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A Fleet of Diving Robots Discovered Surprise Carbon Emissions Off Antarctica

Bad news, yes. But bad news found in a really cool new way.<p>Over a hundred, cylindrical, submersible drones, diving and recording acidity data from …

Climate Change

Planet at Risk of Heading Towards Apocalyptic, Irreversible ‘Hothouse Earth’ State

We only have 10-20 years to fix this.<p>This summer people have been suffering and dying because of heat waves and wildfires in many parts of the world. The past three years were the warmest ever recorded, and 2018 is likely to follow suit. What we do in the next 10-20 years will determine whether our …

Climate Change

Decomposing Plastics Have Been a Source of Greenhouse Gases This Whole Time

Ugh.<p>No. On top of all the other bad things we can attribute to plastics pollution (the damage to marine life, the leaching of toxic chemicals into …

Pollution

Your 7 chakras, explained—plus how to tell if they’re blocked

Odds are, if you’ve attended a yoga class, group meditation, or indulged in an hourlong reiki session, your instructor or practitioner most likely …

Spirituality

18 Humidity-Proof Summer Hairstyles That You'll LOVE

And they're SO easy to do.<p>Don't let high temps and major humidity kill your hair game. Keep your 'do looking fab over break with these summer-y looks …

The 31 Biggest Celebrity Hair Color Transformations

Lucy Liu's new look took over nine hours to complete!<p>We're keeping tabs on your favorite stars and their ever-changing hair color, whether it's some …

This French Shampoo Hack Will Save Your Hair — & Save You Money

Those lucky enough to score (and afford) an appointment with iconic French hairstylist Yves Durif at his namesake salon inside the Carlyle Hotel in …

Hair

This ‘flow battery’ could power green homes when the sun goes down and the wind stops blowing

With solar and wind electricity prices plunging, the hunt is on for cheap batteries to store all this power for use around the clock. Now, …

Clean Energy

2,500 Scientists Warn Against the Border Wall's Huge Environmental Cost

"Barriers are very bad for our future."<p>When President Donald Trump and other politicians discuss building a wall along the border between Mexico and …

National Security

Highly flexible, foldable, and rollable microsupercapacitors on an ultrathin polyimide substrate with high power density

1.<p>Mannsfeld, S. C. B. et al. Highly sensitive flexible pressure sensors with microstructured rubber dielectric layers. <i>Nat. Mater.</i> <b>9</b>, 859 …

Nanotech

Mia Khalifa needs surgery after puck smashed into her breast

Porn star turned sports presenter Mia Khalifa is undergoing surgery after her left boob was left “deflated” after being struck by a hockey puck.<p>The …

West Ham United

Beyond Time

We conventionally think of time as something simple and fundamental. It flows uniformly, independent of everything else, from the past to the future, …

Physics

What's Really Warming the World? Climate deniers blame natural factors; NASA data proves otherwise

Methodology<p>NASA's Model<p>Researchers who study the Earth's climate create models to test their assumptions about the causes and trajectory of global …

Climate Change

Ask Ethan: Where Does The 'Energy' For Dark Energy Come From?

If you have a Universe full of stuff — whether that’s atoms, dark matter, radiation, neutrinos, or anything else — it’s virtually impossible to keep it static. The fabric of your Universe, at least in General Relativity, must either expand or contract on the largest scales. But if you have a …

Universe

Climate change is supercharging a hot and dangerous summer

In the town of Sodankyla, Finland, the thermometer on July 17 registered a record-breaking 90 degrees, a remarkable figure given that Sodankyla is 59 miles north of the Arctic Circle, in a region known for winter snowmobiling and an abundance of reindeer.<p>This is a hot, strange and dangerous …

Climate Change

Map reveals nearly the entire planet is under a heatwave at the moment

This map shows just how widespread the current heatwave is, with almost the entire planet blanketed in red.<p>It was created by the Climate Change …

Climate Change

We Never Expected To See Shorts Like THIS—But Now It’s A Huge Trend

You’re so not ready for the latest bizarre fashion trend. The totally unexpected new denim shorts trend is–<b>upside down</b>. Say what? We’re just as …

Clothing

Ghostly particle caught in polar ice ushers in new way to look at the universe

If astronomers are right, a ghostly particle that lit up an instrumented swath of ice beneath the South Pole on 22 September last year was a …

NASA's Voyager-1 Spacecraft Opens Door On New Way To Look For Dark Matter

NASA’s Voyager-1 spacecraft, now cruising through the local interstellar medium, has sent back pristine cosmic ray data allowing researchers to set new limits on the cosmos’ exotic dark matter.<p>Analysis of the 40-year-old spacecraft’s cosmic ray detections out beyond the heliopause — where the solar …

New Higgs Boson Discovery Could Help Solve Cosmic Puzzle

Scientists can’t take pictures of the Higgs boson. But they can find proof of its existence by watching “E=mc2” play out in hundreds of millions of …

Forget Trump: Europe Plans to Push for More Ambition on Climate

Trump or no Trump, the European Union is set to spur businesses to do more to meet the Paris climate accord goals.<p>Taking a long view and encouraging …

Global Warming Is Worse Than We Thought And Could End Up Double What We Predicted [Study]

A green Sahara Desert, collapsing polar caps, a 20-foot sea-level rise — this is what the future may have in store, reveals a new study.<p>The potential …

Have you tasted these 12 thalis of India?

Kumaoni, Malvani, Gomantak and more<p>Designed to include a multitude of flavours, textures, aromas and nutrients, the Indian thali still carries the …

The entire planet could literally be fueled by star power as soon as 2030

Your electric bill could end up being obsolete if one company succeeds at harnessing the energy of superhot plasma with a mega-reactor that could …

Ask Ethan: Could The Universe Be Torn Apart In A Big Rip?

One of the biggest surprises in all of physics came at the end of the 20th century: in 1998. By looking at some of the most distant events arising from a single star — type Ia supernovae — we were able to determine that the Universe wasn’t just expanding, but accelerating. There must be something …

Plastic-eating bacteria discovered by student could help solve global pollution crisis

A student may have found a solution to one of the world’s most urgent environmental crises – breeding bacteria capable of “eating” plastic and …

This insane golden chamber contains water so pure it can dissolve metal, and is helping scientists detect dying stars

Hidden 1,000 metres under Mount Ikeno in Japan is a place that looks like a supervillain's dream.<p>Super-Kamiokande (or "Super-K" as it's sometimes referred to) is a neutrino detector. Neutrinos are sub-atomic particles which travel through space and pass through solid matter as though it were …

Physics

Galaxy's Disk of Dark Matter Could Trigger Mass Extinctions on Earth — NOVA Next | PBS

Approximately every 35 million years, a comet careens from outer space and lays waste to the Earth. For nearly two decades, researchers at Harvard …

Einstein Wins Again! General Relativity Passes Its First Extragalactic Test

In 1915, Albert Einstein put forth a new theory of gravity: General Relativity. Instead of every mass in the Universe instantly reaching across to every other mass and exerting an attractive force, the new concept of a cosmic fabric — spacetime — would curve in response to matter and energy. As the …

Fifth State of Matter May Defy Thermodynamics

Why does food stay solid in your freezer? Why does your tea cool down if you leave it out? Why is your dining room table a uniform temperature, …