Month: December 2019

This Was the Decade Climate Scientists Stopped Being Polite

Decade’s EndDecade’s EndGizmodo, io9, and Earther look back at our passing decade and look ahead at what kind of future awaits us in the next ten years.Scientific warnings about the risks of unchecked global warming have reached a crescendo in the past couple of years, with urgent messages from researchers on social media, in congressional…

EPA science board criticizes Trump administration’s environmental proposals

Washington (CNN)Members of the Environmental Protection Agency’s own Scientific Advisory Board are raising concerns about several of the Trump administration’s environmental priorities, including on auto emissions rules and clean water regulations.That’s surprising because the Trump administration has overhauled the panel of scientists, dismissing about half of its previous membership and raising alarms in the environmental…

Michael Phelps shows us how much water we’re wasting when we brush our teeth

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Hasbro’s Baby Yoda Toys Coming in 2020 Are Just Adorable

Home News Image 1 of 6(Image credit: Hasbro)Image 2 of 6(Image credit: Hasbro)Image 3 of 6(Image credit: Hasbro)Image 4 of 6(Image credit: Hasbro)Image 5 of 6(Image credit: Hasbro)Image 6 of 6(Image credit: Hasbro)Hasbro has revealed a new line of “Star Wars” products featuring “The Child” (a.k.a. “The Mandalorian” breakout character Baby Yoda) that are available to preorder and will…

Why some people celebrate Christmas in January

Christmas is over, so why are 12 percent of the world’s Christians waiting until January to celebrate? The answer lies in many Orthodox churches’ decision to adhere to a nearly 2,000-year-old calendar that differs from the one used by most of the world today. The origins of the split over when to officially recognize the…

The landmark scientific breakthroughs of 2019

First plant grown on the Moon China’s Chang’e 4 was the first probe to land on the far side of the Moon. It aimed to test whether we could grow plants on another world. © CHONGQING UNIVERSITY HANDOUT/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock On 3 January, China’s Chang’e 4 became the first lunar probe to land on the far side…

Is Palo Santo Endangered?

No, but, you should probably reconsider how you are using it. VideoShutterstockDec. 16, 2019Palo santo — the aromatic wood that has been used for traditional healing and in spiritual ceremonies in indigenous and mestizo Latin American cultures for centuries — has seen a growth in commercial popularity alongside concerns about its conservation status. Its popularity…