'Brutal news': global carbon emissions jump to all-time high in 2018

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 8:18 PM

Global carbon emissions will jump to a record high in 2018, according to a report, dashing hopes a plateau of recent years would be maintained. It means emissions are heading in the opposite direction to the deep cuts urgently needed, say scientists, to fight climate change.

Cambridge Analytica used fashion preferences to target people on Facebook

Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 12:04 PM

On Thursday, at a fashion conference in the UK, Christopher Wylie — the former Cambridge Analytica employee who revealed earlier this year that the political consulting company had harvested information from 87 million Facebook profiles to influence people on behalf of Donald Trump’s presidentia…

Sea levels may rise more rapidly due to Greenland ice melt

Friday, December 7, 2018 at 5:10 PM

Rising sea levels could become overwhelming sooner than previously believed, according to the authors of the most comprehensive study yet of the accelerating ice melt in Greenland.

A New Theory Unifies Dark Matter and Dark Energy as a ‘Dark Fluid’ With Negative Mass

Friday, December 7, 2018 at 4:55 PM

The solution to one of the deepest and most intractable mysteries facing modern physics might be found in one of Albert Einstein’s forgotten theories that the famous physicist abandoned nearly a century ago.

Inflation theories must dig deeper to avoid collision with data

Friday, December 7, 2018 at 4:50 PM

It was not so very long ago (2014) that the world was shocked and amazed by the announcement that primordial gravitational waves had been found.

France might be losing its first big information war

Friday, December 7, 2018 at 4:45 PM

I already talked about psychological operations against France through social networks such as Twitter. This time foreign propagandists are leveraging current events (the yellow vests protests) to further their political agenda to a new level.

This Is How We Radicalized The World

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 9:58 PM

On Sunday, far-right evangelical Jair Bolsonaro was elected president of Brazil. The era of being surprised at this kind of politics is over. Now we have to live with what we’ve done.

This Is How We Radicalized The World

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 9:53 PM

On Sunday, far-right evangelical Jair Bolsonaro was elected president of Brazil. The era of being surprised at this kind of politics is over. Now we have to live with what we’ve done.

North Carolina wrote the playbook Wisconsin and Michigan are using to undermine democracy

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 9:18 PM

Democrat Roy Cooper was weeks away from being sworn in as the new governor of North Carolina, when outgoing Republican Gov. Pat McCrory called a special session of the legislature under the guise of helping the victims of natural disasters.

This Jumping Spider Makes Milk

Monday, December 3, 2018 at 9:43 PM

Got milk? If you’re a special species of jumping spider, the answer is yes. That’s what scientists discovered when they observed female Toxeus magnus spiders nursing spiderlings with a milky substance for several weeks.

Soy milk, almond milk, oat milk. Spider milk?

Monday, December 3, 2018 at 9:43 PM

Milk comes from mammals. It’s kind of a distinctly mammalian thing. Even our government knows that. And yet, Chinese scientists have documented jumping spiders that provide their young with droplets of a nutrient-rich fluid from a furrow on the mother’s body.

What the dip in US life expectancy is really about: inequality

Monday, December 3, 2018 at 9:38 PM

Living in the US increasingly looks like a health risk. Average life expectancy in the country dropped for the third year in a row, according to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Time is different now

Monday, December 3, 2018 at 9:28 PM

There was an Olympics this year. Black Panther, too. If that surprises you to remember — as it surprises me — that’s because so much else has happened since.

From Memes to Infowars: How 75 Fascist Activists Were “Red-Pilled”

Monday, December 3, 2018 at 9:18 PM

The vast majority of domestic terror attacks in the U.S. are carried out by white supremacist organizations. Atomwaffen, a neo-Nazi death squad with five killings to their name, is probably the deadliest fascist group to have arisen since 2016.

France’s anti-Macron protests are turning deadlier

Monday, December 3, 2018 at 4:38 PM

France is burning. The country is currently in the grip of widespread protests and riots that have led to violent clashes with police, leaving hundreds injured and thousands of dollars’ worth of property damaged.