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Flee A Cataclysm, Or Cling To A Doomed Home? Why People Stay May Surprise You

When Boyd Coble heard the sheriff's deputy pounding on his door in Houston in the middle of the night, he rolled over and went back to sleep. Coble, who lives alone, except for his Australian sheepdog, Wally, knew all about Hurricane Harvey. He just didn't think his own home would flood. It never …

Hurricane Harvey

Scientists say we're witnessing the planet's sixth mass extinction — and 'biological annihilation' is the latest sign

When kids learn about extinction in school, they're told about creatures that have disappeared from the planet, and those that are endangered.<p>But rarely are they told that we are currently witnessing a mass extinction event — an incredibly rare phenomenon in which the majority of species on the …

Biodiversity

Why is blood red?

Have you ever wondered why scarlet blood pours out of your nose when you experience a nosebleed? Or why the veins in your skin look blue? It's all …

A mysterious Mars-sized planet may be hiding at the edge of our solar system

A mysterious celestial body may be lurking in the frozen, far-flung reaches of the solar system, scientists say.<p>This is not the proposed “Planet Nine,” a ginormous body that Caltech scientists believe could be tugging at the orbits of the solar system's most distant inhabitants. And it's not Pluto. …

Astronomy

3 Portable Lunch Recipes For Weight Loss

Lunchtime: it’s arguably the best part of the work day – aside from going home, of course. This midday meal is a much-needed break for most, giving …

7 Make-Ahead Breakfasts Even Novice Cooks Can Master

If a busy morning means your breakfast routine is more slamming coffee than sitting for food, consider this: A new study in the American Heart …

Stanford University

Has science lost its way?

There were many impassioned political orations delivered at Saturday’s so-called March for Science. Sadly, I heard nothing about the truly serious problem plaguing science today.<p>The single greatest threat to science right now comes from within its own ranks. Last year <i>Nature</i>, the prestigious …

Former Trump Supporter: 'The American People Have Been Lied To'

<b>Click on the 'Listen' button above to hear this interview.</b><p>Country singer Kraig Moss used to travel across the country stumping for Donald Trump. When he was last on The Takeaway, he said he had traveled to dozens of rallies, motivated by then-candidate Trump's promise to combat the opioid epidemic, …

Donald Trump

Will the March for Science backfire by politicizing science? It depends on this.

On Saturday, thousands of scientists and supporters will converge in Washington and hundreds of other locations to March for Science. Organizers hope the march will launch a broader movement to increase the public profile of science and defend it from political attack. But some scientists worry …

Political Science

While Trump Trumpets Coal, Europe Is Phasing It Out Faster Than Ever - MIT Technology Review

The U.S. and European approaches to burning fossil fuels are looking increasingly polarized. As the Trump administration rallies to do whatever it …

Fossil Fuels

10 Awesome Bloggers Share Their Favorite One-Pot Recipes

We're fully on board with the one-pot phenomenon here at Kitchn. These low-effort, high-reward meals are always greater than the sum of their …

Cooking

Climate Change Reroutes a Yukon River in a Geological Instant

In the blink of a geological eye, climate change has helped reverse the flow of water melting from a glacier in Canada’s Yukon, a hijacking that scientists call “river piracy.”<p>This engaging term refers to one river capturing and diverting the flow of another. It occurred last spring at the …

Global Warming

China Decreased Their Fossil Fuel Use While Increasing Their Energy Use

Global Climate Leader<p>China, being one of the world’s biggest industrial nations, is also one of the planet’s biggest contributors to global …

Fossil Fuels

President Trump Wants to Kill This Clean Energy Program Even Though It Has Bipartisan Support

The federal renewable energy program known as ARPA-E has been a hallmark of bipartisan cooperation since it was created less than a decade ago, …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

Make Sure You Get These Federal Energy Tax Credits

Part of the huge Bipartisan Budget Act passed last month was an extension of tax credits for energy-efficient upgrades to your home.<p>That means if you …

Home Improvement

Trump’s climate skepticism could be the biggest threat to US national security

One thing is clear from President Donald Trump's budget proposal: he really does think climate change is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese to slow America's mighty economy.<p>Nevermind that China, now dealing with the very real effects of heavy air pollution brought on by rapid, unregulated …

Clean Technology

ERM Power criticised for choosing $123m fine over renewable energy certificates

Company says it’s cheaper to pay the penalty, but the move is branded as ‘undermining of the objectives’ of the renewable energy target<p>The Clean Energy Regulator has castigated a major electricity company for choosing to pay a $123m penalty rather than build or contract new wind or solar power.<p>It …

Renewable Energy

Reuters: Trump admin telling EPA to pull climate change info (updated)

Despite a gag order, Environmental Protection Agency employees are talking to <i>Reuters</i>, informing the outlet that their bosses have been instructed to remove this page from its website (Archive.org). On the official White House website, a page devoted to climate change is now only accessible in its …

These Cities Are Setting the Standard for Clean Energy Worldwide

The Green City<p>Some of you might have heard of Burlington, Vermont. It’s a relatively small city that borders Lake Champlain on the state’s western …

Renewable Energy

Scientists Have Outlined an 8-Page Plan to Fix What's Wrong With Science

Enough's enough.<p>The time has come for bad science. An international team of researchers just released an eight-page "manifesto" on how to improve the …

Clinical Trials

Scientists have figured out how to make wounds heal without scars

Whether it's from a surgical procedure, clumsy shaving, or that traumatic biking incident that happened when you were five, just about everyone has a scar they wish would just fade away.<p>And while there's not a whole lot that can be done for scars that are already there, researchers have figured out …

Cell Biology

Natural Gas Is The Future Of Energy, And It's Not Even Close

Natural gas is the wave of the future in U.S. and global electricity production, with no other power source even close to matching natural gas’s potential over the next few decades. The United States is in perfect position to take advantage of this if American policymakers will remove government …

Fossil Fuels

A Trump Tax Cut Could Add $8.2 Billion to Reynolds Price Tag

When British American Tobacco Plc bid $47 billion last year to buy the 58 percent of Reynolds American Inc. that it doesn’t own, the coast was clear. …

Donald Trump

15 fascinating maps that will change the way you see the world

From gun ownership to Miss World winners, we've mapped the world in some weird and wonderful ways.<p>1. Who's got the most guns?<p>Data from the Small Arms Survey, supported by more recent figures from other sources, puts the US way out in front in terms of guns per 100 residents, with 112.6, meaning …

Those $69 Flights to Europe Are Coming in June

Norwegian Airlines has been teasing $69 flights to Europe from select spots in the United States for almost a full year now.<p>And while they promised …

VW diesel car owners file compensation lawsuit

BERLIN -- Lawyers representing owners of tainted Volkswagen diesel-powered cars in Germany filed the first lawsuit seeking consumer compensation for …

Compensation

Women Love Sex More Than Men Because Things Are More Intense "Down There" (According To Science)

Most guys would probably go ahead and argue that they're the predominant gender when it comes to thinking about, wanting to have and then actually …