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New Dietary Guidelines for Americans: Watch your sugar, but enjoy the eggs and coffee

For all you health-conscious eaters who have your eggs and coffee with a side order of guilt, get ready to celebrate the latest government advice: It's OK to eat foods rich in cholesterol, drink as many as five cups of joe daily and enjoy a range of long-disparaged fats.<p>That pronouncement is part …

Nutrition

Here's What Happens When You Eat The World's Hottest Chili Pepper

The Carolina Reaper, with its world-record 1,569,300 rating on the Scoville heat-measuring scale, is widely regarded as the world's hottest chili pepper. (For reference, a jalapeno maxes out at a rating of 8,000.)<p>It was created by Ed Currie of PuckerButt Pepper Company, which advises you to "be …

Chili Peppers

If we blocked the sun, we could reset the climate

The Paris climate talks hope to set out how we can reduce the amount of carbon we’re pumping into the atmosphere. But emissions cuts alone may not be enough. Atmospheric CO2 is the blanket that keeps our planet warm and any further emissions will mean more global warming. Observations in recent …

Climate Change

Scientists Say We Could Build a Space Elevator Using Microscopic Diamond Chains

Diamond nanothreads are an “ideal material” for the cable needed to ferry cargo between Earth and the Moon or Mars.<p>Imagine if you could unspool a diamond like a ball of yarn, pulling out microscopic threads of the hardest substances on Earth and 20,000 times thinner than a strand of hair. As it …

Penn State

U.S. Agencies Agree: October Was Crazy Warm

On the heels of the news from NASA that October’s global temperature this year spiked more than any other month in 135 years, virtually assuring that …

Global Warming

Top 10 most dangerous volcanoes

At the number one spot is the Japanese island of Iwo Jima.<p>Where are the world’s most dangerous volcanoes? Volcano enthusiasts working with Albert …

5 Green Myths You Probably Believe, Totally Busted

The current debate over the environment often reaches a fever pitch, which often can cloud the reality of what’s really going on. In partnership with NRG, we scrutinized five persistent myths concerning the environment, looking for truth behind the rumors.<p>Myth 1: For a lot of environmental …

Fossil Fuels

By 2100, Earth Will Have an Entirely Different Ocean

A complete guide to the hotter, higher, trashier, fish-free oceans of the near future.<p>The ocean is in the midst of a radical, manmade change. It can seem kind of crazy that one of the most immense properties on Earth—the ocean washes over 71 percent of the planet—could be completely transformed by …

Climate Change

Will these Alaska villagers be America's first climate change refugees?

Scientists estimate that due to climate change, the village of Kivalina, in northwestern Alaska, will be underwater by the year 2025.<p>In 2008, the Inupiat village sued 24 of the world's biggest fossil fuel companies for damages. In 2013, the Supreme Court refused to hear the case and the village has …

Global Warming

Study suggests volcanic eruptions behind pause in climate change

Over the last few years, many possible explanations have been bandied about for the so-called pause in climate change, a plateau in global surface …

Climate Change

The Earth Is Now "Locked In" To A 3 Foot Sea Level Rise, NASA Says

"The best science today says it is going to happen and that we're not ready for it," a climate scientist told BuzzFeed News. "That, unfortunately, is bad news."<p>Steve Nerem, a geophysicist at NASA and the University of Colorado, Boulder, said the world is all but certain to see a three foot sea …

Ryan McGinley on How to Look Good Naked

Ryan McGinley has spent the better part of the last decade photographing pretty young things frolicking nude in the Great American Landscape. Such work has made the 38-year-old an expert in daylight, movement, location scouting, trespassing, and, naturally, what looks good naked. It’s a skill that …

Here's what it takes to be an astronaut

Chris Hadfield had wanted to be an astronaut for as long as he can remember - a dream that seemed out of reach for a young boy growing up on a corn farm in a country with no astronaut program. But he stuck to it. Hadfield spent his time learning mechanics on tractors and old cars, and later trained …

Chris Hadfield

As big as 50 Earths: NASA captures huge sun hole that produces high-speed solar wind

The idea is terrifying: A sun hole as big as 50 Earths which spews out a stream of high-speed solar wind, creating a geomagnetic storm close to our …

New Zealand Deports Man Who Would Have Been First Climate Change Refugee

The man who could have been the world's first climate change refugee just got deported from the country where he had been seeking refuge for the past four years.<p>On Thursday, the New Zealand government sent Ioane Teitiota back to his home island nation of Kiribati, which faces engulfment from rising …

New Zealand

Global warming, evolution reshaping bodies of bumblebees, study says

Global warming and evolution are reshaping the bodies of some American bumblebees, a new study finds.<p>The tongues of two Rocky Mountains species of bumblebees are about one-quarter shorter than they were 40 years ago, evolving that way because climate change altered the buffet of wildflowers they …

Ecology

Sun over Earth’s equator at equinox

The 2017 autumnal equinox for the Northern Hemisphere (spring equinox for the Southern Hemisphere) will take place on Friday, September 22, at 20:02 …

Astronomy

NASA confirms there's a global subsurface ocean on Enceladus

The more we study our Solar System, the more water we find<p>We've known there is water on Enceladus for a while now, but NASA has just confirmed a more recent theory about the icy moon of Saturn: it has a subsurface ocean that spans the entire globe. The news comes just a handful of months after the …

Astronomy

New species of deadly 'sit-and-wait' snake discovered in Australia

Scientists discover a new species of death adder in a remote region of Australia, which has most of the world's deadliest snakes<p>Scientists have discovered a new species of deadly snake in Australia – the Kimberley death adder – adding to the nation’s world-beating list of venomous snakes.<p>The …

Zoology

School bus driver thought she was going to die in crash that killed students

A Houston school bus driver says she thought she was going to die as the vehicle plunged off an overpass in a wreck that killed two students Tuesday.<p>Louisa Pacheco was discharged Tuesday night from a Houston hospital just hours after the accident when the bus was hit by a car.<p>Pacheco told KHOU-TV …

High School

This transparent solar-powered battery looks like a futuristic Tony Stark invention

Remember Iron Man’s transparent smartphones? They might become reality sooner than you think thanks to an unusual new type of battery that’s not only …

How to Get any Food Stain Out of Your Clothes, Because Tomato Sauce Happens

Red wine happens. So does ketchup, burger grease, and coffee. Here's how to get food stains outta your best threads.<p>The hazard of being a, uh, zealous eater is that stains happen. We've all been there. You're just <i>really</i> enjoying that sloppy burger with extra special sauce, that cheesy slice of …

Ice Cream

8 Sauces for Grilled Shrimp

Since grilled shrimp cooks in mere minutes, spend a little time making a spectacular sauce to toss with them or serve alongside.<p>Since grilled shrimp …

Seafood

7 sneaky reasons your vagina itches

Sure, not every woman is walking around with an itchy vagina, but many are. Below-the-belt itching is “a common symptom that we see as gynecologists. It can be so bothersome that even mild symptoms will bring women in,” said Julianna Schantz-Dunn, MD, an ob-gyn at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in …

Women's Health

British Atlantis: archaeologists begin exploring lost world of Doggerland

Archaeologists at the University of Bradford will be taking deep sea core samples to find the DNA of Doggerland to reconstruct the environment<p>A lost world off the British coast which was flooded by the rising North Sea thousands of years ago, is finally to reveal its secrets.<p>The ancient country of …

New Horizons’ potential next flyby target

New Horizons will perform four maneuvers in October and November to veer toward 2014 MU69 – an object in the Kuiper Belt – aiming for a January 1, …

This lingerie brand for young women stopped airbrushing photos — and sales are soaring

Aerie defied norms last year by abandoning photo retouching of its models.<p>The idea to use unretouched photos in ad campaigns dawned on the creative team as a way to appeal to young women.<p>"We definitely had a creative moment where the team got together, and we just said, 'really, what's happening …

Advertising

Investigation: EPA, state missed potential for mine blowout

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Despite prior warnings that dangerous levels of toxic water were building inside a Colorado mine, federal and state regulators mistakenly concluded the pressure was not high enough to cause an accident, an investigation released Wednesday found.<p>The pressure blew, however, …

Pollution

Biologist Spots Rare Slimy Nautilus for First Time in 30 Years

It's the kind of touching reunion biologists dream about: More than 30 years after finding and identifying a then-new species of nautilus off the coast of Papua New Guinea, Peter Ward finally got a chance to see it once more.<p><i>Allonautilus scrobiculatus</i> is a species of nautilus, cousin to squids and …

Papua New Guinea