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These conservatives want to convince you that climate change is real

May 3, 2017 - 11:07 -- Admin

“My co-author Paul Douglas has a saying liberals may not like,” said Republican Rev. Mitch Hescox. “Believing in science doesn't make you a liberal; it makes you literate.” Hescox, a former coal industry engineer, heads the Evangelical Environment Network and is co-author of the book Caring for Creation: The Evangelical's Guide to Climate Change and a Healthy Environment.

The trouble with Elon Musk's 'Boring' plan to fight traffic with tunnels

May 3, 2017 - 11:07 -- Admin

Elon Musk revealed more about his plans for the Boring Company on Friday, showing a video that features a utopian vision in which sleds whisk cars through buried tunnels at speeds of around 124 miles per hour. Designed to alleviate traffic problems in cities like Los Angeles, the concept includes vertical entrance and exit points to a subterranean network.

Survivors of America's first atomic bomb test want their place in history

May 3, 2017 - 11:07 -- Admin

On April 1, 2017, the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico opened its Stallion gate to the public, like it does twice every year. For a few hours, visitors are free to wander the Trinity Test Site, where, on July 16, 1945, the United States tested the first atomic bomb in history, forever altering the destructive power available to humans.

Why Hawaii is trying to ban a common sunscreen

May 1, 2017 - 09:49 -- Admin

The waters surrounding Hawaii's eight main islands contain more than 410,000 acres of living coral reefs. If strung together, the reefs would be bigger than Oahu, Hawaii's third largest island. And because of Hawaii's geographic isolation, the reefs support unique life. The Hawaiian Monk Seal, the Bandit Angelfish—even some of the types of coral that comprise the reef itself—are found nowhere else on earth. It's a shame that our sunscreen might be killing them.

Antarctica's Blood Falls: not so mysterious, but still freaky as heck

May 1, 2017 - 09:49 -- Admin

You may have seen headlines proclaiming that the great mystery of Antarctica's "Blood Falls" has finally been solved. That's a little silly, because the big mystery—the question of why blood-like bright red liquid oozes out of the otherwise white surface of Taylor Glacier—hasn't been all that mysterious for some time.