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organic farming

What Contribution Can Organic Farming Make?

Soil degradation, over-fertilisation, pesticides – intensive farming poses a threat to our very existence. Organic farming is an oft-cited alternative. But can it actually...
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Toyota Unveils Third Generation Humanoid Robot T-HR3

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) today revealed T-HR3, the company's third generation humanoid robot. Toyota's latest robotics platform, designed and developed by Toyota's Partner Robot...
climate change

Climate Change Impacts Already Locked in – but the Worst Can...

Global temperatures have already risen by around 1°C, and a further 0.5°C warming is expected. The full impacts of current warming have not yet...
global warming

Artificially Cooling Planet “Risky Strategy”, New Research Shows

Geoengineering – the intentional manipulation of the climate to counter the effect of global warming by injecting aerosols artificially into the atmosphere – has...
global emissions

Record High CO2 Emissions Delay Global Peak

The alarming projection for 2017 is revealed in a new report by the GCP – co-authored by many of the world’s leading climate scientists...
genomics

Fusion Genomics Turns to IBM Cloud to Help Support Advances Designed...

IBM today announced that Vancouver-based company Fusion Genomics selected IBM’s cloud capabilities to help advance Fusion’s ability to detect pandemics before they happen. Fusion...
silicon

New Deposition Technique Puts the Heat on Silicon

In the early history of electronic devices, germanium, a more efficient elemental semiconductor than silicon, was the material of choice. Ultimately, the high cost...
biodiversity

Boundaries for Biodiversity: the Implausible Science of a “Safe Operating Space”

A new international study suggests the notion of a planetary boundary for biodiversity and the recent attempts to fix it are vague and encourage...
birds nesting

California Birds Nesting a Week Earlier Than They Did a Century...

A new study suggests that many of the state’s birds are adapting to rising temperatures by breeding earlier than they did a century ago. A...
climate change

Texas’ Odds of Harvey-Scale Rainfall to Increase by End of Century

As the city of Houston continues to recover and rebuild following the historic flooding unleashed by Hurricane Harvey, the region will also have to...
climate change

15,000 Scientists Warn Time Is Running out to Save the Planet

Twenty five years ago, a majority of the world’s living Nobel Laureates united to sign a warning letter about the Earth; today, scientists have...
urban trees

Urban Trees Are Growing Faster Worldwide

„While the effects of climate change on tree growth in forests have been extensively studied, there is little information available so far for urban...
climate change

How Can Man-Made Climate Change Be Proven?

If observed climate variables such as temperature or precipitation change over time, it raises the question as to whether human influence plays a role....
supernova

A Star That Would Not Die

Supernovae,​ ​the​ ​explosions​ ​of​ ​stars,​ ​have​ ​been​ ​observed​ ​by​ ​the​ ​thousands.​ ​And in all cases,​ ​the transient astronomical events​ ​signaled​ ​the​ ​death​ ​of​ ​those​...
environmental toxins

Can Environmental Toxins Disrupt the Biological “Clock”?

Can environmental toxins disrupt circadian rhythms – the biological “clock” whose disturbance is linked to chronic inflammation and a host of human disorders? Research...
climate change

Eradicating Extreme Poverty and Slowing Climate Change are Compatible Goals, UMD...

Ending extreme poverty by 2030 is the first of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. Meanwhile, plans set forth by the Paris Climate Agreement...
global warming

Versatile Marine Bacteria Could be an Influence on Global Warming, Scientists...

Scientists have discovered that a ‘rare’ type of marine bacteria is much more widespread than previously thought – and possesses a remarkable metabolism that...
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IBM Expands Watson Data Platform to Help Unleash AI for Professionals

IBM today announced new offerings to itsWatson Data Platform, including data cataloging and data refining, which is designed to make it easier for developers and data...
climate change

Climate Change already Damaging Health of Millions

The findings, outlined in The Lancet medical journal, demonstrate the various ways climate change is already affecting the health of people across the planet. Leading...
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Health Impacts of Climate Change Already Felt Today

These threats, among others, are affecting countries worldwide, according to the first report of The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change, which includes...