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This Mushroom Drone Will Biodegrade if it Crash Lands

This Mushroom Drone Will Biodegrade if it Crash Lands

What happens to a drone when it crash lands? Besides polluting or damaging a potentially sensitive environment, it could also mean, at least for the military, that people you are spying on will know,

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Scientists Agree Earth Has Entered a New Human-Shaped Geological Epoch

Scientists Agree Earth Has Entered a New Human-Shaped Geological Epoch

With 7 billion humans and counting living on Earth, all of whom have the increasing capacity to build, shape and often devastate the planet, scientists are now starting to agree that the planet is

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Senate Republican Majority, Keystone XL, Tom Wolf, and Why We Need to Get Rid of Fossil Fuels

Senate Republican Majority, Keystone XL, Tom Wolf, and Why We Need to Get Rid of Fossil Fuels

The senate is now ruled by the Republican, climate-denying majority, the controversial and climate-damning Keystone XL Pipeline is probably gonna be approved, fracking for shale gas is going to become

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Green-Roofed Waternet Building Recycles Water for the Entire City of Amsterdam

Green-Roofed Waternet Building Recycles Water for the Entire City of Amsterdam

Waternet's defining architectural features include two bridges on the 8th and 9th stories that link the towers. A luscious green roof tops some of the project's lower rooms, providing insulation, a

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World’s First Breathable Ebola Vaccine Proven 100% Effective in Trials

World’s First Breathable Ebola Vaccine Proven 100% Effective in Trials

Ebola has been ravaging parts of Africa, and the deadly virus shows no signs of stopping. Now a new needle-free vaccine has proven to be 100% effective at stopping the transmission of ebola in monkeys,

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The Ozone Hole Above Antarctica is as Big as North America

The Ozone Hole Above Antarctica is as Big as North America

Data from NASA shows that this year's hole in the ozone layer above Antarctica remains largely unchanged. On September 9, 2014, it measured 24.1m square km, which is roughly the size of North America;

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Machine Turns Syrupy Coca-Cola Back Into Fresh Drinking Water

Machine Turns Syrupy Coca-Cola Back Into Fresh Drinking Water

These days it seems like cola is absolutely everywhere, but drinkable water may not be. Helmut Smits points out that contradiction with a machine he calls "The Real Thing" that transforms unhealthy

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New Study Reveals Earth’s Oceans May Be Almost as Old as the Planet

New Study Reveals Earth’s Oceans May Be Almost as Old as the Planet

A groundbreaking new study led by scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has revealed that the first evidence of water on Earth and in the inner solar system dates the arrival of

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INTERVIEW: Julie Torres Moskovitz Discusses Passive Houses & Her New Book ‘The Greenest Home’

INTERVIEW: Julie Torres Moskovitz Discusses Passive Houses & Her New Book ‘The Greenest Home’

We recently cornered Moskovitz and pressured her to answer all our questions. What better expert on passive houses is there than someone who builds them and has studied them extensively? Her book The

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Humans Might Already be Evolving into a New Species

Humans Might Already be Evolving into a New Species

Some scientists think humanity might be heading toward extinction, but others, like the founder of Harvard Business School's Life Sciences Project, Juan Enriquez, believe that perhaps we are evolving

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Japanese Study Shows Climate Change Could Mean More Girls Are Born Than Boys

Japanese Study Shows Climate Change Could Mean More Girls Are Born Than Boys

A recent study carried out in Japan warns of yet another unexpected consequence of climate change: the study shows that male human fetuses are more sensitive to temperature differences than female fetuses

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INFOGRAPHIC: What’s Ahead for an Overpopulated Planet

INFOGRAPHIC: What’s Ahead for an Overpopulated Planet

Right now there are 7 billion people on the planet and that number keeps growing. To support that many people, the planet's natural resources have been stretched to capacity. Now add 3 billion more

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Sewage Water: Silicon Valley’s Answer to California’s Deepening Drought

Sewage Water: Silicon Valley’s Answer to California’s Deepening Drought

In response to California's deepening drought, officials are turning to transforming sewage into potable water. The Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center, which opened this summer, may be the

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2014 is on Track to be the Hottest Year in Recorded History

2014 is on Track to be the Hottest Year in Recorded History

It's happened again: new data from both NASA and NOAA show that, for the 355th month in a row, September 2014 was hotter than the 20th Century average for the month. Moreover, since September 2014 is the

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Sea Ice Loss Blamed for Huge Spike in Alaskan Average Temperatures

Sea Ice Loss Blamed for Huge Spike in Alaskan Average Temperatures

Think Alaska is too cold for you? Well, it seems that average fall temperatures there are increasing at a rapid rate. The most northerly community in the U.S., the town of Barrow, Alaska, has recorded an

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The Startram Maglev Train Could Make Space Travel Cheaper & More Efficient

The Startram Maglev Train Could Make Space Travel Cheaper & More Efficient

Space travel is a costly and inefficient process. Not only does it take a large amount of fuel to send the lightest payload into orbit (the Space Shuttle used over one million pounds of solid propellant

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MIT Study Shows Mars One Colony is Dangerously Unsustainable

MIT Study Shows Mars One Colony is Dangerously Unsustainable

Mars One has captured a lot of attention with plans to build the first colony on the red planet - but a new paper from MIT warns that the project has little chance of success. According to the MIT paper,

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The World’s First 3-D Printed Rocket is Ready for Lift-Off

The World’s First 3-D Printed Rocket is Ready for Lift-Off

Is there anything 3D printers can’t do? From internal organs to cars, 3D printers around the world have been churning out just about anything you can imagine. But now a British team of amateurs is about

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The Most Powerful Super Typhoon of 2014 Hits the Pacific

The Most Powerful Super Typhoon of 2014 Hits the Pacific

While there have been several powerful tropical storms this year, Super Typhoon Vongfong in the Western Pacific has strengthened to become the year’s biggest typhoon. With gusts over 300 mph and

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How to Watch Tonight’s Blood Moon Rising Across North America

How to Watch Tonight’s Blood Moon Rising Across North America

If you’re loony about lunar events, you'll be excited to hear that there’s a blood moon rising tonight - or early Wednesday morning to be exact. Blood moons are caused by light reflecting off the

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Elon Musk Says Colonizing Space Will Protect Us From Extinction

Elon Musk Says Colonizing Space Will Protect Us From Extinction

What drives Tesla Motors and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk to push so hard for crewed missions to Mars? Why, of all the projects and possibilities open to Musk, is that one so important to him? In a recent

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A Simple Change in Lighting Could Be the Secret to Beating the Monday Blues

A Simple Change in Lighting Could Be the Secret to Beating the Monday Blues

Have a case of the Mondays? Philips thinks they just might have the solution: the company issued a report today showing that the secret to beating the Monday blues could be as easy as adjusting your

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Japanese Construction Giant Obayashi Plans to Build a Space Elevator by 2050

Japanese Construction Giant Obayashi Plans to Build a Space Elevator by 2050

Get yourself ready for the ride of a lifetime, because Japanese construction company Obayashi has announced plans to build a fully-functioning space elevator by 2050. The elevator will extend 60,000 miles

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Antarctica’s Ice Loss is Significant Enough to Affect Earth’s Gravity

Antarctica’s Ice Loss is Significant Enough to Affect Earth’s Gravity

Scientists from the European Space Agency recently discovered that the loss of ice in Antarctica is so significant that it's affecting the Earth's gravity. The researchers paired data from the ESA's GOCE

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This Heart-Shaped Solar Farm is the World’s Most Beautiful Photovoltaic Plant!

This Heart-Shaped Solar Farm is the World’s Most Beautiful Photovoltaic Plant!

Who says solar power can’t be gorgeous? The people of New Caledonia are out to prove the naysayers wrong with what may be the most beautiful solar farm on the planet. The heart-shaped solar farm will

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Made in Space Just Launched the World’s First Zero-Gravity Printer

Made in Space Just Launched the World’s First Zero-Gravity Printer

When something breaks down in space, it is not always easy to replace. There’s no home supply store around the corner and the unique nature of space work makes finding parts a challenge. But what if

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Help Prevent Wisconsin’s Dr. Ned Kalin from Torturing and Killing Baby Rhesus Monkeys

Help Prevent Wisconsin’s Dr. Ned Kalin from Torturing and Killing Baby Rhesus Monkeys

Dr. Ned Kalin from the University of Wisconsin–Madison is subjecting baby rhesus macaque monkeys to a controversial series of experiments designed to maternally and socially isolate them, then terrify

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BOOK REVIEW: “Harvesting Space for a Greener Earth” Looks at Solving Earth’s Problems with Solutions in Our Own Solar System

BOOK REVIEW: “Harvesting Space for a Greener Earth” Looks at Solving Earth’s Problems with Solutions in Our Own Solar System

In Harvesting Space for a Greener Earth (Springer), authors Greg Matloff, C Bangs, and Les Johnson provide refreshing potential solutions for the human race to start looking at our problems from the big

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Massive Red Tide is Devastating the Northeast Gulf of Mexico

Massive Red Tide is Devastating the Northeast Gulf of Mexico

A disturbing menace is invading southwest Florida - and it's killing kills sea turtles, sharks and fish while threatening the region's economy. The "red tide" is caused by a bloom of toxic algae called

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Amazing Map Shows Every Tree in the United States

Amazing Map Shows Every Tree in the United States

Have you ever wondered what the tree population and density of the United States looks like? This amazing map shows just that. Created by Josef Kellndorfer and Wayne Walker of Woods Hole Research Center

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