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Scientists Want to Feed Cows Seaweed to Stop Them Burping So Much Methane

The average cow belches between 80 and 120 kilos of methane every year. By feeding them seaweed, researchers think we could reduce Australia's greenhouse emissions by 10 percent.
Gavin Butler
4 days ago
alcohol

This Vodka Was Made Using Contaminated Grain from Chernobyl

"Atomik" vodka is the first consumer product to be made from ingredients from the nuclear reactor's exclusion zone.
Gavin Butler
8.8.19
Science

Scientist Says Bread He Baked From 4,500 Year-Old Yeast Is Delicious

Physicist and video game designer Seamus Blackley extracted yeast from ancient Egyptian pottery and used it to make a delicious sourdough bread.
Madeleine Gregory
8.7.19
Science

Humans Have Done 50 Million Years of Damage to New Zealand’s Birds

It would take longer than humans have been on this Earth to recover the number of bird species lost in New Zealand.
Madeleine Gregory
8.7.19
Science

The World’s First Human-Monkey Chimera Was Created in China

Led by a team of Spanish and American researchers, the project is intended to improve organ donations for humans.
Meera Navlakha
8.5.19
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Japan Approves Controversial Experiment to Grow Human Organs Inside Animals

Bioethicists are worried about the implications of the research, including the possibility of creating a human-animal hybrid.
Gavin Butler
7.31.19
climate change

The Arctic Is on Fire, and It Might Be Creating a Vicious Climate 'Feedback Loop'

The worst Arctic wildfire season in recent history is releasing unprecedented emissions that feed into climate change, creating the conditions for more fires.
Madeleine Gregory
7.30.19
Science

Warm Water Is Melting Glaciers 100 Times Faster Than We Thought

A new study shows that the underwater melt rate of an Alaskan glacier is 100 times faster than we thought, a finding that could change already-dire projections of sea level rise.
Madeleine Gregory
7.29.19
climate

Scientists Say the Trump Administration Is Censoring Their Climate Research

Former Interior Department scientists testified that Trump officials removed mentions of human-caused climate change.
Morgan Baskin
7.29.19
Science

The Most Precise Atomic Clock Ever Could Change Our Understanding of Physics

Scientists have created a quantum logic clock more accurate than any clock ever made.
Madeleine Gregory
7.27.19
Science

This Is What It’s Like to Watch the Arctic Die

There is no talk of international intrigue among people living and working in the Arctic, only dread of what a warming planet might mean.
Craig S. Smith
7.25.19
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China to Start Human Testing for a Vaccine That Will Cure HIV

With no known cure for HIV until today, the vaccine is being seen as a promising antidote to the HIV virus if it’s successful on the 160 volunteers.
Pallavi Pundir
7.23.19
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