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World first as Scottish tidal turbines connect to grid

A pioneering green energy project in the far north of Scotland has become the world’s first fully operational grid-connected ‘baseload’ tidal power station. The move comes after tidal turbines in the sea off Shetland were integrated with cutting edge battery storage from international tech fir...

What's Going On With That Bizarre Rectangular Iceberg?

It's getting a lot of attention because of its unexpected angles and straight lines. A sea ice specialist explains why it formed this way.

An iceberg recently spotted by NASA scientists looks like it was carefully cut into a perfect rectangle, and it's getting a lot of attention becau...

How the Finnish survive without small talk

Their desire for avoidance is a predisposition so common that it’s become hard-baked into Finnish culture.

I met my now best friend Hanna a few years ago during my first visit to Helsinki, on a coffee date set up out of desperation. Without any acquaintances in the city, I just wanted ...

‘Hyperalarming’ study shows massive insect loss

Insects are vanishing even in a pristine tropical forest, and an ecologist calls this "one of the most disturbing articles I have ever read.”

In 2014, an international team of biologists estimated that, in the past 35 years, the abundance of invertebrates such as beetles and bees had d...

"Monstrous" Hurricane Michael eyeing Florida's Gulf Coast

MIAMI -- Michael gained new strength over warm tropical waters amid a forecast that it would swiftly intensify into a major hurricane before striking Florida's northeast Gulf Coast, where frantic coastal residents were boarding up homes and seeking evacuation routes away from the dangerous st...

Democrat/Republican divide is worst it’s ever been

Party polarization is even worse than most people think, according to a new MSU study.

 “What I’ve found is that polarization has been steadily getting worse since the early 1970s,” he said. “Today, we’ve hit the ceiling on polarization. At these levels, it will be difficult to make an...












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