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The Universe Is Disappearing, And There's Nothing We Can Do To Stop It

It’s been nearly a century since scientists first theorized that the Universe was expanding, and that the farther away a galaxy was from us, the faster it appears to recede. This isn’t because galaxies are physically moving away from us, but rather because the Universe is full of …

Galaxies

One of the Largest Aquifers in the World Is Disappearing Because of Farmers

Without conservation efforts, a critical water source will soon go dry.<p>Every summer the US Central Plains go dry, leading farmers to tap into …

Farming

Are We Alone?

According to different estimations the human species has been around for plus minus 4 millions years. What might seem a lot to the mortal human being is a mere blink of an eye in the timeline of the universe.<p>So young a civilization, we are nevertheless pragmatically discussing the cyborgization of …

Universe

Diseased Ocean Microbes Could Be Messing With the Weather

Our oceans are brimming with microscopic phytoplankton—plant-like organisms that contribute significantly to marine diversity. Tiny though they are, …

Climate Change

Elephants Have a Secret Weapon Against Cancer

The biggest animals should have the highest risks of developing tumors, but they don’t.<p>In 2012, on a whim, Vincent Lynch decided to search the genome of the African elephant to see if it had extra anti-cancer genes. Cancers happen when cells build up mutations in their DNA that allow them to grow …

Elephants

Why taking ayahuasca is like having a near-death experience

A psychedelic drug taken as part of the South American plant brew ayahuasca produces effects that are strikingly similar to near-death experiences, a …

Psychedelic Drugs

Trump accidentally tells the truth about why he liked Omarosa

With Omarosa Manigault Newman going on the offensive against Donald Trump, it was only a matter of time before the president returned fire. This …

Donald Trump

Is the Dinosaur-Apocalypse Story Wrong?

It’s a story we all learned as children: 66 million years ago, a six-mile-wide asteroid slammed into Earth with the force of 10 billion atomic bombs, unleashing giant fireballs, crushing tsunamis, continent-shaking earthquakes, and suffocating darkness—and driving dinosaurs extinct almost …

Dinosaurs

Halfway to boiling: the city at 50C

You could see the physical change. Road surfaces started to melt … Dev Niyogi, American Meteorological Society<p>The blast of furnace-like heat ... literally feels life-threatening and apocalyptic Professor Nigel Tapper<p>Imagine a city at 50C (122F). The pavements are empty, the parks quiet, entire …

Australian Open (Tennis)

Conservatives call for constitutional intervention last seen 230 years ago

We’re either going to become a socialist, Marxist country like western Europe, or we’re going to be free Senator Tom Coburn<p>It’s been more than 230 years since America’s last constitutional convention, but there is growing confidence in some conservative circles that the next one is right around the …

Civil Rights

What Weed Does to Your Brain

Here's what it looks like before, during, and after.<p>In recent years, with the legal status of marijuana shifting, the scientific community has sought …

The Brain

How many more will have to die as Asia gets hotter? | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

Record-breaking temperatures, devastating floods, raging bush fires and thousands of deaths. And this might just be the beginning.<p>With Hong Kong and …

Climate Change

Weird, 570-Million-Year-Old 'Leaf' Fossil Is Actually from an Animal

A mysterious, ancient organism with leaf-like fronds once flourished in shallow waters. Now, after decades of debate as to whether these organisms …

University of Cambridge

Why Deep Learning Is Suddenly Changing Your Life

Illustration by Justin Metz<p>Decades-old discoveries are now electrifying the computing industry and will soon transform corporate America.<p>Over the …

Deep Learning

No existing policies will be enough to prevent a future "hothouse Earth"

<b>TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE.</b> Right now, the Paris Agreement is probably humanity’s best shot of reducing the catastrophic effects of climate change. One …

Climate Change

These half-billion-year-old creatures were animals—but unlike any known today

So-called Ediacaran organisms have puzzled biologists for decades. To the untrained eye they look like fossilized plants, in tube or frond shapes up …

University of Cambridge

See what Earth looked like from space when it was ruled by dinosaurs

Ever wonder what the Earth looked like before humans came along and added pollution and man-made destruction to the mix?<p>The 3D interactive website called Ancient Earth Globe lets you glimpse the world from space during the age of the dinosaurs -- and more. Seeing the Earth at various points in …

Asteroids

A world-leading technologist on what the year 2038 will look like

Currently Senior Maverick at <i>Wired</i> magazine, <b>Kevin Kelly</b> helped launch the magazine and was its executive editor for its first seven years. He has …

Artificial Intelligence

Scientists Have Uncovered a Disturbing Climate Change Precedent

During the rise of mammals, Earth's temperatures spiked in a scary way that the planet may experience again soon.<p>They were strange days at the beginning of the age of mammals. The planet was still hungover from the astonishing disappearance of its marquee superstars, the dinosaurs. Earth’s newest …

Climate Change

On climate change, it’s time to start panicking

<b>(Getty/Photo Montage by Salon)</b><p>The crisis over global warming warrants an unparalleled response<p>Matthew Rozsa<p>August 5, 2018 11:30pm (UTC)<p>It is time for us to panic about global warming. Indeed, a proper state of panic is long overdue.<p>Global warming has made the news for a number of reasons this week: …

Climate Change

Waters off Southern California coasts reach record high temperatures

LOS ANGELES — Joe Roper has been surfing off the coast of San Diego for five decades. He's rarely experienced water this warm.<p>"All of a sudden it has turned into a bathtub," said the board repairman. "It's insane. I've never heard of 80 degree water here."<p>Scientists on Thursday announced that the …

Southern California

'Disgusting news': Donald Trump whips up crowd anger as he vilifies media

Donald Trump ramped up his attack on the media on Thursday night, criticizing the press as “fake, fake, disgusting news” and describing journalists in attendance as “horrible, horrendous people”, despite UN experts warning earlier in the day that his actions were putting journalists at …

Donald Trump

Trump administration to freeze fuel-efficiency requirements in move likely to spur legal battle with states

The Trump administration announced plans Thursday to freeze fuel-efficiency requirements for the nation’s cars and trucks through 2026 — a massive regulatory rollback likely to spur a legal battle with California and other states, as well as create potential upheaval in the nation’s automotive …

Pesticides

Trump’s ‘Fake News’ Propaganda Campaign Is Metastasizing

President Trump is never more at home than when watching cable news with his Twitter app fired up. Sunday was no exception. Beginning at 8:30 a.m., …

Donald Trump

Scientists Present New Theory Explaining Why We're the Only Humans on Earth

"So, we thought, why not turn to the most glaring fact of all?"<p>It’s easy to forget that we’re a single species within the genus <i>Homo</i> because everyone …

Population

Origin of the species: where did Darwin's finches come from?

When the first of the Galápagos Islands arose from the ocean floor around 3m years ago, they were naked, angry, lava-spewing cones devoid of life. Now, millions of years later, they are alive with some of the world’s most iconic animals. Giant tortoises. Sea iguanas. Flightless cormorants. And …

Birds

What's going on with Donald Trump? Psychologist explains the president’s lies, reversals

Trump's lies and reversals are not due to mental illness but because he reacts to people and situations in the moment, with no thought of future or past.<p>When I saw CNN’s Jake Tapper suddenly blurt out, “What the hell is going on?” in an online video the other day, I thought I’d better speak up.<p>Like …

Donald Trump

Mind-Melting Facts About the Sun

Sun ID: 4668<p>Fascinating Facts about the Sun.<p>Related<p>Related Documentation<p>Visualization Credits<p><b>Mary P. Hrybyk-Keith</b> (TRAX International Corporation): …

Solar Wind

The thought experiment: What would happen if everyone on the planet suddenly went vegan?

Believe it or not, releasing billions of domesticated animals into the wild would presents a few logistical problems (but also solves some others).<p>1. …

Diets

6 Tiny Cavers, 15 Odd Skeletons, and 1 Amazing New Species of Ancient Human

Lee Berger put his ad up on Facebook on October 7th, 2013. He needed diggers for an exciting expedition. They had to have experience in palaeontology …

Humanity