Light pollution is getting worse

We’re killing the night, and that’s going to kill us. Do not go gently into that goodnight, night! Depositphotos Goodbye darkness, my old friend. According to a study published last week in Science Advances, the world is getting brighter. And not in a ‘my future’s so bright I gotta wear shades’ kinda way. The future’s so… Continue reading “Light pollution is getting worse”

Diabetes, obesity behind 800,000 cancers worldwide: study

Nearly six percent of new cancers diagnosed worldwide in 2012 — some 800,000 cases — were caused by diabetes and excess weight, according to a study published Tuesday. Among the 12 types of cancer examined, the proportion of cases chalked up to these factors was as high as a third, researchers reported in The Lancet Diabetes… Continue reading “Diabetes, obesity behind 800,000 cancers worldwide: study”

Turkey poop could help save us from ourselves

Scientists say “poop from the coop” could be a renewable source of energy. Waste from turkeys can be converted into fuel to power homes. Pixabay Israeli scientists have found a new use for turkey leftovers. But don’t pull those Thanksgiving scraps out of the freezer just yet, because it’s not what you think. It’s not about… Continue reading “Turkey poop could help save us from ourselves”

Antidepressants that make it past water treatment cause fish to fear predators less

Perhaps you don’t think about medication after you take it, but, although we metabolize some of it, some ends up in your urine and feces. After you flush the toilet, the medication makes its way past water treatment plants and into rivers and lakes. Water treatment plants get rid of bacteria and nitrates, but do not… Continue reading “Antidepressants that make it past water treatment cause fish to fear predators less”

New study says your neighbors’ cars reveal how they vote

When it comes to a neighborhood’s political leanings, look no further than the cars or pickups on the street. Researchers at Stanford University used a computer algorithm to sift through 50 million Google Street View images from 200 cities across the U.S. — and what they found was that cars are a shockingly good predictor of… Continue reading “New study says your neighbors’ cars reveal how they vote”