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Scientists Accidentally Discovered an Efficient Process to Turn CO2 Into Ethanol

Whoops! Figured out how to help revert climate change!<p>Scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee have discovered a chemical reaction to turn CO2 into ethanol, potentially creating a new technology to help avert climate change. Their findings were published in the journal</i> …

Chemistry

August breaks record as 16th straight hottest month

Along with destructive flooding and oppressive heat, the planet had another record-breaking hot month. The Academy of Sciences penned a letter to the …

Global Warming

Here's How Global Warming Could Trigger the Next Financial Crisis

Move over mortgages. There’s now something much, much bigger to worry about, and harder to curtail, and far more likely to cause the next financial …

Climate Change

Climate Change This Week: Megadroughts, Virtual Clean Power Plants, and More!

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.<p><b>Saving BUB,</b> Beautiful Unique Biodiversity, as in this Amazonian ant-mimic treehopper, is another reason to preserve carbon storing forests. <i>Credit Andreas Kay at flickr</i><p><i>Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon</i><p><b>A Key Preserver of Carbon</b> …

Climate

Climate Change Upends Ecosystems From Pole To Pole

Support the news<p>Pictures of polar bears paddling long distances for food among thinning sea ice were some of the first galvanizing images of the …

Climate Change

Innovative Water-Gen machine harvests up to 825 gallons of clean water from thin air in a day

You might remember from grade school science class that water vapor is all around us, taking part in a continuous cycle that fills the clouds, lakes, …

Meet Earth's indestructible micro-beast

Researchers have discovered a genetic survival secret of Earth's "hardiest animal". A gene that scientists identified in these strange, aquatic creatures - called tardigrades - helps them survive boiling, freezing and radiation.<p>The University of Tokyo-led team found a tardigrade-specific gene that …

Biology

Water Bears’ DNA Makes Them Practically Indestructible

Burn it. Freeze it. Chuck it into space. Water bear don’t care. The water bear, also known as the tardigrade or moss piglet, is one of the weirdest …

Biology

Tardigrade ‘Water Bear’ Dries to a Crisp and Then Comes Back to Life

The aquatic animal's ability to spring back to life from extreme conditions holds promise for new medical treatments.<p>Small aquatic animals known as …

Is It Too Late to Save Red Sea Sharks?

As the first known person to dive into several coral systems in the Red Sea, Julia Spaet expected to encounter some surprises. Over several years, …

Microsoft Says It Will 'Solve' Cancer in The Next 10 Years

We hope they're right.<p>Microsoft has announced an ambitious plan to use computer science to 'solve' cancer within the next decade.<p>While that plan …

Machine Learning

How Male Widow Spiders Avoid Sex Cannibalism

Immature females are less likely to feast on their lovers<p>For certain species of spider, sex culminates with the male getting eaten. But not all spiders go meekly into the jaws of their partners. Some males tie their mates up to avoid becoming a meal. Others copulate with females before they have …

Insects

Report: Scientist the first to edit genes of healthy human embryos

A Swedish scientist is believed to be the first in the world to attempt to edit DNA in healthy human embryos, according to an exclusive report from …

Scientists solve singing fish mystery

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1260000/1260981_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522295140_f53a260a8f7c0457776f7f1218d74fe7<p><b>When California houseboat residents heard their low, submarine hum in the 1980s, they thought it might be coming from noisy sewage</b> …

Yale

We All Have a Gene That Predetermines Who We Are Attracted To, Says Science

One study on attraction found something very interesting.<p>Red hot attraction at first sight comes down to…<i>genetic coding</i>? That’s what scientists …

From digital to biological: Why the future of storage is all about DNA

The same four chemical building blocks behind almost all life on earth could one day be used replace traditional computer storage.<p>DNA is so flexible …

University of Washington

Dry tropical forests 'overlooked and under threat'

<b>Tropical dry forests are among the most threatened habitats on the planet, yet remain overlooked by scientists and conservationists, warn researchers.</b><p>Despite being home to many species found nowhere else on the planet, few forests are protected, a study shows.<p>The extent of these valuable biological …

Biodiversity

New era of human embryo gene editing begins

A Swedish scientist is gene editing healthy human embryos, and he is probably not alone, researchers say.<p>Chinese researchers have twice reported …

DNA Just Tied A Mystery Death In Australia To Thomas Jefferson

An unidentified man found dead on an Australian beach has baffled investigators for decades. A new DNA analysis links the “Somerton Man” to Thomas Jefferson and Native Americans.<p>The dead man reclined against a beach wall that morning in a suit and tie, with an unlit cigarette resting on his collar, …

How is stress destroying your productivity

Stress erodes neuronal connections. It leads to communication breakdown in brain cells, which ultimately lead to a negative mindset and the person …

Psychology of Colors in Marketing and Branding

Psychology and marketing are lifelong partners. A psychologist may not be a marketer but a good marketer always involve psychology in his marketing …

How You Feel About Facebook Likes Says Something About Your Personality

People who have a sense of purpose tend to care less about virtual thumbs-ups.<p>Do you feel a rush every time a Facebook photo or status update gets a …

Psychology

The psychological trick behind getting people to say yes

Asking for someone’s phone number in front of a flower shop will be more successful because the flowers prime us to think about romance. Small, …

Psychology

Why some of us are always ‘bad with names’ and other things we learned from The Memory Illusion

<b>The Memory Illusion: Why You Might Not Be Who You Think You Are</b> <b> <br>By Dr. Julia Shaw</b> <b> <br>Doubleday Canada</b> <b> <br>304 pp; $34</b>Our memories are frequently altered …

The Shocking Effects Stress Can Have On You

Anxiety over a project at work… a marital spat… financial trouble… health problems… the list of potential stressors is endless, but wherever <i>your</i> …

4 Secret Body Language Signs to Tell If Someone Is Lying

You can reduce the likelihood of being manipulated by others. There are four slight hints within our body language that can tell you if someone is …

15 Questions to Test Your 'Niceness Quotient'

Source: mavo/Shutterstock<p>From the time we're young, we’re told that it’s important to play nicely with others. Some of us become more adept at social …

Psychology

Impulse

<b>Impulse: Why We Do What We Do Without Knowing Why We Do It</b><br>Author: <b>David Lewis</b><p>‘We all like to regard ourselves as rational human beings…’ but ‘…<b>our</b> …

Is Your Personality Wired for Stress?

I’m sitting in a sunny piazza in Rome, drinking a perfect cup of cappuccino, at the beginning of a long vacation. You’d think I’d be floating on …

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