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Why Can't Gravity Believers and Skeptics Get Along?

Why Can't Gravity Believers and Skeptics Get Along?

Multiple media outlets around the world covered a study published last week in the journal Nature Climate Change.* This study sought to explain why "believers" in climate change cannot get along with "skeptics" and how "believers" can argue the matter better to convince "skeptics." Seems like a fascinating dive into the sociology of science, until [...]..

February 11, 2015 — Paul Thacker
What is the World’s Busiest Airport?

What is the World’s Busiest Airport?

Is it Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, or Dubai International? Both apparently. But it depends on the metric. If you go by number of flights, then O'Hare is the world's busiest airport (881,933 flights in 2014), dethroning Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (868,359) after 10 years at the top - by this way of measuring...

January 29, 2015 — Tali Trigg
How Will Climate Change Affect Mountain Gorillas?

How Will Climate Change Affect Mountain Gorillas?

When you live on the top of a mountain, you don’t have many places to run if the environment of that mountain habitat changes. Look at the American pika, for example.

October 1, 2013 — John R. Platt

What about Earth’s Microbiome?

The latest temperature readings from Antarctica are giving the world pause, along with the finding that 70 percent of the western Antarctic ice shelf has melted.

April 22, 2015 — Raina Maier
How Would Fish Vote in the 2012 Election?

How Would Fish Vote in the 2012 Election?

This week’s look at the ScienceDebate answers provided by Gov. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama focuses on their replies to a question about the health of our oceans and coastlines...

September 28, 2012 — Christine Gorman
Corporations Should Mean What They Say on Sustainability

Corporations Should Mean What They Say on Sustainability

Nowadays, it seems like every big company promotes an image of sustainability. A common example is the now-ubiquitous hotel-bathroom notice invoking images of ocean animals or pastoral scenery in an effort to convince guests to reuse their towels for the sake of the environment...

October 28, 2014 — Robert Fares

Clean Coal Era Begins

On October 2, the Boundary Dam power plant in Saskatchewan became the first full-sized coal-fired boiler to capture the copious carbon dioxide that had previously billowed from its smokestack, preventing the greenhouse gas from entering the atmosphere...

October 7, 2014 — David Biello
Fuel/Cost Savings of Improving Fuel Economy from 12->15 mpg = 30->60 mpg

Fuel/Cost Savings of Improving Fuel Economy from 12->15 mpg = 30->60 mpg

Consumer tip-of-the-day: increasing efficiency of fuel economy on a miles-per-gallon scale is not linear, as more miles-per-gallon (mpg) are initially better for your wallet and the planet than you might expect, and eventually trail off with diminishing returns...

July 21, 2014 — Tali Trigg
Battleship Barcelona: When Child-Like Simplicity Saves the Day

Battleship Barcelona: When Child-Like Simplicity Saves the Day

I am one of those people who always thought Barcelona would be my favorite city in the world. I visited several times, and though the weather, design, and food leave you wanting little else, there was always something about the sheer number of tourists (besides myself) and traffic that put me off the whole experience...

July 10, 2014 — Tali Trigg
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