The real problem with your Netflix addiction? The carbon emissions | Arwa Mahdawi

Questions are being asked about the power consumption of streaming services which is why we should all pay more attention to our digital footprint Binge-watching Netflix doesn’t really fry your psyche; it may also be frying the planet. The streaming…

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The Bizarre Fight Over a Wealthy Biochemists Frozen Head Keeps Getting Weirder

A fraught, multi-million-dollar legal combat over the frozen is chairman of a now-deceased biochemist heightened into scam says the coming week, after four years of wild charges that at one point involved talk of a wax dummy pate and an…

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Scientists use stem cells from frogs to build first living robots

Researchers foresee myriad benefits for humanity, but also affirm ethical issues Be informed. If the rise of the robots comes to pass, the cataclysm may be a more squelchy liaison than science fiction novelists have prepared us for. Researchers in…

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Students accuse Cambridge university of ‘greenwashing’ ties with oil firms

Activists call Cambridge Zero initiative a PR stunt to distract attention from links to fossil fuel industry Student activists at Cambridge have accused the university of attempting to greenwash its relationship with oil and gas conglomerates by stealing their group’s…

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Seismologist Explains How To Make An Earthquake Early Warning System With Cats

The notion that swine can somehow feel an incoming earthquake long before humen has been around for centuries. In 373 BC, at the pinnacle of the classical Greek era, a viciou shake and subsequent tsunami destroyed and submerged the city…

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‘We’re cosseting our kids’ the war against today’s dangerously dull playgrounds

Architects are taking issue with risk-averse playparks full of sluggish roundabouts and minuscule rise frames. But are playgrounds in the middle of arteries truly the answer? In the decades after the second world war, the 700 Play Well, a new…

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Alexei Leonov, first human to walk in space, dies aged 85

The Soviet cosmonaut virtually didnt make it back into his pod in 1965 when his clothing inflated in the vacuum-clean of space Alexei Leonov, the legendary Soviet cosmonaut who became the first human to walk in space 54 year ago,…

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What does ‘living fully’ mean? Welcome to the age of pseudo-profound nonsense

Inspirational quotes of questionable provenance are just one of the ways in which social media sells a warped vision of living fully You’ve seen them before, because they are all over Instagram: the captions exhorting you to embrace your stretch,…

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For women like me, postponing the menopause would be a blessing | Sonia Sodha

Scientific advances that prolong birthrate can only be a benefit to many would-be mothers Let us imagine for a moment that we lived in a world-wide where male birthrate declined off a cliff by the time soldiers thumped their mid…

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A Crashed Israeli Lunar Lander Spilled Tardigrades on the Moon

It was just before midnight on April 11 and everyone at the Israel Aerospace Manufacture mission control center in Yehud, Israel had their eyes determined on two large projector screens. On the left screen was a stream of data being…

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