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Record global temperatures are shocking — and yet we don't respond seriously

We treat climate change records as we treat new fashions, phones or films. But we seem unable to understand that we are driving such changes<p>And another one bites the dust. The year 2014 was the warmest ever recorded by humans. Then 2015 was warmer still. January 2016 broke the record for the …

Global Warming

Researchers have a radical plan to freeze rising sea water and transport it to Antarctica

A new study investigates one radical solution: 'geoengineering,' or reshaping the planet in a substantial way. In this case, by enlarging Antarctica's continental glacier via pumping ocean water onto the ice surface.<p>If it works, and the ice sheet grows thicker, it could sequester huge volumes of …

Our tech future: the rich own the robots while the poor have 'job mortgages'

Artificial intelligence expert Jerry Kaplan says those whose jobs involve ‘a narrow set of duties’ are most likely to see their work replaced by automation<p>Ever since the first vision of a robot appeared on the horizon of mankind, humans have feared that automation will replace the workforce in our …

Artificial Intelligence

World’s First Malaria Vaccine Shows Promising Results in Human Trials

Are we one step away from being able to save millions of children each year?<p>For the first time ever, a malaria vaccine candidate has reached phase 3 …

Cuba Has a Lung Cancer Vaccine - And Now The Rest of The World Wants It

The more scientists who can work with it, the better.<p>For 55 years, the US has placed a punishing trade embargo on Cuba, around which the local …

Scientists May Have Found a Way to Stop Breast Cancer Spreading to The Bones

This is fantastic news.<p>Scientists have found a mechanism that might help them stop breast cancer from spreading to the bones - a breakthrough that …

Combination of Drugs "Dramatically" Shrinks Breast Cancer in Just 11 Days

This could replace the need for chemo.<p>Using a combination of two drugs, scientists have managed to shrink - and even eliminate - a specific type of …

Scientists discover bacteria that eat plastic bottles | The Star

A team of Japanese scientists has found a species of bacteria that eats the type of plastic found in most disposable water bottles.<p>The discovery, …