Drought-Stressed Forest Fueled Amazon Fires

NASA's ECOSTRESS sensor measured the stress levels of plants when it passed over the Peruvian Amazon rainforest on Aug. 7, 2019. The map reveals that the fires were concentrated in areas...

260 Arrested in Mass Protests in Hong Kong

Over 260 people were arrested in Hong Kong on Monday amid escalating clashes between pro-democracy student protesters and police. Some schools and universities across Hong Kong are closed today as demonstrations...

Ex-Twitter Workers Charged with Spying for Saudis as part of Kingdom’s Growing Crackdown on...

The U.S. Department of Justice has charged two former Twitter employees with helping Saudi Arabia spy on thousands of the kingdom’s critics. Ali Alzabarah and Ahmad Abouammo are accused of giving...

People of color are reclaiming their place in a cannabis industry

People of color have faced hurdles in joining the burgeoning legal cannabis industry, despite bearing the brunt of marijuana arrests from the United States’ war on drugs. But many lawmakers and...

Kumkum to create green energy! Indian scientists develop low-cost, eco-friendly solar cells using vermilion...

Scientists at IIT Hyderabad have developed low-cost, environment-friendly solar cells by employing an off-the-shelf dye used to make kumkum or vermilion in India. The dye-sensitised solar cell (DSSC) is based on...

Home prices in some Virginia suburbs have shot up $100,000. Thank Amazon

Home prices in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., have jumped more than $100,000 since Amazon announced last year that it planned to build a corporate headquarters in Crystal City,...

How California’s Power Outage Is Hurting Legal Marijuana

Electricity drives many legal grow operations and could irrevocably damage marijuana plants during harvest season. Following massive, deadly wildfires a year ago, while also dealing with bankruptcy negotiations, California utility company Pacific...

Google and Levi’s built a new gesture-sensing smart jacket

The left sleeve on the blue denim jacket I’m wearing looks like a normal textile. But if I brush my right hand over that small part of the garment, moving inwards,...

MLB Might Allow Players To Use Marijuana As Pain Management Next Season

The MLB and its players union have discussed the possibility of loosening its testing on marijuana, according to the LA Times. This March, John Coyles, the MLB vice president of drug,...

What are algae blooms and why are they bad?

In July, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted a large bloom of harmful algae would coat western Lake Eerie this year.NOAA In early July, a bloom of toxic blue-green algae forced...

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Here’s What Actually Happens on a Plane Between Flights

Time in between flights can be crucial for an airline. The longer ground crews and flight attendants take to turn around a plane for...

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