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Canadian climate science faces crisis that may be felt globally, scientists warn

In a letter to Justin Trudeau, 250 scientists highlight their concern over the imminent end of a research program to better understand climate change<p>Canadian climate science is facing a looming crisis whose repercussions could be felt far beyond the country’s borders, hundreds of scientists have …

Canada

China Has Already Gene-Edited 86 People With CRISPR

In the U.S., the first planned clinical trials of CRISPR gene editing in people are about to kick off. China, meanwhile, has been racing ahead, …

Astronauts Have Identified Unknown Microbes in Space For The First Time

No aliens... yet.<p>Wheresoe'er humans roam, there you will also find microbes. It's just a fact of life - we contaminate everything we touch.<p>Which …

Space Science

Interstellar object has the heart of a comet

When a rocky interstellar object now known as 'Oumuamua was first detected in our solar system in October, it was thought to be an asteroid. Now, …

Astronomy

5 reasons to be optimistic about China’s new carbon market

China has announced the launch of a national emissions trading system that will become the world’s largest and most consequential environmental …

There’s Now a Place in the U.S. Just for Gazing at the Stars

If you can’t remember the last time you looked up at a night sky unadulterated by artificial light, good news. On Tuesday, a 1,400 square mile area …

North America

Why 4.5 Billion Years of Fluctuating Global Temperatures Can't Explain Climate Change Today

One of the most commonly used arguments against human-caused climate change is that Earth has experienced severe fluctuations in temperature over its …

Climate Change

New Research Confirms 'Catastrophic' Climate Threat: Global Sea Levels Could Rise 174 Feet From Melting East Antarctic Ice Sheet

By Tim Radford<p>New research has confirmed one of the worst nightmares of climate science: the instability of the East Antarctic ice sheet.<p>This vast …

Understanding the Mole Unit of Measurement

A mole is simply a unit of measurement. Units are invented when existing units are inadequate. Chemical reactions often take place at levels where …

Chemistry

Top 5 Superfoods for Weight Loss

I can't stress enough what the key to weight loss is: burning more calories than you consume by exercising regularly and tracking your calorie …

Nutrition

Google will use lasers instead of fiber to deploy high-speed internet

There are two main components to getting an entire nation online: the last mile, and the backbone. The often-talked-about “last mile” is the final …

Mobiles and laptops may soon sport a new nanotech display device- Technology News, Firstpost

Scientists trace origin of misbehaving electrons to creepy whistles in space

Space is weird. It’s full of weird rocks, weird balls of gas, weird stars, and weird things that we can’t even properly categorize. It’s also full of …

Asia's Cities Could Save the Planet

New urbanites need greener buildings to live and work in.<p>The world’s cities will add 2.5 billion more residents by 2050, more than half of them in Asia. The effect of this great migration on climate change will depend in part on what kind of homes, factories and office buildings they live and work …

Sustainability

Where, when, and how to watch tonight's meteor shower

One of the last meteor showers of the year is happening this Friday. So, if you haven't caught a meteor shower yet this year, this week is your chance. Don't miss out on this year's Leonid meteor shower, which is expected to have ideal conditions for many parts of the US. Following is a transcript …

Meteor Showers

Physicists quantum entangle silicon devices to send information over a 20-centimeter distance

Storing Quantum Information<p>In the science of quantum communication, the challenge has always been prolonging the entangled state that the particles …

Historic Meteor Shower Will Light Up the Sky Friday

The Leonid Meteor Shower has produced the world's wildest meteor showers. That includes a meteor shower in 1833 so intense viewers thought the sky …

Meteor Showers

10 Foods To Boost Your Memory And Improve Focus

Go ace your exams this year and thank me later.<p>November 15, 2017<p>With finals coming up, I'm on the lookout for some tricks and hacks that'll help with …

This 2.5 Billion-Year-Old Explosion Is Unlike Any Astronomers Have Seen

They are trying to figure out what caused it.<p>A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, there was one hell of a bang. The event represents the most …

Nasa forecast: Which cities will flood as ice melts?

<b>A forecasting tool reveals which cities will be affected as different portions of the ice sheet melt, say scientists.</b><p>It looks at the Earth's spin and gravitational effects to predict how water will be "redistributed" globally.<p>"This provides, for each city, a picture of which glaciers, ice sheets, …

Sea Level

Elon Musk: The Architect of Tomorrow

Inside the inventor's world-changing plans to inhabit outer space, revolutionize high-speed transportation, reinvent cars – and hopefully find love …

Elon Musk

In a Major First, Scientists Edit DNA Within the Human Body

For the first time, scientists have edited the DNA inside of a patient’s body, in an attempt to cure a genetic disorder by permanently changing the …

Trump administration tried to promote fossil fuels at global climate meeting. It didn't go well.

A Trump administration attempt to offer fossil fuels as a solution to climate change was subject to protest and walkouts on Monday at U.N. climate …

Experts Say Switching To Renewable Energy Now Is The Only Way to Save The Great Barrier Reef

64,000 Australia jobs depend on the health of the Great Barrier Reef, contributing $6.4 billion to the Australian economy.<p>But despite both the …

Great Barrier Reef

Republicans Decided to Talk About a Dramatic Climate Solution Without Addressing the Actual Problem

On Wednesday, a little bit of climate science snuck its way back into the House Science Committee, better known under Republican leadership as being …

Climate

The astounding climate denial of a top Trump environmental pick was just on display before senators

So far, President Donald Trump has shown a propensity to surround himself with climate deniers. There's Scott Pruitt at the Environmental Protection …

Climate

NASA spots weird circular filament on the sun

There's some strangeness on the sun in a NASA solar observatory image of an extremely rare filament formation.<p>Under the watchful eyes of NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft, the sun is a raucous place of ever-changing features. It has dark snake-like filaments and gaping sunspots. …

Astronomy

Letter: No new taxes, just use the carbon tax

<b>The Editor,</b><p><i>Re. “Problem with transportation in Metro is the province” (Letters, The Tri-City News, Nov. 3).</i><p>article continues below<p>Trending Stories<p>In …

Crucial Arctic monitoring satellites are blinking out just when we need them most

For 18 years, a fully-built, ready-to-launch weather satellite sat inside a Lockheed Martin facility near Moffett Field in Sunnyvale, California. …

Global Warming

New stem cell treatment could reverse hearing loss, but not without risk

A new study led by scientists at Rutgers University – New Brunswick has demonstrated an exciting new gene therapy treatment that stimulates inner ear …

Cell Biology