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Real Estate

A Planet Skywatching Guide for 2017: When, Where & How to See the Planets

Photo Credit: ESO/Y. Beletsky<p>Slide 1 of 15<p>Introduction: Look Up in 2017!<p>When can you see the planets at their best during 2017? This guide tells you …

Astronomy

FDA predicts no significant environmental impact from GM mosquitoes

The FDA has taken a step in the process of deciding whether to allow the first test release in the United States of genetically modified mosquitoes …

Mosquitoes

Could 'The Day After Tomorrow' really happen? - Futurity

Scientists scoffed at the movie "The Day After Tomorrow," in which climate warming leads to catastrophic weather. But the premise may not be so …

Climate Change

Study reveals why gowns and gloves can be so dangerous for hospital workers

A hospital ought to be the last place to get a life-threatening infection, but it happens. A new study helps explain why.<p>Researchers asked real hospital workers to remove gowns and gloves smeared with fake bacteria. When they did, the fake bacteria wound up on their skin or clothes 46% of the time, …

Disease

A Bill Gates-backed Canadian company opened a plant that sucks carbon from the air

Carbon Engineering, backed by Bill Gates and other investors, unveiled a test facility able to extract carbon dioxide from the atmosphere using giant fans.<p>That carbon goes through a series of chemical processes and emerges as pellets, which can be used to make fuel — or simply be stored underground.<p>…

British Columbia

The Bacterial Cloud We All Carry Could Be As Unique As A Fingerprint

Scientists have discovered that everyone emits their own "microbiome cloud," a plume of the microbes we all carry around in and on our bodies.<p>Transcript<p>LOURDES GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:<p>All of us, no matter how together we are, are walking around in a fog - or rather, a cloud formed by millions of …

Charlie Brown

QC calls for ruling to 'scotch' claims that challenge 'consensus' on global warming

An international conference of top judges hears call for 'judicial determination' of the scientific evidence<p>We might think a proposal to an international conference of top judges - assembled in the highest courtroom in Britain - for a ruling to 'scotch' claims that challenge the 'consensus' on …

Climate

World will start COOLING DOWN in 2017, claims one of planet's top climate change experts

GETTYDr David Evans claims CO2 has only a tenth to a fifth of the impact on temperature rises than calcul<p>Dr David Evans, a former climate modeller …

Solar and Wind Just Passed Another Big Turning Point

Wind power is now the cheapest electricity to produce in both Germany and the U.K., even without government subsidies, according to a new analysis by …

Renewable Energy

Competition between global warming and an abrupt collapse of the AMOC in Earth’s energy imbalance

Altmetric: 292<p>Citations: 5<p>More detail<p>Article |<p>Open<p>Sybren Drijfhout<p><i>Scientific Reports</i> <b>volume 5</b>, Article number: 14877 …

Global warming SHOCK: Earth’s natural coolant could be TWICE as powerful as first thought

GETTYThe research has thrown climate change estimates in doubt<p>Research has identified a natural system where volatile organic compounds (VOC) are …

Climate Change

Why Did More Than 130,000 Saiga Antelopes Die Off in Two Weeks in Central Asia?

Nature<p>Why Did More Than 130,000 Saiga Antelopes Die Off in Two Weeks in Central Asia?<p>By Sean Breslin<p>September 04 2015 12:00 AM EDT<p>weather.com<p>It was a …

Central Asia

Dark side of the moon captured by Nasa satellite a million miles from Earth

The US space agency has released a picture taken from its Deep Space Climate Observatory showing the moon as it moves in front of the sunlit side of Earth<p>In an unusual treat for astronomers, and perhaps Pink Floyd fans, what is often known as the dark side of the moon has been captured, fully …

Space Travel

Watch: Clumps of particles mimic how planets form - Futurity

For the first time physicists have observed how highly charged dust-sized particles attract and capture others to build up clusters particle by …

Global warming's record-breaking trend continues

A detailed update of key climate indicators by hundreds of scientists reveals that 2014 saw rises in temperatures, sea levels and greenhouse gases to …

Sea Level

Germany’s Wind Power Debacle Escalates: Nation’s Grid on the Brink of Collapse

It doesn’t just ‘look’ chaotic, it is ‘chaotic’.<p><b>Calamitous Planning: German Wind Parks Overload Power Grid … “At Its Limits” … Record 50,000 Grid</b> …

Researchers just discovered more than 5,000 new viruses in the ocean

At the stern of the <i>Tara,</i> a shipping container was bolted to the deck, with a door and a tiny window cut through the metal walls. One of the scientists, Melissa Duhaime, spent most of the voyage inside the dark, tiny cell, where she fought off an endless bout of seasickness.<p>"People would come in to …

Exxon Understood Fossil Fuel/Climate Change Link 3 Decades Ago — And Buried It

Exxon Mobil, the largest oil company on the planet, has spent millions of dollars over the last 27 years attempting to convince humankind that fossil …

Technology and Science News - ABC News

Elon Musk holds rare town hall to discuss LA tunnel<p>Amazon Prime set to increase its annual membership fee by $10<p>YouTube Music launches revamped …

Kīlauea

Pluto’s Spots Turn Into Weird Splotches in New View from New Horizons

LAUREL, Md. — Remember those weird black spots that showed up on Pluto's surface a couple of weeks ago in pictures from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft? Now that the piano-sized probe has closed in to a distance of less than 2.5 million miles (4 million kilometers), the spots look like even weirder …

Solar System

Welcome to 2050: Here's what the planet has in store

Welcome to 2050. The days are hotter, the sun is harsher and sea levels are up. A series of extreme storms have hit NSW that have been directly …

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<p>NASAJPL researchers.<p>That finding, which was published recently in the journal Science, …

Global Warming

Earth heading for 'mini ice age' within 15 years

Research has predicted a new solar 'Maunder minimum' in the 2030s<p>The earth is 15 years from a period of low solar activity similar to that last seen during the "mini ice-age" of the 17th century, when the Thames froze.<p>Solar researchers at the University of Northumbria have created a new model of …

How would a Solar Grand Minimum affect global warming?

Posted on 16 June 2011 by John Cook<p>Solar physicists have issued a prediction that the sun may be entering a period of unusually low activity called a …