Zach Graber

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Pioneering woman who mapped the ocean floor

Last Tuesday was International Women’s Day – a time to remember and celebrate the achievements of women. In Earth sciences many women have made significant contributions to the field, right back as far as the 18th century, when the field was in its infancy. But to this day women are still …

Poor and uneducated are biologically different to affluent, UCL finds

Scientists at UCL have found that hormone levels of the 'haves' and 'have-nots' are significantly different which could explain health inequalities<p>Poor and uneducated people could be ageing faster, and more vulnerable to disease, because their hormones are out of balance, a new study …

Freshwater carries carbon out of the forest - Futurity

Rivers and streams in the US transport or store more than 220 billion pounds of carbon each year, say researchers. Some of it ends up as greenhouse …

Where in the world have we achieved 100% renewable power?

In a few places around the world, humans have achieved a feat that seemed impossible just a few years ago, and still seems inconceivable nearly everywhere else: They’ve stopped burning fossil fuels for electricity.<p>Throughout 2015, several nations, states and cities announced they had either managed …

Renewable Energy

When A Stranger Leaves You $125 Million

One morning last year, when Bryan Bashin sat down to check his email, a peculiarly short note caught his attention.<p>"A businessman has passed away. I think you might want to talk to us," it read.<p>Bashin directs a nonprofit in San Francisco called the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, so …

Empathy

Scientists map high-temp superconductivity in 3D for the first time

High-temperature superconductivity represents a potential breakthrough across multiple fields of technology, from MRIs to levitating trains, hoverboards and computing. Scientists at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have discovered the first 3D model of the elements …

Government Is Disrupting Coding Bootcamps

Government is moving faster than startups.<p>That may be the first time anyone’s written those words, but it’s exactly what’s happening in the nascent coding bootcamp market.<p>The Department of Education recently announced EQUIP, a new pilot program allowing federal student loans to be accessible to …

This Galette Just Wants You to Give It a Good Home and Love It Unconditionally

Sleeper hit right here: Mushrooms, hearty greens, and a buttery pie crust. This savory galette is about to become your new favorite fall dinner.<p><i>Here at Bon Appétit, we publish upwards of 40 recipes a month, and we’ve been doing that for, oh, more than 50 years now. We spend countless hours</i> …

Cooking

U.N. Dreams Big: 17 Huge New Goals To Build A Better World

At the United Nations General Assembly this weekend in New York, U.N. member states are set to adopt the new Sustainable Development Goals. The goals are meant to guide development priorities around the globe over the next 15 years. Critics and supporters alike are declaring them to be highly …

Sustainability

The Crazy Scrambled Egg Hack You Have To See To Believe

Every day, it seems, we find a new, more complicated way to cook eggs. We bake where we once hard-boiled, brûlée where we once fried -- and if all else fails, we trot out the sous vide machine. But for perfect, no-frills scrambled eggs, the secret is dead simple: Poach them.<p>This technique, which …

For better antennas, add this 'smart' material - Futurity

Vanadium dioxide's solid-to-solid phase change could make it useful for improved cell and radio antennas and even microsurgery.

Nine massive banks just teamed up to take the technology behind bitcoin mainstream

Barclays, BBVA, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Credit Suisse, JPMorgan, State Street, Royal Bank of Scotland, and UBS have all formed a partnership to draw up industry standards and protocols for using the blockchain in banking.<p>The partnership is being led by R3, a startup with offices in New York …

FinTech

13 Mushroom Recipes for Meatless Mondays - Chowhound

Whether you’re a card-carrying vegetarian, an advocate for eating more conscientiously, or just have a solid appreciation for foods that grow out of …

Cooking

Bill Nye is testing a spaceship that rides on sunbeams

LightSail project uses solar sails for propulsion<p>Back in 1976, famed physicist and astronomer Carl Sagan appeared on <i>The Tonight Show</i> to explain a new method of space travel. Using a technique called solar sailing, Sagan described a craft that used a large reflective sheet to "work exactly as a …

Add Graphene To Spider Silk To Create The Strongest Fiber Yet

Web slingers get a high-tech upgrade<p>Your move, limpets. Earlier this year, the long-reigning champion of the Strongest Biological Material Competition, spider silk, was usurped by the upstart limpet teeth. But we all knew that the arachnids would not go quietly into the night.<p>In an unorthodox move, …