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Clock ticking as climate negotiators meet in Bonn

Diplomats will gather in Bonn from Monday to thrash out the draft of a climate pact to be adopted at a U.N. conference in Paris in December. With just 10 official negotiating days before 195 nations must seal the deal in the French capital, time is running out to bridge ...

How will climate change affect your livelihood?

Aug 30, 2015

How will climate change affect your livelihood?

As the reality of global warming starts to hit home, people may ask: “How will it affect my livelihood?” Well, that depends — on your profession, your age, and exactly where you live, among other things. Here, then, are a few scenarios for a ...

Aug 30, 2015

Europe fails to meet recycling goals for electronics

Only a third of Europe’s electronic waste is properly recycled, with vast numbers of cellphones, computers and televisions illegally traded or dumped, a study led by the United Nations and Interpol said on Sunday. Sweden and Norway were close to the European targets of ...

NASA begins yearlong Mars isolation experiment

Aug 29, 2015

NASA begins yearlong Mars isolation experiment

Six people have shut themselves inside a dome for a year in Hawaii starting Friday in the longest U.S. isolation experiment aimed at helping NASA prepare for a journey to Mars. The six are a French astrobiologist, a German physicist and four Americans: a ...

Astronomers measure metamorphosis of galaxies

Aug 28, 2015

Astronomers measure metamorphosis of galaxies

From round disks to oval clusters, many galaxies have undergone a dramatic transformation over the past 8 billion years, researchers reported on Thursday. An international team looked at data on some 10,000 of the billions of galaxies in the universe and then used the ...

Aug 28, 2015

Water use plummets in drought-plagued California

Mandatory water-saving measures in place to fight California’s historic drought have produced a sizable drop in consumption over the past two months, regulators said Thursday. The measures have been far-reaching, and the state’s 38 million residents are only allowed to water their lawns on ...

Aug 28, 2015

Psychology research is often questionable, study finds

Scientific studies about how people act or think can rarely be replicated by outside experts, said a study Thursday that raised new questions about the seriousness of psychology research. A team of 270 scientists tried reproducing 100 psychology and social science studies that had ...

Woman gives birth with her mom's uterus

Aug 27, 2015

Woman gives birth with her mom's uterus

For one family in Sweden, a pioneering procedure has led to a baby being born from his grandmother’s womb transplanted into his mother’s body, uniting three generations. The new mother, who lost her own uterus to cancer in her 20s, said it was “unimaginable” ...