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This Needle-Covered Patch Dissolves Excess Body Fat Wherever You Stick It

Would you try it?<p>A skin patch that effectively melts excess body fat wherever you decide to apply it sounds too good to be true, but this thing …

Our Founding Fathers Feared a Trump

They knew that if the checks and balances proved to be not strong enough to restrain the executive, that way lay tyranny.<p>The Founders had a major …

Political Science

39 Essential Google Search Operators Every SEO Ought to Know

In SEO, it’s often the little things that matter.After you’ve learned the basics, you can’t stop. You need to push yourself and learn more and …

SEO

Four big reasons why deniers started believing in climate change

It began, like many things on Reddit, with a simple question: “Former climate change deniers, what changed your mind?” More than 600 posts later, AskReddit was able to not only offer insights into that question, but also shed some light on why people initially rejected the consensus view held by …

Climate Change

How the remains of five 'missing' Archbishops of Canterbury were found by accident

It is a perfect Easter story – except, unlike Jesus’s empty tomb after the Resurrection, this tomb is crammed with the remains of former Archbishops of Canterbury.<p>Last year, during the refurbishment of the Garden Museum, which is housed in a deconsecrated medieval parish church next to Lambeth …

Archaeology

All the President's Flip-Flops

The simplest explanation for Donald Trump’s new positions on everything from Syria to interest rates? Ignorance.<p>In February 2017, Jon Stewart noted that Donald Trump had a remarkable affinity for a certain phrase: “Believe me.”* Trump used it over and over, which made Stewart wary: “Nobody says …

These 10 companies control everything you buy

These companies — Nestlé, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Unilever, Danone, General Mills, Kellogg's, Mars, Associated British Foods, and Mondelez — each employ thousands and make billions of dollars in revenue every year.<p>In an effort to push these companies to make positive changes — and for customers to …

Miami’s fight against rising seas

Just down the coast from Donald Trump's weekend retreat, the residents and businesses of south Florida are experiencing regular episodes of water in the streets. In the battle against rising seas, the region – which has more to lose than almost anywhere else in the world – is becoming ground …

Rainfall

The Royal Marines, RAF, 1 Mercians and the US Army train together, in pictures

Military

Alternative truths and some hard facts about coal

Is coal finished, to be displaced by renewables in a move that will solve climate change and clean up air quality across the world? Is coal — as one …

Rowing neighbours are reporting each other to the police over inappropriate use of drones

Neighbours across Britain are falling out over a drone craze which is sweeping the country, as the number of police reports about the devices has trebled in two years.<p>Figures obtained via a Freedom of Information request show the number of incidents logged by police involving the flying gadgets …

West Wales

These 3 stupid-simple moves will help you get richer this month

Your money isn't going to manage itself, no matter how much you wish it could. So it's important to take an active role in growing it to so you can …

There’s another story to tell about climate change. And it starts with water

It’s easy for all concerned about air, water and nature to descend into despair as we watch brazen rollbacks of environmental legislation in the US. Just last week, developments included an executive order to rewrite US carbon emissions rules, jeopardising the country’s ability to uphold its Paris …

Climate Change

The myth of the ‘lone wolf’ terrorist

At around 8pm on Sunday 29 January, a young man walked into a mosque in the Sainte-Foy neighbourhood of Quebec City and opened fire on worshippers with a 9mm handgun. The imam had just finished leading the congregation in prayer when the intruder started shooting at them. He killed six and injured …

Terrorism

The DNA of oil wells - U.S. shale enlists genetics to boost output | Reuters

HOUSTON (Reuters) - A small group of U.S. oil producers has been trying to exploit advances in DNA science to wring more crude from shale rock, as the domestic energy industry keeps pushing relentlessly to cut costs and compete with the world’s top exporters.<p>Oil rig pumpjacks, also known as thirsty …

Oil & Gas Industry

When Being Deported Is Only the Start of Your Problems

In Mexico City, migrants kicked out of the US struggle to fit in and support themselves.<p>Jesse Salgado doesn't remember much about the Mexico of his childhood. He was about seven years old when his uncle picked him up from his grandparents' house in the state of Guerrero. The next thing he knew, …

Immigration

Trump’s big new executive order to tear up Obama’s climate policies, explained

This is it. The battle over the future of US climate policy is officially underway.<p>In a sweeping new executive order, President Trump ordered his Cabinet today to start demolishing a wide array of Obama-era policies on global warming — including emissions rules for power plants, limits on methane …

California solar + wind record high at 49.2%, renewable electricity peaks above 56%

Solar power in California started setting production records on February 24th – production peaks have continued to occur since then. On Thursday of last week renewables broke 56% of total demand. This record is partially the result of a national 2016 installation boom of greater than 14GW of solar …

Scientists made a detailed “roadmap” for meeting the Paris climate goals. It’s eye-opening.

Back in 2015, the world’s governments met in Paris and agreed to keep global warming below 2°C, to avoid the worst risks of a hotter planet. See here for background on why, but that’s the goal. For context, the planet’s warmed ~1°C since the 19th century.<p>One problem with framing the goal this way, …

Sweet 16 picks: Who will win every game?

<b>No. 7 Michigan vs. No. 3 Oregon, Thursday, 7 p.m., CBS</b><p>It’s going to be hard to compete with the UCLA-Kentucky game for an entertaining …

College Sports

'Extreme and unusual' climate trends continue after record 2016

<b>In the atmosphere, the seas and around the poles, climate change is reaching disturbing new levels across the Earth.</b><p>That's according to a detailed global analysis from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).<p>It says that 2016 was not only the warmest year on record, but it saw atmospheric CO2 …

Climate Change

This New Molecule Can Collect Solar Energy Without Solar Panels

A big step towards a carbon-neutral future.<p>The discussion on climate has persisted for decades since we first discovered that there is a human-made …

Can the Country Survive Without a Strong Middle Class?

In a powerful new book, the legal scholar Ganesh Sitaraman argues that America’s government will fall apart as inequality deepens.<p>The U.S. Constitution, it is fair to say, is normally thought of as a political document. It lays out the American system of government and the relationships among the …

Income Inequality

This Brilliant Solar Panel System Might Put a Huge Kink in President Trump's Coal Plans | Inc.com

Under the ink of President Donald Trump's America First Energy Plan, the fate of the solar industry is suffering a shoulder shrug period of uncertainty. But that isn't stopping major companies within the solar industry from pushing forward and asserting that the foundation for a shift to renewables …

Donald Trump

What Will Happen When Betelgeuse Explodes?

Every star will someday run out of fuel in its core, bringing an end to its run as natural source of nuclear fusion in the Universe. While stars like our Sun will fuse hydrogen into helium and then — swelling into a red giant — helium into carbon, there are other, more massive stars which can …

Universe

Scan and print anything from your phone

Take your office with you<p>Companies like Apple and Google are eager for mobile users to do more of their computing on the go, and that extends to printing and scanning. It's easier than you might think to print out a PDF or to scan in a document using nothing but your phone.<p>As you might have …

Apps

Calls for ibuprofen sale restrictions after study finds cardiac arrest risk

There have been fresh calls for restrictions on the sale of the painkiller ibuprofen after another study found it heightens the risk of cardiac arrest.<p>Taking the over-the-counter drug was associated with a 31% increased risk, researchers in Denmark found.<p>Other medicines from the same group of …

Biomedicine

How to Back Up and Restore an Image File of Windows 10

Here's how to create and restore an entire image file if your current system ever goes kaput.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

How President Trump’s first jobs report looks on the ‘real’ metrics he touted in 2016

Over the course of the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump looked for ways to suggest that the economy was in turmoil. While the picture for every American wasn’t rosy, the country was in much better shape than it had been a few years earlier at the tail end of the Great Recession. So as a …

Donald Trump