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The Earth's 'blood pressure' is too high, and we are inching closer to a heart attack: new report warns

A new report card has shown that we have breached six of nine planetary boundaries, putting enormou…

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Jeff Bezos' philanthropic fund is pouring $60 million into alternative meats to try to make them taste better

Jeff Bezos' Earth Fund is dedicating $60 million to improving the taste, texture, nutrition, and co…

Joshua Zitser   


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Chunks of an alien world could be hidden deep within our planet, say scientists

A supercomputer simulation has provided new evidence that continent-sized chunks of Theia, which he…

Marianne Guenot   


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Earth's core may be coated in a layer of crystals created by water leaking from the surface: study

Scientists have long looked for an explanation for a mysterious zone in the outer core. Now some th…

Marianne Guenot   


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A Harvard professor is risking his reputation to search for aliens. Tech tycoons are bankrolling his quest.

Avi Loeb thinks the public has a right to know the truth about UFOs. He hopes his controversial ide…

Marianne Guenot   


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L'Oréal's chief responsibility officer shares how she's making sure women have more of a say in designing the world

Alexanrdra Palt shares how she handles constant crises and why women cannot have the time to say, "…

Josée Rose   


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Rainwater is no longer safe to drink anywhere on Earth, due to 'forever chemicals' linked to cancer, study suggests

PFAS are nicknamed "forever chemicals" because they last so long without breaking down. That's made…

Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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NASA is starting to shut down the Voyager probes, which launched in 1977 and made it deeper into space than anything since

The Voyager probes massively exceeded the scope of their mission, but are running low on power afte…

Marianne Guenot   


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Rising inequality risks regional collapse, climate catastrophe: Scientists

The book builds on the common mantra from social movements calling for "Systems Change Not Climate …

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Watch the last billion years of Earth's tectonic plate movement in just 40 seconds

Geologists modeled the last billion years of Earth's tectonic plate evolution in unprecedented deta…

Aylin Woodward   


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NASA's InSight Mars lander just gave scientists an unprecedented look at the guts of the red planet. Here's how they compare to Earth's.

By analyzing a dozen quakes, NASA's InSight lander has helped scientists estimate the size and make…

Aylin Woodward   


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Remnants of an ancient planet buried inside the Earth may be the cause of a weak spot in the magnetic field

There's a growing weak spot in Earth's magnetic field. Scientists say it may be due to giant pieces…

Aylin Woodward   


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There is no permanent dark side of the moon, and this simple animation by a former NASA scientist explains why

"My animations were made to show as instantly as possible the whole context of what I'm trying to c…

Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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My family and I tried Raddish, a cooking club for kids, and found that it's a great way to mix things up during meal prep and dinnertime

Raddish kids' cooking club makes meal prep and dinnertime more fun for families. The themed kits ar…

Alyson Aladro   


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Scientists Have Decided Earth Entered A New Epoch On July 16, 1945

The term 'Anthropocene' was first coined by Nobel Prize winning chemist Paul Crutzen who in 2000 su…

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The amazing life of the bungee-jump inventor who's now building an airship for Google co-founder Sergey Brin

In the 1970s, while he was at Oxford University, Weston was part of a group known as the Dangerous …

Peter Farquhar   


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The four big ethical questions of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

It matters how a technology is researched and how it enters the world. For example, The National Ac…

Mildred Z. Solomon, The Hastings Center