drilling safety regulations that were put in place after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster in the Gulf of Mexico that killed 11 people and caused the worst oil spill in American history.<p>A proposal by the Interior …

Oil

Investigate local air pollution with this pocket-sized device

The PocketLab Air is a crowdfunded device to boost interest in pollution and climate change<p>Kickstarter of the week: PocketLab Air<p>Unless you’re in …

Parents giving children alcohol too young, researchers say

<b>Parents could be storing up problems for their children by introducing them to alcohol too young and ordering takeaways too often, researchers warn.</b><p>Two universities found that one in six parents gives their children alcohol by the age of 14, when their body and brain are not yet fully …

University College London

Nuclear fusion project hails halfway construction milestone

BERLIN (AP) — A vast international experiment designed to demonstrate that nuclear fusion can be a viable source of energy is halfway toward completion, the organization behind the project said Wednesday.<p>Construction of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor, or ITER, in southern …

Energy

Scientists call for global glitter ban to save environment

Environmental scientists have urged glitter to be banned worldwide due to the damage the art supplies does to the environment.<p>Glitter, which is commonly used in arts and crafts, is comprised of small plastic particles. Scientists argue the particles get into the ocean and the environment where …

An Asteroid Will Pass Near Earth Next Month But No, You Don't Have to Worry

Every day it seems another natural disaster could bring about the apocalypse. Volcanoes. Earthquakes. Hurricanes. <b></b>Sometimes that list includes …

Astronomy