Mick Huiet

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Brian Cox: ‘It’s a book about how to think’

In Universal: A Guide to the Cosmos, Brian Cox shows how anyone can see the world like a physicist. Here he explains why he loves changing his mind<p>Professor Brian Cox is advanced fellow of particle physics in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manchester. He is about to embark …

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11 House Plants So Good for You They’re Approved by NASA

Adding some green to a space can do a lot of good — both for your health and your style. Although we’ve been loving 2016’s trending house plants (we’ve even DIYed a Sharpie watercolor planter to keep them looking fresh in our office), we almost lost it when we heard that space plants (yes, space …

Teaching in the Age of Minecraft

A popular video game provides a new medium for educators and students to unleash their creativity.<p>Like many 11-year-olds in Texas, Ethan had to build a model of the Alamo as a school project. Often, students make their dioramas out of paper mache or popsicle sticks, but Ethan’s teacher gave him …

Meet the Nepalese-American death metal guitarist who just found water on Mars

If it were up to Lujendra "Luju" Ojha, he might be killing it on guitar in his old death metal band today. Instead, he was in France for a fellowship when he called in to a much-hyped NASA press conference to share his historic finding of flowing liquid salt water on Mars.<p>If you get Ojha's voice …

China to Combat Air Pollution with New Smog-Busting Air Drones

China’s air pollution problems are well documented and numerous, so the government has announced plans to tackle the problem with a unique solution. …

Asia's Dangerous Air Pollution is Affecting Weather All Over the World

Air pollution frequently reaches dangerous levels in Beijing and often exceeds the World Health Organization’s recommended levels in Delhi. But this …

China says more than half of its groundwater is polluted

Nearly 60% of China’s underground water is polluted, state media has reported, underscoring the severity of the country’s environmental woes.<br>The country’s land and resources ministry found that among 4,778 testing spots in 203 cities, 44% had “relatively poor” underground water quality; the …

New Study Reveals Air Pollution Increases the Power of Cyclones

A new report, published in <i>Nature Communications</i>, reveals that the ever-increasing air pollution from China and other Asian industrial countries is …

Nine Chinese Cities More Polluted than Beijing

Beijing‘s suffocating smog has been grabbing global headlines for the past year. And the disturbing images coming from the Chinese capital have …

China Bans New Coal-Fired Plants in Most Polluted Regions

As part of its ongoing plan to fight pollution and promote renewable energy, the Chinese government has announced a ban on new coal-fired power …

China to shut down 2,000 coal mines this year

China will shut down roughly 2,000 small coal mines this year, with a total capacity of 117.48 million tonnes, as part of the Beijing’s ongoing plan …

These 5 Foods Will Be Harder to Grow in a Warmer World

Farmers will need to take increasingly drastic and expensive measures to cope with droughts, frosts, and ever-changing growing seasons, says IPCC's new report.<p>The reality of climate change has already hit farms, ranches, and orchards around the globe, according to the latest report from the UN's …

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Amazing AirCarbon Thermoplastic Made from Pollution Will Be Used to Make World's First Carbon-Negative Chair

A California-based chemical technologies company claims to have created a manufacturing technology that captures carbon and turns it into a material …

Hydroelectric Projects, Dams Could Be Win-Win for Pakistan

Pakistan's hydroelectric power operators could be significantly vulnerable to climate change given the country's significant lack of water storage …

Price Tag On Toxic Water Cleanup In South Africa 1 Billion

South Africa may have to pay as much as almost $1 billion to clean up toxic water leaking from defunct gold mines, according to the government.<p>"The …

Australia cyclone heads inland after battering iron ore ports

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia’s Pilbara iron ore shipping and mining region, the world’s largest, faced cyclonic winds and torrential rains on Tuesday after a cyclone made landfall after intensifying over the last few days in the Indian Ocean.<p>Ships waiting to be loaded with iron ore are seen at the …

Mining company's US plans undeterred by inquiry into past arsenic leak

The president of the company seeking to open an iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin said on Friday that he didn't know whether an ongoing investigation into a mine he previously managed will affect the new project. The investigation is looking into whether a mine he previously managed contaminated …

In The Amazon, A New Mining Frontier For Iron Ore

<i>Meet Canaã dos Carajás, the new frontier of iron ore mining. It’s in the South of Brazil's Para, where jobs and mining royalties did not bring as much progress as expected.</i><p>Between 1982 and 1985, Brazil’s last military ruler, João Figueiredo, settled 1,551 families through colonization projects …

Iron ore mining threatens rare wildflowers in WA

<b>CONSERVATION GROUPS IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA</b> are campaigning to protect one of the last pristine examples of banded iron formations in Australia.Rich in …

DebMarine unveils worldÔÇÖs largest diamond mining vessel

The world’s largest marine diamond producer, DebMarine, celebrated its tenth year anniversary by commissioning the world’s largest diamond mining …

Diamonds Are Forever Abandoned diamond mine in Mir - Siberia

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Are lab-grown gems the key to a sustainable diamond trade?

Long a staple of the industrial diamond industry, laboratory-created diamonds only represent about 2% of the jewelry market. Increasingly, however, they are becoming a force to be reckoned with: some producers have achieved "type IIa" quality, the purest form produced in nature. Only 2% of the …

Worsening Rhino war Strains Countries’ Relations




Changing Planet<p>The growing incursion of rhino poachers from Mozambique into South Africa’s flagship <b>Kruger National Park</b> is beginning to strain relations between the two countries. South African security operatives trying to stem the relentless killing of the enigmatic animals speak of it as a …

1/2 Of Earth's Population Lives In This Circle

This map blew my mind. Look at what a tiny region of the planet contains more than HALF the living people! I then learned that if you took the whole …

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Seabird bones reveal effects of ‘big’ fishing

<b>MICHIGAN STATE (US) —</b> Bone records show that endangered Hawaiian petrels are eating lower on the food chain than before the advent of industrialized …

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