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Neil deGrasse Tyson: Climate Change Will Challenge Our 'Capitalist Culture'

Neil deGrasse Tyson says the wealthy will soon be forced to pay attention to climate change: Not because of any political movement, but because of basic economics.<p>During an interview on All In With Chris Hayes on Monday, the renowned astrophysicist said the evidence is mounting that climate change …

Neil deGrasse Tyson explains how Republicans blew it on climate change

Neil deGrasse Tyson in this Sunday's final episode of Cosmos.Fox/National Geographic<p>Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.

Florida Congressman: If Humans Cause Climate Change, Then ‘Why Did The Dinosaurs Go Extinct’?

A Republican lawmaker from Florida dipped his feet deeper into climate denial on Monday, saying it is “foolish” to believe humans can cause global …

US climate change to hit south hardest | Financial Times

Southern states including Florida, Louisiana, and Texas face some of the greatest financial risks from global warming, according to a study of the …

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Iowa Congressional Candidate Says He’s Read ‘Credible Studies’ Disputing Man-Made Climate Change

Parts of Iowa have just been inundated with two months of rainfall in one week, an impact of climate change that scientists have connected to the …

What you need to know about 3D printing

Dutch designer Iris van Herpen used one to send collections down the runway. Mink hopes you'll rely on one to create custom makeup at home. Andrey Rudenko is optimistic that he can use one to help him build his next home. And soon we'll create new human organs with them.<p>The mysterious agent of …

Is Seawater the Next Big Fuel Source?

In April, the Navy announced a breakthrough in transforming seawater, the earth's most abundant natural resource, to fuel. Researchers used it to fly a model jet powered with an internal combustion engine like its full-sized counterparts. What are the implications of such a technology in a world …

Q&A: Creating Global Wi-Fi--With Balloons

How Mike Cassidy of Google's Project Loon wants to get internet airborne.<p>Mike Cassidy works at Google X, the company’s self-described <i>moonshot factory,</i> as the leader of Project Loon. His team’s goal is to deploy a global network of thousands of Wi-Fi–connected balloons that will provide affordable …

5 Applications For Graphene, The 'Wonder Material,' That Could Change The Way We Live

Graphene, the pure carbon material that's just one atom thick and nearly transparent when laid out in sheets, manages to be roughly 200 times stronger than steel, even though it's 60,000 times thinner than Saran Wrap.<p>Graphene is also an excellent conductor of energy, can be synthesized from unique …

Girls in science: addressing the gender gap

On National Women in Engineering Day, head teacher Phil Lloyd, tells how his college is successfully addressing the gender gap by challenging student perceptions<p>The identification of a joint specialism in science and health care has proved to be an attractive proposition for the young people of …

High-speed maglev toys are coming in 2015

Takara Tomy promised us that maglev technology would make its way to playsets next year, when we spoke at this year's Tokyo Toy Show. It had two very different toys on hand, one a train that the company claims can reach up to 600 KPH (relative to its scale, at least). To our untrained eyes, all we …

What you need to know about 3D-printed organs

Sure, 3D printers that can spit out chocolates, create shoes, handcraft cars and help astronauts sound fun and magical, but a lot of scientists are working to make models that aren't just fun. They're developing 3D printers that can also save and change lives by printing out functional human …

Dawn of bionic age? Paralysed man becomes first to use power of thought to move hand

Ohio doctors insert microchip into Ian Burkhart’s brain allowing him to move hand for first time since accident<p>A young American paralysed in a swimming accident has become the first patient to move his hand using the power of thought after doctors inserted a microchip into his brain.<p>Ian Burkhart …

'Bionic eye' lets blind man 'see' again

<b>STORY HIGHLIGHTS</b><p>An artificial retina is restoring partial vision in blind people<br>• The Argus II collects visual information using a video camera on a pair of glasses<br>• Roger Pontz is only the second person to get the implant in the United States<br>• "It's been pretty awesome," he says<p><i>Vital Signs is a monthly</i> …

Is Crowdsourced Labor the Future of Middle Class Employment?

Now that Obamacare has removed healthcare from employment, people can leave their cubicles and pursue part-time labor. With apps like Uber, that …