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Siberia permafrost: Over 7,000 methane-filled bubbles 'ready to explode' discovered in Arctic

There are over 7,000 gas-filled bubbles in remote parts of Siberia that are set to explode, scientists have discovered. Following extensive field …

Global Warming

House OKs Bill Making It Tougher To Keep 'Mentally Incompetent' Vets From Buying Guns

<b>Updated at 1:55 p.m. ET</b><p>The House has approved legislation that would make it harder to keep veterans who are "mentally incapacitated, deemed mentally incompetent" or prone to blackouts from buying guns. Critics of the bill say it could raise the suicide rate among veterans — a rate that has risen …

Guns

Jamaica activist arrested after posting names of alleged sexual predators

Latoya Nugent of the Tambourine Army, a group that campaigns against gender-based violence, was charged with breaching the Cybercrimes Act<p>The co-founder of a new organization that campaigns against gender-based violence in Jamaica has been arrested after posting the names of alleged sexual …

Jamaica

Rules of attraction: Why it’s time to rethink how gravity works

GRAVITY is supposed to be reliable. It’s the familiar force that keeps our feet on the ground and Earth’s atmosphere from hurtling into space. On …

Scary interactive map shows how water levels will rise due to global warming

Have you ever wondered how global warming is slowly but gradually changing everything around us? Now there’s a nifty interactive map that will help you easily put things into perspective – or at least give you a better idea.<p>In an effort to raise awareness of the detrimental impact of global …

Climate Change

Monsanto Ghostwrote Cancer Studies of Its Own Weed Killer, Plaintiffs in Lawsuit Say

Employees of Monsanto ghostwrote scientific reports that U.S. regulators relied on to determine that a chemical in its Roundup weed killer does not …

Monsanto

Weird Green Ice Floats In Antarctic Harbor

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, NASA has released images of a region in Antarctica called Granite Harbor ― a cove near the Ross Sea. (See main image above.)<p>These pictures ― taken by the Operational Land Imager on the Landsat 8 satellite on March 5 ― offer details of what is apparently green …

A 3D Animation That Compares the Scale of the Smallest Known Particles to the Universe Itself

A 3D animation by Reigarw Comparisons measures the scale of the smallest known particles to the size of the universe itself, scaling up incrementally …

Universe

Employees who decline genetic testing could face penalties under proposed bill

Employers could impose hefty penalties on employees who decline to participate in genetic testing as part of workplace wellness programs if a bill approved by a House committee this week becomes law.<p>Employers, in general, don't have that power under existing federal laws that protect genetic …

Health Care

What Is Dark Matter? LUX-ZEPLIN, Sensitive WIMP Detector, Enters Final Stages Of Construction

What is dark matter? It is believed to make up nearly 85 percent of the observable universe and yet, we know absolutely nothing about what makes up …

Scientists Just Took a Big Step Towards Creating Artificial Life

Designer organisms are almost here.<p>Scientists have taken a major step forward in developing complex artificial life, by successfully synthesising six …

Scientists discovered crystals that defy physics, and we don't know what to believe anymore

Today in your daily dose of science, scientists discovered crystals that defy physics. Prepare to have your mind blown, because we have no idea what …