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Congress just quietly passed a law that could spark a boom for the $1 billion marijuana-linked CBD industry - The US Farm Bill passed on Wednesday legalizes hemp. The bill defines hemp as an agricultural product for the first time and amends a major drug law that hadn’t been altered in 50 years.
A doctoral student has just published a paper in the journal Classical and Quantum Gravity that describes how to build a time machine using a very simple construction. This new model does not require any negative mass exotic material and offers a very simple design.
After 30 Years Studying Climate, Scientist Declares: "I've Never Been as Worried as I Am Today". And colleague says "global warming" no longer strong enough term. "Global heating is technically more correct because we are talking about changes in the energy balance of the planet."
The 100% renewable energy movement is unstoppable. From here, the debate is likely to shift away from whether or not electricity will be decarbonized. It is about when and how fast this will happen, as well as what resources will be included. The world is changing. Fast.
Federal government is planning to strip pollution protections from thousands of US streams and millions of acres of wetlands, in a move environmentalists warn will harm vital wildlife and could allow pollution into drinking water.
Dawkins and Dennett say that memes are the guides for cultural change. They are the intellectual genes of a whole society. More than ever, we need visionaries to create new memes that promote pro-social, evolutionary, inspiring mind-worms that can help us thrive as a planet.
Shenzhen's silent revolution: world's first fully electric bus fleet quietens Chinese megacity - All 16,000 buses in the fast-growing Chinese megacity are now electric, and soon all 22,000 taxis will be too
“Urban mining”, the recycling of precious metals from electronic gadgets, becomes more important, although processes that are efficient and environmentally benign are still scarce. A new study into gold dissolution proposes selective, fast, and convenient thiol-assisted gold leaching processes.
$125 million gift from Microsoft co-founder launches new institute to probe immune system - With the recent explosion in immune-based therapies such as checkpoint inhibitors for treating cancer, it might seem that scientists have the immune system figured out. But these drugs aren’t the norm.
Finding Alien Life May Require Giant Telescopes Built in Orbit - Influential astrophysicists, roboticists and astronauts say that orbital construction could spark a renaissance in space science and exploration
Failing to agree climate action would ‘not only be immoral’ but ‘suicidal’, UN chief tells COP24. "This is the time for political compromises to be reached. This means sacrifices, but it will benefit us all collectively.”
For 10,000 years, the major world food crop, rice, has reproduced sexually, rearranging its DNA with each generation and often losing desirable traits… until now. Researchers have devised a way to make rice reproduce asexually.
While White House representatives promote coal and other fossil fuels at COP 24 talks in Poland, “We Are Still In,” a coalition that includes more than 3,600 representatives from all 50 states, remains committed to supporting the Paris Agreement.
Bosch places its bets on autonomy, developing in-car hardware and fleet-level systems - Bosch is predicting large fleets of fully autonomous shuttle-style taxis will be on the road "by the middle of the next decade at the latest,
India on Wednesday said the Paris climate agreement was “non-negotiable” and there could be no compromise on the basic principles such as equity and Common but Differentiated Responsibilities and Respective Capabilities
An Israeli startup with ties to America's most popular hummus brand says it made the world's first lab-grown steak — a holy grail for the industry. Aleph has now created a prototype steak, the first produced publicly in the world, the company said on Wednesday.