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Trending: Heated debate over China's aid to Philippines

<b>The world has been shocked by the typhoon in the Philippines, and many nations have pledged money, including China. But the Chinese aid contribution has been a source of controversy on social media in China - highlighting the tensions between the two countries.</b><p>Across the sea from the Philippines, …

How Can Deserts Turn Into Grasslands?

<i>Part 3 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Misconceptions.<p><b>About Allan Savory's TEDTalk</b><p>About two-thirds of the world's grasslands have turned into desert. Allan Savory has devoted his life to stopping it. He now believes that a surprising factor can protect grasslands and even reclaim degraded land that …

Want to Save Lives? You Need a Map of What’s Doing Us In | WIRED

Author: Lee Simmons. Lee Simmons Science<p>Date of Publication: 11.15.13.<p>Time of Publication: 9:30 am. 9:30 am<p>Want to Save Lives?<br>You Need a Map of …

After Fukushima, Japan backpedals on plans to curb emissions

It's now been over two years since a massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami caused critical damage to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex. And as Japan continues to struggle with prolonged and costly repairs, the devastating event has now spurred yet another consequence: officials say they'll …

Device uses light to split water into clean hydrogen - Futurity

Scientists have developed an inexpensive device that uses light to split water into oxygen and clean-burning hydrogen.

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An Argentine car mechanic invents birthing tool inspired by wine corks

It all started with wine: Jorge Odón, a car mechanic in Argentina, was inspired by a YouTube video demonstrating the removal of a sunken bottle cork to invent — of all things — a new birthing device that's been enthusiastically endorsed by doctors, donors, and the World Health Organization.<p>Called …

EPA Proposes Reducing Ethanol Requirements For 2014

Bowing to industry complaints, the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday proposed cutting back the amount of renewable fuels, such as corn-based ethanol, that refiners must blend with gasoline.<p>The draft rule would roll back the 2014 requirement for renewables from 18.15 billion gallons to …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …