rob mclean

42 Added | 4 Magazines | @redwings4747 | Keep up with rob mclean on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “rob mclean”

Insects May Be The Taste Of The Next Generation, Report Says

A report from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization says insects offer a huge potential for improving the world's food security. Peter Menzel, co-author of <i>Man Eating Bugs</i>, describes some insect-based cuisine and the western aversion to creepy-crawly snacks.<p>Transcript<p>IRA FLATOW, HOST:<p>What's on …

New Jersey

First American Mission To Sample An Asteroid Gets Green Light

OSIRIS-REx will scoop up a couple of ounces of dirt from the asteroid Bennu and bring it back to Earth.<p>Earth-bound scientists are on track to get their hands on asteroid soil, straight from the source, in 2023. An asteroid-sampling mission, planned for launch in 2016, is moving into development, …

A Cannabinoid That Looks Like THC Could Be Key To Diagnosing PTSD

Researchers have pinpointed a set of biological markers that could help diagnose PTSD--and, eventually, treat it.<p>A molecular imaging study has pinpointed a set of biological markers that could help diagnose post-traumatic stress disorder more accurately, and might even lead to a pharmacological …

New Green Palm Pitviper Discovered in Honduras

A new species of green palm pitviper of the genus <i>Bothriechis</i> has been found in a cloud forest reserve in northern Honduras. The new species,</i> …

Huge Boost In U.S. Oil Output Set To Transform Global Market

U.S. oil production is rising sharply and increased output from shale will be a "game changer" in global energy markets in the coming years, according to a new report out Tuesday by the International Energy Agency.<p>"U.S. shale oil will help meet most of the world's new oil needs in the next five …

Starwatch: Saturn's north pole hurricane

A close-up of the hurricane raging at Saturn's north pole appeared in the Guardian on 1 May. This image, also by Nasa's Cassini probe, shows a wider …

Some words descended largely unchanged since end of last ice age

Seven major language families might all descend from an ancient language superfamily. Some words from that early language might be recognizable today.<p>…

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

MARIJUANA INDUSTRY Why Canada’s pot stock boom just doesn’t add up Subscriber content<p>RETAIL Fixer-upper: Can Toronto turn a patch of urban wasteland into Amazon’s jewel? Subscriber content<p>The Fed is expected to face turbulence in the Jerome Powell era<p>Avigilon stock soars on $1-billion Motorola offer<p>…

Best and Worst Animal Mothers

Changing Planet<p><b>Best and Worst?</b><p>Mother’s Day is generally reserved for honoring our mothers, wives, and even grandmothers. But since we <i>are</i> National Geographic, why not take some time to honor <i>animal</i> mothers who excel at raising their young? And while we’re at it, why not point out other animal mothers …

Argentina Ghost Town Re-Emerges After Being Underwater For 25 Years

An Argentinian town has re-emerged after being underwater for 25 years, The Associated Press reports.<p>In the 1920s Villa Epecuen, located in the farmlands 340 miles south of Buenos Aires, was established as a tourist village along the shore of Lago Epecuen.<p>The saltwater lake has 10 times more salt …

Argentina

6 Dream Travel Jobs that Actually Exist

Since graduating from college in 2007, Turner Barr has been traveling the world. Not convinced that a desk job was for him, he headed to South …

Travel

How to spot a murderer's brain

In 1987, Adrian Raine, who describes himself as a neurocriminologist, moved from Britain to the US. His emigration was prompted by two things. The …

Tiny countries that pack a big punch

Size isn't everything. Here are ten of the smallest countries in the world. Some of them are rarely visited, except by travellers collecting visa stamps. Most are islands, often far flung. Their wealth varies, from nearly the highest per capita GDP to nearly the lowest, but all still manage to …

European Travel

Flawless Dream Home: Two Storey Promenade Residence by BGD Architects

The Promenade Residence is a two-storey luxury home envisioned as the perfect “resort-like” house. The project was designed by BGD Architects in …

Large Swamp Rats Called Nutria Consuming Louisiana's Wetlands

The Weather Channel reports that large swamp rats, called nutria (<i>Myocastor coypus</i>), are "eating Louisiana." This is technically correct as the …

WHO says new coronavirus may be passed person to person

<b>The World Health Organization says it appears likely that the novel coronavirus (NCoV) can be passed between people in close contact.</b><p>This comes after the French health ministry confirmed a second man had contracted the virus in a possible case of human-to-human transmission.<p>Two more people in Saudi …

Disease

'Dramatic decline' warning for plants and animals

<b>More than half of common plant species and a third of animals could see a serious decline in their habitat range because of climate change.</b><p>New research suggests that biodiversity around the globe will be significantly impacted if temperatures rise more than 2C.<p>But the scientists say that the losses …

Climate Change

RHex is an Impressive Six Legged Leaping Robot

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania's Kodlab have developed RHex, an impressive six legged leaping robot. The versatile little robot is …

Element of the week: francium | video

This week's element is francium, which has the symbol <b>Fr</b> and the atomic number <b>87</b>.<p>Francium is a highly radioactive alkali metal that is vanishingly …

Scientists call for action to tackle CO2 levels

<b>Scientists are calling on world leaders to take action on climate change after carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere broke through a symbolic threshold.</b><p>Daily CO2 readings at a US government agency lab on Hawaii have topped 400 parts per million for the first time.<p>Sir Brian Hoskins, the head of …

Climate Change

Researchers Say Elephant's Tomb in Carmona May Have Been Temple to God Mithras

Researchers believe Elephant's Tomb in the Roman necropolis of Carmona was not always used for burials. The Carmona necropolis in Spain is a …

At least 19 injured in New Orleans Mother's Day shooting

At least 19 people were injured on Sunday when multiple gunmen opened fire on a Mother’s Day parade in New Orleans, police said.<p>A 10-year-old boy and 10-year-old girl were grazed by bullets but were in good condition, New Orleans Police spokesman Garry Flot said in a statement. A woman and a man …