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Can Geoengineering Tame Devastating Hurricanes?

Can Geoengineering Tame Devastating Hurricanes?

Scientists think they know, in principle, how to tame hurricanes and reduce storm surge risks. A huge ash plume rises from the Mount Pinatubo volcanic eruption in 1991. Photo credit: Ed Wolfe / U.S. Geological Survey All it would take would be a stratosphere full of sulphate aerosols sufficient to dim the sun, lower tropic […]

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    Find Out What Humans Will Look Like in 1,000 Years

    Find Out What Humans Will Look Like in 1,000 Years

    “Breakthroughs in science have propelled our species forward,” says AsapSCIENCE in the video below. For instance, in the past century life expectancy has risen dramatically worldwide thanks to advances in science. We now have a much firmer grasp of the universe. We, as a species, are constantly innovating, turning algae into biofuel and developing battery storage […]

    The World’s Largest Earth Science Experiment: Biosphere 2

    The World’s Largest Earth Science Experiment: Biosphere 2

    Scientists wanted to know if we could replicate the Earth’s ecosystems, so in the Sonoran desert outside of Tucson, Arizona they built a three-acre closed-system environment designed to do just that. Known as Biosphere 2 (Biosphere 1 is the Earth), the project was started back in the late 1980s. The idea was to test if we could re-create […]

    ‘The Day After Tomorrow’ Ice Age Scenario Could Be Possible, Researchers Say

    ‘The Day After Tomorrow’ Ice Age Scenario Could Be Possible, Researchers Say

    Two separate and very different studies have confirmed a climate paradox—that global warming and a slowdown in the Atlantic Ocean currents could trigger climate change and bring a prolonged chill in Europe. Icicles glisten as the sun sets in Denmark. Photo credit: Teralaser / Flickr One researcher argues that not only could it happen, it […]

    Scientists Turn Green Algae Into Biofuel at $50 a Barrel

    Scientists Turn Green Algae Into Biofuel at $50 a Barrel

    Wind and solar energy remain the only obvious replacements for fossil fuels, but recent research shows that scientists are clearly thinking outside the box to come up with future alternatives. They have recently been able to report at least theoretical progress with nuclear energy, algae and a novel alloy. In just a few days, they […]

    Groundbreaking NASA Announcement: Evidence of Liquid Water on Mars

    Groundbreaking NASA Announcement: Evidence of Liquid Water on Mars

    In a major scientific announcement, NASA has found evidence of liquid water on present-day Mars. "Under certain circumstances, liquid water has been found on Mars" – Jim Green, NASA Planetary Science Directorhttps://t.co/MvErxberG3 — NASA (@NASA) September 28, 2015 “Mars is not the dry, arid planet that we thought of in the past,” said Jim Green, NASA Planetary […]

    When and Where to See the Super-Rare Supermoon Lunar Eclipse

    When and Where to See the Super-Rare Supermoon Lunar Eclipse

    There will be a supermoon lunar eclipse this Sunday Sept. 27 and if you miss it, your next chance won’t be until 2033. According to Discovery News, it’s a “confluence of three events: a full moon; a lunar eclipse, in which the Earth blocks the sun’s light from hitting the moon; and lunar perigee, when […]

    Hawaii on Verge of Worst Coral Bleaching in History as Water Temperatures Soar

    Hawaii on Verge of Worst Coral Bleaching in History as Water Temperatures Soar

    Hawaii’s majestic coral reef, which makes up roughly 85 percent of all coral reefs in the country, could be entering a perilous state. The state’s corals could experience the worst bleaching its history this year as surrounding water temperatures rise at abnormal rates, scientists warn. High water temperatures in #Hawaii expected to cause terrible #coralbleaching […]