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You think global warming is a sham because ‘climate has changed before?’ Read this comic.

Randall Munroe posted an XKCD comic on Monday that so perfectly sums up the illogical nature of the most pervasive argument against the existence of man-made global warming: “The climate has changed before.”<p>Let me complete that fallacy with its obvious conclusion: <i>The climate has changed before,</i> …

Climate Change

Why we should have fewer children: to save the planet

The Earth’s ability to absorb greenhouse gases without violently disrupting the climate is finite, and each additional person contributes to the total amount<p>Earlier this summer, I found myself in the middle of a lively debate because of my work on climate change and the ethics of having …

Climate Change

‘When you find my body, please call my husband,’ wrote dying hiker lost along the Appalachian Trail

Geraldine Largay knew she was doomed.<p>It had been two weeks since she left the Appalachian Trail to go to the bathroom and lost her way; two weeks since she had wandered deeper and deeper into the woods of northwest Maine in search of a cellphone signal to message for help; two weeks since she had …

Hiking

Scientists weigh in against the NFL’s war on physics and Tom Brady — Quartz

If you’re not an American football fan, think of this as a story of a $13 billion company that can’t get its head around basic science.<p>Fans are all too aware of the multi-year battle—with an estimated joint cost of $20 million—between the National Football League (NFL) and a marquee player, Tom …

NFL

WATCH: How to Solve The Famous 'Grandfather Paradox' of Time Travel

If you went back in time and killed your grandfather, would you still be born? Or did you just kill yourself?<p>The concept of time travel is …

Quantum Mechanics

These are the 10 best gadgets under $100

What's more pleasurable than upgrading an old, ailing piece of technology with something fresh and new? Or improving your life with a kind of gadget you've never before owned?<p>Unfortunately, we can't all upgrade our phones or laptops to the latest model. But there are plenty of devices that fall …

Consumer Tech

When should we worry about climate change?

Other warning signs - such as the 1 degree warming point reached last year - did at least spur nations to agree at the Paris Climate Summit that …

Climate Change

Why Space and Time Might Be an Illusion

This past fall, the world of physics celebrated the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity, which forms the foundation of our modern understanding of the force of gravity. Einstein's creation has been the ultimate antidote to a blasé, seen-it-all attitude that sometimes …

Quantum Mechanics

Google's chief futurist Ray Kurzweil thinks we could start living forever by 2029

Kurzweil is one of the biggest believers in The Singularity, the moment when humans — with the aid of technology —will supposedly live forever.<p>He's chosen the year 2045 because, according to his calculations, "The nonbiological intelligence created in that year will reach a level that's a billion …

Singularity

14 Science Books That Changed People's Lives

We asked BuzzFeed readers for the science books that changed their lives. This is what they told us.

Graphic: Global warming from 1880 to 2017

Earth’s global surface temperatures in 2017 were the second warmest since modern recordkeeping began in 1880, according to an analysis by …

Climate Change

Nasa to release recordings of unexplained 'music' from the far side of the moon

The dark side of the moon has always held a mystical fascination for stargazers – so when the crew of one of the first missions to orbit it heard …

Headphones That Get You High on Dopamine Are Tipped to Go on Sale Next Month

When the music is not enough.<p>Headphones that stimulate the release of dopamine in your brain and reportedly make you feel high as hell have been …

The Brain

9 free things rich people do that make them more successful

Sure you have.<p>A great idea, motivation, persistence, and a little luck helps, but most successful people share certain habits.<p>Here are nine habits that have helped place them on the top:<p>Ray Dalio, the founder of Bridgewater Associates, told The Huffington Post in 2013 that "Meditation, more than …

Self-improvement

State of Emergency Declared as Brazil Faces Virus That Shrinks Babies' Brains

And it’s spreading quickly through neighbouring countries.<p>Between 2014 and 2015, Brazil has seen the number of babies born with microcephaly - a rare …

Public Health