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Climate apocalypse is here, now: Science fiction has become our new reality

Climatologists dismissed the science behind “The Day After Tomorrow.” Eleven years later, it’s not so improbable<p>Michael T. Klare<p>October 9, 2015 8:00am (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>Not so long ago, it was science fiction. Now, it’s hard science -- and that should frighten us …

Climate Change

Family Health Freedom Network

Depression: This Tiny Change to Diet Has Protective Effect

This small change to your diet could be enough to reduce the risk of depression.• Try one of PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy …

How Tetris explains the promise of the ultimate algorithm

Pedro Domingos is a serious guy with big ambitions. He wrote his new book, The Master Algorithm, to drive interest in machine learning, which he believes could remake our lives for the better. But he also calls mastering Tetris, “one of the most useful things you could ever do.”<p>If you’re confused, …

Biochemistry Helps Explain Gender Differences in Emotional Reactivity

A new study provides biochemical evidence to explain different emotional responses among women and men.<p>Investigators discovered that when presented …

Russia threatens US with nuclear arms 'counter-measures'

Reports that America is upgrading its nuclear arsenal in Germany prompts threat of retaliation<p>Russia has threatened to take “countermeasures” if the United States goes ahead with the deployment of a new type of nuclear weapon to bases in Germany, raising fears of a return to a Cold War style arms …

The Largest Continental Chain Of Volcanoes Ever Has Just Been Discovered In Australia

It's off the chain<p>Australia is known for a lot of dangers. Fires, floods, horrific temperatures, apocalyptic hellscapes...<p>One of the few natural disasters that they've largely managed to avoid is volcanoes. There are no active volcanoes on the Australian mainland, but go a few million years back in …

Drinking coffee late at night can throw your internal clock out of sync

It could also throw off your rhythm for many nights to come<p>Drinking coffee before bed may delay the human circadian rhythm by up to 40 minutes — making it more difficult to go to sleep at night, according to research published today in <i>Science Translational Medicine</i>. It's the first research to show …

roehrs

Surf's up? Saturn's icy moon Enceladus hides a global ocean

Since NASA's Cassini spacecraft spotted plumes of water spewing out of cracks in Enceladus' surface roughly a decade ago, Saturn's icy moon has captured the imaginations of scientists and layfolk alike who wondered whether liquid water – and how much of it – could lie hidden beneath the frigid …

Predictable evolution: bad news for toads, good news for their predators | @GrrlScientist

Researchers reveal that, under certain circumstances, the process of evolution can be highly predictable, especially when there are limited solutions to a particular problem, such as resistance to dangerous toxins<p>A research paper that was published a few days ago in the journal, <i>Proceedings of the</i> …

Biology

Microbe ‘friends’ use electrons to eat methane

Two types of symbiotic microbes that live near the ocean floor work together to consume large amounts of methane released from vents. But how they do …

Symbiotic

Intense beet juice ups strength after heart failure

Drinking concentrated beet juice, which is high in nitrates, increases muscle power in patients with heart failure, a new study shows.<p>“It’s a small …

Washington University

This pre-reptile was first to stand like a cow

The bones of <i>Bunostegos akokanensis</i>, a 260-million-year-old pre-reptile, suggest it likely stood upright on all fours like a cow or a hippo, making it …

University of Washington

Butterflies steal DNA of zombie wasps in natural genetic modification

Scientist have found DNA of wasps in butterflies showing that genes can pass between species<p>Butterflies 'steal’ the genes of wasps to make them more resistant to disease , scientists have found, in first evidence of natural genetic modification in the animal kingdom.<p>Although campaigners have long …

UK scientists seek permission to genetically modify human embryos

Researchers apply for licence months after Chinese team become first to announce they have altered DNA<p>Scientists in Britain have applied for permission to genetically modify human embryos as part of a research project into the earliest stages of human development.<p>The work marks a controversial …

Genetics

Nasa releases new photos of Pluto that 'make you feel you are there'

The pictures, gathered by the New Horizons spacecraft that swept past the dwarf planet in July, shed new light on Pluto’s mountains, glaciers and plains<p>The newest pictures of Pluto are so up-close and personal that the mission’s top scientist says it “makes you feel you are there”.<p>Nasa released the …

Solar System

How Research On Sleepless Fruit Flies Could Help Human Insomniacs

When it comes to sleep, fruit flies are a lot like people. They sleep at night, caffeine keeps them awake, and they even get insomnia.<p>Those similarities, along with scientists' detailed knowledge of the genes and brain structure of <i>Drosophila melanogaster</i>, have made the fruit fly extremely valuable …

Sleep

What is a fairy ring?

Have you ever noticed mushrooms growing in a big circle? It’s known as a fairy ring. How does it happen?<p>An EarthSky Facebook friend wrote:<p>My …

Top 15 Anti-Inflammatory Herbs For Aches and Pains

<b>A quick note from our founder-</b><p>Over the past year, my friend Dave at PaleoHacks has been working on a secret cookbook with world-renowned Le Cordon …

Wellness

The Best Ways to Store Fresh Herbs

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>A lesson on keeping your fresh herbs fresh.</i><p>There are few things as inspiring as a beautiful bunch of fresh herbs. We love you, salt and pepper, but only …

Herb may help protect against viruses, study suggests

The herb Rhodiola rosea has been shown to protect marathon runners against viral infection, which may prove beneficial for more than just athletes, suggests a study from Appalachian State University (ASU) Human Performance Laboratory at the North Carolina Research Campus.<p>Rhodiola rosea, also known …

A new herb: Spiradiclis longanensis

The genus <i>Spiradiclis</i> belongs to the Coffee family and comprises approximately 45 species. Its members are perennial herbs or shrubs that usually grow …

Muscle Aches and Tension: Materia Medica, Part II

<b>Muscle Aches and Tension:</b><p><b>Materia Medica, Part II</b><p>by Kiva Rose<p>The most effective and nuanced external treatment of muscle aches and tension requires a …

Herbal Support for Depression

St. John’s Wort<p>By Larken Bunce, MS, Clinical Herbalist & Co-Director Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism, Montpelier, VT ©2009<p>Make sure to take …

Holy Basil Sipping Vinegars

10 Healthy Herbs to Grow (and Eat) at Home

These easy-to-grow herbs offer big flavor and health benefits, right from your backyard or windowsill.

Gardening

How to Clean, Store, and Chop Fresh Herbs

...is one you've gotta be gentle with. Here's how to clean, store, and chop those lovely leaves<p><i>We're all about the fresh herbs, but if you want to get the most out of them, you need to know how to treat them.</i><p>RELATED<p>How to Eat Whole Herbs, Including Flowers, Roots, and Stems<p>8 Ways to Make Fresh …