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India's energy plan includes using solar and wind -- and a lot more coal

India, the world's third-leading carbon polluter, has pledged to aggressively expand its use of solar and wind power as part of a global agreement for battling climate change to be hammered out by December.<p>But the long-range energy plan does not commit India to overall reductions in the …

Formerly Abused Pit Bull with No Ears Becomes Adorable Advocate for Her Breed

Nana the pit bull encountered many obstacles before she was adopted by owner Stephanie Doris. Prior to being dropped off at a Los Angeles-based animal shelter, it's estimated that she gave birth to around 15 litters of puppies. Nana also had all of her teeth removed and her ears were detrimentally …

6 Lies Your Depression Wants You to Believe (& How to Not Fall Into the Trap)

“The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without <i>changing</i> our thinking.” – Albert Camus<p>When depression hits, it …

A Shocking Solution to Save Coral Reefs

<b>By Don Willlmott</b><p>Sometimes money really does talk. It's one thing to lament the continuing loss of the world's coral reefs due to rising ocean temperatures and acidity -- one study says they shrank from 240,000 square miles in 1997 to 108,000 in 2011 -- but it's quite another thing to put an actual …

The Map Of Literary Genres Every Book Nerd Needs

Cross the mighty Sea of Publishers to get to Romance.<p>"I was always interested in maps and infographics," Martin Vargic told The Huffington Post, "and the elegant, multilayered way they can portray large amounts of information about the world we live in."<p>Vargic is a 17-year-old artist from Slovakia …

Quantum Physics And The Need For A New Paradigm

Quantum physics, celebrated for its predictive success, has also become notorious for being an inscrutable mass of paradoxes.<p>One of the founders of the theory, Niels Bohr, stated that "those who are not shocked when they first come across quantum theory cannot possibly have understood it." Nobel …

Quantum Physics

A curious cold spot in the Atlantic has scientists thinking their worst fears have come true

Scientists have observed record high temperatures around the world all summer long. People everywhere are suffering from the intense heat, and the …

9 tripped-out sci-fi technologies in 'The Martian' that NASA really uses

The movie is based on the best-selling recent novel by Andy Wier and explores the story of Mark Watney, a man marooned on Mars, and his struggle to survive.<p>While the premise is science fiction, much of the NASA equipment and technology featured in the film is scientifically accurate.<p>Here's a …

How Exploring Space Led A Top NASA Scientist To Worry About Earth's Climate Change

With all the planets that may support life, why haven't we heard from any?<p>Exploring new stretches of the galaxy brought NASA scientist William Borucki back to Earth.<p>Borucki, 76, retired in July as the principal investigator of NASA's Kepler Mission, an unmanned spacecraft that has been surveying a …

8 Things You Probably Didn't Know Babies Can Do Before They Turn 12 Months Old

She drools, speaks in gibberish, can't feed herself and takes constant naps. If you watch how your baby spends her days, you might think that she doesn't have the cognitive, social or emotional wherewithal to understand much about the world around her and the people in it.<p>But if you look the right …

11 ways to speed up your Mac

New MacBooks are very tempting, but upgrading a machine that can easily be salvaged makes no sense.<p>Here are some simple, free ways to speed up your Mac.

The magic of cinema unlocked one man’s coma-bound world

An Alfred Hitchcock film helped to prove one patient had been conscious while in a coma-like state for 16 years. The discovery shows that neuroscience may still have lots to learn from the ancient art of storytelling, says Tom Stafford.<p>If brain injury steals your consciousness then you are in a …

The Brain

Wherever You Go, Your Personal Cloud Of Microbes Follows

Remember Pig-Pen? The little kid from Charles Schulz's <i>Peanuts</i> cartoons who walked around in a cloud of dirt? Well, the human body does spew a cloud, but instead of dirt it contains millions of microorganisms.<p>"It turns out that that kid is all of us," says James Meadow, a microbial ecologist who led …

Biology

How To Become A Genius

Whether you’d like to admit it or not, you probably have an average IQ. Luckily, there’s a lot you can do to increase your intelligence.<p>You probably think you’re pretty smart. Most people believe they’re smarter than the average American, according to a study from YouGov. Yet when it comes to IQ, …

The world’s 3 trillion trees, mapped

Earlier this month, media outlets around the world covered a dramatic study in Nature finding that the world contains over 3 trillion trees — but that humans have nearly halved their numbers since the dawn of civilization. But much of the coverage missed what may have been the most fascinating new …

The silence of the birds: When nature gets quiet, be very afraid

Brutal wildfire images too much to bear? Fatigued by non-stop news of extreme weather, record-low snowpack, emaciated polar bears, unprecedented this and fast-receding that, a natural world that appears to be going more or less insane?<p>Maybe you need some quiet. Get outside, sit yourself down and …

Shades of a Canfield Ocean — Hydrogen Sulfide in Oregon’s Purple Waves?

Are we already starting to awaken some of the horrors of the ancient hothouse ocean? Are dangerous, sea and land life killing, strains of primordial …

Abused Florida Pit Bull Due for Facial Reconstruction

Khaleesi, the pit bull that was found emaciated and missing half her face, was taken in by Florida rescue groups in hopes of turning the loving …

Toxic algae blooming in 'The Blob' along the West Coast, forcing shutdown of vital fisheries

A massive toxic algal bloom that ranks as one of the largest ever seen along the West Coast of the U.S. and Canada has spread across the coastal …

Amy Poehler Launches a Hilarious New Web Series About Science

Who would have thought that Amy Poehler’s latest offering to the comedy world would include instructions on making a potato battery? “Experimenting …

Jon Stewart Says Goodbye to The Daily Show

Video Game Characters Get 'Real' Bodies; They Still Look Great

Anything is possible in the fantasy world of video games. So why is it so hard to imagine Lara Croft with a muffin top or Cortana with thick thighs?<p>Even as video games have increasingly realistic graphics, the way they depict the female body is anything but average. Now Bulimia.com, an eating …

12 Charming Facts About The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s beloved tale of a pilot and a young alien prince has been delighting readers since it was first published in 1943. Even if …

Literature

10 Insane Videos of Animals Enjoying Sex, Drugs, and Rock n' Roll

Non-humans can be as punk rock as anyone, and here’s the proof<p>Depending on how medieval your brain is, you may be upset by this information: Animals are just as weird as humans.<p>This is a fact. And it contradicts two big myths, that either animals are pure and wonderful and uncorrupted, or that …

Monkeys

How Meditation Heals Your Mind and Your Home

Everything seems to be closing in on you. The clutter in your home is unbearable; the piles seem ready to topple and you are ready for a full-on …

“Please do not feed the animals”: Oklahoma GOP compares food stamp recipients to park animals

OK GOP compared recipients to animals who “grow dependent on handouts and not learn to take care of themselves”<p>The Oklahoma Republican Party compared Americans receiving food stamp benefits to park animals fed by the public in a Facebook post Monday evening.<p>In the since-deleted post, the Oklahoma …

Kelly McGonigal: How to Turn Stress Into an Advantage

About this presentationIn her book, <i>The Upside of Stress</i>, McGonigal asks, “If you could choose how stressful tomorrow will be, would you hope for a …

10 marine species on the brink of mass extinction due to ocean acidification

Oyster populations around the world have been suffering through a sudden crash.<p>Research has shown that the culprit here too is ocean acidification.