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AN OCEAN OF HOPE

Marine biologist Sylvia Earle, a Rolex Testimonee since 1982, has been a pioneer of ocean exploration for more than four decades. Her mission has always been to explore, study and protect the planet's oceans. Now, with her initiative Mission Blue, she is igniting public support to safeguard marine …

The plane that runs on hydrogen and emits only water | CNN Travel

(CNN) — The dream of sustainable air travel is now one step closer to reality, after a team of researchers in Germany flew a plane that emits nothing but water vapor into the atmosphere.<p>The plane runs on fuel cells -- devices producing an electrical current from a supply of hydrogen and oxygen -- …

The world’s biggest nuclear fusion experiment may lead to endless clean energy

Thirty-five countries are working together to build the world’s first large-scale nuclear fusion reactor—and if successful, their efforts could help humans harness the “ultimate green energy.”<p>The reactor, currently estimated to cost $20 billion, is now under construction in southern France. Nuclear …

Energy

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Genealogy

El Niño Has Pushed Our Planet Past a Major Climate Milestone

The monster El Niño of 2015-2016 is finally gone, but scientists are still coming to terms with its impacts on the planet. Among those impacts: …

Climate Change

Design Thinking for Innovative Problem Solving: A Step by Step Project Course Promo

All about Learning. Design Thinking.

Design Thinking -- Maximizing Your Students' Creative Talent: Co Barry at TEDxDenverTeachers

Research Finds Effects Of Homework On Elementary Students

Children, just like adults, can be depressed. Sometimes seemingly normal children with no major life issues can become depressed. It is the result of …

Mental Health

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Experiment 'turns waste CO2 to stone'

<b>Scientists think they have found a smart way to constrain carbon dioxide emissions - just turn them to stone.</b><p>The researchers report an experiment in Iceland where they have pumped CO2 and water underground into volcanic rock.<p>Reactions with the minerals in the deep basalts convert the carbon dioxide …

The Best Visualization of Climate Change isn’t a Graph—It’s a Death Spiral

If you think you’re hot right now, just wait.<p>NOAA’s land & ocean temperature records for April, 2016. Global temperatures can be broadly summarized …

Ask Ethan: Why does space appear black?

If the Universe is infinite and full of stars and galaxies, why can’t we see something everywhere we look?<p><i>“When you get just a complete sense of</i> …

The Earth is on track to end 2015 with an average 1 degree C warming

It’s all but certain that 2015 will end up as the hottest year on record. And in setting that mark, the world is on track to finish the year 1 degree …

Here's What the Earth Will Look Like After All the Ice Melts

Remember a few years ago when National Geographic came out with a map showing what the world would look like after sea levels rose 216 feet from all …

World's Largest Solar Power Plant Coming To CA Mojave Desert

With California utilities expanding rapidly into renewables, the Mojave Desert is one of the hottest spots for solar energy. Last year, plans for the …

Scientists try to replicate climate denier findings and fail

Does the Ted Cruz in you ever wonder whether global warming really <i>is</i> just a hoax? Whether skeptics really <i>are</i> the Galileos of our time? Whether …

Climate Change

Rare 'rain bomb' spotted over Arizona

youtube<p>Cheryl Santa Maria<b><br>Digital Reporter</b><p>Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 7:37 PM - An incredible time lapse film recently uploaded to YouTube features a …

NASA: Rising Sea Levels More Dangerous Than Thought

The consequences of global sea level rise could be even scarier than the worst-case scenarios predicted by the dominant climate models, which don't …

Global Warming

Gas Giants: Facts About the Outer Planets

A gas giant is a large planet composed mostly of gases, such as hydrogen and helium, with a relatively small rocky core. The gas giants of our solar …

Major cancer breakthrough: Doctors solve long-standing mystery of how to stop cancer from growing

Cancer is a terrifying disease that researchers around the globe are obsessively working to cure. Now scientists from the USA have made a …

Scientists declare that octopuses are basically aliens

Octopuses are aliens — or, at least, so vastly different in their genetic makeup that they might as well be considered out of this world. Scientists …

The Newly Proposed High Definition Space Telescope Makes Hubble Look Like a Toy

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), which will be “in many ways a hundred times” more capable than Hubble, isn’t launching until 2018, but already …

Thoth Technology patents 12-mile-high inflatable space elevator

The hardest part about space travel is actually getting to space. Tearing through Earth’s atmosphere and escaping its gravitational pull requires a …

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The cost of space missions

This week, NASA’s New Horizons probe made the first ever flyby of distant, frozen Pluto. We were wondering how much the mission cost, how that …

How big is the Universe? An awesome interactive explanation

With all of the commotion and intrigue surrounding the New Horizons spacecraft approaching Pluto, the <i>BBC</i> recently highlighted an incredible …

Physicists just discovered a different type of particle that will spawn an entirely new field of research

On July 14 a team working with the world's most powerful particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider, announced that they had discovered an entirely new type of particle that's unlike anything they've seen before: the pentaquark.<p>"The pentaquark is not just any new particle," the LHCb …

Physics

This 'tediously accurate' map of the Solar System puts the space into space

In the words of Douglas Adams, space is big. How big? "Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space." Peanuts indeed, but peanuts worth considering — especially …

Sea levels could rise at least 20 feet by the year 2200

Even if the world manages to limit global warming to 2°C — the target number for current climate negotiations — sea levels may still rise at least 6 …

Climate Change