Audra Hinson

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El Niño likely to boost CO2 in 2016

<b>A big spike in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels means the greenhouse gas is about to pass a symbolic threshold.</b><p>Twenty-sixteen will very likely mark the first time the concentration of CO2, as measured atop Hawaii's famous Mauna Loa volcano, has been above 400 parts per million for the entire …

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 …

Origin of mystery deep-sea mushroom revealed

<b>Australian scientists have used genetic material to pinpoint the origin of the deep-sea mushroom, an unusual gelatinous creature first dredged up near Tasmania in 1986.</b><p>The organisms have a cylindrical stalk capped by a flat, semi-transparent disc that houses visible channels branching …

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How Global Warming Is Making Some Diseases Even Scarier

Americans should expect a surge in deaths from heat waves, flooding, and respiratory disease as the climate warms, according to a wide-ranging White …

Five Pacific islands disappear as sea levels rise

<b>Five tiny Pacific islands have disappeared amid rising seas and erosion, Australian researchers say.</b><p>The missing islands, part of the Solomon Archipelago, were not inhabited by human beings.<p>But six other islands were found to have seen swathes of land turn into sea, destroying entire villages.<p>The …

Cryosat spacecraft's ice vision is boosted

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1242000/1242578_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524675889_63ee77b03bb95decf46b2aff97080563<p><b>European scientists have found a way to super-charge their study of the ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland.</b><p>The novel technique …

Sentinel's first map of sea-surface 'hills and valleys'

<b>The EU's Sentinel-3a satellite has given a sneak peek at what will be one of its most fundamental products - a map of sea surface height anomalies.</b><p>Launched in February, the spacecraft carries an altimeter to sense the oceans' "hills" and "valleys".<p>It is basic information that is needed to track …

It’s possible to reverse type-2 diabetes in some people—and it’s not even that difficult

As a growing middle class worldwide consumes more sugar, meat, soda, and other processed foods, the number of people suffering from the obesity-related disease type-2 diabetes has quadrupled in the last 40 years, to some 400 million people worldwide.<p>The disease, in which the body doesn’t produce or …

Diabetes

Climate Change This Week: Rising Seas and Super Storms, Solar Gets Cheaper, and More!

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.<p><b>Forests: Important To Our Life Cycles</b> as they conserve our land, our climate, and sources of drugs, foods, and materials. <i>Credit Eco Suparman</i><p><i>Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon</i><p><><p><i>Credit Rhett Butler at mongabay.com</i><p><b>OO Conservation</b> …

Tully Monster: mystery of the 300 million-year-old fossil finally solved

For 58 years, this weird-looking creature has defied classification; now this and other big breakthroughs are giving us a new picture of many ancient lineages<p>This week marked one of those rare occasions in palaeobiology, in that it wasn’t just dinosaurs and mammoths making the headlines. On …

Mysterious Sealed Chambers Discovered In Ancient Aztec Ruins

In the heart of modern-day Mexico City lies the great Aztec temple known as the Templo Mayor, which once served as the sacred center of the …

Goldman backs low-emissions stocks as climate talks start

MILAN/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Electric carmaker Tesla Motors (TSLA.O), lithium supplier Albemarle (ALB.N) and solar-panel efficiency specialist SolarEdge Technologies (SEDG.O) are among winners from a growing focus on emissions as climate-change talks get under way, Goldman Sachs told clients.<p>A …

Climate Change

World leaders kick off climate talks in Paris: 'Our goal must be a transformation'

Declaring that the future of the planet is at stake, more than 150 world leaders assembled outside Paris on Monday to launch an ambitious attempt to confront climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.<p>After decades of difficult negotiations and an unsuccessful attempt to strike a deal six …

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

The only 15 foods worth buying organic

Instead we're faced with awkward produce-aisle decisions every time we step foot into a grocery store — is this worth paying 50¢, $1, $5 more?<p>What are the health implications, and is organic equally important across the board?<p>Let's get real here: Most organic food has not been proven to be "better" …

Archaeologists uncover ruins of Sodom, the lost ancient biblical city destroyed by God

A team of archaeologists led by Prof. Steve Collins has reportedly unearthed the ruins of the ancient cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, which according …

The eco guide to the ocean | Lucy Siegle

Over the past 40 years, we have killed off 50% of marine life through overfishing, habitat destruction and climate change. But the international spotlight and a change in policy mean things are looking up<p>I do love to be beside the seaside, but I am finding it increasingly hard to look the ocean in …

Do humans stand a chance in Earth’s sixth mass extinction?

Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival …

Extinction

Riddle of the ages solved: Where did the Philistines come from?

As civilization collapsed 3,200 years ago, the Sea People – of whom the Philistines were but one - arose, seemingly sweeping away all that stood …

Archaeology

Sleep Study: Drinking Coffee Before Bed Resets Body Clock

Coffee drunk late in the evening resets the internal body clock which regulates a host of biological functions and genes according to a natural …

Sleep

Smoking Doesn’t Kill Them: The Strange Science of the Longevity Gene

Why do some cigarette smokers live to old age while others die young? Scientists are getting closer to an answer.<p>It’s a well-established fact that …

Climate-smart cities could save the world $22tn, say economists

Green buildings and better infrastructure would not only spur economic growth but also cut carbon emissions equal to India’s annual output<p>Putting cities on a course of smart growth – with expanded public transit, energy-saving buildings, and better waste management - could save as much as $22tn and …

Climate

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

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What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

Psychology