Antarctica’s Sleeping Giant Ice Shelf Might Flood the World. Here’s How to Stop It

Antarctica's Sleeping Giant Ice Shelf Might Flood the World.  Here's How to Stop It

Are you a fan of the 1995 film water world starring Kevin Costner? Great news: There’s a distinct possibility that it’ll become a reality in the future if humanity can’t get its act together to prevent climate catastrophe! In a new paper published August 10 in the journal Nature, a team of Australian scientists found … Read more

Striking Graphs That Show Humanity’s Domination of the Earth

Striking Graphs That Show Humanity's Domination of the Earth

The numbers don’t lie: Humans are ruining this planet. Atmospheric carbon levels and ocean temperatures are going up. Arctic sea ice and biodiversity levels are going down—and no, the skyrocketing number of chickens doesn’t count toward biodiversity. To understand and tackle those problems, scientists and policymakers need data—precise figures that show how Homo sapiens has … Read more

MIT proposes using a space bubble shield the size of Brazil to cool the Earth

MIT proposes using a space bubble shield the size of Brazil to cool the Earth

A team of MIT researchers is investigating a radical method for countering the effects of climate change, a press statement reveals. They propose to use a fleet of “space bubbles” to reflect sunlight away from Earth. As we all know, such crazy ideas wouldn’t even be on the table if humans had drastically curbed their … Read more

A new breakthrough in biology allows scientists to grow food without sunlight

A new breakthrough in biology allows scientists to grow food without sunlight

Photosynthesis can be considered one of nature’s superpowers, but it’s surprisingly inefficient, with only about 1 percent of the energy found in sunlight making it inside the plant. Now, scientists at UC Riverside and the University of Delaware say they have found a method to bypass the need for biological photosynthesis, allowing them to create … Read more

Bill Gates says crypto and NFTs are sham, worthless assets

Bill Gates says crypto and NFTs are sham, worthless assets

Speaking at TechCrunch Sessions: 2022, Microsoft founder Bill Gates slammed cryptocurrencies and said that he was neither ‘long or short’ on them. Gates also took the opportunity to mock some non-fungible tokens at the event. Gates’ comments come at a time when the cryptocurrency market has shrunken to a third of its peak value it … Read more

The Alps Are Getting Ominously Greener

The Alps Are Getting Ominously Greener

Photo: JEFF PACHOUD/AFP (Getty Images) A team of researchers studying satellite images of the Alps made a concerning find: Since 1984, most of the high-elevation parts of European mountain range have seen an increase in vegetation. While that might not sound particularly troublesome, this “greening” is likely due to global warming and may be facilitating … Read more

Airbus sets up UK facility to focus on hydrogen tech for aircraft

Airbus sets up UK facility to focus on hydrogen tech for aircraft

A model of one of Airbus’ ZEROe concept planes, photographed in November 2021. The firm has said it wants to develop “zero-emission commercial aircraft” by the year 2035. Giuseppe Cacace | dpa | Getty Images Airbus is launching a UK-based facility focused on hydrogen technologies, a move which represents the firm’s latest attempt to support … Read more