How Sensor-Dangling Helicopters Can Help Beat the Water Crisis
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by Matt Simon
14h ago
A simultaneous solution to California’s extreme drought and flooding is to bank more water underground. Send in the choppers (and a few ATVs ..read more
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The Problematic Arrival of Anti-Obesity Drugs
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by Grace Browne
3d ago
Fat activists say they’re tools of coercion. Celebrities are taking them to get slim. Is this really the road people want to go down ..read more
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Is It Time to Call Time on the Doomsday Clock?
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by Matt Reynolds
4d ago
It’s been ticking down the seconds to nuclear apocalypse for three-quarters of a century, but it’s not so helpful when it comes to climate change ..read more
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The World’s Farms Are Hooked on Phosphorus. It’s a Problem
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by Max G. Levy
5d ago
Half of the globe’s crop productivity comes from a key fertilizer ingredient that’s non-renewable—and literally washing away ..read more
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Hey EV Owners: It’d Take a Fraction of You to Prop Up the Grid
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by Matt Simon
5d ago
If you agree to provide some of your car’s battery power in times of high energy demand, you’ll get paid, and help make the grid more stable ..read more
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Why This Universe? Maybe It’s Not Special—Just Probable
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by Charlie Wood
6d ago
Two physicists find that our universe has a higher entropy—and is therefore more likely—than alternative possible universes ..read more
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The Mesopotamian Marshes Are Disappearing, Again
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by Wil Crisp
6d ago
The World Heritage site in southern Iraq survived Saddam Hussein’s campaign to drain the wetlands. Now they’re drying up, and biodiversity is collapsing ..read more
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You Can Use This Silly Game to Do Some Serious Physics
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by Rhett Allain
1w ago
In this cartoon world built to teach concepts from Randall Munroe’s book What If? 2, you can fly a rocket around randomly—or explore the physics of an alternate universe ..read more
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It’s Not Sci-Fi—NASA Is Funding These Mind-Blowing Projects
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by Ramin Skibba
1w ago
The space agency gave money to researchers working on liquid telescope mirrors, a lunar oxygen pipeline, and Martian building blocks made of fungi ..read more
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Easily Distracted? You Need to Think Like a Medieval Monk
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by Matt Reynolds
1w ago
Focusing wasn’t much easier in the time before electricity or on-demand TV. In fact, you probably have a lot in common with these super-distracted monks ..read more
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