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How China's climate revolution can stop global warming

With or without the cooperation of the US government, nations around the world have begun to take collective action against climate change. Could a …

Climate

Is China’s gaokao the world’s toughest school exam? | Alec Ash

Chinese children must endure years of stress and impossible expectations preparing for their final school exam. The students who do best can look forward to glittering careers and even good marriage prospects. But for the less successful, the system is brutal<p>For two days in early June every year, …

High School

Goodbye cruel world: we’ve passed the carbon tipping point

We have passed a grim new milestone for atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, probably for good. Earlier this week Mauna Loa Observatory, a key site for …

Scientists Now Say Alcohol Is a Direct Cause of Seven Forms of Cancer

Analysis of reviews from several international cancer research bodies has found alcohol to be a direct cause of oropharynx, larynx, oesophagus, liver, colon, rectum, and breast cancer.<p>We're all aware of the risks associated with certain day-to-day activities. Walking and attempting to compose …

Cancer

Chinese scientists to trial revolutionary gene-editing technique on cancer patients

A ground-breaking gene-editing technique is to be tested on humans for the first time, with Chinese oncologists trialling the innovation on lung cancer patients.<p>The team from Sichuan University’s West China hospital in Chengdu, China will begin tests in August, the scientific journal Nature …

Alaska’s huge climate mystery — and its global consequences

In recent years, climate scientists have grown increasingly concerned about a carbon problem in the far north.<p>The fear is that with the higher latitudes of the planet warming extremely rapidly, that heat itself, and some of its consequences — such as raging wildfires in northern forests — could …

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FAA Says Boeing 787 Dreamliners Have 'Urgent Safety Issue'

The Federal Aviation Administration is ordering fixes on General Electric engines used on some Boeing 787 Dreamliners after it found that an icing …

Surprisingly, These 10 Professional Jobs Are Under Threat From Big Data

When you read or hear news stories about the imminent takeover of robots and algorithms that will eliminate jobs for human workers, many times the first examples given are blue-collar jobs like factory workers and taxi drivers. And you may have mentally congratulated yourself because your …

Machine Learning

Quantum Physics Has Just Been Found Hiding in One of The Most Important Mathematical Models of All Time

Mind = blown.<p>Game theory is a branch of mathematics that looks at how groups solve complex problems. The Schrödinger equation is the foundational …

Bernie Sanders wants to phase out nuclear power plants. Is that a good idea?

You’ve probably heard that Bernie Sanders has the most impressive climate agenda of any major-party presidential candidate in history. His proposals …

Nuclear Energy

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India

Scientists have found a way to recycle sunlight, and it could cause a solar-power revolution

The world of solar cells could be on the cusp of a revolution, as researchers seek to boost efficiency by harnessing the power to recycle light.<p>A new study, published Thursday in the journal Science, considers the properties of hybrid lead halide perovskites, a group of materials already making …

Bump in Large Hadron Collider data has physicists electrified

In December, the ATLAS and CMS experiments reported what could be the first hint of a new massive particle that spits out two photons as it decays. …

Gravitational waves explained

A century after Albert Einstein rewrote our understanding of space and time, physicists have confirmed one of the most elusive predictions of his …

Gravitational Waves

Current record-shattering temperatures are shocking even to climate scientists | Dana Nuccitelli

February 2016 was likely the hottest month in thousands of years, as we approach the 2°C danger limit.<p>“Stunning,” “wow,” “shocker,” “bombshell,” “astronomical,” “insane,” “unprecedented”– these are some of the words climate scientists have used to describe the record-shattering global surface …

Climate Change

Entanglement: Gravity's long-distance connection

When Albert Einstein scoffed at a “spooky” long-distance connection between particles, he wasn’t thinking about his general theory of …

Quantum Physics

Australian Climate Council calls for urgent action as records tumble

Autumn brings no relief following a record-breaking summer driven by rapid global warming, the Climate Council report says<p>Record hot spells in Australia this month blurred the line between summer and autumn in another sign of rapidly advancing global warming, a Climate Council report says.<p>The first …

The 10 most beautiful ceilings in the world

Some of the world’s most glorious sights can only be experienced if you crane your neck. Jonathan Glancey looks up.

We are finally starting to understand Pluto's place in the solar system

Pluto is a weird little world with a familiar planetary recipe.<p>If you combine many of the materials found in the solar system — rocks, water, …

THE Student Experience Survey 2016 results

The best universities in the UK for student experience have been revealed, according to a <i>Times Higher Education</i> survey of current …

Higher Education

Foreign academics report difficulties working at leading South Korean university

Since the turn of the millennium, South Korean universities have been trying to improve their research capabilities by attracting scholars from …

Higher Education

How Carbon Farming Could Reverse Climate Change

As the climate crisis heats up, agriculture is in the hot seat, not only as a contributor to climate change, but also as a potential solution. Eric …

The UK’s Next Nuclear Power Plant Could Collapse Before It’s Built

Finance issues plague Hinkley Point C, with energy company EDF still to sign off on the project.<p>The UK could face power outages and missing emissions targets if the nuclear plant isn't built – but that doesn't mean it should be<p>Nuclear power stations are always controversial, but the UK's proposed …

UK children falling behind in maths due to ‘superficial’ learning

OECD claims maths teaching in the UK is over-complicated, often with a focus on memorisation rather than mathematical concepts<p>UK schoolchildren are falling behind in maths because lessons in the subject are "a mile wide and an inch deep", according to an international education expert.<p>Andreas …

Gravity waves from black holes verify Einstein’s prediction

<b>WASHINGTON</b> — Tremors in the cosmic fabric of space and time have finally been detected, opening a new avenue for exploring the universe.<p>The historic …

blackholes

Carbon dioxide spike in Earth's atmosphere 'exploded' to new record in 2015 say US scientists

An "explosive" new level of carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere in 2015 shattered all previous records, report scientists from the the US …

The mysterious boundary

A black hole’s event horizon is a one-way bridge to nowhere, a gateway to a netherworld cut off from the rest of the cosmos.<p>Understanding what …

Black Holes

The Surprising Reason Our Planet Isn't Heating Up Even Faster

In research that adds new truth to the phrase “every cloud has a silver lining,” scientists are reporting that sulfate aerosol emissions have offset …