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Scientists say 'prelude' to the sixth mass extinction is happening right now

When plant and animal species go extinct, it's usually a clear sign that humans have messed up. We've over-hunted, destroyed habitats, polluted …

Why The Internet Is Going Crazy Over This Mattress

Casper is only three years old and has already developed a cult following — notorious for disrupting the $14 billion mattress industry and completely …

A Group of Scientists Says We Have Three Years to Save The Planet From Irreversible Destruction

It's crunch time.<p>A planet devastated by climate change may seem like a distant future. But Earth is already experiencing effects today.<p>Globally, the …

Computer printers have been quietly embedding tracking codes in documents for decades

In 2004, when color printers were still somewhat novel, PCWorld magazine published an article headlined: “Government Uses Color Laser Printer Technology to Track Documents.”<p>It was one of the first news reports on a quiet practice that had been going on for 20 years. It revealed that color printers …

Surveillance

Ireland vs. Scotland: Which Destination Is Right for You?

We've pitted a fair number of destinations against each other in the past -- and next up is Ireland and Scotland. Choosing between these two places …

A first: All respond to gene therapy in a blood cancer study

CHICAGO (AP) — Doctors are reporting unprecedented success from a new cell and gene therapy for multiple myeloma, a blood cancer that's on the rise. …

Cancer

This beautiful Swiss town won't let you share Insta pics because it doesn't want people to get FOMO

The stunning and quaint town of Bergün has banned photography within its limits. And for good reason. Because of its awe-spiring scenery and …

Twenty Years Later, This Lost Radiohead Song Is Beautiful and Timeless

Watch the video for the previously unreleased "I Promise."<p>As the band approaches the 20th anniversary reissue of <i>OK Computer</i>, Radiohead has gotten retrospective, looking back at those defining years when they released one of the most acclaimed albums in modern music. In a rare, reflective interview …

Indie Music

Arctic stronghold of world’s seeds flooded after permafrost melts

No seeds were lost but the ability of the rock vault to provide failsafe protection against all disasters is now threatened by climate change<p>It was designed as an impregnable deep-freeze to protect the world’s most precious seeds from any global disaster and ensure humanity’s food supply forever. …

Global Warming

A Congressman Called Men Paying for Maternity Care "Crazy" — and This Woman's Response Went Viral

During a town hall on May 8th, Rep. Rod Blum (R-Iowa), who voted in favor of the GOP repeal of the Affordable Care Act, took a couple of minutes to explain what he’d like to further cut from health care as it stands. In his speech, he stated that he'd like to “get rid of of some of the crazy …

Health Care

Rare full cloud inversion in Grand Canyon mimics an ocean; video

The Grand Canyon is pretty spectacular all on its own. The most visited of our national parks, the natural wonder needs nothing to make it more …

Grand Canyon

Cities need 'hedges as well as trees' for environment

<b>Hedges are often better than trees at soaking up air pollution among tall buildings, research has suggested.</b><p>A paper in the journal Atmospheric Environment says tall trees are good at absorbing pollution in more open areas.<p>But hedges can trap toxins at exhaust pipe level, so reduce people's direct …

Climate Change Is Claiming yet Another Victim

Bad Timing<p>The impact of climate change has reached a new location: American backyards.<p>The arrival of migratory birds at northern breeding grounds …

The Bloomsbury Bohemians in the British Countryside

In the early decades of the 20th century, Virginia Woolf and her friends, the artists, intellectuals and writers known as the Bloomsbury Group, left London and went — to work, to spend summers, to wait out the German bombing raids and to conduct their tangled romances — into the bucolic countryside …

Hudson Valley

Yes, I am a climate alarmist. Global warming is a crime against humanity

Most of us have wondered about the human context of past crimes against humanity: why didn’t more people intervene? How could so many pretend not to know? To be sure, crimes against humanity are not always easy to identify while they unfold.<p>We need some time to reflect and to analyze, even when our …

Climate Change

Company behind Dakota Access Pipeline spills over 2 million gallons of drilling fluids into Ohio wetlands

Energy Transfer Partners has twice spilled drilling fluids into “pristine” Ohio wetlands this month.<p>Energy Transfer Partners — the company behind the …

Oil & Gas Industry

Scientists say the Great Barrier Reef is officially dying

In recent years, things have been overwhelmingly bad for the Great Barrier Reef.<p>Scientists say that one of our world's greatest natural treasures is now truly "terminal." This news comes after sequential, massive bleaching events — which is what happens when ocean temperatures rise beyond levels …

Bad Luck Causes Most Cancer, New Study Finds

But keep drinking your $15 green juice, suckers.<p>Humans want to believe we control our own destinies. If we exercise for 30 minutes every day, eat healthy, avoid cigarettes, alcohol, and drugs, meditate, and participate in the health trend du jour, it seems logical that we will live longer, be …

'It's Not Your Fault': Researchers Confirm Cancer Is Often Random

Random mutations are the single biggest factor in causing cancer, researchers reaffirmed Thursday.<p>About two-thirds of the genetic mutations that lead to cancer happen simply because of random errors made as cells divide and not because of diet, chemicals or inherited genes, the team at Johns …

Cancer

"This dangerous leak could stop immediately if regulators did their job and shut down this rickety old pipeline, Every day the leak continues, this pipeline spews more pollution into Cook Inlet and threatens endangered belugas and other wildlife." Miyoko Sakashita, Center for Biological Diversity

For more than three months, an underwater pipeline has been spewing hundreds of thousands of cubic feet of processed natural gas per day in Alaska's …

8 Prettiest National Parks to Visit in America This Spring

If you're feeling stir crazy, we totally get it. Winter can be long in the majority of states, and often void of anything even remotely cool to do. …

This Enchanting English B&B Has Been Crowned the Best in the World

Take a look at what makes it so special.<p>Beating competition from across the globe, five English guest houses have emerged victorious in the World's Best Bread and Breakfast category at TripAdvisor's 2017 Travellers' Choice awards.<p>The number one spot went to Bindon Bottom B&B in the village of West …

Science Can’t Save the Earth This Time

Politicians seem to hope we’ll be able to ‘science the s**t’ out of global warming’s consequences at some point in the distant future—but the point …

Climate Change

NASA Admits It Needs Help Figuring Out What to Do With Astronaut Poop

Well, this is awkward.<p>Going to the toilet in space isn't easy at the best of times. You're in close quarters, there's little to no gravity, and once …

INFOGRAPHIC: NASA's top houseplants for improving your wellbeing and removing air pollution

Next time you’re cruising Amazon for an air purifier, consider heading to your local nursery instead. Thirty years ago, NASA studied houseplants as a …

Self-improvement

8 of the best hiking trails in Colorado

It’s no secret that Colorado has some of the best hiking in the United States. From summiting 14,000-foot peaks to ducking down into deep canyons and …

This Spellbinding Star Map Will Make Your Inner Space Geek Drool

The men and women who came up with the 88 officially-recognized constellations definitely had richer imaginations than I do. I don’t see animals, …

Astronomy

5 Environmentally Friendly Flooring Options

Homeowners in general, are looking for ways that they can make their home more environmentally friendly, especially if they are planning on doing any …

Home Improvement

HS2 rail link 'will destroy irreplaceable ancient woodland'

The HS2 rail link will destroy irreplaceable ancient woodland that has been continuously wooded for hundreds of years, the conservation agency Natural England has warned.<p>The Government agency published a review warning that areas that have been continuously covered with trees since 1600 was …