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When Teens Cyberbully Themselves

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 07:00:24 -0400

In this latest form of self-harming behavior, adolescents anonymously post mean or derogatory comments about themselves on social media as a way of managing feelings of sadness or self-loathing.



Betting On Artificial Intelligence To Guide Earthquake Response

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:55:00 -0400

A California tech firm believes that artificial intelligence can help communities prepare for, and respond to, quakes.



Malibu Moves To Ban Single-Use Plastic

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:53:00 -0400

Whether you think it's time or a waste of time, the city of Malibu decided to ban the use of plastic straws, utensils and stirrers as a means of reducing their harmful effects on the environment.



It's The Hubble Space Telescope's Birthday. Enjoy Amazing Images Of The Lagoon Nebula

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:16:00 -0400

This month marks the Hubble Space Telescope's 28 years in space, and as a gift to us earthlings, NASA and the European Space Agency issued photos of colorful, explosive beauty.



Major Earthquake On Bay Area Fault Could Kill 800 People, USGS Predicts

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 10:36:53 -0400

The U.S. Geological Survey simulated a 7.0 magnitude earthquake on the Hayward Fault near Oakland, Calif., and found that such a quake could kill hundreds and cause more than $100 billion in damage.



For One Fine-Dining Chef, Cutting Food Waste Saves The Planet And The Bottom Line

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 08:00:00 -0400

After nearly going bankrupt, chef Tim Ma cut costs by cooking creatively with every last bit of ingredients. Some dishes born of frugality have become favorites at his acclaimed D.C. restaurant.



How Pokemon Inspired A Citizen Science Project To Monitor Tiny Streams

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 05:06:00 -0400

How do we accurately forecast the amount of water that will be available any given year? It's not easy. But some Colorado scientists think they're onto a possible solution — inspired by Pokemon.



8 Years After Deepwater Horizon Explosion, Is Another Disaster Waiting To Happen?

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 05:00:00 -0400

Eight years after the deadly Deepwater Horizon explosion, a safety watchdog aims to prevent another disaster. But it faces multiple challenges, and a shift in focus under the Trump administration.



Bottlenose Dolphins Spotted Off Canada's Pacific Coast For The First Time

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:05:37 -0400

This was a bizarre sight because this kind of dolphin has never before been spotted in this northern area. They like the warmer waters farther south. About 200 were swimming in the group.



New Study Says Ancient Humans Hunted Big Mammals To Extinction

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:31:00 -0400

As humans spread around the globe, other big mammals vanished. Researchers believe it's because they were tasty.



Novelist Richard Powers Finds New Stories Deep In Old Growth Forests

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:31:00 -0400

In The Overstory, Powers explores how humans can revere ancient trees with "the same kind of sanctity that we reserve exclusively for ourselves."



To Curb Ocean Pollution, U.K. May Ban Plastic Straws, Stirrers And Cotton Swabs

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:31:00 -0400

Prime Minister Theresa May called plastic waste "one of the greatest environmental challenges facing the world." The government said it will work with industry to develop alternatives.



After Alert On Russian Hacks, Bigger Push To Protect Power Grid

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:29:00 -0400

Homeland Security and the FBI have blamed Russia for a series of cyberattacks on U.S. power plants. The industry is stepping up efforts to protect the electric grid.



Rwandan Reconciliation Through Radio Soap Opera

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 05:00:00 -0400

In the ruins of the recently-ended Rwandan civil war, a team of radio performers attempted to unite Hutus and Tutsis through a soap opera.



SpaceX Launches NASA Satellite To Search For Alien Worlds

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:29:00 -0400

TESS — short for Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite — will spend two years searching for planets near bright, nearby stars.