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Take a look at the future of trucking and public transport.
The largest earthquake ever recorded in Kansas—a 4.9 magnitude temblor that struck northeast of Milan on Nov. 12, 2014—has been officially linked to wastewater injection into deep underground wells, according to new research from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
We know how long a human being could survive on a summer day on Mars without a spacesuit. But what about the other planets in our solar system?
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According to a long-standing myth (and it IS a myth), drinking lots of coffee can sober you up if you’re drunk. While coffee can’t bring you back to reality or fix a sick liver, it may protect the organ against damage. Researchers at Southampton University (SU) in the...
Today we are talking about three scientists who, through their collective inventions and discoveries, have saved millions of lives.
Richard Hoffman, University of Hertfordshire Who doesn’t like a ready meal once in a while? People in the UK certainly do: consumption of ready meals and convenience meat products has increased five-fold over the last 40 years, according to the latest National Food...
When nature defies gravity, maybe this can be something you do with your family, drive down to Oklahoma and try and figure out how this works. In the small town of Springer, Oklahoma (near Ardmore) lies an ordinary hill with a strange phenomena. If you put your...
Just days after scientists named 2015 the hottest year on record, top environmental groups Greenpeace, Sierra Club and 350.org have released a new report, Keep It In the Ground, identifying the top climate threats facing the planet. The report examines the fossil fuel...
Learn about prehistoric mass extinctions and animal die-offs.
Space is where things happen. Time is when things happen. And sometimes, in order to really look at the universe, you need to take those two concepts and mash them together.
The immense swell of a tsunami can grow up to 100 feet, hitting speeds over 500 mph — a treacherous combination for anyone or anything in its path. Alex Gendler details the causes of these towering terrors and explains how scientists are seeking to reduce their destruction in the future.
This video by science series Smarter Every Day, explores the dazzling behavior of a helium balloonin an accelerating vehicle
This is a NASA chart with some fun facts about what astronauts will experience.
New findings from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day Mars.
Numerous recent blogs and web postings are erroneously claiming that an asteroid will impact Earth, sometime between Sept. 15 and 28, 2015. That’s the rumor that has gone viral — now here are the facts.
Photography has been a medium of limitless possibilities since it was originally invented in the early 1800s. The use of cameras has allowed us to capture historical moments and reshape the way we see ourselves and the world around us.
(ANTIMEDIA) Many scientists warn that we’ve reached a point of no return when it comes to climate change. Some researchers believe we have already passed it, citing new evidence that the planet is warming even faster than worst-case forecasts from just last...
More than 21 centuries ago, a mechanism of fabulous ingenuity was created in Greece, a device capable of indicating exactly how the sky would look for decades to come — the position of the moon and sun, lunar phases and even eclipses. But this incredible invention would be drowned in the sea and its secret forgotten for two thousand years.