UN Says Earth's Ozone Layer Is Healing

Earth's protective ozone layer is finally healing from damage caused by aerosol sprays and coolants, a new United Nations report said. The ozone layer had been thinning since the late 1970s. Scientists raised the alarm and ozone-depleting chemicals were phased out worldwide. As a result, the upper ozone layer above the Northern Hemisphere should More...

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By SLPundit On Sunday, November 4th, 2018
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AI Crisis: Pentagon Grappling With Future of Weapons That 'Make Their Own Decisions'

The Department of Defense wants to make sure that in an increasingly technological world, an AI missile "will do what it's asked to do" — and not make its own decision, Defense One reported. In More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, October 31st, 2018
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Kepler Telescope Dead After Finding Thousands of Worlds

NASA's elite planet-hunting spacecraft has been declared dead, just a few months shy of its 10th anniversary. Officials announced the Kepler Space Telescope's demise Tuesday. Already well past its expected More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, October 24th, 2018
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Study: 1 in 4 College Students Reported Significant Post Election-Related Stress

One in four college students experienced "clinically significant event-related distress" after the 2016 presidential election, according to a study published this week in the Journal of American College More...

By SLPundit On Monday, October 15th, 2018
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Report: New Study Fuels Fear of 'Bugpocalypse'

Insects are disappearing from the national forest in Puerto Rico, according to a new report published Monday — the latest indication of an alarming “bugpocalypse” around the world, The Washington More...

By SLPundit On Monday, October 15th, 2018
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Bezos Touts Plans to Help Populate Solar System

Mega-billionaire Jeff Bezos is predicting a population explosion of 1 trillion humans in the solar system one day — and says his rocket company, Blue Origin, will help pave the way. In remarks at the 25th More...

By SLPundit On Monday, October 15th, 2018
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AI Can Analyze Facebook Posts, Detect Depression Earlier

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and Stony Brook University have created an algorithm that can help diagnose depression at least three months earlier than health services by analyzing Facebook More...

By SLPundit On Monday, October 8th, 2018
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Report: Administration Moves to Boost Ethanol Use

The Trump administration is plowing ahead with plans to promote the use of ethanol — a move likely to rally Midwest Republicans, but rile independent oil refiners and a group of bipartisan lawmakers, The More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, October 4th, 2018
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Drunk Birds Cause Trouble in Minnesota Town

A police department in Minnesota warned the town's residents this week about young, drunk birds flying into windows and acting "tipsy." The Gilbert Police Department posted a message to its Facebook More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018
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Have Astronomers Found 1st Moon outside Our Solar System?

Astronomers may have found the first moon outside our solar system, a gas behemoth the size of Neptune. Plenty of planets exist beyond our solar system, but a moon around one of those worlds has yet to be More...