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Until recently the battle to avert catastrophic climate change – floods, droughts, famine, mass migrations – seemed to be lost. But with the tipping point just years away, the tide is finally turning, thanks to innovations ranging from cheap renewables to lab-grown meat and electric …

Fossil Fuels

Former astronaut and NFL player bashes Trump with the perfect takedown

Leland Melvin — former astronaut, NFL player, engineer, author, and owner of the best damn official NASA photo of all time — shared a perfect …

DNA confirms Viking remains belonged to a female military leader

For over 130 years, researchers assumed a Viking warrior and military leader whose remains were found in Sweden was a man. Now, new DNA testing has …

New York Times Posts Major Federal Climate Change Report Before Trump and Pruitt Can Cook the Books [Updated]

On Monday, the <i>New York Times</i> published a copy of the special science section of the draft 2018 National Climate Assessment, which federal climate …

This zero-emission boat will make its own hydrogen fuel and sail around the world

‘Energy Observer’ is a unique boat, covered with solar panels, which produces its own hydrogen-based fuel.<p>It set sail from France, where the …

Hydrogen

Hypnosis, grounded in science

Imagine a scenario where your mind had the power to cure debilitating anxiety, eliminate chronic pain or kick an addiction. Adriana Barton reports on the growing scientific support for hypnosis, the mind-body therapy bypassing hucksters for hospital wards<p>Last summer, at age 14, Sue Jones suffered …

Ford built a baby bed that feels like it’s driving around the neighborhood

Some babies won’t sleep unless they get a nighttime cruise around the neighborhood, as many parents (my own included) can attest. That’s why Ford’s latest creation isn’t a car at all – it’s a small cot for babies called Max Motor Dreams (via CNET) that simulates a drive using sound and motion, …

Stephen Hawking just moved up humanity’s deadline for escaping Earth

In November, Stephen Hawking and his bulging computer brain gave humanity what we thought was an intimidating deadline for finding a new planet to call home: 1,000 years.<p>Ten centuries is a blip in the grand arc of the universe, but in human terms it was the apocalyptic equivalent of getting a few …

Singularity

Why humans are so bad at thinking about climate change

How psychology can trick us into keeping Earth habitable.<p>When Per Espen Stoknes looked at polls going back to 1989 assessing the level of public concern about climate change in 39 different countries, he found a surprising pattern in the data.<p>“Incredibly enough, it shows that the more certain the …

These photos force you to look the victims of climate change in the eye

Popular Science Blogs<p>Nexus Media News<p>An interview with photographer Joel Sartore<p><i>Joel Sartore has made it his mission to bring the planet’s most strange and exotic creatures into your living room. He shot nearly 400 portraits for his latest book, *The Photo Ark: One Man’s Quest to Document the</i> …

Nature

4 Must See Climate Films in 2017

By Daisy Simmons<p>When climate denial and "alternative facts" pervade the body politic, it's time to zoom in on the science. Climate change is real and …

Pollution-fighting Vertical Forest buildings coming to China

China has pollution problems, and one Italian architect could have some answers.<p>The Chinese city of Nanjing is getting a Vertical Forest, a set of two buildings stylised with around 1,100 trees and a combination of over 2,500 shrubs and plants.<p>But it's not all about how it looks: The Nanjing Towers …

China

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One of the more traumatic memories from my childhood is that of the Christmas, some time back in the distant, dark 1970s, when my older brother was given a chemistry set. Our kitchen flared with combustible chemicals, the table was blackened, test tubes shattered and only my brother had goggles to …

Siblings

The ‘Pangolin Men’ Are Saving The World’s Most Trafficked Mammal

Committed minders from the The Tikki Hywood Trust in Zimbabwe work hard to protect the species with a one-on-one care programme. The charity workers …

The Best Black Friday Deals of 2016

We scoured the internet to find the gifts you should buy if you want to make a long-lasting impression.<p>As you spent today watching the 90th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, making pumpkin pie recipes and learning how to cook a turkey or how to deep fry a turkey safely, watching NFL games …

Patagonia: 'On Black Friday, We're Donating 100% of Sales to Grassroots Environmental Organizations'

We're just days from Black Friday, one of the biggest consumer shopping days of the year in America. And as people think generously about family and …

Sustainability

Acclaimed Brazilian film makes splash despite political battles and cries of censorship

An internationally acclaimed Brazilian film received the equivalent of an X rating, perhaps because of a political stand taken by the cast. But despite the controversy and alleged censorship surrounding Kleber Mendonca Filho's "Aquarius," it has made a big splash at the box office in a large and …

Brazil

Political attacks on Brazilian film a reminder: there's no such thing as bad publicity

The director and stars of 'Aquarius' protest the proposed impeachment of Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff at Cannes in May 2016. Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters<p>Rodrigo Fonseca, <i>Darcy Ribeiro School of Cinema</i><p>With more than 338,000 tickets sold, more than $1 million in box office, and two months of …

Goat Yoga: It’s Yoga … With Goats!

Every once in awhile, you stumble upon a phrase that immediately incites you to learn more. "Goat yoga" is one of those.“Goat Yoga is a yoga class …

Stop Spending So Much Time In Your Head

99% of all thoughts are useless but they’re still controlling your life.<p>I know something about you without knowing you. I bet you spend A LOT of time …

Self-improvement

Here's What You Should Do If You Find A Baby Bird Out Of Its Nest

Plants and Animals Photo credit: Why so grumpy? I just rescued you! Prokaev Vladimir/ShutterstockSeeing a baby bird in distress is never a pleasant …

On-Demand Interior Design Anyone Can Afford | Inc.com

Meet Bobby. He just graduated from college and moved into his first real adult apartment. The problem is, his neon beer signs and thrift store furniture hurt the professional image he's trying to create for himself. Bobby would like to hire someone to design the apartment for him, but knows he …

How Magicians Trick Your Brain

The renowned Slydini holds up an empty box for all to see. It is not really a box—just four connected cloth-covered cardboard walls, forming a floppy …

Ingenious Shirt Uses Recognizable Icons to Help Break Language Barriers When Traveling

Traveling is a fantastic way to learn about the world, but it's made significantly harder when there's a language barrier. ICONSPEAK wants to ease your frustrations with their ingenious solution: a shirt that displays common (and therefore recognizable) icons across the world. Simply point to a …

Artist Spotlight: Paige Jiyoung Moon – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Art

A couple who quit their jobs to spend 7 months traveling the world explain how they stretched $8,000 across 13 countries

"We thought we'd do all of Italy, all of Greece, and all of Croatia," Gallagher recalls — but then they started crunching the numbers.<p>"We realized it could easily be a $10,000 or $20,000 trip," he tells Business Insider.<p>That's when the idea of living<i>,</i> rather than vacationing, abroad surfaced.<p>"Alex …

8 women shattering the travel industry's glass ceiling

Like too many industries, travel has long been a business dominated by men. From airlines to hotels to tour operators — it hasn’t historically been …

Travel Industry

Become one with your favorite meal in this taco-like chair

You can now become what you eat.<p>The Blandito is a soft, malleable chair created by Ordaria Design that tucks you in tight like the contents of a taco.<p>…

Furniture

I opened up an 'ugly food' shop — here's why you should be eating disfigured vegetables

Plenty of evidence suggests we do look for similar traits in both people and produce, and our perceptions of food are clearly affected by what it looks like.<p>Each year we waste 1.3 billion tonnes of food worldwide, a third of the total produced.<p>This unbelievable figure is partly made up of "ugly" …

Researcher Illegally Shares Millions of Science Papers Free Online to Spread Knowledge

Welcome to the Pirate Bay of science.<p>A researcher in Russia has made more than 48 million journal articles - almost every single peer-reviewed paper …

Social Sciences