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In California's rural, conservative north, there are big dreams for cleaving the state

The two young, blond women in figure-flattering ball gowns hoisted whiskey and shotguns.<p>An auctioneer rattled off bids. Above the stage in the banquet hall hung a green flag for the 51st state of Jefferson, with its pair of Xs called a “double-cross” representing a sense of rural …

Sea levels could rise so much this century that they'll unleash 25 times the number of destructive floods

So what should we expect over the next, say, hundred years?<p>A new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration report has laid out six possible scenarios. The sea level in parts of the US is rising even faster than the global average and could rise by as much as about 8 feet by the year …

Climate Change

DNA links Native Americans with Europeans

Ancient DNA reveals that the ancestors of modern-day Native Americans had European roots. The discovery sheds new light on European prehistory and …

New study finds evidence for a 'fast' dinosaur extinction

New sediment data suggests the dinosaurs were rapidly done in, strengthening asteroid impact theory<p>Boring is beautiful when you’re studying a calamity, especially one as spectacular as the mass extinction that wiped out the dinosaurs. That’s because exciting sediments, full of variations and gaps, …

Paleontology

Mental and physical effects of magic mushrooms

There's evidence that tripping on magic mushrooms could actually free the mind.<p>Several small studies have linked the psychoactive ingredient in shrooms (which are illegal) with several purported health benefits, including the potential to help relieve anxiety and depression.<p>But, as with any drug, …

Consciousness

Could we set aside half the Earth for nature?

Renowned biologist E O Wilson wants to set aside half of the planet as protected areas for nature. But is this possible? And, if so, how would it work?<p>As of today, the only place in the universe where we are certain life exists is on our little home, the third planet from the sun. But also as of …

These Are the Most Inspiring Nature Photographs of 2016

Peter Pan and His Shadow, Fox mousing jump, Yellowstone National Park, 2015.<br>Cindy Goeddel<p>1 of 9<p>Today is the eleventh anniversary of Nature …

Nature Photography

Honest E-Mail-Sign-Off Quotations for the Uninspired

"When life gives you lemons, quickly take them all home, because lemons have gotten really expensive due to global warming and inflation."<p>"If you love someone, let him out of the basement once you're sure that you can trust him not to tell anyone what you have down there."<p>"Life is like the ocean. …

Voice Mail

Scientists have detected colliding black holes for the 2nd time — and it’s going to revolutionize our perception of the universe

These gravitational waves were generated by two black holes — eight and 14 times the mass of the sun — merging together 1.4 billion light years away from Earth.<p>This produced a spinning black hole 21 times the mass of the sun. It also released enough energy to rival the mass of the Sun in the form …

LIGO

Magic Mushrooms Shown To Ease Severe Depression In Groundbreaking Study

For up to 9,000 years, humans have been reaping the spiritual, psychological, and recreational benefits of psilocybin mushrooms. But for years, …

Magic Mushrooms and Meditation Might Provide the Ultimate Cure for Anxiety and Depression

<b>Researchers are testing the therapeutic potential of magic mushrooms and meditation on the human brain. Their study aims to discover if these two</b> …

Gene editing technique could transform future

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/health/1246000/1246254_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522278558_9fe8702eea41d0fce2b64ae241eb8b1c<p><b>CRISPR - get to know this acronym. It's good to know the name of something that could change your future.</b><p>Pronounced "crisper", it is a biological …

Genetics

Scientists discover age-old trading route from Mesopotamia to the far north

Spectacular green glass rods dug up in the ancient Egyptian city of Akhetaten and glass beads found in graves in Scandinavia, northern Germany and …

Archaeology

People are obsessed with this traditional Indian spice with huge health benefits

This year's report looked at the food queries by volume from 2014 to 2016 and compiled a list of the trends. These were put into categories of sustained and seasonal risers and decliners as well as rising and falling stars.<p>You may be surprised to find out the top rising star under "foods with …

Alternative Medicine

Yes, Native Americans Were the Victims of Genocide

Burial of the dead after the massacre of Wounded Knee, 1891. (Photo: Northwestern Photo Co.)<p><i>This paper, written under the title, "U.S.</i> …

Train derailment causes massive fire in northern Oregon

<b>(CNN) —</b> A train derailment along the Oregon and Washington border sparked a raging fire that sent massive black plumes of smoke in the air on Friday afternoon.<p>Eleven rail cars from a 96-car Union Pacific train carrying crude oil derailed, causing at least one train car to catch fire, Union Pacific …

USDOT

The coral reefs that almost made scientists cry (for joy)

These are not fun times to be a coral reef researcher.<p>Like so much of environmental science, the field can be a dismal one, often devoted to documenting decline. There are mass die-offs, worldwide bleaching events, plagues of sea stars, the ominous “warm blob,” the “godzilla” El Nino and …

Climate Change

The Rolling Stones Play Havana: Pictures

Revolution

See the World’s Oldest Dress

02/19/2016 · by carylsue · in Current Event Connection, Main. ·<p><b>WORLD</b><p>A 5,000-year-old Egyptian garment provides a glimpse into the fashions of yester-yester-yesteryear. (Nat Geo News)<p>Take a look to see how another Egyptian—Tutankhamun—used linen clothing.<p><i>Educators, scroll down for a quick list of</i> …

Pluto's Moon May Have Had an Ocean That Ripped It Apart

A ridge that runs across the entire surface of Charon could be the ancient ocean having one last "Hulk out."<p>It's not every day that NASA invokes Marvel Comics to describe a planetary science phenomena, but it's not every day that you find a place whose ocean ripped its surface apart.<p>Ever since New …

State of wonder: where to find Oregon's best landscapes

Oregon is a natural stunner. The state's glorious coastline alternates between rugged cliffs accented with stone sentinels just offshore to miles-long sandy beaches perfect for a relaxing stroll. Inland, landscapes vary from craggy gorges to coniferous forests to salty playas. Then there are the …

Oregon

Monstrous Cosmic Gas Cloud Set To Ignite The Milky Way

When we think about our galaxy, most people think about the stars in the sky, the grand, sweeping spiral arms, the disk-like plane of our Milky Way filled with dust, and the bulge in the galactic center. All of this combines to make up our run-of-the-mill home, complete with some 400 billion stars …

Universe

Ammon Bundy Starts Wingnut Woodstock in Oregon

Ammon Bundy’s band of Oregon militiamen includes a vet who wears ‘F**k Islam’ T-shirts and men who say they’re ready to stay for months.<p>BURNS, Oregon …

The world's best ski runs: in pictures - Telegraph

<b>Corbet's Couloir</b> <i>Jackson Hole, Wyoming</i><br>“Someone will ski that one day,” guide Barry Corbet remarked to his boss Paul McCollister in 1960, as they surveyed Rendezvous Mountain four years before the opening of Jackson Hole resort. They were gazing up at a narrow snow-covered cleft in the rock face. It …

Words We Should Stop Using in 2016

Enough. Already.<p>This New Year’s lets resolve to rid the world of these wretched words…<p>England may have invented, well, the Queen’s English…but their …

2015: A year of progress and buffoonery on climate change

LAST WINTER, bitter cold on the East Coast prompted Sen. James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.) to take a snowball onto the Senate floor in mockery of climate scientists. This winter, the weather is so warm that there are not two snowflakes in the Washington area for Mr. Inhofe to scrape together.<p>Just as last …

Climate Change

Dezeen's top 10 gadgets of 2015

Dezeen's design editor Dan Howarth selects his pick of this year's gadgets, including concepts, prototypes and commercial products for cooking, …

Naukratis: ancient Egypt’s version of Hong Kong unearthed by British team

Excavation reveals scale and importance of Greek city on Nile delta that dominated trade<p>A major excavation led by the British Museum has unearthed a wealth of revealing detail about a Greek trading city in ancient Egypt. Wood from Greek ships and Egyptian figurines dedicated to a “festival of …

Ancient History

Why Engineers Can’t Stop Los Angeles' Enormous Methane Leak

A river of harmful gas is spewing into the air around Los Angeles, and won’t be stopping any time soon.<p>One of the biggest environmental disasters in US history is happening right now, and you've probably never heard of it.<p>An enormous amount of harmful methane gas is currently erupting from an …

Southern California

North America’s Biggest Landslide In 30 Years Went Completely Unnoticed

A landslide that dumped 200 million metric tons of Earth went completely unseen by scientists—until now.<p>In the middle of the Alaskan wilderness, things can shift on a magnificent, Earth-shattering scale, and none of us are any the wiser.<p>One such event occurred last October, when 200 million metric …

North America