Laying the tracks for a renewably powered rail system

December 16, 2017 by  
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Can the oldest form of mechanized mass transportation be the key to unlocking 21st-century challenges?

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Jawdropping: Oldest human fossil fills in a 2.8-million-year-old gap in evolution

March 5, 2015 by  
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It’s been a big year for old bones . Archaeologists have unearthed a jawbone —with teeth—in Ethiopia that is believed to be the oldest remains ever found from early humans. The jawbone was found basically laying around in a pile of rubble, at a site used to mine fossil fuels. It belonged to the earliest specimen of Homo and dates back 2.8 million years . That, dear readers, is not a typo. Read the rest of Jawdropping: Oldest human fossil fills in a 2.8-million-year-old gap in evolution Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: earliest fossilized human remains , jawbone found in ethiopia , oldest human bones , oldest human jawbone , oldest human remains , oldest jawbone fossil

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Gorgeous Hawaiian school features an outdoor auditorium and reef pool so no child is left indoors

March 5, 2015 by  
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The oceans stalled global warming, but they’re about to unleash the heat

March 5, 2015 by  
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Despite the recent floods, droughts and extreme winter weather, the effects of climate change have pretty much been on hiatus for the past few years. According to Nafeez Ahmed at the Ecologist , all that is about to change. He says about two atomic bombs’ worth of heat per second, now stored in the oceans, is about to hit the Earth with “a supercharged surge of rapid global warming” that will destabilize the climate system in “deeply unpredictable ways.” Read the rest of The oceans stalled global warming, but they’re about to unleash the heat Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 125 terawatts , amo , atlantic multidecadal oscillation , atomic bombs , climate , Climate Change , false pause , global warming , heat , Hiroshima , pacific decadal oscillation , pdo

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Scientists Discover Oldest Human DNA Ever Found

October 24, 2014 by  
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Scientists have uncovered what they believe is the oldest human DNA sample ever found, a discovery that could help unravel the mystery of how humans spread out over the planet. Phys.org reports that DNA came from a Homo Sapiens femur bone that was found accidentally on the bank of a west Siberian River in 2008; it is believed to have belonged to a man who died about 45,000 years ago. The DNA found in that bone holds traces of Neanderthals , a cousin of early humans who lived nearby in Eurasia before suddenly disappearing. Read the rest of Scientists Discover Oldest Human DNA Ever Found Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: anthropology , discover , DNA , evolutionary , homo sapiens , human , max planck , neanderthal , oldest , oldest human DNA found , paabo , scientists

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At 127, Mexican Woman is the World’s Oldest Person

September 3, 2014 by  
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At 127 years of age, Leandra Becerra Lumberras is the oldest person in the world – but she unfortunately won’t be recognized for setting the record. Lumbreras was reportedly born on August 31, 1887, and she attributes her 127 years of existence to eating chocolate, sleeping for days, and never getting married. While it’s uncertain whether she’s seeking the recognition or not, The Independent notes that Lumbreras has lost her birth certificate, so she can’t officially be declared the world’s oldest person – a slot currently occupied by 116-year-old Misao Okawa of Japan. Read the rest of At 127, Mexican Woman is the World’s Oldest Person Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: becerra , leandra , lumberras , Mexican , oldest , person , woman , worlds

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Algae Operation Makes Super-Food Even Greener

October 23, 2013 by  
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As one of the oldest life forms on earth, spirulina — a bluegreen protein-rich algae — has become in demand as a nutritional super-food. And while it traditionally has required large, open-air ponds for growing on a commercial level,…

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It’s Time for an All-Natural, Sustainable Watch

October 23, 2013 by  
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Mistura Watches are crafted from wood and other renewable resources to create a completely environmentally friendly, sustainable product.

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Make Festive Pumpkins from Unreadable Books

October 23, 2013 by  
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Old, unreadable books can become festive pumpkin-like décor with this project from the It’s Always Autumn blog.

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France’s Oldest Tree Sprouts Treehouse Chapels, Has Been Alive Since Louis IX

May 3, 2012 by  
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