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yellowstone: the american apocalypse that might never happen
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yellowstone: the american apocalypse that might never happen

A world-changing super-eruption of the supervolcano under Yellowstone is now almost a cliché in disaster movies and documentaries. But there's a good chance it may never actually happen.

nasa’s climate models get put to the test and pass with flying colors
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nasa’s climate models get put to the test and pass with flying colors

NASA reviewed predictions of how the planet should be warming generated by its GISTEMP dataset to see how accurate its models were, and the results were hardly shocking.

why you can’t design your baby and why it’s a terrible idea to try
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why you can’t design your baby and why it’s a terrible idea to try

Despite dire warnings, we may never be able to custom design humans. And if we ever learn how, we may accidentally drive ourselves into extinction if we try.

how google learned to stop trying to make cold fusion happen
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how google learned to stop trying to make cold fusion happen

For some inexplicable reason, Google funded an experiment to test whether cold fusion is possible. It's not and can't be unless everything we know about physics is wrong.

how climate change will slowly poison our seafood
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how climate change will slowly poison our seafood

Toxic algal blooms are on the rise thanks to warming oceans, and that’s bad news for nations that rely on calories from seafood…

why polluters want the epa to ignore over 1,400 deaths per year
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why polluters want the epa to ignore over 1,400 deaths per year

Polluters have two ways of cleaning up their act. They can pollute less and diversify into renewables, or pretend they're not actually causing illness and deaths. Guess which they prefer.

and now a few (uncensored) words about climate change
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and now a few (uncensored) words about climate change

With the planet still heating up while politicians are either twiddling their thumbs or actively making things worse, prepare for conversations about climate change to have a very different tone.

how financial insecurity eats away at your iq and decision-making skills
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how financial insecurity eats away at your iq and decision-making skills

Poverty isn't just a socioeconomic state, it's also a state of mind. And when tasked with making important decisions on a shoestring budget, your brain will sabotage your wallet.

what pig brains kept alive in a machine are teaching us about cheating death
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what pig brains kept alive in a machine are teaching us about cheating death

A new experiment on recently slaughtered pigs shows us that brains may be intact for a while after death, and we might have the technology to bring them back to life. Now what?

americans aren’t scientifically illiterate, they just don’t care about what science says
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americans aren’t scientifically illiterate, they just don’t care about what science says

Popular science figures argue that we’re not taking real problems seriously because the public lacks scientific education. But that’s not the problem. The problem is much, much worse.

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