Best And Worst Places To Be A Kid in world (US #36) Children on the North Cape in Norway live in one of the top countries for kids, according to a Save the Children report.
Norway is tied with Slovenia for the top spot. Jekaterina Nikitina/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Jekaterina Nikitina/Getty Images Children on the North Cape in Norway live in one of the top countries for kids, according to a Save the Children report. A recent report from Save the Children documents what many people have known for a long time — a baby is far better off being born in Europe than in sub-Saharan Africa.
Earth has 3 trillion trees but they're falling at alarming rate. How Khrushchev’s daughter saved the fox-dogs of Siberia. RT-Images/Thinkstock Reprinted (in modified form) with permission from How to Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog): Visionary Scientists and a Siberian Tale of Jump-Started Evolution, by Lee Alan Dugatkin and Lyudmila Trut, published by the University of Chicago Press. © 2017 by Lee Alan Dugatkin and Lyudmila Trut.
All rights reserved. Fact Check: Trump's Shaky Claims on Climate Accord. Now Playing: Ramifications of Trump Climate Move Meteorologist Kait Parker explains what ramifications the withdrawal of the Paris Climate agreement could have on this planet.
Announcing that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris climate accord, President Donald Trump misplaced the blame for what ails the coal industry and laid a shaky factual foundation for his decision. And researchers won't be going there anytime soon - Alaska Dispatch News. Accidental, man-made border surrounds Earth, NASA says (VIDEO). You're not going to believe what I'm about to tell you.
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Science explains world. The Only Earth We Have. How small are we in the scale of the universe? - Alex Hofeldt. Doomsday Vault: The World's Seed Bank Backup. Campi Flegrei Super Crater: The Bubbling Cauldron of Magma under Naples. What You Need to Know About President Trump's Budget. Weekend Reading on Trump’s Budget Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney arrives for a briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House March 16, 2017 in Washington, DC.
(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) President Trump put out a budget this week. Perhaps you heard. If passed, it would significantly change America. White House proposes steep budget cut to leading climate science agency. Trump’s proposed NOAA cuts threaten national security. 3,432.
That’s the number of people killed on American soil as a result of terrorism from 1975 through 2015. 4,053. That’s the number of people killed in the United States in the same time range as a result of flooding alone (lightning, tornadoes, hurricanes, heat, cold, blizzards, rip currents, and wind add several thousands more on their own accounts). According to a breaking Washington Post article, the Trump administration has designs to cut funding for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). These cuts would undermine our nation’s capacity to track and protect ourselves against extreme weather events, at a time when the frequency and potency of extreme weather events are increasing. Information about Spiders at Spiderzrule - the best site in the world about spiders, redbacks, huntsmen, garden orb weaver, funnel web, black widow, recluse, hobo spider, daddy long legs. General Information Spiders are small, eight-legged creatures that are best known for spinning silk webs.
Spiders spin webs so they can catch insects for their food and even larger and stronger insects cannot escape. All spiders spin silk but some don't spin webs. Spider Legs and How They Work - The Infinite Spider. Spiders are amazing works of engineering (Photo: Karen McDonald).
Let's face it, spiders are considered creepy by a large majority of people around the world. Yet when you ask them, most folks can't really name what it is about spiders that freaks them out so much. Usually explanations start with beady eyes, fangs, bites, or wrapping up their prey. Winning Images from the Underwater Photographer of the Year Contest. ‘Dancing Octopus’ by Gabriel Barathieu (France).
Winner, Underwater Photographer of the Year. “In the lagoon of Mayotte, during spring low tides, there is very little water on the flats. Only 30 cm in fact. That’s when I took this picture. Science Mission Directorate. Solar System, Sky Watching, Meteor Showers Earth will pass through a stream of debris from comet 2003 EH1 on January 3, 2017, producing a shower of meteors known as the Quadrantids.
A three-year NASA field expedition to examine Earth’s coral reefs is now underway, giving scientists the opportunity to study reefs ecology and condition. Types of Wind Turbines Used Today. Capturing the earth’s natural energy through wind was once an abstract idea. Eventually, however, engineers were able to focus the idea and put it into action through innovative technology. Throughout the development of wind turbines, many prototypes were created, and many of the first ones designed are still used today, just with more modern engineering.
Here are a few of the different wind turbines we are used to seeing today, and some we definitely are not. HAWT Wind Turbines A “HAWT” is a Horizontal Access Wind Turbine. Up-wind Turbines. Future - A vast new tomb for the most dangerous waste in the world. World leaders jostle with global executives and anonymous men dressed in full camouflage as platters of shrimp, foie gras and cheesecake are passed around by white-gloved staff. It would all seem quite normal were it not for the fact that we’re just 100m (330ft) away from the site of the worst nuclear disaster in history. Chernobyl's renewal. How the anthropic principle became the most abused idea in science. “There is a voice inside of youThat whispers all day long,‘I feel this is right for me,I know that this is wrong.’” -Shel Silverstein The Universe has the fundamental laws that we observe it to have.
Also, we exist, and are made of the things we’re made of, obeying those same fundamental laws. And therefore, we can construct two very simple statements that would be very difficult to argue against: Climate change may shut down a current that keeps the North Atlantic warm - The Verge. An Ice Shelf Is Cracking In Antarctica, But Not For The Reason You Think. A NASA scientist with project IceBridge took this photo of the crack in November. John Sonntag/NASA A group of scientists is gathering today in the U.K. to discuss a slab of ice that's cracking in Antarctica. The crack could soon split off a frozen chunk the size of Delaware. One glacier scientist, Heidi Sevestre, spent six weeks last year living on that giant slab of ice off the Antarctic Peninsula.
Andromeda Galaxy Photo. A view of the sky from the Zervreila Mountain Lagoon in Switzerland. Photographer Sandro Casutt lives in a remote Swiss village with unbelievable views of the Andromeda Galaxy. The village of Vals, population 990, is a prime location for viewing the closest major galaxy to the Milky Way. Thus, Casutt, together with his brother Markus, started Cosmic Art Photography two years ago as an outlet for their love of the universe. This video about the scale of black holes will crush your poor, tiny brain. Shinto Monks Have Been Recording Climate Data for 600 Years.
Insects are awesome! Chomsky: With Trump , We Are Facing Threats to the Survival of the Human Species. This is a rush transcript. The Arctic just got its 2016 climate 'report card'—and it's flunking. When the Arctic flunks, we all lose. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released its annual "Arctic Report Card" on Tuesday, and the outlook is grim. Ross Sea Designated as World’s Largest Marine Protected Area. How to visualize one part per million - Kim Preshoff + The TED-Ed Community. The Map of Physics.
Momondo – The DNA Journey. Finally, there are more young Americans who 'believe' in evolution than creationism. There’s been a long-standing divide between Americans who believe in evolution, and those who think God created humans just as they are. But a recent poll has shown that 51 percent of American adults under the age of 30 now claim to believe purely in secular evolution, which means evolution independent of any divine power – a jump from 40 percent back in 2009, when the research began. The survey was conducted by the Pew Research Centre back in July, and overall, the results were incredibly positive. Even though just over half the young people said that they believed solely in evolution as a result of natural selection, 73 percent said they expressed some sort of belief in evolution – which is 12 percent more than six years ago – as Rachel E. Gross reports for Slate. The research showed that around 65 percent of all adults in the US believed that humans have evolved, which sounds like incredible news, but only 35 percent thought it was due to causes independent of a higher power.
An Epochal Discovery: A Habitable Planet Orbits Our Neighboring Star. Your Favorite Housewares Are Spewing Poison Dust Inside Your Home. Bears Dancing To 'Jungle Boogie' - Planet Earth II. Antarctica. Pacific Islanders appear to be carrying the DNA of an unknown human species. Hints of an unidentified, extinct human species have been found in the DNA of modern Melanesians - those living in a region of the South Pacific, northeast of Australia. According to new genetic modelling, the species is unlikely to be Neanderthal or Denisovan - two ancient species that are represented in the fossil record - but could represent a third, unknown human relative that has so far eluded archaeologists. The History Of The Universe [Infographic] The $100bn gold mine and the West Papuans who say they are counting the cost.
E.T. Could Already Be Among Us and We Wouldn’t Know, Says NASA. Your insight into science. D-PLACE: A Global Database of Cultural, Linguistic and Environmental Diversity. 19 Senators Expose 'Web of Denial' Blocking Action on Climate Change - EcoWatch. What to do about toxic waste buried in Greenland's rapidly melting ice caps. Title for ‘Earth’s first animal’ likely goes to simple sea creature. Insects and Arachnids. Adorable Stubby Squid Found Off the Coast of Southern California. Did all animal life on Earth begin with a sea sponge?
A Map Of Where Your Food Originated May Surprise You. Galactic perspective. Tardigrades — the microscopic, oddly cute toughest animals on Earth — explained. Barred Owl, Sounds, All About Birds - Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Scientist: Eruption Of Yellowstone Super Volcano Would Be 2,000 Times The Size Of Mount St. Helens.
Study finds new hope for endangered tiger populations. Remarkable Shortlisted Entries from the 2016 Environmental Photographer of the Year. Carlo Rovelli reflects on the gravitational waves announcement. Extreme-heat-exposure-up-4-to-6-times-by-mid-century. There is Inherent Sexism in How We Talk About Biology. At Chernobyl and Fukushima, radioactivity has seriously harmed wildlife. The World in 2025: 8 Predictions for the Next 10 Years. 6% Water Left In Marathwada Dams, Farmers Blame Government For Suicides. Geology.com: News and Information for Geology & Earth Science. The science of skin color - Angela Koine Flynn. WorldWideScience. Defense Technical Information Center. Pluto’s misbehaving moons. Chart: If the world were 100 people. Live forever: Scientists say they’ll extend life ‘well beyond 120’
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