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What makes some people so suspicious of the findings of science?

From Dr Strangelove and water fluoridisation to climate change, scientific method and facts are not always enough to win over the sceptics<p>There’s a scene in Stanley Kubrick’s comic masterpiece Dr Strangelove in which Jack D Ripper, an American general who’s gone rogue and ordered a nuclear attack …

Russia

The US proposes the first Arctic-specific federal regulations for oil and gas drilling

The regulations would require companies to fortify their contingency plans in case of spills<p>The Obama administration yesterday proposed the first-ever federal regulations for oil and gas drilling in the Arctic Ocean, <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports. The rules would require companies to create …

Oil & Gas Industry

Cord cutters on net neutrality: 'It would be the end of wild wild west of the internet'

The ‘awe-inspiring’ FCC internet protections leave cord cutters wanting. Their main complaint? Lack of competition among internet providers<p>Every morning as Carla Astudillo gets ready for work, she puts on the news. But instead of turning on the TV, Astudillo’s headlines come to her from her …

NASA Wants To Send A Nuclear Submarine To Saturn's Moon Titan

Nothing says "we come in peace" like a military spaceplane delivering a nuclear sub<p>There are places beyond the reach of NASA’s current army of robot space explorers. Impressive and capable as Curiosity and other land rovers are, they’d be pretty useless in the liquid hydrocarbon lakes of Saturn’s …

Sam Smith: ‘Becoming famous? It isn’t necessarily a nice thing’

The Cambridgeshire crooner has shot from obscurity to record-breaking success in an amazingly short time. But instant fame has come at a price<p>When they finally peel him out of bed it is almost three in the afternoon and Sam Smith, by his own reckoning, is still drunk. The pop star’s hotel room is …

Photographer Captures a Cute Squirrel Photo Shoot

Russian photographer Vadim Trunov recently captured a series of photographs showing wild squirrels doing human things. In the snow covered forests …

Canada's Oil Industry ‘In Near-Death Condition,' Russian State-Owned Rosneft Says

Russian state-owned energy giant Rosneft is responding to sanctions slapped on it by the Harper government by talking down Canada’s oil industry.<p>"In …

Oil

Finnish Researchers Create Solar Electric Forest with 3D Printed Trees

Solar power technologies are the focus of voluminous research efforts, and now a team of scientists at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland …

Three ways to improve sleep quality and brain function

Research shows that sleep is among the most critical factors for peak performance, memory, productivity, immune function and mood regulation – but the speed and information overload of today's pace of life can challenge sleep quality, resulting in a decline in health and cognitive function.<p>Our best …

High levels of benzene found in fracking waste water

Hoping to better understand the health effects of oil fracking, the state in 2013 ordered oil companies to test the chemical-laden waste water extracted from wells.<p>Data culled from the first year of those tests found significant concentrations of the human carcinogen benzene in this so-called …

Oil & Gas Industry

5 Most Toxic Energy Companies That Are Controlling Our Politics

<i>Editor's note: This article was first published in November 2011.</i><p>Four days after the April 5, 2010 explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine in West …

Oil & Gas Industry

Tesla batteries to power entire homes out soon – Elon Musk

Tesla Motors says its ambitious plan to produce battery packs strong enough to power houses will be reality within six months. The promise comes as …

Tesla

Shell boss calls fossil fuel critics 'naive' but admits Big Oil has 'credibility issue'

Ben van Beurden urges oil industry to be more assertive, arguing that debate is about balancing moral obligation of energy access for all with fighting climate change<p>The head of Shell has launched a stinging attack on increasingly vocal critics who are calling for fossil fuels to be left in the …

AP's 'robot journalists' are writing their own stories now

Minutes after Apple released its record-breaking quarterly earnings this week, the Associated Press published (by way of <i>CNBC</i>, <i>Yahoo</i>, and others) "Apple tops Street 1Q forecasts." It's a story without a byline, or rather, without a <i>human</i> byline — a financial story written and published by an automated …

US oil price crash sparks cost cutting across energy space

Any lingering doubt about the depth of the crisis facing the US energy industry is quickly evaporating as even the biggest firms slash spending amid …

Oil & Gas Industry

Power Grows on Trees: Wind Energy via Leafy Green Turbines

[ By WebUrbanist in Conceptual & Futuristic & Technology. ]Addressing noise and visual pollution associated with wind energy generation in urban …

Renewable Energy

How “Doing What You Love” Can Be A Realistic Career Option

Here’s a quote from a recent article I read titled “‘Do What You Love’ Is Horrible Advice“: “It’s easy to confuse a hobby or interest for a profound …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient<p>Daniel J Levitin Q&A<p>Our brains are …

Productivity

Thorium Power Is the Safer Future of Nuclear Energy

Nuclear power has long been a contentious topic. It generates huge amounts of electricity with zero carbon emissions, and thus is held up as a …

Energy

New York City's first commercial wind turbine proves its worth

Sunset Park in Brooklyn is home to New York City's first commercial-scale wind turbine, and it's already flexing its green muscle. In under a month, the 160-foot-tall power source produced enough juice to power two homes for more than 12 months. It's not being used to supplement regular energy use, …

Why Google's Future Growth is in Energy

<b>Google</b> has been trying to get into the energy business for years. In 2007, it set a goal of making renewable energy cheaper than coal, and as part of the campaign it invested venture funds in renewable energy start-ups and bought renewable energy projects.<p>But Google's efforts to revolutionize …

Investing

“We dare you to stop us”: Inside Big Oil’s sinister plan to derail the anti-carbon movement

Rather than retreating, Exxon and other companies are going on the offensive as mankind hangs in the balance<p>Around the world, carbon-based fuels are under attack. Increasingly grim economic pressures, growing popular resistance, and the efforts of government regulators have all shocked the energy …

7 Cities That Are Starting To Go Car-Free

Urban planners are finally recognizing that streets should be designed for people, not careening hunks of deadly metal.<p>After over a hundred years of living with cars, some cities are slowly starting to realize that the automobile doesn’t make a lot of sense in the urban context. It isn’t just the …

Urban Design

Is the solar panel & battery combo ready to change energy markets?

Advertisement<p>38 Comments<p>Credit: Jon Callas/Flickr<p>The big idea right now for solar and batteries is this: put solar panels on your roof, a battery in …

Clean Energy
Renewable Energy

Earthquakes, tsunamis and a naked tribe: how Chile inspired Darwin

Reports of the botanist’s round-the-world voyage are dominated by his findings in the Galápagos. The much longer time he spent in Chile and what he saw there have been overlooked – until today<p><i>“‘</i>The climate is certainly wretched: the summer solstice was now passed, yet every day snow fell on the …