Rebecca Suits

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How To Engineer Humans To Save The Planet

How about giving people patches that would make them allergic to meat?<p>Just in case you were looking for some ideas for your next dystopian novel… in a new feature, the BBC reports on ideas for combating anthropogenic climate change by engineering humans to use less resources.<p>How about giving people …

York University

Does 'The Ocean Cleanup' Stand Up To Peer Review?

Marine scientists have serious questions about a crowdfunded project to scoop up marine plastic debris.<p>Dutch engineering student Boyan Slat has a plan to cull millions of tons of animal-killing, economy-hurting plastic debris out of the world's oceans. Called “The Ocean Cleanup”, the plan involves …

The CDC Goes Before Congress And Five More News Updates Since Last Week's Smallpox Find

The director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention admits the agency's culture of safety needs improvement.<p>Last week, we learned that U.S. government scientists found six vials of smallpox virus that they didn't know they had. Because the virus is so deadly, only two labs in the …

Polar ice loss: Antarctica melting faster, Greenland more vulnerable.

The ice at the Earth’s poles plays a critical role in our environment. It’s the largest store of fresh water on the planet, and as it melts it …

Relativity: An explanation via Doctor Who.

Are you a <i>Doctor Who</i> fan? Are you also scratching your head over how relativity works? Then do I have a paper for you: “The Blue Box White Paper”, an …

Ceres and Vesta: Two asteroids have a close encounter.

Around the same time Mars and the Moon were making each other’s acquaintance earlier this week, two other solar system bodies were prepping to do the …

Plant 'library' could help protect food supply - Futurity

Researchers say the 2,000 clones of plant transcription factors—nature's genetic on-off switches—could lead to more robust crops.

Q&A: Inside the World's Largest Indoor Farm

A Japanese company's futuristic approach to farming could revolutionize how we grow our food.<p>An abandoned Sony factory in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, has been transformed into what could very well be the farm of the future.<p>Shigeharu Shimamura, a plant physiologist and CEO of Mirai, has constructed …

Apollo 11 yesterday, Next Giant Leap tomorrow on This Week @NASA

Best Space Pictures: Ancient Cluster of Stars, Heavy Metal on Mars, and Europa's Frozen Bars

Astronauts welcome new supplies and summer brings beautiful skies in the week's best space pictures.

NASA thinks the moon's underground caves could house astronauts

The moon's surface isn’t just full of craters — it’s also full of holes. And according to NASA, these holes, and the underground caves to which they connect, could one day provide shelter to the space agency’s astronauts.<p>The moon’s more than 200 holes, or "lunar pits," were discovered by NASA’s …

Why Small Homes Make Better Homes

The traditional dream of a large and spacious home may be becoming a thing of the past. Smaller homes are rising in popularity as more and more …

Minimalism

Amazon Officially Announces Kindle Unlimited, Offering Endless Reading And Listening For $9.99 A Month

Amazon officially announced that Kindle Unlimited, an all-you-can eat reading and listening service, that we first mentioned two days ago. Dubbed a “Netflix for books” by our own Darrell Etherington, the service offers over 600,000 books for free reading on Kindle and Kindle-enabled devices as well …

Who, what, why: How often do planes fly over conflict zones?

<b>The crash of Malaysian airliner MH17 in eastern Ukraine has raised questions about which conflict zones commercial jets will fly over. Who decides where is safe to fly, asks Tom de Castella.</b><p>Most of the decisions about a route are taken by airlines. But they must avoid no-fly zones. The area where …

Aviation

A father opens a plastic bag: 'This is my son,' he says, killed by an Israeli shell

The house of the Antez family in Sha'af looks undamaged from the outside. But the men milling around it have the dazed faces of grief that tell a different story.<p>Inside, the hole punched by the tank shell that hit the house, after clearing the retaining wall, is visible about 3m (10ft) off the …

AP Analysis: Downed jet could alter Ukraine crisis

PARIS (AP) — The downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine is likely to be a turning point in the country's conflict. But which way it turns depends …

Leadership

Samsung Electronics CEO of North America says tariffs are "not a good thi...<p>Samsung Electronics CEO of North America says tariffs are "not a good …

FanDuel

An 'Overhappy' Survivor, A Guarded Forecast: Reporting On Ebola

NPR's Jason Beaubien is in Sierra Leone, covering the Ebola outbreak that began in March in Guinea and has spread to neighboring countries. When we spoke Friday, he had an inspirational story to share.<p><b>Between the plane shot down in Ukraine and the war in Gaza, this has been a sad week for the</b> …

Israel launches ground offensive in Giza Strip

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel warned on Friday it could “significantly widen” a Gaza land offensive but was cautioned by its main ally, the United States, about the risks of further escalation as Palestinian civilian deaths mounted.<p>Palestinian officials said 58 Palestinians, at least 15 of them …

MH17 hit by missile from rebel-held Ukraine - Obama

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1094000/1094053_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524634632_b55ec2e48349f8a5d1ccc316093ff25e<p><b>US President Barack Obama has said a surface-to-air missile fired from a rebel-held area in east Ukraine brought down Malaysia Airlines flight …

Airplanes

Obama: MH17 disaster 'an outrage of unspeakable proportions' – as it happened

Obama confirms surface-to-air missile was used Airlines change flight paths to avoid Ukraine Newcastle United fans among nine British victims US president blames disaster on pro-Russian rebels Ukrainian, Russian and rebel leaders deny involvement MH17 crash in pictures