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November 10, 2016

 

Gasoline spilled on concrete. The spilled gasoline is iridescent, so it looks like a smashed up rainbow.

Some Fuel For Thought

What is the difference between gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel?

March 24, 2016

 

winter wheat

Winter Wheat

Wheat survives winter's freezing temperatures, and is ready to be harvested come springtime.

March 2, 2016

 

coffee grounds

Coffee: Global Warming Fighter

Used coffee grounds can be recycled to make air filters that remove methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, from the atmosphere.

January 20, 2016

 

solar panels

Getting the Carbon Out

Scientists have a developed a solar-energy-based technology to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. But is it a feasible solution to global warming?

December 30, 2015

 

cigarette butts

Recycling Cigarette Butts

Cigarette butts, a huge source of littering, can be repurposed into carbon supercapacitors used in electronic devices.

February 27, 2015

 

sunset in the Arctic

Arctic Sunlight Can Speed Up the Greenhouse Effect

Global warming has created a feedback loop, wherein Arctic sunlight converts thawing ice into more CO2.

November 1, 2014

 

A gray diagram of the hexagonal crystalline structure of graphine.

Move Over, Duct Tape! Graphene Is New In Town

An ultra-thin carbon material, graphene's potential uses are many and varied.

July 8, 2014

 

The martian horizon as seen from orbit around the red planet

What We Can Learn From Martian Meteorites

Over the years, scientists have found many meteorites they believe came to Earth from Mars. These bits of debris have many interesting things to say.

May 14, 2013

 

African forest

Are Trees Ready To Take On Global Warming?

While humans make attempts to control carbon dioxide levels that contribute to global warming, is it possible that trees have already taken on the task?

January 23, 2013

 

alien toy with earth behind

Is There Life On Other Planets?

Some simple sugars detected by astronomers, glycoaldehydes, are thought to be the basic building blocks of life.

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