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If We Stopped Emitting Greenhouse Gases Right Now, Would We Stop Climate Change?

Here’s what you need to know.

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Australia Will Finally Ban Cosmetic Testing on Animals

The lives of lab animals will never be the same.

July 2, 2017

Watch: 800,000 Years of Climate Change in Three Minutes

Humans have caused a huge spike in CO₂ levels. Here's proof.

July 1, 2017

Why A Cash-less Future is Becoming A Closer Reality Every Day

Digital technology might render actual cash obsolete.

June 27, 2017

Military Funding For Prosthetics Helps More Than Just Soldiers

These programs maximize mobility for all citizens.

June 12, 2017

What Is “Open Science”? (And Why Some Researchers Want It)

Sharing is caring.

June 5, 2017

Timing May Be Everything When Using Electrical Brain Stimulation to Boost Your Memory

How "foggy" you're feeling at the time of the treatment may determine its effectiveness.

May 29, 2017

In Just a Few Short Years, CRISPR Has Sparked a Research Revolution

The powerful gene-editing tool is already living up to its hype.

May 28, 2017

Mining the Moon for Rocket Fuel Could Help Us Reach Mars

A “gas station in space” may be the first step to Mars colonization.

May 25, 2017
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