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Could the heat of the Earth’s crust become the ultimate energy source?

In a world where energy consumption is on the rise, our only hope is the development of new energy-generation technologies. Although currently used renewable energy...

At least 24 killed in an arson attack at an animation studio in Japan

A person threw a gasoline-like liquid at Kyoto Animation's building At least 24 people have died in Japan due to an arson attack at animation studios in the city of...

Ebola is actually a public health emergency in Congo

The second worst Ebola outbreak of all time, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was officially declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on Wednesday, with...

Sea urchins aren’t just ‘bad guys’

Sea urchins play a more complex role in their ecosystems than previously believed, report researchers. Urchins have gotten a bad rap on the Pacific coast. The spiky sea creatures can...

Why planting a flag on the moon was so hard

When Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin planted the United States flag on the moon 50 years ago on July 20, 1969, it represented a major feat...

Joshua trees facing extinction

They outlived mammoths and saber-toothed tigers. But without dramatic action to reduce climate change, new research shows Joshua trees won't survive much past this century. UC Riverside scientists wanted to...

The impact of insurance fraud in the US

Lauded by some as a ‘victimless crime’, the impact of insurance fraud in the US tells us that, in reality, it is far from it. All across the United...

How much water do snowpacks hold?

Oregon State University researchers have developed a new computer model for calculating the water content of snowpacks, providing an important tool for water resource managers and avalanche forecasters as...

Low cost launching for Cubesats

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Finding inexpensive solutions for propelling CubeSats is one of the most critical components of the rapidly growing industry of commercial launches of satellites the size...

Trump criticizes several U.S. democratic Congresswomen: “Back to your country.”

The president of the United States, Donald Trump, attacked several Democratic legislators on Sunday, urging them to return to their countries of origin, which he described as "places infested...
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Google and Facebook track the porn users see even when they use incognito browser...

Researchers at Microsoft, Carnegie Mellon University, and the University of Pennsylvania have discovered that Internet giants Facebook, Google, and Oracle track the porn their...

Minecraft teaches young people how to lead

A whole generation of young people have been teaching themselves skills in leadership and community-building online, according to a new study on the game...

New York signs historic law to slash climate pollution

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo today signed the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), a law codifying some of the strongest climate pollution...

Ohioans have lost more than 1 million years of life due to drug overdose...

The drug addiction epidemic continues to plague the country, and thousands of lives are cut short each year due to overdose. Tragically, when a...

Legalized recreational marijuana a substitute for alcohol, but not tobacco

New Marketing Science Study Key Takeaways: Research shows once recreational marijuana is legalized, the number of online searches for tobacco increase by 8%, while...

Could the heat of the Earth’s crust become the ultimate energy source?

In a world where energy consumption is on the rise, our only hope is the development of new energy-generation technologies....

Artificial intelligence resolves Rubik’s cube in less than a second

Researchers have developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithm that can solve a Rubik's cube in less than a second. The system, called DeepCubeA, was the...

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