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We are destroying rainforests so quickly they may be gone in 100 years | John Vidal

At current rates of deforestation, rainforests will vanish altogether in a century. Stopping climate change will remain an elusive goal unless poor nations are helped to preserve them<p>If you want to see the world’s climate changing, fly over a tropical country. Thirty years ago, a wide belt of …

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Two-Thirds Of Americans Disagree With Trump's Focus On Fossil Fuels

The president promises to boost oil and coal, but Americans' interest in renewable energy is growing.<p>As President Donald Trump prepares to boost fossil fuel production, a Pew Research Center poll finds that 65 percent of Americans would rather the U.S. focus on developing clean energy.<p>The new poll, …

These Unsettling Images From NASA Show Just How Fast Earth Is Changing

This is not a drill.<p>We know that Earth is changing in dramatic ways on a daily basis, but sometimes you need a bird's eye view – or a satellite feed …

Microbes could survive thin air of Mars

Microbes that rank among the simplest and most ancient organisms on Earth could survive the extremely thin air of Mars, a new study finds.<p>The Martian surface is presently cold and dry, but there is plenty of evidence suggesting that rivers, lakes and seas covered the Red Planet billions of years …

New Organisms Have Been Formed Using The First Ever 6-Letter Genetic Code

This could be the beginning of a whole new life form.<p>Scientists have engineered the first ever 'semi-synthetic' organisms, by breeding <i>E. coli</i> …

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This new Periodic Table shows the astounding origins of every atom in your body

In the first episode of his famous TV series about space, "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage," the late astronomer Carl Sagan wastes no time dramatically setting the stage.<p>"The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean," Sagan says. "Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We …

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Three-Person Baby Born in Ukraine After Doctors Use Novel Technique

A previously infertile woman in Ukraine has given birth to a baby with DNA from three parents after doctors used a new technique to help her conceive.<p>…

How the 4th Industrial Revolution Becomes the Opportunity of a Lifetime

<i>At this year's World Economic Forum taking place this week in Davos, Switzerland, we have reason to be optimistic. As the world's CEOs and heads of state gather, we can be certain of one thing - change and speed are needed to unleash the power of the 4th Industrial Revolution. Globalization,</i> …

Follow The Life Of Plastic In Photos, From The Factory To The Ocean

“Dream of Plastics” contrasts the incredible damage plastic is doing to the environment with shots of how prevalent it is in our daily lives.<p>Standing on a beach in Okinawa, Japan, photographer James Whitlow Delano noticed a pile of plastic bottles at the shore–one of which had drifted 1,860 miles …

How Much of Our Brain Do We Use? — And Other Questions Answered

You can thank your brain for everything you feel and understand about yourself and the world. But how much do you truly know about the complex organ …

Indigenous Canadians face a crisis as climate change eats away island home

His hands tucked tightly in the pockets of his jeans, Gilbert Sark nodded at the ice-covered bay stretched out before him.<p>Decades ago, his grandfather – at the time one of the few in this First Nations community to own a truck – would spend winters ferrying people across the frozen bay to Prince …

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Virgin Birth: Zebra Shark Has Babies Without Mating

Sure, she used to have a mate at the Reef HQ Aquarium in Townsville, Australia. The pair even had several litters before they were separated in …

A Neuroscientist Reveals 3 Mindful Steps to Rewire Your Brain to Live in the Present Moment

Mindfulness has become a word we hear everywhere nowadays, yet not many people know its true meaning. You may ask yourself, what is mindfulness? The …

Natural Selection Is Causing a Decline in Human 'Education Genes', Say Scientists

Is our species on a downwards spiral?<p>The genes that predispose people to attain higher levels of education have been in decline over the past 80 …

Genetics

Mind maps: the beauty of brain cells – in pictures

The 19th-century Spanish scientist Santiago Ramón y Cajal, the father of modern neuroscience, was one of the first people to unravel the mysteries of the structure of the brain – and he made stunning drawings to describe and explain his discoveries

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What does it take to make a memory? Study says new proteins

For the first time, scientists have identified a sub-region in the brain that works to form a particular kind of memory: fear-associated with a …

Climate change is changing nature so much it may need ‘human-assisted evolution’, scientists say

Life on Earth has already been fundamentally altered by global warming, affecting the genes of plants and animals and altering every ecosystem on the …

For 12 years, plants bought us extra time on climate change

Reducing emissions is still key<p>Plants are our best friends in the fight against climate change, and a new study shows just how important they are. From 2002 to 2014, plants sucked up so much carbon dioxide that they slowed the buildup of CO2 in the atmosphere, even as human-made CO2 emissions were …

How 'Psychobiotics' Use Gut Bacteria To Treat Mental Illness

Targeting the gut could create a new class of psychiatric treatments.<p>Researchers have long known that the bacteria living in your gut can “talk” to your brain. Gut microbes, which collectively make up what’s called the gut microbiome, can have a significant impact on mood and cognition ― leading …

Stanford uses CRISPR to correct sickle cell, human trials planned

Scientists at Stanford University School of Medicine have used the CRISPR gene editing tool to repair the gene that causes sickle cell disease in stem cells from diseased patients, paving the way for a potential cure for the disease, which affects up to 5 million people globally.<p>"What we've finally …

Never Feel Sad, Stressed Or Depressed-Supercharge Your Dopamine Levels

<i>Our brain discharges a neurotransmitter, dopamine, which is significant for various essential bodily functions. Dopamine is awesome for the following</i> …

Students create Frankenstein's monster of bacteria to detect toxic chemicals

While the E.coli bacteria are more commonly associated with deadly outbreaks, a student team from Technion – Israel Institute of Technology – has …

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This Is How Coffee Changes Your DNA

A cup of joe is more powerful than you think.<p>You are what you eat, even on a genetic level. What you consume can affect your DNA and your health. So how does that apply to coffee?<p>As one of humanity's primary caffeine sources, coffee is among the world's most popular drinks after tea—between 2015 …

New technique aids search for genetic roots of disease

Some 10 million points of genetic variation are scattered across a molecule of DNA, and those variations make us who we are as individuals. But in …