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Culturing primate embryos to learn more about human development

Little is known about the molecular and cellular events that occur during early embryonic development in primate species. Now, scientists have created a method to allow primate embryos to grow in the laboratory longer than ever before, enabling the researchers to obtain molecular details of key developmental processes for the first time. This research, while done in nonhuman primate cells, can have direct implications for early human development.

Why California Can’t Keep The Lights On

California is staying true to its reputation as the land of innovation — it is making blackouts, heretofore the signature of impoverished and war-torn lands, a routine feature of 21st-century American life. More than 2 million people are going without…

Safeguarding our water supply

(University of Delaware) University of Delaware environmental engineer Chin-Pao Huang has been studying ways to remove perchlorate from drinking water for nearly a decade. Now, Huang and Po-Yen Wang, a former doctoral student, have patented a novel membrane that can selectively filter perchlorate from drinking water.

Did an extraterrestrial impact trigger the extinction of ice-age animals?

(University of South Carolina) Based on research at White Pond near Elgin, South Carolina, University of South Carolina archaeologist Christopher Moore and 16 colleagues present new evidence of a controversial theory that suggests an extraterrestrial body crashing to Earth almost 13,000 years ago caused the extinction of many large animals and a probable population decline in early humans.

AOC Blames Racist Climate Change For Hurricanes That Kill Minorities

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez put a racial spin Wednesday on climate change and hurricanes, attributing emissions from “predominantly white” corporations and communities for juicing recent storms that cost “predominantly black and brown lives” in Louisiana and Puerto Rico. Even as House…

​'The Real Dirt on America's Frontier Legends'

We think we know a lot about frontier legends Lewis and Clark, Davy Crockett, Daniel Boone, Jim Bridger, Hugh Glass (of “The Revenant” fame), Jeremiah Johnson (whose actual name was John “Liver-Eating” Johnston) and William “Buffalo Bill” Cody, but in…

Ice cliffs in Antarctica might not contribute to extreme sea-level rise in this century

A 2016 study suggested tall ice cliffs along Antarctica’s coast might collapse rapidly under their own weight and contribute to more than 6 feet of sea-level rise by 2100. Now, MIT researchers have found this prediction may be overestimated.

6 ways to protect bats and birds from wind turbines

Wind turbines are an important source of clean, renewable energy. They’re one of the fastest-growing power sources in the U.S., outpacing even natural gas. Unfortunately, they also sometimes kill birds and bats. That may sound like an environmental Catch-22, but…