Evan Eschelmuller

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Carbon Engineering unveils groundbreaking carbon capture project in Squamish, B.C.

The mountain air in Squamish, B.C., could soon be even fresher with the launch of a groundbreaking carbon capture operation.<p>The pilot project will …

Stephen Hawking: 'If you feel you are in a black hole, don’t give up. There’s a way out.'

Physicist says information sucked into a black hole may emerge in another universe<p>All is not lost if you fall into a black hole – you could simply pop up in another universe, according to Stephen Hawking.<p>The celebrated physicist has a new theory about where lost information ends up after being …

Physics

New Sugar Substitute: Nanoparticles Of Sand Coated In Sugar

Same taste, fewer calories<p>Sugar is dietary enemy number one at the moment. The delicious compound can be found in many foods and beverages (even those that don’t taste sweet) and has been blamed for the obesity epidemic in the U.S. and beyond. Now an Israeli startup, DouxMatok, has devised a way to …

Scientists have built a machine that takes carbon dioxide out of the air and turns it into clean energy

A SIGNIFICANT FACTOR IN THE EARTH’S ONGOING climate change is the human emissions of carbon dioxide. Not only do humans themselves emit carbon …

Carbon Dioxide

White House hits back at Charles Koch

The White House fired back Wednesday at Charles Koch after a POLITICO article quoted him as saying he was “flabbergasted” by a recent attack on him and his brother by President Barack Obama during an energy speech in Las Vegas earlier this week.<p>In his Monday speech, Obama said that “you start …

Fossil Fuels

Former Reagan aide Bruce Bartlett: Fox News’ “self-brainwashing” is hurting the GOP

The channel’s arrogant self-confidence is infecting its viewers — and undermining its own agenda<p>On "Reliable Sources" this weekend, a conservative historian who served in both the Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations minced no words about what he believes is making the average Republican …

Fossil fuels get global $5.3 trillion 'subsidy': IMF report

The IMF estimates that governments are providing a $5.3 trillion US "subsidy" to the fossil fuel sector in 2015 by failing to account for its harmful …

New for brain scientists: a census of neurons

The human brain is a noisy, busy place, teeming with diversity. To produce the wondrously complex mammalian behavior we take for granted every minute, cells of different sizes, shapes and chemical affinities buzz, hum, crackle and pop in conflict and cooperation with one another.<p>When everything is …

Multiple Sclerosis

A traumatic event makes victims age biologically faster

Post taumatic stress disorder should no longer be thought of as only a mental illness after scientists found it causes major biological damage<p>A stressful experience really can take years off you as scientists find that people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are actually ageing …

Mental Health

Scott Walker’s vicious college-tuition scam: The real reason why higher-ed budget cuts are so devastating

The GOP has been waging a war against government-funded higher ed — and the consequences are staggering<p>Over the last decade, states have made massive cuts to higher education, with average state support falling from $9,729 per student in 2001 to $6,815 in 2011. While a large share of the blame for …

The Canadian economy, not terrorism, will decide the outcome of the federal election

Finance Minister Joe Oliver finally announced the date of the budget, speaking to the cameras in front of bored-looking garment workers on the floor …

Canada

What Is Consciousness? Another Reply to Kastrup

I hadn’t planned for this topic to take over my blog this week, but it happens. Judging by the comments there is significant interest in the issue of …

Consciousness

Slate Magazine - Politics, Business, Technology, and the Arts

Cover StoryMe Me MeTube Justin Peters YouTubers processed the YouTube shooting the only way they could.<p>Trump Basically Said He Should Lose the Stormy …

Open season on LGBT rights: Indiana governor signs religious discrimination bill

Hoosiers can now refuse services to LGBT people on religious grounds<p>Overruling objections by everyone from Indiana business leaders to actor George Takei, GOP Gov. Mike Pence on Thursday signed legislation that will allow individuals and businesses in the state to deny services to LGBT people on …

Ted Cruz’s absurd anti-science logic: “Global warming alarmists are the equivalent of flat-earthers”

The 2016 candidate spoke with the Texas Tribune on Tuesday<p>Ted Cruz, official 2016 presidential contender, spoke with the Texas Tribune's political reporter Jay Root about why the country should vote for him to be Rat Overlord. In the interview, Cruz echoed some of his more extreme views on climate …

We Are Koch

Koch Industries, considered Public Enemy Number One by many environmentalists, is blanketing the airwaves with an ad campaign touting its contributions to society.<p>Charles and David Koch, billionaire moguls of a fossil fuel empire, sign off their company's self-aggrandizing ads with the triumphant …

Canada Could Go 100 Percent Renewable By 2035 If Its Government Gets Serious About Climate Change

Canada can be a world leader in emissions reductions and renewable energy use, but only if its federal government decides to take climate change …

Fossil Fuels

People could become more compassionate by taking a drug that prolongs dopamine's effects on the brain, study finds

Would the world be a better place if people could be made more sensitive to the suffering of others?<p>Scientists in California have been pursuing the …

Pay attention, climate deniers: Earth just experienced its warmest winter on record

Senator Inhofe and company should try looking beyond D.C.<p>Sen. James Inhofe's infamous climate-denying stunt, in which he held up a snowball on the senate floor as "proof" that global warming is a hoax, wasn't just, as President Obama described it, disturbing. It was also extremely narrow-minded, as …

Iran nuclear talks: White House urges Congress to stand down

Iran will take no lessons from US, says supreme leader after senators' letter<p>Read more<p>The White House has warned that Republicans in Congress could “potentially prevent” a groundbreaking deal to stop Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, scuppering an agreement that has been years in the making and …

South Asia

Bill C-51 protest gets crowded at Vancouver Art Gallery

AT least 1,000 people protest new police powers they say will restrict freedoms in Canada<p>Protesters in Vancouver have joined others across the …

The road map to the Universe: Pathways between our Milky Way and 100,000 other galaxies charted in 10-year quest by scientists

• <b>Scientists reveal the Milky Way's position in an enormous supercluster of galaxies after 10-year quest into unknown</b>• <b><br>Huge supercluster stretches 500</b> …

Universe

The film that reveals how American ‘experts’ discredit climate scientists

Last week the US secretary of state launched a savage attack on climate sceptics, fuelling a toxic political debate<p>For Naomi Oreskes, professor of scientific history at Harvard, there’s no more vivid illustration of the bitter war between science and politics than Florida’s ban on state employees …

Climate

NASA chief has perfect comeback to Ted Cruz's attack on Earth science

Texas Republican Senator and likely presidential hopeful Ted Cruz has had it with NASA researching our home planet, preferring that NASA devote its …

Will we ever eat genetically modified meat?

Tweaking the DNA of fish, pigs, and cows promises to breed healthier, happier animals and boost food production. But will people eat the results? Daniel Cossins investigates.<p>We need to use all the tools we have available, and genetic engineering is one of them<p>The highlands of western Panama are an …

Genetics

The term “climate change” is reportedly banned in Florida

Gov. Rick Scott’s anti-science policy reaches a new low<p>As rising seas lap at its shore, Florida's come up with a fool-proof plan for dealing with climate change: an official policy of ignoring the problem and hoping it will go away.<p>For officials at the Florida Department of Environmental …

Netanyahu’s war must be stopped now: The real story behind his speech to Congress

While the media covers politics and personalities, a much more dangerous game around Iran unfolds offstage<p>The media has focused attention on the rude way that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu made his appearance in the U.S. this week, as though the real issue is hurt feelings between him and …

Fast-Evolving Human DNA Leads to Bigger-Brained Mice

Between 5 and 7 million years of evolution separate us humans from our closest relatives—chimpanzees. During that time, our bodies have diverged to an obvious degree, as have our mental skills. We have created spoken language, writing, mathematics, and advanced technology—including machines that …

Evolution

Google Added A Puppy To Its Creepy Robot Family

Boston Dynamics has given its humanoid robot a terrifying—but cute—new best friend.<p>Spot is the latest effort from Boston Dynamics, the Google-owned robotics company known for creating the freaky humanoid robot Atlas and the four-legged automaton originally known as Big Dog. Announced via YouTube …