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Is there life on Mars? Evidence of aliens may have been found on the Red Planet – in 2007

Evidence of alien life on Mars may have already been found by Nasa’s rover but scientists failed to notice, a new study suggests<p>In 2007, the Spirit rover photographed intriguing finger-like rock formations at the Home Plate plateau, a 300 square foot area in the Gusev crater near the Martian …

Stephen Hawking: finding aliens could be 'the best, or the worst thing, ever to happen to humanity'

How will we find them? Where are they? Are they there at all? What actions should we take if - or when - we find them, or they find us?<p>Well, according to physicist Stephen Hawking, we should probably stop trying to contact them at all, because reaching out to advanced civilisations could put …

Singularity

An expert reveals the secret to why Denmark is the happiest country in the world

And there is good reason to listen to him — he has become a leading expert on the matter since he founded The Happiness Research Institute of Copenhagen, a think tank which explores global trends of life satisfaction.<p>Appropriately enough, Wiking hails from Denmark, the happiest country in the …

Happiness

'Thermal metamaterial' innovation could help bring waste-heat harvesting technology to power plants, factories

An international research team has used a "thermal metamaterial" to control the emission of radiation at high temperatures, an advance that could …

The Earth Has Lungs. Watch Them Breathe.

What a difference a leaf makes! Well, not one leaf. We have 3.1 trillion trees on our planet—that’s 422 trees per person. If we count all the leaves on all those trees and take a look at what they do collectively to the air around us, the effect—and I do not exaggerate—is stunning. I’ve got a video …

Hawking: Space colonies won't exist for at least 100 years

Stephen Hawking has claimed humans won't be creating colonies on other planets for at least 100 years.<p>The 74-year old Cambridge professor, speaking …

Scientists have figured out what makes Dr. Seuss so silly

By Sarah Kaplan<p>, Reporter<p>Chris Westbury was trying to get work done, and everyone around him kept laughing.<p>As part of a study on aphasia, a speech and language disorder, the University of Alberta psychology professor was running a study in which test subjects were shown strings of letters and asked …

University of Alberta

Li-Fi: 100 times faster than Wi-Fi, tests prove

Li-Fi, a super-fast alternative to Wi-Fi, has been proven capable of sending data at up to 1GBps in real-world tests.<p>At that speed, 100-times faster than current Wi-Fi technologies, a high-definition film could be downloaded in a matter of seconds.<p>In a pilot scheme carried of by Estonian start-up …

Apocalypse Pig: The Last Antibiotic Begins to Fail

I mentioned on Monday that this past week was intended by the CDC, WHO and other health authorities to be a global awareness week for antibiotic resistance. Alarming news that came out of China at the end of the week certainly created new awareness of resistance, but possibly not what the …

The countries that don’t exist

There really is a secret world of hidden independent nations, with their own populations, governments – and football leagues. In fact, you’ve almost certainly visited one without realising.<p>When I first see Nick Middleton, he is surrounded by globes and atlases showing the most exotic places on the …

United Nations

Can Breadfruit Overcome Its Past to Be a Superfood of the Future?

An unusual crop that was once a staple across the tropics seems to be making a comeback. Starchy and packed with nutrients, breadfruit isn’t a typical fruit. And while this cousin of the mulberry may not be at the top of anyone’s dream menu, it could be the key to food security in part of the world.<p>…

Ocean 'weather balloons' detect cause of global warming pause

Sea temperature data, some collected by a fleet of drifting and diving probes, shows that a decade-long slowdown in global surface warming masked a coincident rise in ocean temperature below 300 feet, according to NASA JPL researchers.<p>That finding, which was published recently in the journal …

Global Warming

Scientists rush to freeze plant DNA before 'sixth extinction'

<b>As the world enters into a sixth great extinction, scientists are racing against the clock to save genetic evidence from plants around the world.</b><p>An ambitious project launched Wednesday to collect the genomes of the planet's major plant groups within the next two years and put them into deep …

Botanical Gardens

How Washington helped create Puerto Rico’s staggering debt crisis

Officially a U.S. commonwealth, Puerto Rico is treated in some ways like a foreign country, in other ways a state, and in still other ways unlike anywhere else.<p>Caught in political limbo, the island teeters on the financial brink.<p>By Michael A. Fletcher<p>Steven Mufson<p>, Reporter<p>BARCELONETA, PUERTO RICO …

Caribbean

Some Private Island Owners Have Climate Change on Their Minds

No man is an island when it comes to climate change -– even if he owns one.<p>Famed illusionist David Copperfield is among the few handfuls of A-list celebrities and billionaire businessmen who own private islands around the world. But he’s also part of an even more exclusive club: Island owners who …

El Niño strengthens. Hope for serious drought relief?

El Niño conditions in the Pacific Ocean that were first identified in March are strengthening, federal scientists said Thursday, renewing hope that the next winter could be a long-awaited wet one for California.<p>The weather phenomenon intensified from "weak" in April to "weak-to-moderate" in May, …

Weather

Create A Free Project Management System From Scratch

<i>Nicholas is a marketer & web designer based in Boston, MA with a specialty in high growth B2B startups. He is currently the Director of Marketing for Jebbit.</i><p>For marketers who wear multiple hats, keeping project information streamlined can become an overwhelming task. Managing content, sales …

U.S. Supreme Court: GPS Trackers Are a Form of Search and Seizure

When the government places a location monitor on you or your stuff, it could be violating the Fourth Amendment.<p>If the government puts a GPS tracker on you, your car, or any of your personal effects, it counts as a search—and is therefore protected by the Fourth Amendment.<p>The Supreme Court clarified …

Gear & Gadgets

5 simple internet safety tips from one of Google's information security engineers

Before Google hired him as its very first, full-time security engineer for its Chrome browser back in 2009, he'd already had experience working for IBM, the NSA, and the US Marine Corps.<p>As one of Google's tech lead managers for Chrome, he's now responsible for making sure the browser stays secure …

Internet Safety

Adorable Teddy Bear-like "Magic Rabbit" Spotted for the First Time in Two Decades

Meet the Ili pika (<i>Ochotona iliensis</i>), an extremely elusive, cuddly creature that is rarely seen by human eyes. Native to a remote region of China, the adorable mammal has been spotted only a handful of times in the Tianshan Mountains of the northwestern province of Xinjiang. Nicknamed the “magic …

Cute

Hike-Lapse: Man Walks the 2,600 Miles from Mexico to Canada and Snaps a Selfie Every Mile

A photographer named Andy Davidhazy hiked the 2,600 miles from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail. It was both a physical endeavor and a …

The Deconstruction of the K-12 Teacher

When kids can get their lessons from the Internet, what's left for classroom instructors to do?<p>Whenever a college student asks me, a veteran high-school English educator, about the prospects of becoming a public-school teacher, I never think it’s enough to say that the role is shifting from …

Following the Oil Trail: From Alberta to British Columbia

Changing Planet<p>VANCOUVER, BC – It’s nearing the end of January, and I am close to four months into my storytelling project, documenting the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline that will carry oil from the Athabasca oil sands in northern Alberta to the British Columbia coast. From the oil …

Toshiba joins other tech giants in growing super-clean vegetables

The name "Toshiba" conjures images of stacks of laptops piled high and maybe the occasional television, but the Japanese electronics giant is turning its attention to something just a little more humble: lettuce. Well, spinach too. And swiss chard. <i>Quartz's</i> Dan Frommer tells the tale of a …

Architizer

David Cameron warns of looming second global crash

David Cameron has issued a stark message that “red warning lights are flashing on the dashboard of the global economy” in the same way as when the financial crash brought the world to its knees six years ago.<p>Writing in the Guardian at the close of the G20 summit in Brisbane, Cameron says there is …

Tiny Batteries Could Revolutionize Green Energy

Nanotechnology could dramatically improve energy storage for electronics, cars, and buildings.<p><b>Tiny is big in the quest to build batteries that store more energy for cars, buildings, and personal electronics.</b><p><b>Nanosize batteries that are 80,000 times thinner than a human hair represent a promising new</b> …

5 Key Takeaways From the Latest Climate Change Report

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change calls for a dramatic shift from fossil fuels, aiming to influence world leaders to take concrete steps.<p><b>The latest report from the main international panel charged with assessing climate change, released today in Copenhagen, shouts the same basic message</b> …

Milk Grown in a Lab Is Humane and Sustainable. But Can It Catch On?

Would consumers rather get milk from cows or from genetically engineered yeast?<p>The world's first test-tube hamburger has already been synthesized and cooked at a cost of more than $300,000. Now a pair of young bioengineers in Silicon Valley are trying to produce the first glass of artificial milk, …