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CarbFix: Scientists turn CO2 into rock to combat climate change

CarbFix: Scientists turn CO2 into rock to combat climate change

The Swiss company Climeworks has launched a pilot plant in Hellisheidi, Iceland, that can capture carbon dioxide directly from the air to be pumped into underground rock formations, effectively locking the greenhouse gas away for good. The project, called CarbFix, has developed a way to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, pump it deep underground, and transform it into stone. ... Read More »

Study finds Pumas exhibiting behavior like social animals

Study finds Pumas exhibiting behavior like social animals

Pumas, or mountain lions, are mostly thought of as solitary cats — lone predators, stalking in the night. But new study suggests the felines are more social than previously thought. Until now, scientists believed pumas interacted only to mate, settle territorial disputes and raise offspring. But a combination of GPS-equipped collars and motion-triggered cameras allowed a group of researchers with ... Read More »

DNA Proves Ancient Diversity of Newfoundland, says new research

DNA Proves Ancient Diversity of Newfoundland, says new research

According to genetic analysis, Newfoundland, the northeastern Canadian island, was populated by three distinct groups — in three different waves — over the last 10,000 years. When researchers analyzed the DNA of two known cultural groups, the Maritime Archaic and Beothuk, they found the groups brought unique matrilines to the island. The findings are published in Current Biology on October ... Read More »

Massive Hole Has Opened Up in Antarctica (Report)

Mysterious giant hole cracks open in Antarctica, Report

A mysterious hole the size of Maine has opened up in Antarctica, stumping scientists who have no clue how it formed. “It looks like you just punched a hole in the ice,” explained University of Toronto Mississauga professor Kent Moore. The hole has an area of approximately 80,000 square kilometers (30,000 square miles), and is as large as Lake Superior, ... Read More »

SpaceX puts 10 next generation satellites into orbit (Video)

SpaceX puts 10 next generation satellites into orbit (Video)

SpaceX launched 10 communication satellites into Earth low orbit on Monday, then watched its spent Falcon 9 first-stage rocket booster stick a landing on a drone ship in the Pacific Ocean. The launch was the first of two planned this week by SpaceX. Today’s Falcon 9 lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 5:37 a.m. PT, loaded ... Read More »

Gigantic “Tree Lobsters” Not Extinct After All, Says New Study

Gigantic “Tree Lobsters” Not Extinct After All, Says New Study

Scientists identify the Lord Howe Island stick insect on the remains of a large volcano in the Tasman Sea between Australia and New Zealand. In the 1960s, rock climbers on Ball’s Pyramid, a small, isolated volcanic stack located in the Tasman Sea, discovered a treasure that would mark the beginning of an incredible story of survival. The treasure was the ... Read More »

75 percent of World’s Honey Laced With Pesticides

75 percent of World's Honey Laced With Pesticides

Scientists have foundtraces of neonicotinoid chemicals in honey samples taken from numerous bee populations across the world, according to a recent study in the journal Science. Researchers tested around 200 samples of honey gathered from all over the world, except Antarctica. The results were startling, as they discovered high pesticides levels. Leading the way in honey pesticide contamination is North ... Read More »

Doomsdayer claims “end of world” has been revised to October 15

Doomsdayer claims "end of world" has been revised to October 15

Christian numerologist David Meade, who has been talking about doomsday, said the seven-year Tribulation period will begin on October 15. He predicts seven years of earthquakes, hurricanes and tsunamis will devastate the planet. One again Meade believes this seven years of damnation will be triggered by the mysterious Planet X, or Nibiru – a hidden planet that will move past ... Read More »

UK company launches first extra-terrestrial funerals

UK company launches first extra-terrestrial funerals

Families will soon be able to send their loves ones into the great beyond for a final goodbye after a British company invented an orbital ash-scattering service. Ascension Flight will also film the ashes exploding against the curvature of the Earth for posterity. The new ritual, offered by Ascension Flights, costs families £795 for the flight, which is also available ... Read More »

Scientists shed light on Neanderthals’ legacy in humans

Scientists shed light on Neanderthals' legacy in humans

A new analysis of Neanderthal DNA showed today’s humans have more of it than scientists previously thought. A research published Thursday in the American Journal of Human Genetics found today’s humans probably have between 1.5 and 2.1 percent Neanderthal DNA from interbreeding across Europe and Asia between 130,000 and about 50,000 years ago. A female Neanderthal bone estimated to be ... Read More »