Environment

The World’s Most Interesting Wind Energy Turbines

The World’s Most Interesting Wind Energy Turbines

Wind power remains one of the fastest growing energy sources in the world, rivaled only by solar power. Utilizing big turbines designed for high-efficiency...

Challenging Times for Canada’s Oil Sands

Challenging Times for Canada’s Oil Sands

Canada’s oil sands industry is under immense pressure as companies abandon major projects. A company recently requested to revoke an oil sands project as...

Discovering the Western Pacific Bio-‘Twang’ of the Mariana Trench

Discovering the Western Pacific Bio-‘Twang’ of the Mariana Trench

Researchers discovered an eerie, extraterrestrial sound in the deepest part of the ocean – the Mariana Trench. The trench lies to the south of Japan...

Two-Billion-Year-Old Water Uncovered by Researchers from the University of Toronto

Two-Billion-Year-Old Water Uncovered by Researchers from the University of Toronto

“Old” might not be an adjective we often use to refer to water, but it definitely applies to a discovery made by scientists from...

Engineers Use Sonar System to Detect Sharks

Engineers Use Sonar System to Detect Sharks

A team of Australian researchers want to keep both humans and sharks safe with new technology. The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and the...

These Gleaming Crystals Offer New Water Purification

These Gleaming Crystals Offer New Water Purification

When high levels of heavy metals were found in drinking water in Flint, Mich., and Newark, N.J., a science team came forward with a...

Report Calculates All Humanity’s Stuff Weighs 30 Trillion Tonnes

Report Calculates All Humanity’s Stuff Weighs 30 Trillion Tonnes

Researchers have finally calculated the combined mass of the ‘technosphere’ – everything created by humans. It’s your stuff, your neighbor’s things, all the gadgets...

Scientists Just Discovered Another State of Liquid Water

Scientists Just Discovered Another State of Liquid Water

Water remains one of the most important (if not the most important) compounds on the entire planet. However, despite being the source of life...

One Tiny Bat Defied Nature to Become the World’s Fastest Flier

One Tiny Bat Defied Nature to Become the World’s Fastest Flier

Mammals, take heart! The Brazilian free-tailed bat just set a record for horizontal flight speed, beating out the world’s birds. [Image Courtesy of Max...

Mummified Poop Uncovers the Diets of Ancient Animals

Mummified Poop Uncovers the Diets of Ancient Animals

If you ever wondered what Ice Age‘s Sid the Sloth ate, researchers might have the answers. The fossilized poop of...

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