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Record-breaking carbon emissions forecast for 2018

Glaciers are melting; sea levels are rising. And 20 of the hottest years on record have occurred since 1996.

A new report projects that annual global carbon emissions will reach an all-time high this year.

Carbon emissions from human activity are driving climate change and cur...

Surviving Arrest & The Criminal Justice System

In the United States 1 out 3 young people are arrested at least once by age 23 - this could be as high as 41% research reveals. “Getting arrested is much more complicated than just showing up” Julio Briones tell us in Surviving Arrest: The Complete Guide. ...

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...