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The Year in Fungi

“If there is a rule in biology, I can think about how it does not apply to fungi,” Anne Pringle, a mycologist at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, said earlier this year. “They challenge our preconceptions of how biology works.” Neither plant nor animal (though closer to the latter in …

College student's op-ed criticizing Black Lives Matter movement stirs controversy

An Iraq War veteran has found himself in a First Amendment battle after taking on the Black Lives Matter movement in his role as a college newspaper columnist.<p>Bryan Stascavage, a 30-year-old Wesleyan University student who served two tours in Iraq, penned an op-ed in the school newspaper that …

A Simple Plan for America's 3 Most Complex Problems

Term Limits, gerrymandering, and big money in politics. Think of how wonderful American government would be if we just fixed those three problems. We have been told it would be impossible to do something about all of these issues, but what if it wasn't? What if we didn't have to address each …

Clean and green, but an electric car can give a driver some shocks

California’s ambitious target is a million zero-emission cars; along the way some charging issues need to be sorted out<p>A freeway in California, late afternoon rush hour. Most of the traffic is doing 65mph; I’m in a new electric VW eGolf at the end of a long drive and the dashboard tells me I have …

Electric Vehicles

New carbon nanofiber process could reduce atmospheric C02 to pre-industrial levels in just a decade

Imagine being able to turn pollution into something useful while returning the planet to pre-industrial carbon levels in just ten years. Scientists …

Carbon Dioxide

Young people can afford homes, they just don't want to be homeowners

Eight years following the bursting of the housing bubble, Americans are not quite at ease with the real estate market.<p>Homeownership rates recently …

Air Traffic Control Is Getting A Much-Needed Upgrade

It’s a clear sky over San Francisco, with no clouds in sight, and there’s an audible groan as your captain announces that your aircraft’s approach is on hold due to weather conditions. It’s not the pilot, the aircraft, or the airline – there’s a lot more that is going on under the hood of your …

Aviation

Lost in space? Nasa under pressure

<b>The recent flyby of Pluto brought back memories of Nasa at its best. But is the space agency's effort to explore the Solar System with robotic spacecraft in trouble?</b><p>Among Nasa's greatest achievements was sending astronauts to the Moon and returning them safely. An American flag was planted on the …

Space Science

Say "No" to These 10 Things to Increase Your Success

“The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything.” – <i>Warren …

Pluto's Heart-Shaped Landscape Is Weirder Than We Thought

Pics captured by New Horizons from just 48,000 miles away reveal the strange alien world<p>NASA's New Horizons spacecraft completed its flyby of Pluto three days ago, but the most incredible views of the dwarf planet are just coming to light now.<p>On Friday afternoon, NASA released new close-up imagery …

Watch How This Family Produces 6,000 Pounds of Food In Their Small Yard

<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 …

Diabetes

New Horizons spacecraft sends images of Pluto surface - video report

Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft has begun beaming back photographs of the surface of Pluto as it approaches. The probe was less than 2.5m km from the 2,300km-wide dwarf planet on Saturday and by Tuesday, it will be taking pictures from an altitude of just 12,500km. The newly published image shows …

Solar System

NASA's New Horizons gives final closeup of Pluto's puzzling dark spots

Pluto, the underdog of planetary science, finally gets its time in the spotlight this week. As the New Horizons spacecraft nears its historic …