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From Coal to Gas: How the Shift can Help Stabilize Climate Change

Apr 22, 2019 01:05 PM EDT

Led by Katsumasa Tanaka, a senior climate risk researcher at the National Institute for Environmental Studies in Japan, the study examined global scenarios for transitioning from coal to gas using a novel approach that applied metrics developed for climate impact assessments to the coal-gas debate for the first time. Focusing on the world's leading power generators--China, Germany, India, and the United States--the study examined the impacts from a variety of direct and indirect emissions of such a shift on both shorter and longer timescales ranging from a few decades to a century.

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A Closer Look at Mercury's Spin and Gravity Reveals the Planet's Inner Solid Core

Apr 18, 2019 08:59 PM EDT

How do you explore the interior of a planet without ever touching down on it? Start by watching the way the planet spins, then measure how your spacecraft orbits it -- very, very carefully. This is exactly what NASA planetary scientists did, using data from the agency's former mission to Mercury.

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Over a million UK businesses see Brexit as major obstacle to success

Mar 29, 2019 09:22 AM EDT

Significant increase in number of SMEs concerned about Brexit, especially innovators and exporters

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Cities rethink parking as ride-hailing grows and parking revenue declines

Mar 21, 2019 09:23 AM EDT

Uber and Lyft are shifting parking demand in major US cities, and researchers believe it's a good thing

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'Working rich' prevail among today's top earners

Feb 01, 2019 02:33 PM EST

Many blame idle millionaires for the rise in income inequality, but today's top earners are actually the "working rich," according to a new working paper co-authored by Princeton University.

Hens that Lay Human Proteins in their Eggs Offer Future therapy Hope

Hens that lay human proteins in eggs offer future therapy hope

Jan 29, 2019 08:25 AM EST

Chickens that are genetically modified to produce human proteins in their eggs can offer a cost-effective method of producing certain types of drugs, research suggests.

Hurricane Michael: 'Monstrous' storm strengthens to category two

Hurricane Michael: 'Monstrous' storm strengthens to category two

Oct 09, 2018 10:30 AM EDT

Hurricane Michael has strengthened to a category two storm, with winds topping 100mph (155km/h) as it churns towards the Florida coast.

Indonesian official: 5,000 bodies could still be buried in mud after earthquake, tsunami

5,000 bodies could still be buried in mud after earthquake, tsunami in Indonesia

Oct 08, 2018 04:52 PM EDT

The death toll from the devastating earthquake and tsunami on Indonesia's Sulawesi island neared 2,000 on Monday, but thousands more are believed unaccounted for.

Senior official tells Pompeo he needs stable relations, citing efforts to pressure North Korea

U.S.-China Tensions Break Out in Beijing

Oct 08, 2018 04:47 PM EDT

Senior official tells Pompeo he needs stable relations, citing efforts to pressure North Korea

How John Roberts will manage the Supreme Court's conservative majority

How John Roberts will manage the Supreme Court's conservative majority

Oct 08, 2018 04:42 PM EDT

The confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh puts the US Supreme Court firmly on conservative terrain and Chief Justice John Roberts at a personal crossroads.

Planet has only until 2030 to stem catastrophic climate change

Planet has only until 2030 to stem catastrophic climate change

Oct 08, 2018 04:35 PM EDT

A UN panel of scientists says every bit of warming matters, and we’re almost out of time to keep it in check.

Hurricane Michael Forecast To Hit U.S. Gulf Coast As A Major Storm Wednesday

Hurricane Michael Forecast To Hit U.S. Gulf Coast As A Major Storm Wednesday

Oct 08, 2018 04:15 PM EDT

Hurricane Michael is expected to head north across the Gulf of Mexico before making landfall in the area of the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday.

Victim texted limo was in 'terrible condition' minutes before crash killed 20 in New York

Limo victim texted was in 'terrible condition' minutes before crash killed 20 in New York

Oct 08, 2018 04:08 PM EDT

One of the victims of the upstate New York limousine crash that killed all 18 aboard had texted concerns about the "terrible condition" of the limo less than 20 minutes before tragedy struck.

Young Girl found 1,500-year-old Sword In Swedish Lake

Young Girl found 1,500-year-old Sword In Swedish Lake

Oct 06, 2018 08:14 PM EDT

the discovery of an Iron Age sword in a Swedish lake by a young girl named Saga sounds like enough to at least get you through the first couple pages.

Brazil’s Presidential Race: Who’s Ahead and What to Expect

Brazil’s Presidential Race: Who’s Ahead and What to Expect

Oct 06, 2018 08:09 PM EDT

There has been no lack of drama in the lead-up to Brazil's presidential election on Sunday.

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