Climate Change Could Cut Global Food Output 18% By 2050

The world's food supplies will be hit hard by global warming, according to a study published this week in the journal Environmental Research Letters. The study's authors advise investing in irrigation and infrastructure to attenuate this loss, but what's less clear is where these measures should be taken. In fact, we… » 12/19/14 3:20pm 17 minutes ago

What's The Worst Movie That Saved Your Life On A Long Airplane Flight?

Something magical happens on a long-haul airplane flight. Sometimes the absolute worst movie is the best medicine. In that half-awake, dehydrated state somewhere over the ocean, with babies screaming and people kicking your seat, a truly terrible movie is the best distraction. What's the worst movie you've ever loved… » 12/19/14 2:30pm Today 2:30pm

Are We Entering The Age Of The Practical Superhero Costume?

This year two big Superheroines have gone through major redesigns - Batgirl and, this week, Spider-Woman. Both designs shared a similar mantra: ditch the spandex, and get practical. But are they first steps in revitalising superhero designs into something more feasible in the 21st Century? » 12/19/14 4:14pm Today 4:14pm

Biggest Scientific Breakthroughs Of 2014

This year, humanity landed on its first comet, a child was born to a woman with a transplanted womb, and a fossilized sea shell forced us to reconsider our conceptions of human culture. Those are just a taste of the 20 achievements, innovations, and advances we've selected for our roundup of 2014's biggest… » 12/19/14 12:40pm Today 12:40pm

The Power of the Ears Compels You

These baby Bat-eared Foxes were rescued by a farmer who discovered them when he was building a dam on his property. When the dam collapsed, they were seen struggling in the water, so he scooped them up and attempted to locate their den and/or their mother. He wasn't able to find either, so he brought them to the Cango… » 12/19/14 3:30pm Today 3:30pm

Mad Max Fury Road/Road Warrior Trailer Mash-up

This is a nice exercise in film editing, and in comparing the new Mad Max movie to its predecessors. Youtube user Mad Max Dedication uses footage from Mad Max II that matches footage in the Fury Road teaser from ComicCon to make a trailer for The Road Warrior that looks really great. » 12/19/14 3:03pm Today 3:03pm

Release Of U.S. Historical Documents Delayed Due To Iran Nuke Talks

The State Department has blocked the release of declassified documents about the CIA's role in the 1953 coup that overthrew Iran's democratically elected prime minister, due to the ongoing negotiations with Tehran over its nuclear program. But some historians think this is a dumb decision, that could actually backfire. » 12/19/14 11:35am Today 11:35am

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