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A Fully Solar-Powered Car May Be Hitting The Road by 2019

The car that charges itself.<p>Lightyear One, a car whose ability to use solar power has been thought of as an impossible feat, just won a Climate …

Electric Vehicles

North Korea to Send Olympic Athletes to South Korea, in Breakthrough

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea agreed on Tuesday to send athletes to February’s Winter Olympics in South Korea, a symbolic breakthrough after months of escalating tensions over the North’s rapidly advancing nuclear and missile programs.<p>In talks held at the border village of Panmunjom, North …

North Korea

The world's oceans are in even worse shape than we thought

Our world is an ocean planet.<p>The seas support hundreds of millions of people by providing food and jobs around the globe. Ocean plants produce up to 85% of the oxygen in the air we breathe.<p>But a pair of new studies published in the journal Science indicate that the oceans have been even more …

Global Warming

Alarming link between fungicides and bee declines revealed

Fungicides are found to be the strongest factor linked to steep bumblebee declines, surprising scientists and adding to the threats to vital pollinators<p>Common fungicides are the strongest factor linked to steep declines in bumblebees across the US, according to the first landscape-scale …

Ecology

The long wait for fusion power may be coming to an end

Some experts think commercial fusion reactors could begin operation as soon as 2030.<p>Renewable energy sources like solar and wind account for a growing share of the world’s electric power. That’s no surprise, given concerns about the carbon emissions from fossil fuel-fired power plants and their …

Nuclear Energy

When the World Turned Green: Age of Plant Photosynthesis Revealed

Ancient rocks from a remote Canada island contain the oldest algae ever discovered.<p>The samples, found on Canada's Baffin Island, also reveal roughly …

Earth Science

ALIENS ARE ACTUALLY IMMORTAL ROBOTS, AND THEY’RE BILLIONS OF YEARS OLD, SCIENTIST CLAIMS

This could ruin a lot of good science fiction movies … and create interesting plots for the next generation of them, not to mention influencing how …

Artificial Intelligence

MIT just created living plants that glow like a lamp, and could grow glowing trees to replace streetlights

The modern world has been reinventing our relationship with energy for some time now. Cars are turning away from fossil fuels and relying ever more …

We Just Found The Strongest Evidence Yet That Fracking Affects Human Health

"We're beginning to see a pattern."<p>More than 100,000 babies born in the US every year start life in such close proximity to fracking sites that it …

Fracking

Why humans are cruel

A psychologist explains why humans are so terrible to each other.<p>Why are human beings so cruel to each other? And how do we justify acts of sheer inhumanity?<p>The conventional explanation is that people are able to do terrible things to other people only after having dehumanized them. In the case of …

A New Type of Steel Kills Bacteria With Nanospikes

In an age when bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant to our best antibiotics and the words “E. coli” can shut down your favorite local …

E.coli

What your daily routine should look like, according to science

Wondering if it's better to workout in the morning or at night? Whether that multivitamin you pop every morning does anything? Or perhaps how long you need to workout to start to see results?<p>As it turns out, scientists have been looking for answers to these questions too.<p>You can use their answers …

Wellness

Do Fish Have Feelings? What Science Says About Animal Sentience

The answer has major implications.<p>There seems to be significant confusion about what happened in the British parliament when MPs discussed a proposed …

Animals

Ancient bacteria shed light on turning water to energy - Futurity

Discovering how the "progenitor" of photosynthesis takes in water and makes energy could help us use the process to create sustainable fuels.

Watch the wind blow...

Using NASA mathematical models and satellite observations of sand, sea salt and smoke moving across the Western hemisphere, researchers at Goddard …

Space Travel

Deep in The Ocean, There's a 'Shadow Zone' Where The Water Is 2,000 Years Old

An airless, mysterious abyss.<p>The oldest water in the ocean didn't reach its advanced years by accident.<p>Deep in the North Pacific, a vast stretch of …

NASA tool shows how rising sea levels will affect New York, London, other coastal cities

A new tool developed by NASA scientists can pinpoint which glaciers and ice sheets are contributing to changing sea levels in almost 300 coastal …

15000 scientists warn time is running out to save the planet

Twenty five years ago, a majority of the world’s living Nobel Laureates united to sign a warning letter about the Earth; today, scientists have taken …

Scientists created a new organic material that generates electricity when stressed

Stressed Material<p>We all get stressed out. But typically, when <i>we</i> stress, we don’t produce electricity. The same can’t be said of a flexible new …

This hypnotizing animation shows the incredible trend of global warming

A cool — and frightening — illustration of rising temperatures and CO2 levels.<p>Kevin Pluck has a cool hobby: turning climate trend data into stunning graphics.<p>The Manchester, England-based software engineer’s latest is an animated “barrel graph” comparing atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations …

NASA looking at geothermal energy from Yellowstone supervolcano

Although claims of imminent volcanic eruption are likely exaggerated, any eruption of what's known as the Yellowstone Supervolcano would cause global …

Jeff Bezos-backed indoor farming startup Plenty opens 100K square-foot facility in Seattle region

An indoor farming startup backed by some of the biggest names in tech has arrived in Seattle, expanding its effort to change how people eat fruits …

Aquaponics

These Spooky Space Sounds Compiled by NASA Will Make Your Skin Crawl

Just in time for Halloween.<p>Just in time for the culmination of this year's spooky season, NASA has debuted a playlist of sounds from space. And even …

Astronomy

Intel releases first Optane SSD for desktops, workstations

Starting at $389, the Optane SSD 900P Series will ship in either 280GB or 480GB in U.2 or HHHL form factors and provide speeds that will blow away …

Computer Hardware

Merging Neutron Stars Deliver Deathblow To Dark Matter And Dark Energy Alternatives

If you ask an astrophysicist what’s the greatest puzzle in the Universe today, two of the most common answers you’ll get are <i>dark matter</i> and <i>dark energy</i>. The stuff that makes up everything we know of here on Earth, atoms, which is in turn made up of other fundamental particles, adds up to only around …

Dark Matter

How Google’s Physical Keys Will Protect Your Password

Why won’t the password just go away? The silly pet names, movie titles or sports teams that many people punch in to get into their online accounts are a weak spot that hackers continue to puncture.<p>Yet passwords remain the primary way we log in to online accounts containing our personal and …

IT security

Here's What You Need to Know About That Fossil Teeth Discovery Said to 'Rewrite History'

A 9.7-million-year-old mystery.<p>Scientists have announced the shock discovery in Germany of ancient teeth fossils that are nearly 10 million years …

Evolution

With one giant wind farm, we could power the entire planet

Oil is running out. Coal is dirty. And fracking, the process used to extract natural gas, contaminates ground water. And using any of these fossil …

Renewable Energy

Vintage Photos Reveal What America Looked Like Before Pollution Was Regulated

We've come a long way.<p>The Trump administration plans to try to repeal the Clean Power Plan, the Obama administration's main initiative to fight …

Pollution