Neanderthals in California? Maybe so, provocative study says
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:09:04 -0400
A startling new report asserts that the first known Americans arrived much, much earlier than scientists thought _ more than 100,000 years ago
President Trump congratulates NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, talks sending humans to Mars
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:12:22 -0400
"The View" co-hosts discuss the president's goal to put a human on Mars, federal budget cuts and his relationship with the science community.
US should stay in Paris climate accord: energy secretary
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:03:45 -0400
The United States should stay in the Paris climate accord but renegotiate it, Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Tuesday, alleging that some European countries were not doing enough to curb emissions. A decision is expected by President Donald Trump next month on whether or not to stay in the landmark 2015 Paris Agreement limiting global carbon emissions, signed by 194 countries. "I'm not going to say I'm going to go tell the president of the United States, 'Let's just walk away from the Paris accord'," Perry said during the Bloomberg New Energy Finance conference in New York.
Rice Is a Big Polluter. It Doesn’t Have to Be
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 05:00:08 -0400
New technique uses half the water, less fertilizer, cuts carbon.
Scientists develop fluid-filled artificial womb to help premature babies
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:53:39 -0400
By Kate Kelland LONDON, (Reuters) - Scientists in the United States have developed a fluid-filled womb-like bag known as an extra-uterine support device that could transform care for extremely premature babies, significantly improving chances of survival. In pre-clinical studies with lambs, the researchers were able to mimic the womb environment and the functions of the placenta, giving premature offspring a crucial opportunity to develop their lungs and other organs. Around 30,000 babies in the United States alone are born critically early - at between 23 and 26 weeks of gestation, the researchers told reporters in a telephone briefing.
World's last male northern white rhino gets help from Tinder
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:22:40 -0400
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The world's last male northern white rhino has joined the Tinder dating app as wildlife experts make a last-chance breeding effort to keep his species alive.
Researchers found the body of a 25-foot-long shark, and it's grim but strangely beautiful
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:16:53 -0400
Last week, the Marine Strandings Network was called in to investigate a dead shark in Cornwall, England. What MSN found was not just any shark: it was the fully intact floating carcass of a 25-foot-long basking shark. SEE ALSO: If footage of this ethereal jellyfish doesn't calm you, nothing will Photographer Matthew Facey also visited the sight to photograph the shark. "My initial thought from a distance was it looked like a great white, but I've never heard of one washing up here," he said. "When we took a closer look he had no teeth, so it was clear he was a basking shark, quite common in Cornwall, and a gentle giant." The 25 foot long basking shark washed up on the coast of Cornwall.Image: Matthew FaceyOver the next few days, volunteers were assembled and the proper organizations were alerted to prepare for the examination that took place yesterday. "Nearly 8 meters long, and over 3 meters in girth, this male shark was in a significant stage of decomposition but never the less useful samples were taken for various research organisations and NGOs," said MSN in a Facebook post. The cause of the shark's death is still unknown, but it's hoped that the results of the investigation will shed some light on how he lived and died. MSN pointed out the upside of the situation, too: "From a sad event comes something positive as we can use these rare opportunities to learn so much more about these breathtaking creatures in our sea." WATCH: Researchers used recycled glass bottles to create super batteries
Humans Harm Environment Even In Death
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:37:05 -0400
Chemicals are released into the environment after a person dies and the remains are either buried or cremated.
‘Cooper’s Treasure’ Star on Why He’s Televising His Secret ‘Treasure Map From Space’
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:53:13 -0400
“Cooper’s Treasure” is currently being discovered by viewers, and there’s good reason to board the sea-bottom series. The Discovery show follows the underwater expeditions of Darrell Miklos, who just might have the most valuable and unique treasure map in the world — or rather, from out of this world. Here’s the backstory: Miklos’ friend Gordon Cooper was one of NASA’s first seven astronauts in the 1950s.
Trump looks to lift protections on America's vast nature preserves
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:48:04 -0400
After moving to unstitch climate change rules, US President Donald Trump is turning his sights on America's vast nature preserves, with a view to possibly lifting federal protections brought in over the past two decades. On Wednesday, he is to sign an executive order reviewing decisions by predecessors Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton to designate public land a "national monument" under a 1906 law known as the Antiquities Act.