Will Clean Coal Play a Big Role in America’s Future?

Petra Nova coal-fired power plant in Thompsons, Texas, is the first full-scale carbon-capture plant in the country and the largest in the world. It began operations in January 2017. (Courtesy of NRG Energy) Proponents of the U.S. coal industry, including President Donald Trump, have touted “clean coal” technologies as an important More...

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By admin On Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
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E-Cigarette ‘Dripping’ a Dangerous Trend Among Youth

(Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) A recent study by Yale researchers found that one in four high school teenagers who vape an electronic cigarette also use it for “dripping,” raising concerns about increased More...

By admin On Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
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Trees Make Noise When They Are Thirsty (Video)

Scientists from Grenoble University in France have found that trees make different noises when they are thirsty and extremely parched.  More...

By admin On Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
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NOAA Scientist Questions Fundamental Climate Change Data

A presentation at the U.S. pavilion during the United Nations Paris Climate Change Conference in Le Bourget, north of Paris, on Dec. 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena) Just ahead of the Paris climate talks More...

By admin On Monday, February 13th, 2017
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Astronaut Spots Mysterious ‘Blue Jets’ on Earth From Space (Video)

Pilots have been telling tales about mysterious colored flashes of light in the sky for some time, but evidence supporting the claims has been fleeting until recently.  More...

By admin On Sunday, February 12th, 2017
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Will There Really Be Enough Sustainable Palm Oil for the Whole Market?

An oil palm plantation in Malaysian Borneo. (Rhett A. Butler/Mongabay) In the summer of 2016, two of the world’s largest producers of palm oil, which is found in everything from lipstick to margarine, More...

By admin On Tuesday, February 7th, 2017
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A Black Hole Has Been Found Devouring a Star For 10 Years (Video)

Astronomers have observed a large black hole consuming the remains of a destroyed star for an unusually long period of time.  More...

By admin On Friday, February 3rd, 2017
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Dead Whale’s Stomach Found to Contain 30 Plastic Bags (Video)

Scientists have found 30 plastic bags and other debris in the stomach of a dead whale.  More...

By admin On Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
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Astronaut Captures Image of Peculiar Checkerboard Pattern From Space (Video)

Among the latest images taken from the ISS is one showing an area in northern Idaho that looks like an enormous checkerboard.  More...

By admin On Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
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This Ancient Sea Creature With 30 Arms Had Bizarre Eating Behavior (Video)

Researchers in Canada recently discovered a bizarre, roughly 30-armed prehistoric life form that may have been an early player in arthropods’ rise to world domination.  More...