From burping cows and food miles to greenhouse gasses

Why gases produced by livestock, along with the carbon footprint of many of the foods we eat, are a major factor in global warming.
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Biggest coral reseeding project launches on Great Barrier Reef

Scientists have launched the largest-ever attempt to regenerate coral on the endangered Great Barrier Reef by harvesting millions of the creatures' eggs and sperm during their annual spawning. The researchers said Wednesday they plan to grow coral larvae from the harvested eggs and return these to areas of the reef which have been badly damaged by climate-related coral bleaching. "This is the first time that the entire process of large scale larval rearing and settlement will be undertaken dir...
Tags: Science, Great Barrier Reef, Southern Cross University, Peter Harrison

Mississippi Senate Runoff Ends In the Most Predictable, Disappointing Way

Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith, the Republican who took over Thad Cochran’s seat earlier this year, defeated Democratic challenger Mike Espy in a runoff election on Tuesday night. Read more...
Tags: Science, Mississippi Senate, Thad Cochran, Cindy Hyde Smith, Midterm Elections, Mike Espy, Mississippi Senate Race

Here's Why Google Employees Are Protesting the Company's Planned Expansion in China

Over 300 Google employees signed an open letter denouncing for the project
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Democrat Mike Espy Concedes To Cindy Hyde Smith In Mississippi Senate Race

Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith won a divisive Mississippi runoff Tuesday, surviving a video-recorded remark decried as racist and defeating a former federal official who hoped to become the state’s first Black senator since Reconstruction.
Tags: Science, Mississippi, Mississippi Senate, Cindy Hyde Smith, Mike Espy, U S Sen Cindy Hyde Smith

Iraq seeks power revamp to head off sanctions, protests

Iraq's broken electricity sector is planning a long-awaited overhaul to both meet US pressure to halt Iranian power imports and head off summertime protests over chronic cuts. With a freshman at the helm, the electricity ministry is exploring options including revamping stations and lines to cut waste, importing power, and improving bill collection to boost revenues. Baghdad hopes it will generate enough megawatts to feed demand by summer, when cuts can leave millions powerless for up to 20 ho...
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Politicians on Border Wall Funding

The White House is using a chaotic border clash earlier this week along the US-Mexico border as an example of why President Donald Trump's border wall needs to be built.
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John Bolton Said He Didn't Listen to the Khashoggi Tape Because He Doesn't Speak Arabic

President Donald Trump’s national security adviser on Tuesday defended his decision not to listen to an audio recording of the killing of a Saudi journalist, saying he chose not to listen because he doesn’t speak Arabic.
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Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith Wins Mississippi Senate Runoff Rocked by 'Public Hanging' Remark

Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith won a divisive Mississippi runoff Tuesday, surviving a video-recorded remark decried as racist and defeating a former federal official who hoped to become the state’s first Black senator since Reconstruction.
Tags: Science, Mississippi, Mississippi Senate, Cindy Hyde Smith, U S Sen Cindy Hyde Smith

Trump's Latest Talking Points on Climate Change Will Make Your Brain Hurt So Bad

Last week, federal scientists released their damning new National Climate Assessment, which warned that if action is not taken to stop global climate change, the U.S. will suffer greatly from consequences including dwindling water supplies, sea-level rise, epidemics, natural disasters, and billions of dollars in…Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Global Warming, Ugh, Donald Trump, Greenhouse Gas, Trump, National Climate Assessment

Genetics summit holds breath for Chinese baby-editing details

Organisers of a conference that has been upended by gene-edited baby revelations are holding their breath as to what the controversial scientist at the centre of the "breakthrough" will say when he takes the stage. Chinese scientist He Jiankui is due to speak Wednesday at a summit of biomedical experts in Hong Kong, just days after publishing claims to have created the world's first genetically-edited babies. The move -- which would be a medical first if true -- prompted a heated debate among ...
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Navy: Active Shooter Alarm at Walter Reed Caused by 'Improper Use of a Mass Notification System'

Initially, the Navy's Twitter account said that the alert was an "ad hoc drill"
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Controversial new test could be used to screen embryos for intelligence

A new test promises to fan the flames of ethical debate surrounding designer babies. For the first time, couples undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) could soon be able to screen a respective embryo for complex traits, like low intelligence and disease risk. For now, Genomic Prediction, the firm that developed the new method of testing, says it will only offer the ability to identify embryos deemed likely to have a “mental disability.” The same method used to test for mental disabilities, lik...
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Navy: Active Shooter Alarm at Walter Reed Caused by 'Improper Use of a Mass Notification System'

Reports of an active shooter at Maryland’s Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Tuesday afternoon stemmed from drill preparation gone wrong, according to the Navy.
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Scientists’ new approach to invisibility is more HG Wells than Harry Potter

Novel research into cloaking technology conducted at a Spanish university has produced a potential method for making objects invisible from the inside out. Maybe the titular character in HG Wells’ classic novel “The Invisible Man,” who arrives at his transparent state by injecting himself with a special formula, was on to something after all. The research, conducted by a team lead by Alberto Serna and Luis Molina of the University of Extremadura in Spain, was recently published in the Nature sci...
Tags: Startups, Science, Tech, Spain, Harry Potter, Luis Molina, University of Extremadura, Alberto Serna

FTC Won't Even Tell the Senate If It's Going to Try to Squeeze a Trillion-Dollar Fine Out of Facebook

Back in 2011, Facebook settled a case with the Federal Trade Commission and signed a unique agreement in which it pledged to follow several guidelines to protect users’ privacy. It’s very possible that this year’s Cambridge Analytica scandal showed that Facebook violated that agreement and could face “trillions of…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Senate, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Cambridge Analytica, Anti Trustworthy

YouTube Finally Seems to Get That We Don't Want to Pay to Watch Its Shows

If you haven’t felt like paying for YouTube Originals, don’t start now. According reports from the Hollywood Reporter and Variety, YouTube is looking to switch up its original content strategy by making its programming free to all “starting next year.”Read more...
Tags: Science, Youtube, Streaming, YouTube Premium, YouTube Originals, Streaming Killed The Youtube Originals Star, Hollywood Reporter and Variety YouTube

Jordan Peele Confirms Candyman Sequel, With Nia DaCosta Set to Direct

Who can take a sunrise, and sprinkle with it bees? The Candyman sequel can. Jordan Peele has confirmed that he and creative partner Win Rosenfeld are working on a “spiritual sequel” to Candyman, with Little Woods writer and director Nia DaCosta coming on board to direct.Read more...
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Gene-editing scientist under scrutiny by Chinese officials

WASHINGTON (AP) — The rebuke from China was fast and furious. A Chinese scientist who claimed he helped make the world’s first gene-edited babies is now under investigation by government bodies and by his own university. He Jiankui, a 34-year-old associate professor based in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, said his lab used the […]
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Here's how to bring the majesty and mystery of space to your phone

This is Ode To... , a weekly column where we share the stuff we're really into in hopes that you'll be really into it, too. Space is vast — infinite, even — and mysterious and mesmerizing. And guess what? It's never been easier to bring all of the amazing things about space right to your phone.  This may seem a bit counterintuitive. After all, space is never-ending, and your phone is, comparatively speaking, quite small. But current phone screens are like mini-HD TVs, and the bre...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Youtube, America, Nasa, International Space Station, European Space Agency, Mars, Saturn, Iss, Cassini, Nick Hague, Zarya Module

Expanding Universe Mystery Deepens

An important discrepancy in measurements of the universe’s acceleration has theorists wondering whether we’ve gotten something fundamentally wrong in our understanding of the history of the universe. Read more...
Tags: Science, Inflation, Universe, Cosmology, Astrophysics, Edwin Hubble, Dark Energy, Hubble Tension

Be Warned: Customer Service Agents Can See What You're Typing in Real Time

Next time you’re chatting with a customer service agent online, be warned that the person on the other side of your conversation might see what you’re typing in real time. A reader sent us the following transcript from a conversation he had with a mattress company after the agent responded to a message he hadn’t sent…Read more...
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The White House Talking Points About the National Climate Assessment Are Demonstrably False

The White House tried to hide the National Climate Assessment by releasing it on Black Friday. That plan failed. Stories continue to surface and reporters continue to ask questions about the report’s stark findings.Read more...
Tags: Science, White House, Climate Policy, Trump Administration, National Climate Assessment, Talking Points That Are Actually Lies

Video: why flipping a coin is completely deterministic

If you knew what all the initial conditions were before you flipped a coin, you could predict with 100% accuracy whether it would land heads or tails. In this video the Action Lab Man conducts a number of interesting demonstrations to show the difference between chaos and randomness. In short, random events are unpredictable, and chaotic events seem random because we can't calculate them.
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Watch Carl Sagan's classic lecture series for kids and adults

In 1977, just a few months after Voyager 1 and 2 began their grand tour of the solar system, Carl Sagan gave the esteemed Christmas Lectures at the Royal Institution of Great Britain. You can watch them below via YouTube or at the Royal Institution's site. Launched by Michael Faraday in 1825, the Christmas Lectures are meant to be "engaging and mind-expanding... for all ages but particularly children and young adults." As usual, Carl delivered the goods. From the Royal Institution: Beginni...
Tags: Post, Astronomy, Space, Science, News, Biology, Youtube, Nasa, Physics, Mars, Lectures, Royal Institution, Carl Sagan, Carl, Red Planet, Sagan

The Creator of SpongeBob SquarePants, Stephen Hillenburg, Has Died

It’s a sad day not just under the sea but everywhere as Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of SpongeBob SquarePants, has died at the age of 57.Read more...
Tags: Science, Animation, Rip, Nickelodeon, Spongebob Squarepants, Stephen Hillenburg

Elaborate Burials Uncovered at Fifth-Century Anglo-Saxon Cemetery

Archaeologists working in eastern England have discovered a previously unknown Anglo-Saxon cemetery dating back some 1,600 years. At least 20 graves have been uncovered, including many lavish burials belonging to women. Read more...
Tags: England, Science, Graves, Cemeteries, Anglo Saxon, Burials, Anglo Saxon History, Fifth Century Anglo Saxon Cemetery

Sony Is Giving Venom the Romantic Comedy Treatment It Rightfully Deserves

While the rest of the world was wondering how Sony could ever make a good movie about Venom without Spider-Man’s involvement, the studio was busy cooking up the most erotic, disturbing romantic comedy of the year, and it would like to remind you of this very important fact. No, really.Read more...
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People In Pokémon Games Can't Shut Up About Pokémon

The citizens of Pokémon’s various cities and towns love to say the word “Pokémon.” Armed only with mathematics and an urgent desire to answer a ridiculous question, I embarked on a quest to figure out what percentage of Pokémon’s residents do not talk about Pokémon. I present my findings in this video, “A…Read more...
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Kudlow Comments on Trump's Threats to Pull Electric Car Subsidies Over GM Plant Closures

President Donald Trump said he may try to eliminate electric car subsidies for General Motors Co. after it announced it will close factories and lay off thousands of U.S. workers
Tags: Science, Donald Trump, Trump, General Motors Co, Pull Electric Car Subsidies Over GM Plant Closures

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