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Should we give up half of the Earth to wildlife?

Populations of all kinds of wildlife are declining at alarming speed. One radical solution is to make 50% of the planet a nature reserve<p>The orangutan is one of our planet’s most distinctive and intelligent creatures. It has been observed using primitive tools, such as the branch of a tree, to hunt …

Wildlife

We Are Drowning in Plastic, and Fracking Companies Are Profiting

The fracking industry is helping to fuel the plastics binge that is choking the planet.We are choking the planet in plastic. Everything from wasteful …

Environment

11 Scientific Tips That Will Help You Learn Anything Faster - And Actually Remember It

Hack the learning process.<p>Kids can and should practice the skill of learning if they want a fighting chance at fulfilling all those lofty goals their …

Self-improvement

The best ways to counter the negative effects of aging and live a long time — starting right now

The keys to a long and healthy life are right in front of you.<p>Instead of expensive face creams, a cache of vitamins and supplements, or a hard-to-follow diet, all you need are some research-backed tools to help you stay healthy as you age and fight cognitive decline.<p>These solutions involve simple …

Wellness

Mind-Bending New Paper Could Explain The Strange 'Patterns' Within Our Solar System

Meet pilot wave gravity.<p>There's a strange pattern in our Solar System – if you look at the orbits of the first seven planets, each one gets …

Physics

You thought quantum mechanics was weird: check out entangled time

In the summer of 1935, the physicists Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger engaged in a rich, multifaceted and sometimes fretful correspondence …

Quantum Mechanics

E-cigarettes may cause cancer and heart disease, says study

They are usually marketed as a safe alternative to conventional cigarettes, but a new study suggests that e-cigarettes may still pose serious harm to …

Public Health

Learn How To Make THC Oil That Will Work In An E-Cig · Page 4 of 5 · High Times

Alcohol Bath<p>You can also skip this step if you’ve already got your cannabis in the form of a concentrate. We don’t recommend using rubbing alcohol. …

The One Popular Food Seasoning You Should Avoid for a Healthy Brain

There are certain types of foods and drinks that provide special benefits to your brain. For example, in the past, studies have shown that we can …

Humanity

If you can solve one of these 6 major math problems, you'll win a $1 million prize

In 2000, the Clay Mathematics Institute announced the Millennium Prize problems. These were a collection of seven of the most important math problems …

Science Discovers Why Some People Are Motivated to Succeed While Others Aren't

People who seem naturally motivated really are. If you not, you can motivate yourself.<p>There are mornings when I look over my to-do-list and just keep staring blankly at it. Instead of getting to work, I keep checking my inbox, news feed, and making a fresh cup of green tea. Then I notice the dirty …

6 Exercises That’ll Seriously Improve Your Posture

<i>This article originally appeared on DailyBurn.com.</i><p>One thing most gym-goers probably don’t focus on enough: body alignment outside the studio walls. …

Take Your Life Back With the 30 x 30 x 30 Rule

Here is a reason many people waste their life:<p><b>It’s because they do not use or leverage their past experiences.</b><p>Instead, they jump from idea to idea, …

Writing

E-cigarette flavorings may impair heart muscle function

Vaping might be a more healthful alternative to smoking, but this does not mean that it is harmless. This is the takeaway message from a new study, …

eCigarettes

'This is what extinction looks like' - photo of last male northern white rhino goes viral

With his wide mouth planted squarely on the dusty floor, it is almost as if Sudan understands his plight. A photograph of the last male northern white rhinoceros has gone viral after being posted on Twitter in order to illustrate the meaning of extinction.<p>Sudan is the only surviving male of the …

Endangered Species

The Trump administration just published a report saying 'there is no convincing alternative explanation' for climate change

The federal government just released its latest research on climate change, and the findings are conclusive:<p>"It is <i>extremely likely</i> that human influence has been the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid-20th century,'" it says.<p>The 15-chapter US Global Change Research Program Climate …

Climate Change

Scientists Just Found a Serious Flaw in Ocean Temperature Calculations

Oh no.<p>Models used to estimate past ocean temperatures might be based on a flawed assumption, according to new research.<p>If true, it would mean our …

Global Warming

New study suggests e-cigarettes could be damaging lungs in a unique way

E-cigarette use around the world is booming, especially amongst young people. In 2016 the US Surgeon General identified a 900 percent increase in …

Public Health

Warning of 'ecological Armageddon' after dramatic plunge in insect numbers

Three-quarters of flying insects in nature reserves across Germany have vanished in 25 years, with serious implications for all life on Earth, scientists say<p>The abundance of flying insects has plunged by three-quarters over the past 25 years, according to a new study that has shocked …

Is This The Secret Behind the Mysterious Em Drive?

The secret behind the Em Drive’s thrust, which is real, may be in the long-discarded pilot wave theory.<br>Read More

Physics

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing we have to a miracle drug

Get moving.<p>A wealth of recent research, including a new study published this month, suggests that any type of exercise that raises your heart rate and gets you moving and sweating for a sustained period — known as aerobic exercise— has a significant, beneficial effect on the brain.<p>"Aerobic exercise …

The Brain

We’ve Grossly Underestimated How Much Cow Farts Are Contributing to Global Warming

A new NASA-sponsored study shows that global methane emissions produced by livestock are 11 percent higher than estimates made last decade. Because …

The 7 Books Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Says You Need To Lead Smarter

The well-read CEO recommends books that have informed his own thinking and that of his team at Microsoft in formulating the company’s turnaround.<p>If you spend time with Satya Nadella—as I did on several occasions this year while researching our new cover story on the dramatic impact he’s had on …

A pile of trash in the ocean has grown to the size of France—and some people want it recognized as a nation

There’s a country-sized problem in the north Pacific Ocean: a patch of trash has grown to the size of France. So the environmental charity Plastic Oceans Foundation has paired up with the news and entertainment publication LadBible to campaign for it to be recognized as an official country.<p>The …

Pollution

Phoenix Will Be Almost Unlivable by 2050 Thanks to Climate Change

Phoenix's notoriously unrelenting heat will soon get even worse.<p>Sorry to put such a fine point on this, but even without climate change, Phoenix, Arizona, is already pretty uninhabitable. Don't get me wrong, I spend a fair amount of time there, and I love it—particularly in the fall and winter—but …

Climate Change

This 3-Letter Word Will Make You Live Longer and Happier, According to Science

It's as simple as taking a walk outside.<p>Ever encountered something so vast, so beautiful, so intense, that your mind struggled to comprehend it? There's a word for that, and multiple studies have concluded that it's very good for your health. It's the experience of <i>awe</i>.<p>Psychologists describe awe as …

Psychology

Plastic fibres found in tap water around the world, study reveals

Exclusive: Tests show billions of people globally are drinking water contaminated by plastic particles, with 83% of samples found to be polluted<p>We are living on a plastic planet. What does it mean for our health?<p>Microplastic contamination has been found in tap water in countries around the world, …

Get Fit Fast With This Total-Body EMOM Workout

<i>This article originally appeared on DailyBurn.com.</i><p>You can switch up your workout and challenge your body using countless, complicated methods. Or, …

Kenya imposes world's toughest law against plastic bags

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyans producing, selling or even using plastic bags will risk imprisonment of up to four years or fines of $40,000 from Monday, as the world's toughest law aimed at reducing plastic pollution came into effect.<p>The East African nation joins more than 40 other countries that have …

Graphene Computers Work 1000 Times Faster, Use Far Less Power

Graphene At It Again<p>The discovery of graphene in 2004 began a flurry of studies to isolate other two-dimensional materials. Graphene was found to be …