Jennifer Locklear

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These satellite images show how much damage climate change has caused

The average rainfall for the first two weeks of July in England was 6mm, while only 15mm fell throughout all of June, according to the UK’s Environment Agency.<p>To give some idea of how low this is, the definition of a desert is a place with an average rainfall of 21mm per month.<p>The Met Office …

Imaging

‘Nothing to worry about. The water is fine’: how Flint poisoned its people

When the people of Flint, Michigan, complained that their tap water smelled bad and made children sick, it took officials 18 months to accept there was a problem. By Anna Clark<p>On a hot day in the summer of 2014, in the Civic Park neighbourhood where Pastor R Sherman McCathern preached in Flint, …

Water

The Next Plague Is Coming. Is America Ready?

The epidemics of the early 21st century revealed a world unprepared, even as the risks continue to multiply. Much worse is coming.<p>Image above: Workers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center's biocontainment unit practicing safe procedure on a mannequin<p>At 6 o’clock in the morning, shortly …

Disease

Can Hemp Clean Up the Earth?

In 2017, Gavin Stonehouse, a graduate student in plant biology at Colorado State University, started cultivating hemp plants in a special soil …

Bill Faloon has pursued immortality for decades. Now he's got lots of company. What does science have to say?

The Voorhes<p>Science<p>Is there any truth to anti-aging schemes?<p>On a Thursday evening in late January, the faithful gather. They trickle into the Church of Perpetual Life, about an hour’s drive north of Miami, until a throng of around 100 people cram around tables lining the first-floor hall of this …

Clinical Trials

Supply chains at risk as pollinators die out

Intensive modern agriculture still relies on wild birds, bees and beasts for pollination. But these species — and whole industrial supply chains that …

Hydropower supply dries up with climate change

Water power is the largest renewable energy source in the world, but some plants are running out of water due to severe droughts. Is climate change …

First monkeys cloned in historic breakthrough - could humans be next?

The first monkeys cloned in the same way as Dolly the Sheep have been born, raising fears that it may soon be possible to clone humans.<p>Chinese scientists today announced the births of Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua, a pair of healthy macaques who are completely genetically identical.<p>The babies are …

Monkeys

New Zealand debates access to dead sea life footage

<b>New Zealand's fishing industry has found itself at odds with conservationists over whether or not the public should be allowed to see the realities of commercial fishing.</b><p>In the waters around New Zealand - as many countries - animals including sea birds, dolphins, penguins and sea lions are …

Conservation

Monarch butterfly migration was off this year and researchers are worried

By Joe Trezza<p>Thanksgiving was right around the corner, and a sizable number of one of America's most famous migrants could be seen still sputtering south. Not across the Texas-Mexico border, where most monarch butterflies should be by that time of year. These fluttered tardily through the migratory …

Birds

Ten bad habits you must eliminate from your daily routine

You are the sum of your habits. When you allow bad habits to take over, they dramatically impede your path to success. The challenge is bad habits …

New Mexico backtracks on dropping evolution in classrooms

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Public education officials in New Mexico have retreated from proposed science standards that would have deleted or omitted …

An Introduction to Hormones

A hormone is a specific molecule that acts as a chemical messenger in the endocrine system. Hormones are produced by specific organs and glands and …

Ohio State University

Saudi Arabia just unveiled a futuristic "mega city" 33 times the size of NYC

by Business Insider October 26, 2017 Future Society 35560<p>Middle Eastern Mega City<p>Saudi Arabia is the world’s largest oil exporter, but falling oil …

NASA sent Scott Kelly to space for a year, and 7% of his genes are now expressed differently than those of his identical twin Mark

When NASA astronaut Scott Kelly stood up last March after spending a year in space, he was two inches taller than his identical twin brother Mark.<p>The engineer and veteran of four space flights is part of a long-term NASA study that aims to figure out how being in space changes our bodies and brains.<p>…

Genetics

This Is What Really Happens When Amazon Comes to Your Town

Trust me, I saw my city transform—and not always for the better.<p>SEATTLE—Thursday is the deadline for cities bidding to host “HQ2,” as Amazon calls its planned second headquarters, and the competition has been intense. More than a hundred would-be hosts have assembled generous packages with …

University of Washington

Authorities in Puerto Rico are reportedly distributing water from a well at a hazardous-waste site

It is the latest indication of the growing humanitarian crisis in the US territory, three weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated the island — leaving many people without food, electricity, or safe drinking water.<p>At least 35% of the residents in Puerto Rico have no access to clean water, according …

Puerto Rico

Beware radioactive wild boars: Hunters in Sweden concerned about Chernobyl’s frightening legacy

Some 31 years after the world’s worst nuclear accident in Chernobyl, a wild boar with more than 10-times the safe limit of radiation has been killed by hunters hundreds of miles away in Sweden.<p>After the 1986 catastrophe at Chernobyl in Ukraine, a cloud of radioactive particles reached parts of …

Elusive 'Tree Lobster' Insect Was Just Officially Brought Back From The Dead

Declared extinct 30 years ago.<p>A species is back from the grave, thanks to the hard work of an international conservation effort. The Australian Lord …

We should turn Puerto Rico into a haven for climate and clean energy research

He estimates that least 50% of the island's energy could come from renewables like solar, wind, tidal, and other technologies. This would ease costs for businesses and individuals, who are often forced to rely on expensive diesel-powered generators during frequent blackouts.<p>"Imagine Puerto Rico …

Nestlé Makes Billions Bottling Water It Pays Nearly Nothing For

In rural Mecosta County, Mich., sits a near-windowless facility with a footprint about the size of Buckingham Palace. It’s just one of<p>Nestlé’s …

Water

Earth is becoming 'Planet Plastic'

<b>US scientists have calculated the total amount of plastic ever made and put the number at 8.3 billion tonnes.</b><p>It is an astonishing mass of material that has essentially been created only in the last 65 years or so.<p>The 8.3 billion tonnes is as heavy as 25,000 Empire State Buildings in New York, or a …

Pollution

Researchers Have Finally Found a Way to Make People Smarter, But It's Not Pleasant

You're not going to like this.<p>As we learn more and more about the brain, we're getting better at figuring out how to supercharge it.<p>One of the most …

The Brain

Simulating 1 second of real brain activity takes 40 minutes and 83K processors

A team of Japanese and German researchers have carried out the largest-ever simulation of neural activity in the human brain, and the numbers are …

No excuses - African Bodybuilders | Muscle Madness

Human brawn may be an evolutionary fluke — courtesy of our big brains

By Sarah Kaplan<p>, Reporter<p>We know where the human story started: In Africa, millions of years ago, with diminutive people whose brains were just a third of the size of ours.<p>And we know where it ended: with us.<p>Yet a lot of what happened in between is still debated, including the question of how …

A Master Of Science Visualization Animates Deadly Viruses

Using the Protein Data Bank, an illustrator puts a new spin on molecular science.<p>Twenty-three-year-old Seattle-based designer Eleanor Lutz is one of our favorite practitioners of the art of the science visualization, but it’s been a while since we last heard from her. Her latest work was worth the …

New Exploration of the Puerto Rico Trench Aims to Shed Light on Plate Tectonics

Scientists can't stop the seismically active area from triggering another tsunami, but they can learn more about how to prepare.<p>Off the coast of Puerto Rico, in the deepest part of the Atlantic Ocean, lies a vast undersea trench—parts of which have never explored before. That's why this month a …

Homo Naledi, New Human Species Found: Pictures

How 'Human' Is This Newly Discovered Species?

The discovery of a new human-related species, named <i>Homo naledi</i>, has thrown the evolutionary biology world for a loop. The newfound species<i>,</i> uncovered …