Archives for the ‘Science & the Environment’ Category

Emissions Cuts Up in Smoke?

Dec 2nd, 2016 • Category: Science & the Environment

MIT scientists say that even if all of President Obama’s Clean Power Plan is put into place, the United States will not reach its Paris climate accord promise to lower greenhouse gas emissions 28 percent by 2025.



Brain Size Linked to Length of Yawns

Dec 2nd, 2016 • Category: Science & the Environment

Scientists have confirmed that the bigger your brain is, the longer your yawn lasts.



Toughie, the Last Frog of His Kind

Dec 2nd, 2016 • Category: Science & the Environment

Toughie, the last Rabbs’ fringe-limbed tree frog, passed away at the Atlanta Botanical Garden on September 28, 2016.



Driverless Trucks Cross Europe

Jun 3rd, 2016 • Category: Science & the Environment

The European Truck Platooning Challenge asked various automobile manufacturers to allow dozens of self-driving trucks to platoon, or drive collectively, through Europe.



Bleached Out

Jun 3rd, 2016 • Category: Science & the Environment

Since October 2015, 2,485 miles of coral in the northern parts of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef have been experiencing the worst bleaching in history.



Old Age Up Your Sleeve

Jun 3rd, 2016 • Category: Science & the Environment

Bran Ferren is the inventor of a suit that makes you feel old.



Poop Power!

Mar 12th, 2016 • Category: Science & the Environment

Can poop be used to generate energy?!



Cyberbrains

Mar 12th, 2016 • Category: Science & the Environment

The U.S. Department of Defense is working on ways to insert a computer chip into the human brain.



The Wood Wide Web

Mar 12th, 2016 • Category: Science & the Environment

A German scientist named Peter Wohllenben discovered something magical within a forest of beech trees.



World Leaders Agree to Limit Global Warming

Jan 17th, 2016 • Category: Science & the Environment

At the U.N. climate talks in Paris, world nations agreed to limit global warming by 1.5 degrees celsius.