Daily Archives: October 2, 2017

Cow farts are an even bigger problem than we thought

Climate change just isn’t that funny. Cow belches, conversely, are hilarious. It’s the rare issue that’s seriously impactful and giggle-inducing—bovine flatulence is a precious, smelly diamond in the climate change rough. And it turns out to be an even bigger … Continue reading

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Concussion Recovery is Slower in Girls, Mounting Evidence Suggests

Recovering from a concussion typically takes female athletes more than twice as long as males, according to a new study that tracked hundreds of teenagers active in sports. The finding adds to a growing body of evidence that vulnerability to … Continue reading

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SpaceX wants to build the Swiss Army knife of rockets

Just how far can that rocket take you? SpaceX founder Elon Musk hopes that his new vessel can take journeys as long as ventures between planets, and as short as a hop across the globe. SpaceX is on a roll. … Continue reading

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An Enormous Hole in Antarctica’s Sea Ice Could Help Solve a Climate Riddle

Aerial view of the Weddell Polynya in the Southern Ocean encircling Antarctica. Image: Jan Lieser, ACE CRC, Australia An enormous hole in the the wintertime sea ice surrounding Antarctica is attracting considerable scientific attention. Researchers think the so-called Weddell polynya … Continue reading

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It took six months for my Nintendo Switch to run out of space

When Nintendo announced that its next game console was going to come with just 32GB of internal storage, my heart sank. I’d been planning to go all digital for the Nintendo Switch — making it a portable console that always … Continue reading

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Airline plans to use electric airplanes in 10 years—is that possible?

Enlarge / This electric jet doesn’t exist yet, but it might in 2027! reader comments 156 One of Europe’s largest airlines, EasyJet, announced on Wednesday that it is aiming to begin service with electric-powered airplanes within the next decade. EasyJet … Continue reading

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‘Hypoallergenic’ And ‘Fragrance-Free’ Moisturizer Claims Are Often False

A recent test by dermatologists found that 83 percent of the top-selling moisturizers that are labeled “hypoallergenic”contained a potentially allergenic chemical. Jill Ferry/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Jill Ferry/Getty Images A recent test by dermatologists found that 83 percent … Continue reading

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