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NASA Has Immortalised Curiosity's 5-Year Mars Journey in One Stunning Panorama

Breathtaking!<p>After 1,856 Martian days among blue sunsets, sand dunes and small, lumpy moons, the Mars rover Curiosity sat on the ridge of an ancient …

A Psychological Explanation for Why Getting Compliments Is So Embarrassing

Last month, I got an email from my life coach telling me how much he enjoyed our last conversation and how much progress I’d made. I scanned it, then …

Psychology

...And This Is Where The Oil Will Come From

During the height of the peak oil scare, a pundit commented to me that the lack of billion-barrel discoveries in recent years seemed alarming, and my reassurance that this primarily reflected the shift of drilling from the Middle East to other, less prospective, areas was less than compelling. …

Saudi Arabia Has 2 Trillion Reasons to Continue Pumping Up Oil Prices

Saudi Arabia, like the rest of the world, has an addiction to oil. However, instead of a thirst for consuming crude to power its economy, the Middle Eastern nation's economy runs on oil money. That works out splendidly when crude prices are high but is a significant problem when prices crash as has …

Trump Opens Doors on Oil Exploration, but Deeper Reforms Still Needed

In another move to free up domestic energy supplies, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday aimed at lifting the Obama …

Experts: Long road ahead for Trump offshore drilling order

President Donald Trump's executive order seeking to find new ocean expanses in the Atlantic and the Arctic for offshore drilling isn't likely to reach its goals anytime soon, but instead will kick off a yearslong review and legal battle.<p>Trump signed the order Friday aimed at dismantling a key part …

The American people – not Big Oil – must decide our climate future | Senator Bernie Sanders and Mark Jacobson

We must aggressively transition our energy system away from fossil fuels and toward clean, renewable energy solutions. And we need to do so now<p>The debate facing our world today is not whether we need to address climate change. That debate is far, far behind us. The issue is <i>how</i> to address climate …

Bernie Sanders

Trump's EPA: Cuts, infighting and no talk of climate change

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump made a campaign trail promise to eliminate the Environmental Protection Agency -- a department once looked to as an important national force tackling climate change -- and during his first 100 days in office has held true to his word, taking swift strides …

This 16-Year-Old Revolutionary Is Taking On The Federal Government Over Climate Change

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez was sick of witnessing how the federal government manages our environment. More than that, he was sick of not having a say on the matter.<p>“Branches of government and the entities that are meant to protect people’s voices are no longer doing their job,” he explains.<p>Xiuhtezcatl is …

Barack Obama

Here Are The Jobs NASA Can't Fill Because of Trump's Stupid Hiring Freeze

One of President Trump’s first actions after taking office was to institute a federal hiring freeze, leaving thousands of jobs vacant across the US …

Space Exploration

A Week In Los Angeles On A $56,000 Salary

<i>Welcome to</i> Money Diaries<i>, where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they</i> …

Personal Finance

Self-sustaining bacterial fuel cells may power the future

Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York have developed the next step in microbial fuel cells (MFCs) with the first …

Energy

Somebody Just Buy the ISS Already

Two hundred and twenty miles above Earth flies the International Space Station, a $70 billion1 engineering marvel that no one has any idea what to do …

A shocking new study just disproved the 130-year-old theory about where dinosaurs came from

A study, recently published in Nature, is the first to seriously question dinosaur evolution. Where and when did the first dinosaurs appear on Earth? For the last 130 years, scientists thought dinosaurs evolved 230 million years ago on an ancient continent called Gondwana. But this new study claims …

The End of the Universe as We Know It

What if the world around us is just a shadow of reality? Imagine, for example, that you wake up one cold winter morning and look out your window to find that the view is completely obscured by beautiful ice crystals, forming strange patterns on the glass. You might see something like the image …

Physics

Bank cheques to be cleared within a day

<b>Bank customers who pay cheques into their accounts will soon be able to get the money cleared within one working day.</b><p>At the moment, the process can take up to six days.<p>The organisation that manages the cheque clearing system said the changes would be phased in from October 2017.<p>However, it will be …

Hundreds of radioactive wild boars are roaming through Japan

Wild boars are tough and scary animals—mean, omnivorous, highly adaptable, and prone to charge when enraged. In Japan, they have also taken on a new nuclear twist… and taken over towns.<p>In March 2011, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was damaged during a tsunami and earthquake. Many …

Japan

US media: Trump to cut climate programs at EPA and NOAA

Donald Trump has called for cuts to an agency that monitors the climate, US media report. His administration also seeks to slash programs aimed at …

Climate

Trump wants a $1 trillion investment in roads and bridges. Will more drilling help?

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump intends to fix crumbling roads and bridges, in part, with a plan that hearkens back to Sarah Palin's slogan: "Drill, baby, drill."<p>"We must take advantage of the estimated $50 trillion in untapped shale, oil, and natural gas reserves, especially those on federal lands …

Oil & Gas Industry

Shell's 1991 warning: climate changing ‘at faster rate than at any time since end of ice age’

Critics say public information film shows Shell ‘understood the threat was dire, potentially existential for civilisation, more than a quarter of a century ago’<p>• ‘Shell knew’: oil giant’s 1991 film warned of climate change danger<p>Climate change “at a rate faster than at any time since the end of the …

Climate Change

Siberia's Growing 'Doorway to Hell' Offers Clues on Climate Change

A new study suggests that the expanding hole might provide fresh insight into a warming world.<p>Some call it a doorway to hell. Or a portal to the underworld. Scientists call it a crater. But everyone agrees that it's getting bigger.<p>The Batagiaka crater in eastern Siberia, already the largest of its …

Global Warming

No Peak Oil For America Or The World

Oil is more plentiful than you can imagine. And we keep figuring out easier and more economical ways to get it out of the ground.<p>In 1938, the famous geologist M. King Hubbert came up with the concept of peak oil, which is defined as having extracted half of the recoverable, conventional oil …

Oil & Gas Industry

There's a New Prediction for the Singularity: 2047

In 30 years, the singularity will happen and artificial intelligence in all the smart devices and robots will exceed human intelligence.<p>That was the …

Singularity

Oil Rallies After IEA Says OPEC Followed Through on Output Cuts | Investopedia

Both the WTI Crude oil and Brent Crude benchmarks were higher by over 1% this morning after the IEA reported that the Organization Of Petroleum …

Oil

Designing robots to look more like ostriches can solve a key problem for our future biped overlords

In a world where engineers are trying to disrupt delivery with drones and coolers on wheels, one company believes there’s another way: robots shaped like the world’s largest flightless birds.<p>Agility Robotics, a startup spun out of Oregon State University, today unveiled Cassie, a two-legged robot …

Robotics

Fukushima's record-high radiation broke a cleaning robot after two hours

Radiation levels are clocking in at 650 Sieverts per hour<p>A robot sent into a Fukushima reactor to inspect and clean the nuclear plant had to abruptly end its mission after excess radiation fried the robot’s camera. It was the first time a robot had entered the Unit 2 reactor since the 2011 …

Scientists make battery that runs on air and carbon dioxide

Researchers at Penn State University have potentially come up with yet another way we could create energy from all that nasty carbon dioxide we pump into the atmosphere. They've developed an inexpensive flow cell battery that uses mostly water solutions containing either dissolved CO2 or dissolved …

OPEC has pulled off one of its 'deepest' production cuts

OPEC is showing a rare degree of discipline in sticking to its promise to slash oil production.<p>The International Energy Agency said Friday that the cartel achieved 90% compliance in January on its share of production cuts that total 1.8 million barrels per day.<p>The price of U.S. crude oil futures …

Tesla will power its Gigafactory with a 70-megawatt solar farm

Would be the world’s largest roof-mounted solar installation<p>Tesla plans to power its Gigafactory in Nevada with a 70-megawatt solar farm, according to a company investor relations document obtained by <i>Electrek</i>. The document, which <i>The Verge</i> confirmed was genuine, was given to analysts at a tour of …