Three Old Scientific Concepts Getting a Modern Look

The ancients often got it wrong about science — but they weren’t that far off.

Researchers spot the biggest brown dwarf ever, trailing at the edge of the Milky Way

Surprisingly pure.

Oil & gas lobby shouldn’t have a full seat at the climate table

The wolves, dining with the sheep.

Scientists may have seen a black hole being born for the first time ever

Awww, it has your….mass.

Researchers find hundreds of methane leaks at well pads in nation-wide thermal imaging study

The Environmental Defense Fund’s Oil and Gas program has released a new nation-wide report of the most common sites of methane leaks at oil and gas pads. Surprisingly, most of the leaks were traced back to faulty piping, vents or doors on gas tanks in newer, not older, wells.

List of secret mustard gas test subjects publicized by NPR

The NPR was recently investigating into records pertaining to secret experiments and found the names of nearly 4,000 individuals that were exposed to mustard gas. The names are joined by a further 1,700 individuals that the NPR could only find a “last known location” for.

Ecuador will receive 3.6 billion $ not to drill for oil in a historic pact

The race for oil drilling is tougher than ever, and the effects are quite often extremely damaging for the environment (I’m sure pretty much everybody knows about the BP oil spill already). However, the UN has come up with an initiative, the first of its kind, that promises to protect at least a handful of special environments. Such is the

Ship floating on sulphur hexafluoride

This short fun demonstration shows how a boat model can float on a gas that is significantly denser than air.

Hell’s gate

If a gate to hell existed, I bet this is how it would look like. Locals from the town of Darvaz in Uzbekistan were really inspired when they named it this way. When looking at the pictures, you’d be tempted to think this is some sort of a volcano or magma-related process, but it’s not. Geologists are actually responsible (they

Japanese project aims to turn CO2 into natural gas

Mankind is screwing up. I’m sorry, that’s just the way it is. Not taking care of our natural resources, polluting and destroying habitats, it’s obvious that we, as a species, made some pretty big mistakes, the combined effects of which will come back to haunt us (and already are). But that’s not to say that we’re doomed or something –

Russia and Ukraine sign gas deal, ending gas stand-off, but conclusions are not great

Due to whatever economic or political reasons they had (as you know, we don’t do politics), Russia and Ukraine failed to reach an agreement regarding the flow of gas from Russia to the rest of Europe and as a result, the old continent was freezing; literally. So throughout Europe, countries started digging deep into their energy savings and renewable energy;

California Uses More Gas than China

  Think about China today; the country with the most people in the world, who’s surface is in the top 5 of the world, and who’s industry is really developing, relying almost entirely on pollutant non-green fuels, which caused an increased and even dangerous degree of pollution. Still, despite the fact that it’s area is just under 100 times smaller,