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Experts Confirm that Humans are to Blame for Climate Change in Landmark IPCC Report

Scientists in the International Panel on Climate Change convened in Stockholm this morning to confirm that humans are “extremely likely” to blame for …

Climate Change

New Visual Shows How Screwed We Really Are When it Comes to Climate Change

The IPCC Report from earlier this year was packed with scary climate change statistics, but until now, it’s been a little difficult to fully …

Economics is clear on the need for climate action, now it's time to act

I have frequently criticized flawed analyses from economists or political scientists regarding climate change and its impacts. An excellent recent criticism was written by Bob Ward from the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment.<p>Ward has been in a public battle to achieve …

Norwegian Man With Seven Teslas Says Electric Cars Work Just Fine In Winter Weather

Last year, the auto world watched Tesla CEO Elon Musk carry out a very public feud with New York Times writer John Broder, who'd published a damning …

What Does the Discovery of “Another Earth” Mean for Us?

On Thursday, researchers announced the discovery of Kepler-186f, an Earth-like exoplanet orbiting in a “habitable zone.” Could this bring us closer …

Finding a new Earth could be a sign we’re on our way to extinction

Last week, scientists announced the discovery of Kepler-186f, a planet 492 light years away in the Cygnus constellation. Kepler-186f is special because it marks the first planet almost exactly the same size as Earth orbiting in the “habitable zone”—the distance from a star in which we might expect …

Stephen Hawking

How It Works: The Inner Earth

Know your planet!<p>Plate tectonics—the theory that explains the sinking, spreading, and slip-sliding of big chunks of Earth’s surface—is a bedrock of geology. But it can’t explain what happens to plates once they sink, or account for the forces that drive many of the planet’s volcanic hotspots. …

SpaceX is suing the US government for a free market in satellite launches

Entrepreneur of the future Elon Musk told reporters today about the most pressing aspirations for his company, SpaceX: Making even cheaper rockets, and forcing the Air Force to buy them.<p>Musk was fresh from some measurable progress toward the first goal of cheaper rockets. Friday’s SpaceX test of a …

Elon Musk

Researcher Explains How Crows Solved a Challenge From "Aesop's Fables."

New Caledonian crows were able to apply their natural understanding of cause and effect and the properties of objects.<p>New Caledonian crows are known for using tools in the wild. A team is investigating the cognitive abilities of these crows, which live on the archipelago of New Caledonia in the …

These 5 Foods Will Be Harder to Grow in a Warmer World

Farmers will need to take increasingly drastic and expensive measures to cope with droughts, frosts, and ever-changing growing seasons, says IPCC's new report.<p>The reality of climate change has already hit farms, ranches, and orchards around the globe, according to the latest report from the UN's …

Scientists Unravel One Of The Keys To Life On Earth — And It's Right Beneath Your Feet

We know that Earth's past internal movements of the tectonic plates under our feet make our planet one-of-a-kind — they trapped carbon dioxide which helped make our planet habitable.<p>A new study, published in the April 6 issue of the journal Nature, may have figured out the mystery of how these …

Earth Science

Is Anti-Gravity Possible? Brian Greene's WSU Has The Answer

By now you've probably heard about Neil deGrasse Tyson's reboot of <i>Cosmos</i>, running every Sunday night on FOX (yes, that FOX) for the last few weeks. It was a controversial step to take Carl Sagan's beloved early 1980s-era tour of the universe and revamp it for the modern era. According to most …

Your reality is 15 seconds in the making

When you really focus your attention on something, you’re said to be “in the present moment.” But a new piece of research suggests that the “present moment” is actually a chunk of the recent past, and it’s about 15 seconds long.<p>Jason Fischer of the University of California at Berkeley, the lead …

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Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Watch Funny or Die's 'Order Snipe' Drive-Thru Prank

Drive-thru pranks are a time-honored tradition, and in this latest iteration from Funny or Die the joke is on the customers instead of the employees. In an act called "<b>order sniping</b>," Dominic Harris and DJ Sennett interrupt customers mid-order and speak into the microphone to change their order. …

Obama preaches unity to Democrats at winter meeting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A fiery President Barack Obama on Friday attempted to rally Democratic activists to overcome stiff headwinds and work hard for the party’s congressional candidates this year in an election-year speech that was sharply critical of Republicans.<p>The president addressed the winter …

Uganda anti-gay law called 'abhorrent,' 'deeply offensive'

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Human rights groups and Western leaders condemned harsh anti-gay legislation signed into law Monday by Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni, calling it draconian, offensive and an affront to basic rights.<p>But Ugandan officials and parliamentarians, including David Bahati, …

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AZ Pizzeria Bites Back at Anti-Gay Law With Anti-Legislator Sign

A Tucson pizzeria has taken a public stand against the Arizona legislators who have approved an anti-gay bill. <b>Rocco's Little Chicago Pizzeria</b> has posted a sign to its window and on its Facebook page that reads: "We Reserve the Right to Refuse Service to Arizona Legislators." That post has over</b> …

Simple way to make stem cells in half an hour hailed as major discovery

A radical and remarkably easy way to make cells that can grow into any tissue in the body has been developed by scientists in Japan.<p>The feat has been hailed as a major discovery by researchers familiar with the work, and if it can be repeated in human tissue, could lead to cheap and simple …

California weighs giving tax break to space exploration firms

SACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) - For-profit space explorers who make California their headquarters would not have to pay property taxes on their rockets and space stations under a bill that advanced in the state legislature on Wednesday.<p>California Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Los Angeles) …

Ask Anything: What Does Water Taste Like?

H2-oh-so-tasty<p>For thousands of years, philosophers claimed that water had no flavor. It’s the baseline for the sense of taste, they said—a starting point and null condition. What water is to tongues, darkness is to eyes and silence is to ears. “The natural substance water per se tends to be …

Antioxidant Supplements Worsen Lung Tumors, Study Finds

Doctors have long known that taking antioxidant supplements may actually increase the risk for cancer in some people. One new mouse study offers an explanation why.<p>You see them advertised everywhere, blasted from vitamin-pill packaging and wrinkle cream jars. In theory, antioxidants are supposed to …

Interactive Infographic: The Lifespans Of Pathogens

Which microbes can live the longest on the floor?<p>Here's a look at maximum pathogen survival times on a dry, inanimate surface. (Not pictured: salmonella, which can survive essentially indefinitely.) Press plus and minus to navigate.<p><i>Update: An earlier version of this graphic had a Hepatitis C</i> …

You're Eating It Wrong: Pasta

This recipe takes just a few minutes to throw into the oven and it emerges toasty around the edges and garlicky and a little spicy, if you like. RECIPE: Garlicky Roasted Broccoli - http://thekitc.hn/1fckVFS

Travel Reveals 10 Ways America Is Different From the Rest of the World

After traveling around the world for two years we've noticed many differences between America and the rest of the world. From the proper way to eat pizza to how to tell time, here are a few of our favorites:<p><b>Metric system:</b> As an eager middle-schooler in the 1970s I was told that the United States …

Spaghetti Squash Pesto Lasagna

Right before I went vegan, I made the best lasagna I had ever tasted. It was called Pesto Lasagna, and it contained eggs and three kinds of cheese. …

What Do I Do With ... Lemongrass?

0<p>SHARES<p>Most people get their first exposure to lemongrass in the form of Thai food (Tom Yum, anyone?), but there are many other ways to experience …