If the sea floor is sinking, are we safe from sea level rise?

If the sea floor is sinking, are we safe from sea level rise?

Meltwater adds to sea level riseIra Block/National Geographic/Getty By Michael Le Page “We’ve measured sea level rise wrong for 20 years – and it’s higher than previously thought.” Well, no, not really. This is just one of the misleading headlines about the first study to try to work out how much the ocean floor is […]

Researchers discover higher environmental impact from cookstove emissions

Researchers discover higher environmental impact from cookstove emissions

Top Story According to new quantitative research findings, particulate emissions from cookstoves in India have been underestimated. Researchers spent 20 days running a series of tests in Raipur, a city in central India, where more than three-quarters of the families use cookstoves to prepare their meals. Cookstoves are a central part of millions of homes […]

Baby skeleton from Alaska reveals origins of Native Americans

Baby skeleton from Alaska reveals origins of Native Americans

The excavation of the Upward Sun River infantsBen Potter By Andy Coghlan She probably died in her first year. But the skeleton of an infant girl who lived in Alaska 11,500 years ago has yielded tantalising new evidence for how and when people first colonised America. It reinforces a long-standing idea that the first settlers […]

The Top 5 Most Disturbing Police Brutality Videos From 2017

The Top 5 Most Disturbing Police Brutality Videos From 2017

Like many years before, 2017 proved to be a deadly and dangerous year for those who found themselves on the other side of the badge. During 2017, 1,188 people lost their lives to the judges, juries, and executioners known as the American police. Everyone from children to the elderly were killed by police this year as […]

Cocktail umbrellas can save Earth from the Anthropocene

Cocktail umbrellas can save Earth from the Anthropocene

Liz Foster Light Painting Photography/Alamy Stock Photo By Jonathon Keats When naturalist William Bartram explored the south-east of what’s now the US in the early 1770s, he discovered gopher tortoises, sandhill cranes and rivers overflowing with trout and bream. Retracing Bartram’s path in 2007, artist Mark Dion found golfers, retirees and highways jammed with SUVs. […]

Burglars demand ‘more clarity’ about holiday plans from Facebook users|Humor

A spokesman for the burglar community says he appreciates that most Facebook users are ‘admirably candid’ about when the entire contents of their house are there for the taking.  He likes the way they go on for weeks about their upcoming trip abroad and tell their Facebook friends how their 85-year-old neighbour will be ‘keeping […]

Viral Video of Koch Billionaire Son Shows Who Benefits From GOP Tax Scam

Viral Video of Koch Billionaire Son Shows Who Benefits From GOP Tax Scam

Trump’s Tax Plan The young Koch—who counts among his favorite things “playing tennis at Mar-a-Lago”—according to Vanity Fair, “runs an eponymous Palm Beach-based clothing brand called Wyatt Ingraham, which sells button-up shirts in patterns you may find on a Goldman Sachs middle manager at a Southampton Fourth of July party when he wants to ‘let loose.’” One […]

Genetic instructions from Mom set the pattern for embryonic development

Genetic instructions from Mom set the pattern for embryonic development

Top Story A new study indicates an essential role for a maternally inherited gene in embryonic development. The study found that zebrafish that failed to inherit specific genetic instructions from Mom developed fatal defects earlier in development, even if the fish could make their own version of the gene. When female animals form egg cells […]

By Excluding Palestinian Voices From Jerusalem Debate, Cable News Avoided Addressing Israeli Rights Abuses

By Excluding Palestinian Voices From Jerusalem Debate, Cable News Avoided Addressing Israeli Rights Abuses

Palestinian voices were largely absent from American cable news’ coverage of President Donald Trump’s decision last week to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. By turning to their stable of regular political commentators to weigh in on the unprecedented move, the three major news networks – CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News – excluded those […]

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