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Climate change 'already affecting food supply' – UN

Report by climate change panel says global warming is fuelling not only natural disasters, but potentially famine – and war<p>Climate change has already cut into the global food supply and is fuelling wars and natural disasters, but governments are unprepared to protect those most at risk, according …

Nobody will escape the effects of climate change, UN warns

Panel warns that impacts may be 'severe, pervasive, and irreversible' unless greenhouse gas emissions are brought under control<p>A United Nations panel today said that the effects of climate change are already being felt across the globe, warning in a major report that they will likely be "severe, …

The right’s new climate change lie: It’s all the scientists’ fault

Conservative hucksters argue scientists are politicizing their work. They’re wrong — and climate change is real<p>Some scholars blame scientists at least in part for why we are not motivated to act on climate change. They claim that many scientists have discredited themselves by politicizing science. …

Giles Fraser says scientists are replacing theologians. Some thoughts on that

I enjoyed Giles Fraser's article 'Good luck, physicists, with those tricky "meaning of life" questions, and I appreciate the good wishes as he acknowledges the perceived transfer of intellectual leadership from theologians to physicists<p>This transition can of course only be for the best. And this …

Two Friends Hiked For 10 Months And Captured This Breathtaking Footage Of Yosemite

Colin Delehanty and Sheldon Neill are adventurers.<p>Over the course of 10 months, the friends backpacked 200 miles through Yosemite National Park, capturing a combined 45 days of unbelievably beautiful footage.<p>Their video is called Project Yosemite.<p>It will give viewers the experience of seeing …

Your Houseplants Can Think, Talk, Read Your Mind: New Research Adds Evidence

New research by a team of scientists at the University of Western Australia (UWA) shows plants have long-term memory. This adds to a body of research …

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A Rain Forest Begins With Rain, Right? Is This A Trick Question?

Think of a rain forest — rich with trees, covered by clouds, wet all the time.<p>Then ask yourself, how did this rain forest get started?<p>I ask, because the answer is <i>so</i> going to surprise you. It's not what you think.<p>Until I saw the video you're about to see, I just figured that a rain forest starts …

Remember the deficit? It's melting

WASHINGTON — The capital may be enduring a brief spell of record-low temperatures this week, but the federal deficit continues to melt away.<p>According to the latest figures from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, the red ink for the first quarter of fiscal 2014, which began Oct. 1, dropped …

Economics

Flu now widespread in the United States

The U.S. flu season is well underway and the main circulating strain is H1N1, the type responsible for the global flu pandemic of 2009-2010.<p>This year's flu season is now in full swing. Nationally people are beginning to be hospitalized and die due to the flu, which is in all parts of the country …

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Animal Loses Head But Remembers Everything

When I first saw this," says cell biologist Alejandro Sanchez Alvarado, "it was with total amazement."<p>This is a worm. It's called a planarian. It's about an inch long, and you'll find it gliding along the bottoms of rivers and ponds all over the world. It's very flat, like a moving bit of pasta — …

Royal pardon for codebreaker Alan Turing

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1039000/1039337_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524634124_31c0791aae27400d8d911db4e6f94fab<p><b>Computer pioneer and codebreaker Alan Turing has been given a posthumous royal pardon.</b><p>It addresses his 1952 conviction for gross indecency following …

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Updated: NORAD Tracks Santa's Path on Christmas Eve Because of a Typo

In December 1955, a Sears ad misprinted a phone number—the North Pole's.<p><i>Update, 12/17/13: Yoni Appelbaum,</i> Atlantic <i>contributor and historian extraordinaire, has passed along some of his own fascinating research into the Santa-tracking story. First of all, he wrote in an email,</i><p><i>It turns out that the</i> …

Target Has 40 Million Angry Customers After Holiday Hack

The hackers worked at unprecedented speed, carrying out their operation from the day before Thanksgiving to this past Sunday, 19 days that are the heart of the crucial Christmas holiday sales season.<p>Target, the third-largest U.S. retailer, said on Thursday that it was working with federal law …

Artificial sweeteners found in river water and drinking supplies

Canadian researchers think they have found a great way to trace the travels of treated sewage after it is discharged into rivers: Follow the artificial sweeteners.<p>The scientists found elevated concentrations of four sweeteners - cyclamate, saccharin, sucralose, and acesulfame – in water samples …

Artificial Sweeteners

Finally, An App To Fix Your Terrible Personality

While technology has given us more ways to talk to each other, it hasn’t made us any better at it: We still rant, ramble, whine and generally irritate each other.<p>So what would happen if we let software try to fix our sub-par conversation skills?<p>That’s the question artists Lauren McCarthy and Kyle …

Antibiotics can't beat wastewater 'superbugs' - Futurity

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria were escaping purification at two wastewater treatment plants in China, as well as breeding and spreading a dangerous …

Wastewater

China safely lands rover on the moon

BEIJING — State media say China has safely carried out the world's first soft landing of a space probe on the moon in nearly four decades.<p>State television showed pictures of the moon's surface as the Chang'e 3 lander touched down Saturday evening.<p>The lander carries a moon rover called "Jade Rabbit" …

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Mars: New Clues to Life in ‘Lake Doughnut’

A mosaic of Mars made from a compilation of images captured by the Viking Orbiter 1.<p>It’s easy to get excited about the prospect of finding life on …

Nigerian man rescued from sunken boat after three days trapped at bottom of Atlantic – video

Harrison Odjegba Okene, a Nigerian cook, is found by divers after surviving for three days in an air pocket on a sunken tugboat at the bottom of the Atlantic. Divers from the Dutch company DCN Diving are looking for dead bodies when Okene grabs one of the divers' hands. The diver uses hot water to …

Asteroid Mining To Become A Two-Horse Race

Deep Space Industries is due to reveal its plans to mine asteroids. The announcement will occur later today in Santa Monica’s Museum of Flying. Within just two years Deep Space Industries says it will send drones called FireFly to examine asteroids reachable in near-Earth space. Once is has proven …

7 Charts That Could Convince You To Become A Vegetarian

Even if some of us never want to give up meat, strong reasons exist for sticking with vegetables only.<p>Global meat production almost doubled between 1980 and 2004, and the upward trend will only continue, according to a 2005 study from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations …

As Bitcoin prices surge past $750, a new high, U.S. agencies set to argue in favor (updated)

Bitcoin prices have exploded over the past week, and just in time: Federal agencies are gearing up to defend the digital currency’s legitimacy in a Senate hearing today.<p>The United States Department of Justice and Securities and Exchanges Commission will argue in favor of Bitcoin’s viability, with …

See These Heartbreaking Photos Of The World’s Disappearing Cultures, Before They Fade Away

In the new book Before They Pass Away, photographer Jimmy Nelson has captured a series of gorgeous pictures of 31 remote cultures that are on the verge of disappearing.<p>Over the last three years, British photographer Jimmy Nelson traveled around the world–from Namibia to Papua New Guinea to …