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It's official! Summer of 2014 was hottest on record

If the summer of 2014 felt unusually warm to you, you were right -- at least on a global level.<p>From June through August of 2014, the average temperature of our planet was 62.78 degrees Fahrenheit -- 1.28 degrees higher than the 20th century average, according to a report by the<p>National Oceanic and …

Global Warming

How to Extend Your Wi-Fi Network With an Old Router

When you upgrade to a faster, better router, don’t toss your old one. Whether through stock or custom firmware, you can likely turn it into a …

Wi-Fi

Climate change is happening too quickly for species to adapt

Among the many strange mantras repeated by climate change deniers is the claim that even in an overheated, climate-altered planet, animals and plants …

Letting children watch hours of TV improves academic ability, study claims

Allowing children to glue themselves to the TV for hours a day improves their academic abilities, a study has claimed.<p>Researchers at the University of London found that children who watched three or more hours a day were three months ahead of their peers who watched less than an hour a day, …

Archaeopteryx restored in fossil reshuffle

<b>What may be the earliest creature yet discovered on the evolutionary line to birds has been unearthed in China.</b><p>The fossil animal, which retains impressions of feathers, is dated to be about 160 million years old.<p>Scientists have given it the name <i>Aurornis</i>, which means "dawn bird".<p>The significance of …

Paleontology

Childhood CT scans slightly raise cancer risk - Futurity

U. MELBOURNE (AUS) — Even though radiation from CT scans is quite low, researchers find …

10 Novels That Are More Action-Packed Than Most Summer Movies

It's summer movie season, the time when blockbuster films come out every week and we pit Vin Diesel against Wolverine. But how do you keep that …