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All Volvo cars will be electric or hybrid within two years

Volvo is best known for building cars that are safe and beloved by flower children, but it now has a new distinction. Every car it unveils by 2019 will have an electric motor, either as an all-electric EV, plug-in hybrid or hybrid, making it the first major automaker to stop selling cars with only …

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

As Cost Plunges, Solar Power is Ready to Surpass Coal

Solar Boom<p>Solar power is among the easiest ways for individuals to hop on the clean energy generation train. There are many incentives afforded to …

Climate Change Effects: Massive Ice Wave Cut Through Rink Glacier [VIDEO]

Greenland’s Rink Glacier is not just melting faster than usual: The hot summers of 2010 and 2012 saw the interior of the glacier sliding like a …

Elon Musk Just Unveiled Breakthrough AI Research. Here’s What You Need to Know.

One Smart Bot<p>If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, OpenAI’s newest robot system should leave humanity blushing. Not only can it …

This New Material Replicates Photosynthesis to Generate Clean Energy And Suck Up CO2

Anything plants can do...<p>Scientists have created an artificial form of photosynthesis that could reduce levels of carbon dioxide in the air, and …

Science in America - Neil deGrasse Tyson

Humans 2.0: these geneticists want to create an artificial genome by synthesising our DNA

In July 2015, 100 geneticists met at the New York Genome Center to discuss yeast. At 12 million base pairs long, it's the largest genome scientists …

A new exhibit takes you on a Journey to Mars—sort of

“The next logical place to go will be Mars.”<p>I wasn’t sure what to expect when walking into the new Mars exhibit at Space Center Houston. For …

Space Exploration

This Again? NASA Just Confirmed That 2016 Was The Hottest Year on Record

That's the third year in a row.<p>NASA and NOAA jointly reported that 2016 was the warmest year on record. That’s no surprise, as the first six months …

Climate Change

All electric trains in the Netherlands now run on wind energy

The Netherlands has been harnessing the power of the wind to drain bodies of water, saw timber and to produce oil for centuries. Now, the country is also using it to run all its electric trains. The Dutch railways network (NS) started using wind energy generated by the turbines owned by electric …

Most of the coral in Japan's largest coral reef are dead, and the rest are dying

Japan has reported an alarming rate of death in its largest coral reef.<p>The environment ministry says that 70 percent of the coral at Sekiseishoko, …

Obama says shift to green energy is 'irreversible' despite Trump

<b>Renewable energy sources will continue to grow in the US despite the antipathy of the incoming Trump administration, says President Obama.</b><p>The President says it's unlikely that power companies will switch back to coal, regardless of Mr Trump's plans to boost production.<p>Mr Trump has also said he …

Japanese insurance firm replaces 34 staff with AI

<b>Science fiction has long imagined a future in which humans are ousted from their jobs by machines.</b><p>For 34 staff at a Japanese insurance firm, that vision just became a reality.<p>Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance is laying off the employees and replacing them with an artificial intelligence (AI) system that …

Who'll Live Longer: Meat Eaters or Vegetarians?

Controversial.<p>Our ability to live a long life is influenced by a combination of our genes and our environment. In studies that involve identical …

The vegan meat market really beefed up in 2016.

Sure, we’ve had veggie burgers forever, and food critics ate the first lab-grown hamburger way back in 2013, but 2016 was really the breakthrough …

Food

The Bold Plan For A Moon Base Is Coming Together

Imagine an international research station on the moon, where astronauts and cosmonauts and taikonauts and any other-nauts from around the world …

5 Reasons a Trump Administration Should Scare the Sh*t Out of Anyone Who Cares About the Environment

He isn't totally sold on the reality of climate change.<p>When you deeply want something to be true, that’s when you have to question it the most.<p>I want chocolate-covered bacon to be a health food. Who doesn’t want to get in shape by eating food so tasty it might give you an orgasm? To pretend it’s …

Europe's Bold Plan for a Moon Base Is Coming Together

The ESA's Director General calls it "Moon Village," and the rest of the world seems to be coming around to the idea.<p>Imagine an international research station on the moon, where astronauts and cosmonauts and taikonauts and any other-nauts from around the world conduct science experiments, gather …

Space Exploration

Atmospheric levels of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, are spiking, scientists report

The best news about climate change that we’ve heard lately is that for three years straight, the world’s energy-related emissions of carbon dioxide, the most important greenhouse gas, have been flat. The gas has continued to accumulate in the atmosphere, but emissions haven’t gone up, even as …

Climate Change

Brain Scans on Mormons Show Religion Has a Similar Effect to Taking Drugs

Pretty powerful stuff.<p>A small study has found evidence that religious and spiritual experiences activate the reward circuits in our brains in a …

The Great Barrier Reef Has Suffered The Worst Die-Off Ever Recorded

Damn it, 2016.<p>Two-thirds of the corals in the northern part of the Great Barrier Reef have died on in the reef’s worst-ever bleaching event, …

Take it from a Canadian: Science in America is headed for dark, dark days - ExtremeTech

By on November 24, 2016 at 9:29 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>This week, we saw the first of …

Tesla’s SolarCity Powers Entire Island To Show Off Strength Of New Solar Panels

Tesla Motors is powering an entire island in the South Pacific Ocean with solar power, according to a post in the SolarCity blog.<p>“There are …

We've Been Underestimating Sea Level Rise This Whole Time, Say Scientists

Things just got even worse.<p>A new study suggests that we’ve underestimated the amount of sea level rise that occurred in the Northern Hemisphere …

Most of The Great Barrier Reef Above This Line Is Now Dead

The worst case scenario has happened.<p>It's been six months since Australia's Great Barrier Reef experienced its worst coral bleaching event on record …

We just entered an alarming 'new era' of global warming

The Earth permanently passed a global warming threshold last year that alarms climate scientists and has profound consequences for everyone alive …

How climate change triggers earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanoes

Global warming may not only be causing more destructive hurricanes, it could also be shaking the ground beneath our feet<p>Devastating hurricane? More than 1,000 lives lost? It must be climate change! Almost inevitably, Hurricane Matthew’s recent rampage across the Caribbean and south-eastern US has …

Climate Change

An International Group of Scientists Wants You to Join Asgardia - The First Space Nation

Protectors of Earth, unite!<p>A new country called Asgardia, named after Norse mythology's city in the skies, could be the first nation ever created in …