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5 ways the world will look dramatically different in 2100

Think the world is crowded now? You haven’t seen anything yet.<p>The world is expected to add another billion people within the next 15 years, bringing …

4 Changes That Will Make Your Resume Incredibly Powerful

<i>This post is in partnership with The Muse. The article below was originally published on The Muse.</i><p>As a job seeker, it’s easy to see hiring managers …

Amid Terror Attacks, Iraq Faces Water Crisis

Islamic State's assault on dams and water systems threatens Iraq's supply, which was already squeezed by dams in Turkey and Iran.<p>TELSKUF, Iraq—Viewed from afar, the two-mile-long Mosul Dam is an impressive sight on the flat, sunbaked northern plains.<p><b>Move closer, though, and its appearance has a</b> …

4 Ways Election Results Could Intensify U.S. Energy Battles

Senate GOP control will target Keystone XL pipeline and climate change.<p><b>The Republican takeover of the U.S. Senate, the result of Tuesday's election, may alter the nation's posture on energy and the environment. The power shift could put a climate change denier in charge of a key environment panel,</b> …

Europe Was a Melting Pot From the Start, Ancient DNA Reveals

Genetic analysis of a 37,000-year-old human bone from Russia suggests widespread intermingling during Paleolithic times.<p>Modern Europeans have genetic ties that bind them together much further back in time than once thought, scientists report after analyzing a prehistoric Russian man's DNA.<p>Scraps of …

Climate Change Risks, Impacts Focus of Reports

Changing Planet<p>The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its <i>Fifth Assessment Synthesis Report</i> warning that greenhouse gas levels are at the highest they have been in 800,000 years.<p>“We have little time before the window of opportunity to stay within the 2C of …

Artificial Reefing- The Blue Solution to America’s Aging Infrastructure?

Changing Planet<p>The world’s oceans are littered with abandoned man-made objects and structures that are considered “repurposed” materials and dubbed artificial reefs. Old tires, toilets, navy ships, oil platforms, retired subway cars, and airplanes, have all either intentionally or unintentionally, …

A Moveable Feast

Future of Food<p>Fresh produce can travel a long way to reach the supermarket.<p><b>This isn't a still life from 17th-century Europe. It's fresh produce from four upscale markets in Manhattan.</b><p>Eating locally and reducing carbon footprints may be in, but these fruits and vegetables made big trips to the Big …

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Humans' Amazing Evolution From Hunter-Gatherer to Safeway Shopper

Through genetics, nutrients, irrigation, and pesticides, we figured out how to lift the constraints that nature placed upon us, author says.<p>Ruth DeFries, chair of the department of ecology, evolution, and environmental biology at Columbia University, in New York, and author of <i>The Big Ratchet: How</i> …

Google Uses Camel to Gather Street View Images of Remote Oasis

Google recruited a 10-year-old camel named Raffia to gather Street View images of the Liwa Oasis, a crescent-shaped region 125 miles from Abu Dhabi. Google spokesperson Joyce Baz told United Arab Emirates newspaper <i>The National</i> that this was the first time the tech company has used an animal to …

God's Country: Lake Titicaca

November is springtime in the altiplano of South America, where the vast two-million-acre Lake Titicaca collides with the 20,000-foot peaks of the Cordillera Real and an endless sky. At the heart of it all is Titilaka Lodge, situated on a remote peninsula on the lake’s western shore. The 18 rooms …

9 Field-Tested Strategies to Reduce Stress

You don't need a zen retreat to escape the holiday crush. These simple strategies will help you relax, no matter how short on time you are.<p>10 Seconds: Laugh<p>Even just anticipating a chuckle is enough to relieve stress and elevate hormones that combat depression and boost immunity.<p>5 Minutes: 
Chew Gum<p>…

#BBCtrending: Who is the 'Angel of Kobane'?

<b>Thousands around the world on social media have shared the image of the "Angel of Kobane" or "Rehana", a Kurdish fighter who has become a symbol of resistance against Islamic State. According to the stories, she's slain as many as 100 Islamic State fighters. Only one hitch: she's probably not who</b> …

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New York, Paris … Dubai. Why the desert mall is the height of couture

It attracts 80 million shoppers spending £3bn a year – but it’s never been seen as cool. Until last week, when Vogue went to the Gulf …<p>Dubai is a city of world firsts: the tallest building, highest fountain, an airport terminal that is one of the world’s largest buildings. What it can’t lay claim …

Global overpopulation would ‘withstand war, disasters and disease’

The pace of population growth is so quick that even draconian restrictions of childbirth, pandemics or a third world war would still leave the world with too many people for the planet to sustain, according to a study.<p>Rather than reducing the number of people, cutting the consumption of natural …

2014 Google Science Fair Projects Set To Change The World

Advertisement<p>Every year, Google holds an online science competition, where students from around the world are challenged to use science and …

Blocked on the Keystone XL, the Oil-Sands Industry Looks East

A proposed Energy East pipeline would send oil-sands crude across Canada to terminals on the Atlantic coast.<p>The oil-sands industry in Alberta has a problem: It's capable of producing more oil than it can get to market. It has tried building new pipelines south into the United States—the famous …

Montreal Muslim says Ottawa, St-Jean-sur-Richelieu attacks 'not in my name'

One Quebec Muslim teenager’s message has gone viral after he posted a photo of himself holding a sign that reads “pas en monnom” — “not in my name” — …

Ebola outbreak: U.S. travel quarantines could deter health workers

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday night revised guidelines for the mandatory, 21-day quarantining of medical workers returning from West Africa …

Franklin discovery: Searchers consider 'winter dive' to explore Erebus further

Searchers who found one of the lost vessels of the ill-fated Franklin expedition are so eager to get back to their discovery they are thinking about …

Water: The Old but New Piece of the Energy Puzzle

Water and energy are inextricably linked. Water is required for the extraction, refinement, and production of energy resources and is essential for electric power generation—either as “fuel” in a hydropower system or for cooling purposes.[1] Energy is necessary for the extraction, treatment, and …

Corn Belt Pollution: Louisiana Shrimp And Oysters Pay The Price

Changing Planet<p>Luke Cibilch pulls up a load of oysters from the Gulf of Mexico. Though the dead zone occurs far offshore, agricultural wastes can<br>also create smaller areas of hypoxia in the shallower coastal waters that can impact oysters.<p><i>By Meg Wilcox</i> <i><br>Senior Manager, Communications, Ceres</i><p>The …

The Absurd Cost of Overreaction

A guy puts a plastic explosive in his shoes and now millions of us must take off our shoes at the airport. Terrorists know that, so the chance of …

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World Smashes All-Time Temperature Records Ahead of UN Climate Summit

The June through August period was the warmest such period on Earth since record-keeping began in 1880, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric …

Hyper-Detailed Miniature Dioramas of Street Scenes

Japanese artist Satoshi Araki creates dioramas that are astonishing both for their hyper-detailed realism and their incredibly small scale. The …

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Stepped-Up Airport Screening Reflects Increasing Urgency in U.S. Ebola Response

Move to increase scrutiny of passengers arriving from West African nations comes as patient from Liberia dies in Dallas hospital.<p>The increasing urgency of efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was evident in the United States on Wednesday, as the U.S. government announced plans to …