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Some 4.5 billion years ago, gravity pulled swirling gas and dust together to form a giant planet more than twice as massive as all other planets in the Solar System — Jupiter.And, unlike the other planets, Jupiter formed from the leftover material that created the Sun. Shrouded in its gaseous layers are secrets of the Solar…

3 Sizzling Shares to Steal in February

Earnings season and volatility create buying opportunities. Let's go over three stocks that should heat up this month. The shortest month of the year could also be the hottest, if you know where to invest. Plenty of stocks will be on the move through the next four weeks, so let's take a look at three…

Social endeavor teaches communities to originate sustainable properties

People at work building their own home | Photo source Echale Innovation Property & Construction Social enterprise teaches communities to build sustainable houses Property & Construction An adobe-based building system uses local materials and is produced on-site using cold processes Spotted: In Mexico, housing is considered to be the main asset of a family —…

The no longer doubtless rebirth of a London legend

With its red-brick exterior and soaring clock tower, London’s St. Pancras International train station is hard to miss. The 1860s Victorian Gothic structure is widely considered an architectural masterpiece. But a hundred years after it was built, British Railways wanted to tear it all down and repurpose the land. Then, a poet with a love…

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Meet the top 7 US companies dominating the $17 billion solar-energy industry

BI Prime Solar energy is projected to become the No. 1 source of renewable power by 2050. First Solar This story requires our BI Prime membership. To read the full article, simply click here to claim your deal and get access to all exclusive Business Insider PRIME content. Solar energy is on track to become…
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NASA’s Juno corrects a 25-year-feeble misconception about Jupiter – Inverse

Some 4.5 billion years ago, gravity pulled swirling gas and dust together to form a giant planet more than twice as massive as all other planets in the Solar System — Jupiter.And, unlike the other planets, Jupiter formed from the leftover material that created the Sun. Shrouded in its gaseous layers are secrets of the Solar…

MIT Proposes Modern Plans for Deflecting Killer Asteroids – Futurism

February 19th 20__Dan Robitzski__Filed Under: Hard ScienceCorner PocketA team of MIT scientists has a new plan to prevent cataclysmic asteroid impacts — and it boils down to a precise game of cosmic billiards.The scientists suggest that they could nudge killer asteroids off course well in advance, rather than hoping that some last-minute attempt — think…

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(CNN) — Whether traveling through the vast floodplains of Africa or Thailand's lush mangrove forests, when photographer Michael Poliza explores the world, he practices one principle: take nothing but pictures and leave nothing but footprints.Over the last two decades, Poliza has traveled to almost 180 countries to capture vibrant and spirited photos focused on intimate…

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NASA’s Juno corrects a 25-year-feeble misconception about Jupiter – Inverse

Some 4.5 billion years ago, gravity pulled swirling gas and dust together to form a giant planet more than twice as massive as all other planets in the Solar System — Jupiter.And, unlike the other planets, Jupiter formed from the leftover material that created the Sun. Shrouded in its gaseous layers are secrets of the Solar…

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NASA’s Juno corrects a 25-year-feeble misconception about Jupiter – Inverse

Some 4.5 billion years ago, gravity pulled swirling gas and dust together to form a giant planet more than twice as massive as all other planets in the Solar System — Jupiter.And, unlike the other planets, Jupiter formed from the leftover material that created the Sun. Shrouded in its gaseous layers are secrets of the Solar…

MIT Proposes Modern Plans for Deflecting Killer Asteroids – Futurism

February 19th 20__Dan Robitzski__Filed Under: Hard ScienceCorner PocketA team of MIT scientists has a new plan to prevent cataclysmic asteroid impacts — and it boils down to a precise game of cosmic billiards.The scientists suggest that they could nudge killer asteroids off course well in advance, rather than hoping that some last-minute attempt — think…

The arena by the eyes of 1 photographer

(CNN) — Whether traveling through the vast floodplains of Africa or Thailand's lush mangrove forests, when photographer Michael Poliza explores the world, he practices one principle: take nothing but pictures and leave nothing but footprints.Over the last two decades, Poliza has traveled to almost 180 countries to capture vibrant and spirited photos focused on intimate…

Why we prefer to have an even time social entrepreneurs

Athe end of 2019 I had the chance to participate to Unleash as a “ mentor”. Unleash is an amazing program gathering hundreds of social entrepreneurs building social startups in a week, to address the Sustainable Development Goals.At this event something became clear, the tools used to support for profit or even mixed non/for profit…

10 teams draw shut Aarohan Social Innovation Awards

The Infosys Foundation on Wednesday felicitated winners of the second edition of the ‘Aarohan Social Innovation Awards 2019’, which recognise and reward individuals, teams, and NGOs for creating innovative solutions to support the underprivileged and marginalised in India.Five teams won the ‘Gold Award’ with a prize of ₹20 lakh for each team. The ‘Silver Award’…

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NASA’s Juno corrects a 25-year-feeble misconception about Jupiter – Inverse

Some 4.5 billion years ago, gravity pulled swirling gas and dust together to form a giant planet more than twice as massive as all other planets in the Solar System — Jupiter.And, unlike the other planets, Jupiter formed from the leftover material that created the Sun. Shrouded in its gaseous layers are secrets of the Solar…

MIT Proposes Modern Plans for Deflecting Killer Asteroids – Futurism

February 19th 20__Dan Robitzski__Filed Under: Hard ScienceCorner PocketA team of MIT scientists has a new plan to prevent cataclysmic asteroid impacts — and it boils down to a precise game of cosmic billiards.The scientists suggest that they could nudge killer asteroids off course well in advance, rather than hoping that some last-minute attempt — think…

Eggshells suggest dinosaurs were truly warmth-blooded – Sky Data

The debate over whether dinosaurs were cold-blooded like modern reptiles or warm-blooded like modern birds has been reignited by a new study analysing fossilised eggs.New research by scientists at Yale in the US has analysed the chemistry of dinosaur eggshells, finding the way oxygen and carbon atoms were arranged within them suggested they were formed…

Biodiversity theory backed by island fowl files – Nature.com

NEWS AND VIEWS 19 February 2020 Analysis of a unique global data set reveals how the species diversity of birds is affected by the properties of archipelagos and offers a way to test an influential theory. Has this improved our understanding of island biodiversity patterns. Kostas A. Triantis & Kostas A. Triantis is in the…

Chuffed birthday, Nicolaus Copernicus | Human World – EarthSky

In 1543, Copernicus tried to show the world that medieval beliefs of an enclosed, Earth-centered universe were wrong. Instead, he said, Earth revolves around the sun. His work set off what’s known today as the Copernican Revolution. This engraving by an unknown artist is called Empedocles Breaks through the Crystal Spheres. It first appeared in…

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Globular cluster design of NGC 4546 studied intimately – Phys.org

Image g′ of the central region of NGC 4546 after the subtraction of its surface brightness. Credit: Escudero et al., 2020. Using the Gemini-South telescope, astronomers have performed a photometric study of the lenticular galaxy NGC 4546. Results of the new research provide more clues about the structure and nature of the galaxy's globular cluster…

Researchers weren’t right about left brains – Medical Xpress

The shared brain asymmetry pattern is visualized on a human endocast (cast of the internal bony braincase) in lateral view (left) and from the lower side (right). This pattern includes a more backwards projecting left hemisphere and a more forward projecting right hemisphere with localized larger surface areas (orange) in one hemisphere as compared to…

Are some parrots selfless?

Humans and some other mammals stand out among animals by showing kindness and helping other individuals in need. But do birds also demonstrate selflessness? The answer is "yes" at least in the case of the African gray parrot. Altruism — the act of offering …
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Horrible weather threatens one of Earth’s most dismay-intriguing waterfalls

Victoria Falls is one the biggest and most awe-inspiring waterfalls on the planet. Spanning the width of the Zambezi River—more than a mile across—this legendary waterfall cascades over the lip of a large plateau of volcanic rock and plunges as much as 354 feet. It generate mists that can be spotted from more than a…

Big-time adventures on an island where nature rules

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Color-changing animals, explained

In nature, the ability to change color can be key to survival. Vision is a very important sense in much of the animal kingdom, and many animals have come up with unique ways to use this sense to enhance their own survival. They may use this superpower to vanish into their environments—or to boldly assert…

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British couple on a mission to raise funds

Alan and Pat Braithwaite from Suffolk in the UK, who are on a 5,600 km Trans-India Challenge, are all smiles during a stopover in the city on Friday. The couple are on a mission to raise funds for the ‘circular economy’ project of the India-based NGO Goonj.The septuagenarian couple, who embarked on their road trip…

G-Star Updates Denim Collection With Eye on Sustainability

G-Star's 3301 Oversize Denim Jacket. Photo courtesy of G-Star Circularity is the name of the game in denim — and G-Star Raw is pushing the sustainability movement forward with a range of stretch denim items for spring 2020 that are specifically designed for reuse. Its sustainable Denim Icons are now available in-store and online. The…

Rebooting Product Lifecycle Administration For A Circular Economic system

Product lifecycle management needs a reboot. Growing concerns about sustainability, combined with recent technology advances, have driven the need to redefine product lifecycle management (PLM). For manufacturers, product design has traditionally meant “design for manufacturability.” In other words, quickly introduce quality products at the lowest possible cost, and don’t worry about what happens at the…

Black Death discovery offers rare new look at plague catastrophe

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The Future of Sustainable Materials: Milkweed Floss

Milkweed fibers before they're processed.Photo: Nick Tenney/Courtesy of May WestAs sustainability becomes an increasingly pressing priority in fashion and beauty, materials with a minimal ecological impact are being sought out by a range of brands looking to shrink their environmental footprints. In our series “The Future of Sustainable Materials,” we explore the innovations that could…
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The arena by the eyes of 1 photographer

(CNN) — Whether traveling through the vast floodplains of Africa or Thailand's lush mangrove forests, when photographer Michael Poliza explores the world, he practices one principle: take nothing but pictures and leave nothing but footprints.Over the last two decades, Poliza has traveled to almost 180 countries to capture vibrant and spirited photos focused on intimate…

Like snowboarding? Ride it while it lasts

(CNN) — A French ski resort has used a helicopter to bring in snow in order to remain open after unseasonably warm temperatures left its slopes without snow cover. Photos capturing the scene in the Superbagnères resort in the Pyrenees show the helicopter delivering a bundle of snow to the area, then dumping it on…

Is Venice at battle with itself?

(CNN) — In summer 2019, it looked for a moment that one of the most controversial issues in 21st century travel might be over.Italy's transport minister announced that the government had plans to ban cruise ships from the historic center of Venice.The huge ships, grossly oversized compared to the fragile renaissance buildings above which they…

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Sustainability Spotlight: Extensive fixes for a “utterly broken” meals machine

FOOD SYSTEM IS A “MEGA MARKET FAILURE”: Our food system is “totally broken,” says Gunhild Stordalen, a Norwegian doctor and founder of the EAT initiative, which promotes sustainable eating. Stordalen’s mission is to provide global modeling and cost-benefit assessments to show governments and companies why integrated national food strategies are needed to cope with a…

Model app collects and resells undesirable apparel

Too many unwanted clothes? Stuffstr has an app for that | Photo source Zui Hoang on Unsplash Innovation Retail Fashion app collects and resells unwanted apparel Retail A startup is tackling waste by making it easy for people to sell or recycle their old clothes Spotted: The high environmental cost of fashion is becoming more…

Lab turns trash into treasured graphene in a flash

Carbon black powder turns into graphene in a burst of light and heat through a technique developed at Rice University. Flash graphene turns any carbon source into the valuable 2D material in 10 milliseconds. Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University That banana peel, turned into graphene, can help facilitate a massive reduction of the environmental impact of…

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Meet the top 7 US companies dominating the $17 billion solar-energy industry

BI Prime Solar energy is projected to become the No. 1 source of renewable power by 2050. First Solar This story requires our BI Prime membership. To read the full article, simply click here to claim your deal and get access to all exclusive Business Insider PRIME content. Solar energy is on track to become…

MIT Proposes Modern Plans for Deflecting Killer Asteroids – Futurism

February 19th 20__Dan Robitzski__Filed Under: Hard ScienceCorner PocketA team of MIT scientists has a new plan to prevent cataclysmic asteroid impacts — and it boils down to a precise game of cosmic billiards.The scientists suggest that they could nudge killer asteroids off course well in advance, rather than hoping that some last-minute attempt — think…

The arena by the eyes of 1 photographer

(CNN) — Whether traveling through the vast floodplains of Africa or Thailand's lush mangrove forests, when photographer Michael Poliza explores the world, he practices one principle: take nothing but pictures and leave nothing but footprints.Over the last two decades, Poliza has traveled to almost 180 countries to capture vibrant and spirited photos focused on intimate…

Why we prefer to have an even time social entrepreneurs

Athe end of 2019 I had the chance to participate to Unleash as a “ mentor”. Unleash is an amazing program gathering hundreds of social entrepreneurs building social startups in a week, to address the Sustainable Development Goals.At this event something became clear, the tools used to support for profit or even mixed non/for profit…

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Why we prefer to have an even time social entrepreneurs

Athe end of 2019 I had the chance to participate to Unleash as a “ mentor”. Unleash is an amazing program gathering hundreds of social entrepreneurs building social startups in a week, to address the Sustainable Development Goals.At this event something became clear, the tools used to support for profit or even mixed non/for profit…

10 teams draw shut Aarohan Social Innovation Awards

The Infosys Foundation on Wednesday felicitated winners of the second edition of the ‘Aarohan Social Innovation Awards 2019’, which recognise and reward individuals, teams, and NGOs for creating innovative solutions to support the underprivileged and marginalised in India.Five teams won the ‘Gold Award’ with a prize of ₹20 lakh for each team. The ‘Silver Award’…
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Social endeavor teaches communities to originate sustainable properties

People at work building their own home | Photo source Echale Innovation Property & Construction Social enterprise teaches communities to build sustainable houses Property & Construction An adobe-based building system uses local materials and is produced on-site using cold processes Spotted: In Mexico, housing is considered to be the main asset of a family —…

AR nature tracking app gamifies studying

All images on the app contribute towards a worldwide database | Photo source WWF Innovation Science AR nature tracking app gamifies learning Science The Seek app provides immediate identification and encourages users to take photos to earn badges and unlock additional features Spotted: The Seek app makes learning about the surrounding environment fun and easy.…

mend sustainable model’s multi-billion greenback funding gap – Vogue Industry

Key takeaways:The fashion industry might need to invest up to $30 billion per year on sustainability, or many multiples of what it is currently spending.Many brands and fashion-interested funds are either unwilling or unable to pay for significant infrastructural changes, although there is some sign of cross-company collaboration.It's too early to tell if the rise…

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EU Tax Commissioner Slams US Plans on Tech Tax

A global reform of the taxation of corporate digital revenues is very unlikely if the United States continues backing a "safe harbour" plan which would allow firms to choose how to be taxed, European Union tax commissioner Paolo Gentiloni said on Tuesday. Outdated cross-border tax rules are set to be rewritten under a joint pledge…

Blockchain-Based mostly Shopify Plugin Ensures Patrons Get Official Products

A San Francisco-based startup called “Real Items Foundation” is beta testing a Shopify plugin to ensure that authentic items are being sold to online shoppers. The plugin –-  powered by a combination of blockchain technology and a cloud-based application called “TAM” –-  enables brands to generate non-fungible tokens (NFTs) that are pegged to physical assets. Consumers…

Intelligent: UK to launch US commerce talks before EU negotiations

The UK is poised to kick off US trade talks ahead of discussions with the EU, with the negotiating team in place and priorities all but signed off, City A.M. understands.Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to fly to Washington in early February to “leverage the goodwill he has at the front end of negotiations”.Johnson’s…

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NASA’s Juno corrects a 25-year-feeble misconception about Jupiter – Inverse

Some 4.5 billion years ago, gravity pulled swirling gas and dust together to form a giant planet more than twice as massive as all other planets in the Solar System — Jupiter.And, unlike the other planets, Jupiter formed from the leftover material that created the Sun. Shrouded in its gaseous layers are secrets of the Solar…

MIT Proposes Modern Plans for Deflecting Killer Asteroids – Futurism

February 19th 20__Dan Robitzski__Filed Under: Hard ScienceCorner PocketA team of MIT scientists has a new plan to prevent cataclysmic asteroid impacts — and it boils down to a precise game of cosmic billiards.The scientists suggest that they could nudge killer asteroids off course well in advance, rather than hoping that some last-minute attempt — think…

The arena by the eyes of 1 photographer

(CNN) — Whether traveling through the vast floodplains of Africa or Thailand's lush mangrove forests, when photographer Michael Poliza explores the world, he practices one principle: take nothing but pictures and leave nothing but footprints.Over the last two decades, Poliza has traveled to almost 180 countries to capture vibrant and spirited photos focused on intimate…

Why we prefer to have an even time social entrepreneurs

Athe end of 2019 I had the chance to participate to Unleash as a “ mentor”. Unleash is an amazing program gathering hundreds of social entrepreneurs building social startups in a week, to address the Sustainable Development Goals.At this event something became clear, the tools used to support for profit or even mixed non/for profit…

10 teams draw shut Aarohan Social Innovation Awards

The Infosys Foundation on Wednesday felicitated winners of the second edition of the ‘Aarohan Social Innovation Awards 2019’, which recognise and reward individuals, teams, and NGOs for creating innovative solutions to support the underprivileged and marginalised in India.Five teams won the ‘Gold Award’ with a prize of ₹20 lakh for each team. The ‘Silver Award’…

Infosys award for three

Youngsters develop sewer cleaning robot Three young engineers from the State who developed Bandicoot, a robot designed to clean manholes, have been selected for the Gold award of the Aarohan Social Innovation Awards instituted by the Infosys Foundation. The award comprises a cash prize of ₹20 lakh.Rashid K., Vimal Govind M.K. and Nikhil N.P. won…

EU Tax Commissioner Slams US Plans on Tech Tax

A global reform of the taxation of corporate digital revenues is very unlikely if the United States continues backing a "safe harbour" plan which would allow firms to choose how to be taxed, European Union tax commissioner Paolo Gentiloni said on Tuesday. Outdated cross-border tax rules are set to be rewritten under a joint pledge…

Social endeavor teaches communities to originate sustainable properties

People at work building their own home | Photo source Echale Innovation Property & Construction Social enterprise teaches communities to build sustainable houses Property & Construction An adobe-based building system uses local materials and is produced on-site using cold processes Spotted: In Mexico, housing is considered to be the main asset of a family —…

AR nature tracking app gamifies studying

All images on the app contribute towards a worldwide database | Photo source WWF Innovation Science AR nature tracking app gamifies learning Science The Seek app provides immediate identification and encourages users to take photos to earn badges and unlock additional features Spotted: The Seek app makes learning about the surrounding environment fun and easy.…

mend sustainable model’s multi-billion greenback funding gap – Vogue Industry

Key takeaways:The fashion industry might need to invest up to $30 billion per year on sustainability, or many multiples of what it is currently spending.Many brands and fashion-interested funds are either unwilling or unable to pay for significant infrastructural changes, although there is some sign of cross-company collaboration.It's too early to tell if the rise…