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NASA wants to save humanity from death by supervolcano

October 8th, 2018

We live with the knowledge that any number of end-of-the-world scenarios could be right around the corner. From drug-resistant disease outbreaks to impacts from large asteroids, there’s plenty of ways that humanity could ultimately meet its doom, but one of the least-talked-about is the very real possibility of a supervolcano springing to life and throwing …

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Turning the Sahara desert into a wind and solar farm might make it green

September 10th, 2018

You’ve probably had a solar-powered calculator since the 1980s, but it’s only been within the past decade or so that the potential of large-scale solar installations has been widely explored. Harnessing the power of the Sun beating down on our planet and using that power to solve our energy concerns seems like a no-brainer, and …

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Coffee-powered buses are coming… seriously

November 21st, 2017

Nothing gets the body going for a hard day’s work like a nice tall cup of coffee. Many of us just can’t get through the day without it, and the billions of casual caffeine addicts out there help to create an incredible amount of used coffee grounds that typically just end up in the landfill. …