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This Absolutely Ginormous Asteroid Is Passing Close by Earth in Two Weeks Time

The mother of near-Earth asteroids.<p>On 1 September, a mammoth 4.4 kilometre (2.7 mile) chunk of rock will pass within an astronomical whisker of our …

Asteroids

WATCH: John Oliver scares the hell out of Americans warning against nuclear waste Rick Perry is handling

The United States has a nuclear waste problem, according to John Oliver, and it’s one that is going to kill us.<p>After railing against Fox News, Oliver …

Moss may prove cheap city pollution monitor, study finds

Common moss changes shape in areas of high nitrogen pollution and drought and has potential to be big bioindicator, say scientists<p>Delicate mosses found on rocks and trees in cities around the world can be used to measure the impact of atmospheric change and could prove a low-cost way to monitor …

Pollution

Total solar eclipse 2017: 6 bizarre things that will happen

Things get a little weird during an eclipse. Here are six things to look for.<p>While there are many superstitions about eclipses, there are also a lot of weird things that happen during an eclipse that are completely real -- and super cool. Here are six incredible things to look for during the …

Astronomy

6 killer state parks to check out in Michigan

MICHIGAN is THE Great Lakes state — and don’t you forget it. With the longest freshwater coastline in the United States and the second-longest …

Mindfulness found in search for Petoskey stones on Lake Michigan shore

Kneeling in the waves of Lake Michigan, I was reminded that sometimes there is nothing more important in this world than searching for a stone.<p>Not just any stone, of course. In this case, it was a Petoskey stone, fossilized coral found along the beaches of northwestern Michigan, remnants of an …

Here's exactly what to say to negotiate your salary at a new job

Pat yourself on the back for a job well done, and then take a deep breath because it's time to…drum roll, please…negotiate!<p>Even though you're 99% certain you're going to accept the offer, you're not about to do it without negotiating. That's just common sense. But do you know there's a right way to …

Here’s why women overthink everything

It’s often said that women overthink things more than men, but until now that has been nothing but a stereotype.<p>In the biggest brain imaging survey …

Alzheimer's Disease

Disney to pull movies from Netflix, plans own streaming service | Reuters

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) will stop providing new movies to Netflix Inc (NFLX.O) starting in 2019 and launch its own streaming service as the world’s biggest entertainment company tries to capture digital viewers who are dumping traditional television.<p>Disney’s defection, announced on …

IT

Life-extending protein could treat Alzheimer's and Parkinson's

New research has shown that a naturally occurring protein can improve cognition in mice with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease-like …

7 Animals That Freak Out During Eclipses

When the sun or moon vanishes from the sky, it tends to weird out animals just as much as people.<p>People aren’t the only ones buzzing about the coming eclipse — some of our animal friends have a long-documented habit of reacting strangely to celestial high jinks. As far back as the 1500s, solar …

Solar Eclipse

A key government report on climate change is out. Here's what you need to know

The New York Times published a draft of the report on Monday night.<p>[<i>Editor's note: This story has been updated with more details about the origins of the draft report.</i>]<p><i>The New York Times</i> published a draft of a long-awaited government report on climate change on Monday night, and the picture it …

Climate Change

20 Foods That Turn Back Your Metabolic Clock

Think of these foods as Peter Pan’s dirty little secret.<p>We’ve discovered the Fountain of Youth—and it’s in your kitchen.<p>Although scientists haven’t …

Al Gore thought Trump ‘might come to his senses’ on climate change. Nope.

Former vice president Al Gore said he tried for months to persuade President Trump to take climate change seriously — and thought there was a possibility he could come around, until Trump announced he would pull the United States out of the Paris agreement in June.<p>“I thought, actually, there was a …

Al Gore

In Neanderthal DNA, Signs of a Mysterious Human Migration

With fossils and DNA, scientists are piecing together a picture of humanity’s beginnings, an origin story with more twists than anything you would find at the movie theater.<p>The expert consensus now is that Homo sapiens evolved at least 300,000 years ago in Africa. Only much later — roughly 70,000 …

Mitochondrial DNA

‘Killer heat’ due to climate change may spike in U.S. cities, says study

Thousands of Americans will die each summer if emissions go unchecked, according to the NRDC<p>The record-breaking heat wave that gripped Southwest U.S. last week was particularly relentless—temperatures in Phoenix topped 115 degrees Fahrenheit for five days in a row. The extreme heat was not just …

How to Stencil: An Inexpensive (and Impactful) Home Decor Idea

Want to revive your interior decor without investing a ton of time and money? We suggest learning how to stencil, a DIY skill that can be applied to …

Australia warned it has radically underestimated climate change security threat

Senate inquiry starts as report into political, military and humanitarian risks of climate change across Asia Pacific released<p>As the Senate launches an inquiry into the national security ramifications of climate change, a new report has warned global warming will cause increasingly regular and …

Climate Change

A third of the world now faces deadly heatwaves as result of climate change

Study shows risks have climbed steadily since 1980, and the number of people in danger will grow to 48% by 2100 even if emissions are drastically reduced<p>Nearly a third of the world’s population is now exposed to climatic conditions that produce deadly heatwaves, as the accumulation of greenhouse …

Climate Change

Explorers to search for prehistoric life under Lake Huron

TITTABAWASSEE TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A submarine will be used by University of Michigan researchers to look for prehistoric civilization under Lake …

Larsen C Ice Shelf Break is Only Start of Antarctica Melting From Climate Change

Seen from above, the Pine Island Ice Shelf is a slow-motion train wreck. Its buckled surface is scarred by thousands of large crevasses. Its edges are shredded by rifts a quarter mile across. In 2015 and 2016 a 225-square-mile chunk of it broke off the end and drifted away on the Amundsen Sea. The …

Antarctica

Great Lakes restoration is under threat. Here’s why that matters.

The St. Louis River, which flows into Lake Superior — the greatest of North America’s Great Lakes — has a long and turbulent history. Once a portal …

Great Lakes

How carbs for breakfast affects your personality

It's all about the carbs...<p>We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, as it plays a vital role in keeping your energy and …

Nutrition

How You Can Start a Fire With a Sandwich Bag Filled With Water

Science-based life hack.<p>If your secret dream is to push a big red button that instantly launches a zombie apocalypse, because you feel like you'll …

Apple issues $1 billion green bond after Trump’s Paris climate exit

<i>Reuters</i> — Apple Inc offered a $1 billion bond dedicated to financing clean energy and environmental projects on Tuesday, the first corporate green bond offered since President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris climate agreement.<p>The offering comes over a year after Apple issued …

Green Bonds

This is what climate change looks like

Rising sea levels, floods, erosion, melting glaciers, droughts, water shortages, extreme weather: the effects of climate change are tangible in many parts of the world. Flick trough the gallery to see how.

Climate Change

"Catch-22 States" Face a Climate Change Food Crisis

This is scorched Earth.<p>Capitalism 101 suggests that countries should focus on producing things where there is a natural advantage and trade for the …

D.C. and Maryland sue President Trump, alleging breach of constitutional oath

Attorneys general for the District of Columbia and the state of Maryland sued President Trump on Monday, alleging that he has violated anti-corruption clauses in the Constitution by accepting millions in payments and benefits from foreign governments since moving into the White House.<p>The lawsuit, …

George Washington

Google’s Project Sunroof will peer pressure you to get solar panels

Check if you're the only one on the block without solar panels<p>You can now check if your neighbors have installed solar panels on their rooftops, thanks to a new feature in Google’s Project Sunroof. The free online tool has been around for a couple years, allowing users to check whether installing …

Weed Could Help Prevent Certain Brain Diseases

The existing research is promising, but researchers are calling for more clinical trials in humans.<p>The fact that humans even <i>have</i> an "endocannabinoid system" sounds like stoner fantasy. (If we hadn't been trying to figure out just what cannabis does to our bodies when it was discovered, it might …