Nicole

56 Flips | 7 Magazines | 40 Likes | 9 Followers | @Nicole1iks | Keep up with Nicole on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Nicole”

African Union Blasts U.S. for Taking Its People 'As Slaves' But Not Accepting Refugees

Leaders representing the 53 members of the African Union met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Monday for a two-day summit. The meeting main purpose is to …

Scientists Have Confirmed a Brand New Phase of Matter: Time Crystals

Constant motion without energy.<p>For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals - strange crystals …

Crystals

Irish Parliament Votes to Ban Investment of Public Money Into Fossil Fuels

In a world's first, the Irish Parliament voted 90 to 53 on Thursday in favor of a groundbreaking bill that would fully divest public money from coal, …

Oireachtas Éireann

Renewable Energy Is Creating Jobs 12 Times Faster Than the Rest of the Economy

The solar and wind industries are each creating jobs at a rate 12 times faster than that of the rest of the U.S. economy, according to a new …

Worldwide Telescope Network Will Take Best-Ever Images of Black Holes

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Get ready for your close-up, black holes: The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), which will take some of the best images of black holes …

Black holes: Bubbles of space-time open gateway to a new universe, linked to our own

Bubbles of space-time cropped up during the early stages of our universe, eventually forming black holes that were connected to us by wormholes …

Alzheimer's treatment closer as brain inflammation shown to be key

Study shows inflammation-reducing chemical prevents memory and behavioural problems in diseased mice, raising hopes for human treatment<p>Scientists have fresh hopes for an Alzheimer’s treatment after experiments to reduce inflammation in diseased mouse brains prevented memory and behavioural problems …

Neuroscience Says Listening to the Noise of Nothing Is Best for Productivity

Even your favorite music is kind of the worst.<p>Olga Khazan's day-to-day might sound a lot like yours. She's a journalist who works in an open office, so the din around her includes a mixture of colleagues conducting interviews and the usual chit chat. She's even lucky enough to be surrounded by "the …

"Brightest Supernova Ever" Turns Out to Be a Star Ripped Apart by a Supermassive Black Hole

The event was originally classified as the largest supernova ever documented, but it turns out that it was something even more volatile.<p>Last year, light from an incredibly violent and luminous explosion in a galaxy some 3.8 billion light-years away finally reached us here on Earth. The event, named …

Bad News: Zika May Affect Adult Brain Cells

It's not just pregnant women who need to worry.<p>Up till now, the focus of Zika virus research has been on its affects on fetal brain development and the measures pregnant women can take to avoid infection. Now, the first study has been published documenting the affects of Zika on adult brains, using …

New project aims to prevent deforestation in Zambia by turning women into entrepreneurs

A group of young volunteers have discovered an inventive way to prevent deforestation in remote areas of Zambia – by encouraging women to become …

Forestry

California Breaks Solar Record, Generates Enough Electricity for 6 Million Homes

California has hit a new solar generation record, thanks to this week's triple-digit heat wave. SF Gate calculated that on Tuesday, the Golden …

Dark energy measured with record-breaking map of 1.2 million galaxies

One slice through the map of the large-scale structure of the Universe from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey and its Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic …

Vulcan ‘boldly going where no man has gone before’: Star-Trek-themed Alberta town opens solar park

VULCAN, Alta. — The “next generation” in a Star-Trek-obsessed southern Alberta community involves a solar park and art display.<p>The latest attraction …

California Now Requires High Schools Teach Consent as Part of Sex Ed

In addition to learning how to put a condom on a banana, students taking sex education in California will now be taught about sexual consent. This is a lesson that is apparently necessary, given that Stanford rapist Brock Turner, his mother, and father, all seem to misunderstand the concept. This …

High School

Canada Legalizes Physician-Assisted Dying

After weeks of debate, Canadian lawmakers have passed legislation to legalize physician-assisted death.<p>That makes Canada "one of the few nations where doctors can legally help sick people die," as Reuters reports.<p>The new law "limits the option to the incurably ill, requires medical approval and …

Startup creates renewable hydrogen energy out of sunlight and water

California startup HyperSolar and University of Iowa researchers have teamed up to make renewable energy in a way that draws inspiration from plants. …

Are There Antimatter Galaxies?

One of the biggest mysteries in astronomy is the question, where did all the antimatter go? Shortly after the Big Bang, there were almost equal …

Solar Energy Is Now as Cheap as Fossil Fuels

<b>Exponential Finance</b> <i>celebrates the incredible opportunity at the intersection of technology and finance.</i><p>“We are now hitting a crossover point where …

Researchers In Iceland Are Showing Us How to Fix Carbon Emissions

When Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano erupted in 2010, the fallout was global. Thousands of tons of carbon dioxide were released and mineral ash shot 30,000 feet into the atmosphere, halting air travel across Europe. But closer to the source, scientists observed a more local phenomenon: a nearby …

Likely new planet may be in slow death spiral - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

HOUSTON — (June 9, 2016) — Astronomers searching for the galaxy's youngest planets have found compelling evidence for one unlike any other, a newborn …

New research explores Pluto's 'beating heart'

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft flew by Pluto in July of 2015.<p>But data it gathered has not stopped coming in, and will be analyzed for years to …

Solar System

When the U.S. ‘asks’ for our water, will Canada be ready?

<i>Peter McKenna is professor and chair of political science at the University of Prince Edward Island in Charlottetown.</i><p>Having just returned from California, it is not hard to tell that the state is experiencing a major water crisis – it is now entering its fifth year. Everywhere, there are signs …

Los Angeles

Astronomers Detected a Supermassive Black Hole Feasting on "Rain" — And It's Jaw-Dropping

Astronomers discovered a supermassive black hole preparing to devour a clump of cold gas hurtling toward it, and it could help us figure out how huge …

The Case For Black Holes Being Nothing But Holograms Just Got Even Stronger

Holy crap!<p>If anything can sum up just how little we truly know about the Universe, it’s black holes. We can’t see them because not even light can …

One of the Most Convincing Climate Change Visualizations We've Ever Seen

But we had so much snow this winter! But it’s only a couple degrees! But the temperature in my hometown feels fine! We’ve heard it all from climate …

Climate Change

The link between climate change and meat consumption is harrowingly real

Adjusting our diets will greatly reduce the costs associated with global warming. The public just needs to buy in<p>Annick de Witt<p>April 16, 2016 3:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Over the last decade or so, the media have slowly but steadily fed the public …

Scientists have identified the minimum set of genes needed for life

In a paper published in Science on March 25, the researchers, headed by genomics pioneer J. Craig Venter, reported that their cell survived and reproduced with only 473 genes, which is the smallest genome of any organism found in nature.<p>The human genome, in comparison, has between 19,000 and 25,000 …

New Candidate Particles For Dark Matter Are So Dense They Are Almost Miniature Black Holes

Dark matter comprises up to five-sixths of the total matter in the universe, binding much of it together. Despite its commonality, the physical …

Dark Matter