Global life expectancy increases to 71.4 years

Life is getting longer, reports World Health Organisation, at the fastest rate since the 1960s

‘99 Percent Chance’ 2016 Will Be Hottest Year

Given the head start this year has over last, there is a more than 99 percent chance that 2016 will best 2015 as the hottest year on the books, according to Gavin Schmidt, head of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, which keeps the agencies temperature data. By Andrea Thompson Source article: ‘99 Percent Chance’ … Read more‘99 Percent Chance’ 2016 Will Be Hottest Year

Young Forests Can Store ‘Enormous’ Amounts of Carbon

Woodland areas that regrow after forest fires, logging operations or other disturbances can sequester huge amounts of carbon dioxide and they play an unexpectedly valuable role in mitigating climate change, according to a study by 60 scientists from across the globe. The research, published Friday in the journal Science Advances, is the first to quantify … Read moreYoung Forests Can Store ‘Enormous’ Amounts of Carbon

Dispatch from the Desert of Consciousness Research, Part 4 – Scientific American Blog Network

Radin presents his latest evidence that humans have telekinetic powers, mediated by quantum effects. The evidence involves the two-slit experiment, in which a laser shines through two apertures and forms an interference pattern on a screen. Radin conjectured that if people looked at the laser apparatus, they would make the light’s wave function collapse, affecting … Read moreDispatch from the Desert of Consciousness Research, Part 4 – Scientific American Blog Network

Great Barrier Reef needs $10bn for chance of survival, scientists say

This election is Australia’s last chance to save the reef, which requires $1bn a year for 10 years to reduce water pollution to give it a chance to survive climate change, report warns

Europa’s Ocean May Have An Earthlike Chemical Balance

A new NASA study modeling conditions in the ocean of Jupiter’s moon Europa suggests that the necessary balance of chemical energy for life could exist there, even if the moon lacks volcanic hydrothermal activity. Europa is strongly believed to hide a deep ocean of salty liquid water beneath its icy shell. Whether the Jovian moon has…

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