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In wind-powered Iowa, Trump blasts wind energy as a bird killer

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:20:01 -0400

Speaking in one of the top wind-producing states in the country, President Trump on Wednesday attacked wind energy for harming birds and being unreliable.  "I don't want to just hope the win....
Solar eclipse 2017: The best places to see the rare phenomenon this August

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:25:10 -0400

NASA produced these extremely accurate maps of the 2017 solar eclipse. On August 21, for the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse will cut through the entire continental United States. If y....
Amazon has applied to patent a beehive-like drone tower (AMZN)

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 05:05:53 -0400

Amazon has applied to  patent a multi-level beehive-like tower that would deploy and receive delivery drones. The patent was filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office and published on Thursday. ....
Ancient Egypt: 3,000-Year-Old Wooden Toe Discovered Near Luxor is World’s Oldest Prosthetic

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:15:13 -0400

A big wood-and-leather toe from Egypt is the oldest prosthetic discovered so far, researchers believe, and provides an insight into the world of ancient medicine. Researchers at the University of Bas....
Blast from air guns used in hunt for oil killing plankton and threatening marine ecosystems, scientists warn

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:26:00 -0400

Air guns used to explore for oil below the seabed appears to kill off vast amounts of plankton and krill – upon which much of the marine food chain depends – up to 1,200m from the site of the blast, a....
Experts: US exiting climate pact may doom some small islands

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:41:46 -0400

WASHINGTON (AP) — To small island nations where the land juts just above the rising seas, the U.S. pulling out of the Paris global warming pact makes the future seem as fragile and built on hope as a ....
Former US State Dept. diplomat on why people are held prisoner in North Korea

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:55:26 -0400

Evans Revere, who was working with Otto Warmbier's family, says it's hard to know if Warmbier would've had to serve his entire prison sentence.....
Bid for environmental rights pact to kick off in Paris

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:34:08 -0400

Politicians, legal experts and activists will launch a campaign in Paris on Saturday for a global pact to protect the human right to a clean, healthy environment. The initiative comes just weeks afte....
The 9 funniest lines from a coal kingpin's lawsuit against John Oliver

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:41:28 -0400

John Oliver is facing the legal wrath of a lawsuit-happy coal baron after a brutal segment in which the host tore into the American coal industry. The document accuses Oliver of a "ruthless chara....
Stephen Hawking lays out plan for settling space, from moon and Mars to the stars

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:53:00 -0400

British physicist Stephen Hawking has repeatedly warned us that we have just a century or two to move off Earth, and he just shared his vision for how to do it. Hawking laid out a timetable this week ....
'Breast Cancer Genes': How Much Do They Increase Cancer Risk?

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:53:00 -0400

Women who carry genetic mutations in the "breast cancer genes," called BRCA1 and BRCA2, have about a 70 percent chance of developing breast cancer in their lifetimes, according to a new study. The fi....
We're learning more and more about the animals that vastly out-live humans

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:33:00 -0400

If humans have any hope of living forever, we should probably take a hint from the dozens of.......
Rolling sequoia: Idaho tree tied to John Muir set for move

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 21:09:03 -0400

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Not very often does a 10-story-tall, 800,000-pound landmark change locations. Especially one that's alive.....
Gorgeous Laser-Cut Maps Put the Ocean on Your Wall

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:48:47 -0400

A new way of looking at water.....
'City that never sleeps' wants to dial down the volume

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:02:21 -0400

Car horns, sirens, drilling, jet overflights and restaurants where diners have to yell to be heard -- New York is one of the loudest cities in the world. The five-year, $4.6 million project -- the br....
Curious wild seal checking out a snorkeler is amazing and nerve-wracking

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:34:20 -0400

Few people get to experience the glory of nature up close and personal. SEE ALSO: Dolphins prove they're the coolest animals alive by hydroplaning on the shore Blogger and Adventurer Lizzie Carr ....
Scientists debate: could renewable energy entirely replace fossil fuels in U.S. by 2050?

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:00:00 -0400

Scientists generally debate their studies and projections in relatively civil language, but perhaps the currently adversarial tenor of U.S. politics has spilled over into science. A 2015 study on the....
Paris Air Show: 4 coolest aircraft revealed

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:13:26 -0400

Paris Air Show: A look at the four coolest aircraft showcased, including C-130J, Scorpion attack jet, RACER helicopter and the X6 Military Helicopter....
New orbiters for Europe's Galileo satnav system

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:47:24 -0400

The European Space Agency signed a contract with a German-British consortium Thursday to build eight more satellites for its Galileo satnav system, an alternative to America's GPS, the agency said Thu....
Things About the ‘Star Wars’ Universe That Make No Sense

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 21:15:00 -0400

There are lots of things we all love about the 'Star Wars' universe. Even so, there's plenty that makes very little sense.....
Hummer factory gets second life making electric cars

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 21:27:31 -0400

A U.S. auto plant that once made giant gas-guzzlers will now make cars that don't need gas at all. AM General, which previously built the Hummer H2, sold its factory in South Bend, Indiana to the....
Ancient Egyptian Writing: New Symbols Reveal Development Of Hieroglyphics

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:17:52 -0400

The elegant pictorial writing system of the ancient Egyptians—known as hieroglyphics—has fascinated generations of archeologists. One ancient Egyptian legend holds that the god Thoth handed the gift ....
It's a girl: Japan zoo's star panda baby gets a checkup

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 05:00:57 -0400

TOKYO (AP) — The baby panda who has become an overnight celebrity in Japan is a girl.....
New form of carbon discovered that is harder than diamond but flexible as rubber

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:40:51 -0400

Compressed glassy carbon could be used to make better bulletproof vests or new types of electronics.....
Downward Dog, Doctor's Order: Yoga Could Ease Back Pain

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:48:00 -0400

To ease low back pain, you may want try a downward dog: A new study suggests that doing yoga may be as effective as physical therapy for reducing low back pain. Some yoga poses could be harmful to th....
Take your love of the environment to work with these 11 products

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:05:29 -0400

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Thinking green is more than just a bumper sticker. These days, it’s a whole new way of life. You ....
Mysterious Sea Pickles Invading West Coast in Bizarre Bloom

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:12:27 -0400

Mysterious creatures called sea pickles are showing up in large numbers on the West Coast. These organisms are actually conglomerations of zooids—small, multicellular organisms—which come together int....
Group votes to protect some Atlantic corals, balk on others

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:44:09 -0400

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal panel voted on Thursday to offer new protections to some deep-sea corals in the Atlantic Ocean but held off on protecting others so it can get more information first.....
Snake Solution: Dangerous Venom Could Fight Kidney Disease

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:44:00 -0400

The venom of the green mamba — one the most dangerous snakes in Africa — might one day help to treat people who have a genetic disorder that affects the kidneys, according to a new study conducted in ....
The EPA Quietly Approved Monsanto's New Genetic-Engineering Technology

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:24:00 -0400

DvSnf7 dsRNA is an unusual insecticide. You don’t spray it on crops. Instead, you encode instructions for manufacturing it in the DNA of the crop itself. If a pesky western corn rootworm comes munchin....