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Audi Announces Diesel Fuel Derived from Water and CO2

Maybe EVs aren’t inevitable after all. Audi, together with the German energy company Sunfire, has announced that it is able to synthesize diesel from water and CO2, and that the product can fuel automobiles.<p>The process involves heating water to 800 degrees Celsius, creating steam. Electricity—from …

Natural Gas

Fuel from Seawater? What’s the Catch?

What would happen if we could convert seawater into fuel? Would fossil fuels become extinct? Would climate change grind to a halt? Would everyone …

Wireless Implant Eliminates Bacteria, Then Dissolves

Researchers at Tufts University and University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana successfully delivered an antibiotic treatment to mice with a bacterial infection with what’s considered to be the first resorbable wireless electronic implant.<p>The wireless implant, made of silk and magnesium, delivered …

New Doubts About Whether Elephants Can Survive South Sudan's Civil War

Before war broke out in December 2013, things were getting better for South Sudan's elephants, conservationist says.<p>Southern Sudan knows violence. After being wracked by modern Africa's longest civil war, from 1983 to 2005, in which millions of people were displaced or died, South Sudan gained …

World's rarest cetacean threatened by illegal gillnets

The world's rarest cetacean could disappear in less than four years unless immediate action is taken by the Mexican government to protect it from entanglement in gillnets deployed illegally in its Gulf of California refuge, federal officials said Tuesday.<p>Fewer than 100 critically endangered …

Extinction

Report Downplays Role of Global Warming in California Drought

Scientists debate cause of worst California drought in 1,200 years.<p>California's ongoing drought is due primarily to natural variability in the Pacific Ocean, not human-induced global warming, a government report released Monday argues.<p>But whether that variation in ocean conditions is truly …

Can You Get A Great Workout With 10-Pound Dumbbells

<b>1. Smaller loads can pack a serious metabolic punch.</b> "Light weights allow you to perform movements with greater speed and explosive power, which stimulates your fast-twitch muscle fibers and elevates your heart rate," says Gaddour.<p><b>2. Lighter weights are crucial for increasing your strength.</b> That's …

Weekend Challenge 25-Pound Dumbbell Ladder

Grab a pair of 20- to 25-pound dumbbells, and perform the challenge as a "ladder." Begin with 1 rep of each exercise—the hammer curl, straight-leg deadlift, and overhead press—moving from one to the next without rest. Next, do 2 reps of each move, and then three, and so on until you've completed 10 …

The Hardest Plank You'll Ever Do

Fair warning: This is not your standard plank<p>The exercise in the photo may look like it's Photoshopped, but it's a very real—and very tough!—exercise.<p>The bent-arm planche plank requires you to balance on just your hands so your chest hovers a few inches above the ground. "Since your feet aren't …

Workouts

The 15-Minute Total-Body Sweat Fest

By extending your work periods and decreasing your rest, you'll pound out an incredible amount of reps in a short amount of time. This surges your production of growth hormone, while promoting fat loss and maintaining muscle strength, he says.<p>And you only need 15 minutes of tough and fast exercise …

Weekend Challenge Barbell Burnout

Ready to try it for yourself? Perform 10 barbell shoulder presses, 20 pushups, and 30 lateral hops over the barbell in a row without resting. That's 1 round. Repeat.<p>Durkin demolished this challenge in just <b>2 minutes and 31 seconds</b>. Can you beat his time? Try it and let us know in the comments below.