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Australian mountain guide and partner killed in fall off New Zealand peak

Melbourne mountain guide Stuart Hollaway and his partner, Dale Thistlewaite, were found roped together after falling to their deaths off Mt Silberhorn<p>Two Australian climbers have been killed in a fall on a mountain in New Zealand’s Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park.<p>The Melbourne mountain guide Stuart …

Half Of The Ocean's Population Disappeared In The Past 45 Years

Where have all the tuna gone, and where are all the cod?<p>Life isn't always better under the sea.<p>A combination of overfishing and environmental changes have cut the population of the worlds oceans nearly in half, according to a new report from the World Wildlife Fund.<p>The report, which looked at 1,234 …

Red Sea

China builds huge solar power station which could power a million homes

China is set to build a giant solar power station in the Gobi desert, which could generate enough energy to supply one million homes.<p>The proposed …

Ingenious Bathroom Graffiti…

Earth is losing its bumblebees

Climate change is causing wild bumblebees to disappear from large swaths of their historical range, which could spell disaster for pollinating crops in Europe and North America, new research suggests.<p>As global temperatures have risen, bumblebees have disappeared from the warmest regions they …

Denmark’s wind farms generated 140% of the country’s electricity needs yesterday

An unusually windy day gave Scandinavia another chance to show off its global superiority in clean energy yesterday. On July 9, Denmark’s wind farms generated more than enough power to meet nationwide electricity demands—with a 16% surplus of energy during the day and a whopping 40% surplus …

Renewable Energy

Solar panels aren't just for roofs anymore — the world's first road paved with solar panels is working better than expected

Now, six months into the trial, engineers say the system is working even better than expected, with the 70-metre test bike path generating 3,000 kWh, or enough electricity to power a small household for a year.<p>"If we translate this to an annual yield, we expect more than the 70k wh per square metre …

Clean Energy

How the Digital Wind Farm Will Make Wind Power 20% More Efficient - SPONSOR CONTENT INSIGHT FROM GE

<i>Sponsor Content Insight from GE.</i><p>Few people embody the backyard inventor better than Charles Brush. In 1887, he built behind his mansion in Cleveland, Ohio, a 4-ton wind generator with 144 blades and a comet-like tail, and used it to power a set of batteries in his basement. Although by today’s …

Ocean acidification needs more focus at climate talks, scientists say

The oceans play a key role in absorbing carbon dioxide, but international climate talks have only "minimally considered" the impact the gas is having …

Nobel Laureates Issue A Call To Action On Climate Change

At the 65th annual edition of the Lindau Nobel Laureates Meetings, held from June 28-July 3 in Lindau, Germany, on the shores of Lake Constance, 65 …

The first imperative: Science that isn’t transparent isn’t science

Today we launch a new initiative to promote ‘open science’ or as we hope to one day call it, ‘science’<p>In today’s issue of <i>Science</i> Magazine we unveil a series of guidelines to promote <b>transparency</b> and <b>reproducibility</b> in research practices - critical aspects of science that are frequently overlooked in …

Chilean Fog Nets Pull Beer From Desert Air

Who needs water when you have beer?<p>Chile’s Atacama Desert is one of the driest places on the planet; some parts haven’t seen rainfall for centuries. But the region is often shrouded in a dense fog locally called camanchaca, from which local flora harvest what little water they need to survive. …

Beer

The Year Ahead (And Behind) in Robotics

The biggest trends, good and bad, shaping robotics right now<p>2014 was light on cool new robots. Or, to be more accurate, robots that actually did anything. The studious sort might point out that automation powered some of the biggest technology stories of the year, including the Chinese “Foxbots” …

Artificial Intelligence

Huge asteroid to 'narrowly' miss Earth

Space rock code-named 2004 BL86 set to pass Earth on January 26 in 'near miss' and won't be seen again for next 200 years<p>Amateur stargazers will have a once-in-a-decade opportunity to see an asteroid a third of a mile wide “narrowly” miss Earth on January 26.<p>The space rock, code-named 2004 BL86, is …

Asteroids

5 can't-miss apps: Scannable, Adobe Lightroom and more

Adobe Lightroom<p>Qork<p>Timeline - News in Context<p>'Words on Tour'<p>Evernote Scannable<p>Between Google describing new plans for its modular smartphones and the …

Is Google Glass another Newton?

The thing about Google Glass is that Sergey Brin was absolutely right. Back in 2013 he stood on the TED stage and shared this video:<p>He called the act of staring down at our phones all day ‘emasculating’ – a word that got him a bunch of heat for its male-oriented worldview. But the simple fact is …

Spotlight: Opinionated Environmentalist Chris Maldonado

MagMaker / December 8, 2014<p><b>My name is</b> Christopher Maldonado and my medium is questioning the norm, especially in terms of politics and the …

Siblings

Architecture For Humanity Shuts Down

The nonprofit that sought architectural solutions for humanitarian problems is closing after more than 15 years.<p>Architecture for Humanity, the San Francisco-based nonprofit that brought professional architecture and design services to communities in need around the world, has closed.<p>The …

The World’s Most Beautiful Box Of Chocolates

Japanese design house Nendo can make <i>anything</i> better. The designers have revamped rubber bands. They tackled the 4,000-year-old design problem of chopsticks. They even figured out how to make wood transparent for crying out loud.<p>Still, I’m always happiest when Nendo turns its design genius to …