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Tesla unveils massive solar battery plant to power the island of Kauai

Remember when Tesla was just a small-time electric car company making Roadsters? Now CEO Elon Musk is in the business of generating and storing solar …

Why blood rain soaked Spain

The rain brought more than water last autumn to some villages of Zamora, Spain.<p>The villagers noticed that the water in their fountains seemed …

Genetically Engineered Algae Kills Cancer Cells Without Harming Healthy Cells

Using Algae Against Cancer<p>Chemotherapy is a widely used treatment in combating cancer; however, chemotherapeutic agents are also toxic to healthy …

Evolutionists Must Know Something That Algae Don’t

A recent study on algae supposedly sheds light on how aquatic life became terrestrial. So the story goes, “450 million years ago, alga from the …

Quantum Behaviour Has Been Discovered in Algae

Image: CSIRO<p>The team led by scientists from the University of New South Wales in Australia suspect this could help the algae harvest energy from the …

Toxic algae creating deep trouble on West Coast

It’s among the tiniest of living things: just a single cell. But <i>Pseudo-nitzschia,</i> a type of algae that produces a powerful neurotoxin, is big trouble.<p>…

Toxic Ocean Algae Events Could Get Worse; Conservation Group Warns Of Marine Mammal Die-Offs

<i>A Dungeness crab is weighed by a lab worker at the California Department of Public Health. (CDPH Photo)</i><p>SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Toxic algae blooms …

Blue-Green Algae and Your Health

The growing presence of blue-green algae in South Africa’s main water sources has experts worried. With almost 62% of local water bodies …

Mysterious blood-red rain in Spain leaves researchers scratching their heads

The rain in Spain was blood-red last year, at least in certain regions. Residents were disturbed to find crimson water pouring from the sky in the …

North America

4 Beliefs To Keep In Mind For A Happier, Healthier & More Authentic Life

The great anthropologist and spiritual teacher Angeles Arrien (1940—2014) was known for teaching people to “walk the mystical path with practical …

Spirituality

Why Kids Who Believe in Something Are Happier and Healthier

Despite more than a decade of widespread attention on happiness and the benefits of positive psychology, there is an epidemic of unhappiness in …

Absurd Creature of the Week: Chubby Little 'Sea Pig' Tastes More Like Poison Than Bacon

The life of the sea cucumber can be rather unfortunate, at least by human standards. Some shallow-water species have fish that swim up their bums and …

Nepal's rhino hunters become the hunted

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/968000/968331_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524692226_3a6bb5a38f118bfa1d090f5d6734b094<p><b>Once Chitwan National Park in Nepal was the favourite hunting ground of poachers, but now it is they who are on the run and being hunted.</b><p>It is a rare …

Wildlife

An Obsessive Quest to Document Earth’s Disappearing Glaciers

For James Balog, it all began with a 2005 <i>National Geographic</i> assignment to photograph the world’s rapidly retreating glaciers. That story brought …

Explorer Allows Public Access to Results of Sea Monster Search

Changing Planet<p>The Spitsbergen Jurassic Research Group has just published the sum of eight field seasons in a volume of Norwegian Journal of Geology and is proud to present the results free of any charge to anyone.<p>All papers are Open Access. The philosophy of our project has always been openness, …

Scientific Results From Challenger Deep

Researchers present a quick peek at the scientific results from James Cameron’s dive to the ocean’s deepest point.<p><b>The spotlight is shining once again on the deepest ecosystems in the ocean—Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench (map) and the New Britain Trench near Papua New Guinea. At a</b> …

Explorer of the Week: Eric Patterson

Wildlife<p><i>Biologist Eric Patterson always knew he wanted a career that allowed him to work with animals. Today, this fascination brings him everywhere from the National Aquarium in Baltimore to Australia’s Shark Bay. Patterson studies dolphin behavior—most recently, their use of sponge tools. And</i> …

10 Ways Obama Could Fight Climate Change

Scientists weigh in after the President vows climate change action.<p><b>One of the biggest surprises of President Barack Obama's inaugural address on Monday was how much he focused on</b> fighting climate change<b>, spending more time on that issue than any other.</b><p>"We will respond to the threat of climate …

Sinkhole Science: A Primer

An expert weighs in on causes—and which areas are most vulnerable.<p><b>The sinkhole that swallowed a sleeping Seffner, Florida, man last Thursday night was like a monster from a nightmare. Suddenly and without warning, a mouth 20 feet (6 meters) wide opened beneath 37-year-old Jeff Bush and inhaled his</b> …

Opinion: The Case for Reviving Extinct Species

There are a lot of reasons for bringing back extinct animals, the author argues.<p><i>Editor's note:</i> <i>Stewart Brand is co-founder and president of</i><i>The Long Now Foundation</i> <i>and creator of the</i> <i>Whole Earth Catalog</i><i>. Check out</i><i>our coverage on species revival</i><i>, the topic of a Friday TEDx talk at National</b> …

Opinion: The Case Against Species Revival

Conservation of species still alive should take precedence, the author argues.<p><i>Editor's note: Stuart Pimm is the Doris Duke Chair of Conservation Ecology at Duke University, and the 2006 laureate of the Dr. A. H. Heineken Prize for Environmental Sciences awarded by the Royal Netherlands Academy of</i> …

Fact Checking 6 Persistent Science Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy theories that are easily debunked by science still persist.<p><b>Conspiracy theories are as American as apple pie. A national poll released this week by Public Policy Polling (PPP) found that some popular conspiracy theories in the United States have persisted for years, like the belief that a</b> …

Ocean's dusty winds key to past warm-up - Futurity

CARDIFF U. (UK) — Airborne dust in the Southern Ocean may have played a key …

Southern Ocean

Salty water threatens Morocco’s oases farms - Futurity

DUKE (US) — Efforts to divert water from mountains in Morocco to irrigate oases farms …

Morocco

Fatbergs: Burning fat and oil to generate London power

Fat, oil and build-ups in drains will soon be powering what will be the world's biggest fat-fuelled power station in Britain, and it will tackle the ongoing problem of "fatbergs" in sewers<p>The grease will be fed into the power station at Beckton in east London, and is set to produce 130 Gigawatt …

Desalination

Omega-3 fatty acid may slow tumors - Futurity

UC DAVIS (US) — New research with mice uncovers a possible anti-cancer property of metabolized …

Omega 3

This Weird Fish Has Clear Blood

Living at 3,300 feet in one of the most inhospitable habitats on Earth, this fish has evolved in a very peculiar way.<p>Deep in the Southern Ocean, just off the coast of Antarctica, there lives the <i>Channichthyidae</i> family of fish. These fish are highly unusual, and one of its species, the ocellated …

Hints of Human Language Heard in Lip-Smacking Monkey Talk

Author: Brandon Keim. Brandon Keim Science<p>Date of Publication: 04.08.13.<p>Time of Publication: 2:09 pm. 2:09 pm<p>Sounds made by a little-known monkey …