Steven Gower

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Mark Ruffalo Delivers Solar Panels to Camp Where Thousands Are Fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline

<i>[Click here for the latest on the Dakota Access Pipeline: 141 Arrested During Police Raid of Camp Halting Construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline</i><i>.]</i><p>…

Scientists discover elixir of youth – for mice – and begin tests on humans

Scientists in the US claim to have discovered a natural compound found in avocado, broccoli and cucumber that has “remarkable anti-ageing effects in …

Immune System

Only Russia, Turkey, Iran Can Stop West From Keeping 'Controlled Chaos' in Syria

Putin is expected to hold a meeting with Erdogan while on a visit to Turkey on October 10. The Russian leader will also speak at the World Energy …

Yemen’s Houthis Say United States Behind Horrific Funeral Bombing Killing 140+

Abdul Malik al-Houthi, the leather of Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement, addressed the nation in a televised speech on Sunday condemning the …

• Resolution called for end to bombing of city by Syrian and Russian jets<br>• Russia says ‘distorted’ resolution would provide cover to terrorists<p>Russia vetoed a UN resolution aimed at stopping the bombing of Aleppo on Saturday, prolonging the division and paralysis of the security council in the face of …

Middle East

Gorgeous US chess champ refuses to wear hijab in Iran, boycotts world championship

<i>This story has been largely isolated to the chess community, but I’m a closet chess fan so I think it might be time to take the story to the masses</i> …

Stopping one fighter plane program would save enough to build wind farms to power 320,000 homes. We need to drastically reassess our priorities<p>One year ago this week, I was sitting in a cramped hotel room with 15 other staffers in Las Vegas for Bernie Sanders’ first debate for the presidential …

Climate

Physicists Create World’s First Time Crystal - MIT Technology Review

Crystals are extraordinary objects, not least because of their symmetry. Crystals form repeating patterns that are the same in some directions but …

Across The Globe, Our Diets Are Making Us Sicker, Report Finds

Diet and nutrition are now the biggest risk factors for people's health across the globe, even in poorer countries. That's according to a recent report published by the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems Nutrition, an independent group of experts on nutrition and health.<p>"If you look at …

Holistic Medicine

Premier Insect Photographer John Hallmén shares his secrets for macro bug photography

Most parents are not, as a rule, overjoyed when their kid comes home with head lice. But John Hallmén is different.<p>“This year in March my son finally …

Cameras

Physicists Just Created The World's First Time Crystal

These things actually exist!<p>Just last month, physicists made the best case yet for why time crystals - hypothetical structures that have movement …

A Desert Full of Tomatoes, Thanks to Solar Power and Seawater - MIT Technology Review

At first glance, growing fruit in the desert sounds like an awfully good way to feed a mushrooming global population and adapt to the worst effects …

Biking to Work, Riding to Live: Why it Makes Sense to Commute by Bike

Economics, environment, and health all make for pretty good cases to ride, but in Los Angeles, what can trump the temptation of a commute sans the …

Bike Commuting: Find Out How Much Money You Would Save

Did you know that if your round-trip commute to work is just 20 miles, you can save $8 a day by switching from four wheels to two? That may not sound …

Training for a 100-mile sportive: tips to get you from 60 to 100-miles

There comes a time for most road riders, however serious, where you focus on the 100-mile (160.93km) target. This can be in the shape of a 100-mile …

Bill Gates: Four ways the next US president can foster an innovation economy

As the US presidential candidates lay out competing visions for the country, I have been thinking about a topic they have not yet discussed in detail: what political leadership can do to accelerate innovation. Innovation is the reason our lives have improved over the last century. From electricity …

Samsung Turns Farmers Into Bigger Earners Than Bankers

A few years ago, Nguyen Thi Dung was feeding chickens and planting rice to make ends meet in one of the poorest areas in Vietnam. This year, she …

Is Vladimir Putin Poisoning U.S. Diplomats?

There are worse things than drugged drinks—for instance, tons of plutonium and a potential nuclear arms race. But any way you cut it, the New Cold …

Stop Trying to Sound Smart When You’re Writing

When I read a piece of business writing, whether it’s a proposal, a report, or a simple email, I’m turned off by people who have invested more energy trying to <i>sound</i> smart than in trying to <i>be</i> smart. Ideally, I’d like to read communications where I don’t notice the writing at all. The best writing is …

We’re Creating A Protein Bubble That’s Going To Destroy The Planet

In the last few years, there’s been increasing pressure on oil and gas investors to consider the math around climate change. Activists have pointed out, reasonably enough, that companies can’t do all the exploration they’re planning if we’re to stay within relatively safe global warming limits.<p>Now …

Modern China’s agricultural contradictions

The Chinese Revolution of 1949 that brought the Chinese Communist Party to power is often understood to be one of the world-changing events of the …

Climate Change And The Astrobiology Of The Anthropocene

You can't solve a problem until you understand it. When it comes to climate change, on a fundamental level we don't really understand the problem.<p>For some time now, I've been writing about the need to broaden our thinking about climate. That includes our role in changing it — and the profound …

Climate Change

Aliens probably look even weirder than we think

It astonishes me how much we seem to know about aliens. They build technology-driven civilisations and pilot spaceships across the galaxy. They create energy-harvesting structures around their stars. They beam interstellar greetings to us. We cannot be sure that, when our own broadcasts reach them …

Solids Are Mostly Empty Space

Nucleus of an atom.<p>Our body is mostly empty space. A star, a planet, a chair, all these things are mostly empty space. These objects behave as if …

The "Exact Opposite" of a Palaeo Diet Is Probably Best For Long Life

Back to the drawing board.<p>A low protein, high carbohydrate diet may be the most effective for stimulating a hormone with life-extending and …

U.S. approves Boeing, Lockheed fighter jet sales to Gulf: sources

BERLIN (Reuters) - The United States has begun notifying lawmakers that it has approved $7 billion in long-stalled sales of Boeing Co fighter jets to Kuwait and Qatar, two sources familiar with the decision said on Wednesday.<p>The Obama administration also approved the sale of F-16 fighter jets built …