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The world's tropical forests now emit more CO2 than all US cars and trucks combined

Scientists have a wake-up call for the world.<p>Tropical forests are now a threat in our fight against climate change. They emit more CO2 than all US cars and trucks combined, according to a study recently published in Science. This wasn't always the case.<p>After all, trees absorb CO2 from the …

Fossil Fuels

Identity theft nightmares: 'I've spent my lifetime building up my credit'

William Burnett, a retired pilot in Texas, says he's afraid to go to his mailbox.<p>That's where the 68-year-old first learned that someone had stolen his identity, and where he continues to receive evidence thatfraudulent accounts have beenopened in his name.<p>He first figured out there was a problem …

Identity Theft

Giant iceberg on the move

The calving of this iceberg in July reduced the size of Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf by 12 percent. The berg hung near the coast awhile, but now …

Global Warming

Earthquake Early-Warning System Is Coming to the West Coast

‘ShakeAlert’ is designed to detect the subtle seismic waves that precede the destructive ones.<p>IN BRIEF<p>Early-warning systems for earthquakes like the one that saved lives recently in Mexico City are highly effective, but the USGS ShakeAlert program is in jeopardy thanks to disputes over funding.<p>A …

Natural Disasters

Equifax Acquired This Identity Protection Firm Before Disclosing the Hacker Breach

Already under siege from dozens of regulatory probes and lawsuits, Equifax is now facing questions on a new front. The credit reporting company that …

North Korea: We Will Shoot Down US Bombers Not in Our Airspace

The warning comes just two days after the Pentagon said it had flown B-1B Lancer bombers into international airspace over waters east of North Korea.​<p>US Presidents have found many ways around formally declaring war on a country they seek to invade, but Twitter isn't one of them. In that regard, …

Surgeons remove 28 magnets from 2-year-old's bowel

Wanted: 1 million people to study genes, habits and health

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a quest to end cookie-cutter health care, U.S. researchers are getting ready to recruit more than 1 million people for an …

Tip: How to Supercharge Your Coffee

This common ingredient improves coffee's brain-sharpening properties while reducing its anxiety-producing effects.<p>Coffee Is a Health Food<p>The more …

Coffee

New Breakthrough Work Finally Reveals Quantum "Fingerprints"

The Physics of Entanglement<p>Traditionally, measuring quantum states is a tedious affair. The technique used, called quantum tomography, requires …

Quantum Computing

Climate change could make cities 8C hotter – scientists

Combination of carbon emissions and ‘urban heat island’ effect of concrete and asphalt gives rise to worst-case scenario by end of 21st century<p>Under a dual onslaught of global warming and localised urban heating, some of the world’s cities may be as much as 8C (14.4F) warmer by 2100, researchers …

Climate Change

CRISPR gene-editing tool causes unintended genetic mutations

It's not hyperbolic to say that the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technique has been a revolutionary breakthrough, allowing scientists the ability to …

Genetics

Mining the moon for rocket fuel to get us to Mars

Forty-five years have passed since humans last set foot on an extraterrestrial body. Now, the moon is back at the center of efforts not only to …

Space Exploration

Scientists have mapped the genome for quinoa, potentially making the superfood super cheap

It’s already a protein-packed ancient grain beloved by foodies. Now scientists say they’ve mapped the genome of quinoa, potentially unlocking a way to mass produce at prices that could help feed the world’s hungry.<p>By tinkering with the genetic makeup of the plant, a team of researchers based out of …

Genetics

We basically have no defences against a surprise comet or asteroid

NASA scientist says we should get building our defences right away<p>Given the terrible state that 2016 has left the planet in, you’d imagine things …

32 Mindblowing Documentaries On Netflix To Binge-Watch On Your Day Off

Just in time for the holidays.<p><i>Note: Submissions may have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

7 Rules for Healthy Snacking, According to Nutritionists

The best snacking strategy varies from person to person. "There is really no 'one-size-fits-all' approach to eating and while eating six times a day …

33 Foods You Should Eat Instead Of Popping a Multivitamin

Because those gummy vitamins are really just an excuse to eat candy.<p>Here's a list of some of the most common vitamins and minerals you might typically get from a multivitamin — but instead, we included a few options for getting them in food form. Eat up!

Dear Trump spokescritters: Learn science before you get us all killed, please

“I know that the current president believes that human beings are affecting the climate,” he told CNN's Chris Cuomo on Wednesday on “New Day.” “There …

Nobel Prize

This Tool Can Help You Disappear from the Internet

Between election bile, fake news, and just plain exhaustion, we may be entering a down cycle for social media. If you’re interested in downsizing …

These Nanostructures Are Hacking Nature

Microscopic structures that can't be seen with the naked eye have defied the laws of physics and may revolutionize the future.<p>Let's get small: In …

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Every Chocolate Addict Needs This Upgraded Pumpkin Pie Recipe

<i>POPSUGAR is bringing you an exclusive look at Thanksgiving recipes from famous lifestyle influencers. We're excited to present the first online look at this chocolate-crusted pumpkin pie recipe from Candance Nelson's The Sprinkles Baking Book.</i><p>Every year, I pull the same fiercely protected, …

An Iconic Physics Experiment Could Unlock a Theory of Everything

The classic double-slit experiment could be the key to uncovering a unified theory of everything.<p>An iconic physics experiment may be the key to unlocking a theory of everything, according to a physicist from the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology. The double-slit experiment, which proves …

The CoWatch brings Amazon's Alexa to your wrist starting today

Amazon hasn't dared to make a smartwatch of its own yet, but it might not have to when companies like iMCO have shoehorned Alexa into a wearable themselves. See, iMCO and the ex-Googlers working on the Cronologics OS have successfully turned what could've been another bit of crowdfunded vaporware …

Associated Press News

Americans say science is why they've given up religion

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>If you believe in science, does this mean you can't believe in God?<p>Or is it that science makes it difficult to believe in religion?<p>Stephen Hawking has already assured us that there is no God at all. He …

Religion

A rare iodine polymer discovery is key to starch-iodine mystery

Fast forward two centuries of scientific discovery to UCSB researchers using a technique called Raman spectroscopy, which observes the …

Chemistry

20 energizing snacks you can eat at your desk that are better than coffee

I love a cup of coffee in the morning to start my day. However, a lot of times I feel like I need a second cup of coffee by the afternoon, but I don't want to have that much coffee in one day. Instead, I love snacking on foods that are not only tasty, but that also give me some energy to survive …