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Three Alternative Fusion Projects That Are Making Progress

The past few months have proved that hope for nuclear fusion as the ultimate clean and nonpolluting energy source springs eternal. One reactor plan …

Nuclear Energy

Tiny 'engineers' caused first mass extinction - Futurity

Scientists have found evidence that critters, not catastrophe, drove Earth's first mass extinction.

Extinction

Finally! A Viable Palm Oil Alternative That Can Save Orangutans and the Rainforests - One Green Planet

Although many people have never heard of palm oil, this vegetable oil can be found in around 50 percent of all consumer goods. Used for its …

Palm Oil

Black Hole Moon

Black Hole MoonWhat would happen if the Moon were replaced with an equivalently-massed black hole? If it's possible, what would a lunar ("holar"?) …

Black Holes

When We Weren't Looking, A Star Passed Within 0.8 Lightyears Of Earth

Close encounters of the stellar kind<p>70,000 years ago, earth was a pretty bleak place. <i>Homo erectus</i> had just gone extinct, and we were all in mourning. But while we were distracted by things like the near-extinction of our own species, some fantastic stuff was going on in the furthest reaches of our …

Astronomy

Will ET Be Here Soon? NASA Brings Scientists, Theologians Together To Prepare

Looking for extraterrestrial life is akin to a search for a cosmic needle-in-a-haystack, as evidenced by the above incredible Hubble Space Telescope image showing approximately 10,000 galaxies.<p>In large part, thanks to NASA's Kepler spacecraft, more than 1,400 planets have been identified beyond …

Denmark attack that killed one at cafe hosting Islam and free speech event likely ‘terror,’ security service says

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — At least one gunman opened fire Saturday on a Copenhagen cafe, killing one man in what authorities called a likely terror …

Will Bombardier be another Canadian technology bust?

The patriotic hearts of Canadians who fear that Corporate Canada is turning into a branch plant <i>a mari usque ad mare</i> no doubt sank on Thursday when Bombardier unveiled a financial and executive shakeup that highlighted the company's tribulations. Out went the CEO, Pierre Beaudoin, along with the …

Africa
Nova Scotia

Dinos Got High, Oldest Grass Fungus Fossil Hints

Millions of years before LSD and rock and roll, dinosaurs munched on psychedelic fungus, a new study suggests. The hints that dinos got high come …

Dinosaurs

Arctic apple developed in B.C. approved for sale in U.S.

A company in B.C.'s Okanagan region is celebrating today after its genetically modified, non-browning Arctic apple was approved for deregulation in …

Agriculture

Richard III skull reveals king's death blow, pathologists say

Was it a sword, the spike of a medieval bill or perhaps the blade of a halberd?<p>Whatever the piece of weaponry, it inflicted serious trauma to the …

History
Russia