Portugal Doesn’t Have Net Neutrality. This Is What Their Internet Looks Like

By: Robin Andrews/IFLScience   The basic principle of net neutrality is hard to disagree with. It posits that Internet service providers and state organizations regulating the Internet must treat all websites equally, and must not discriminate in any manner. It ensures the Web remains open and free to access for all. Thanks to the actions of certain…

NASA’s Twin Study Reveals Something Very, Very Strange Happens To Your Genes In Space

By: Alfredo Carpineti/IFLScience   New preliminary results from NASA’s Twin Study suggest that going to space increases DNA methylation, a process responsible for turning on and off genes. These findings not only provide a glimpse into this cellular process but also tells scientists how the human body might change once it gets into space. “Some of the most exciting…

Nicaragua Joins Paris Agreement Leaving America And Syria Isolated

By: Robin Andrews/IFL Science   The world reeled when President Trump announced that America would withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement earlier this year. Despite all the political, environmental, societal, and economic costs of doing so, the White House declared that it would stop all efforts to combat climate change at a federal level. At the time, this meant that only…

200 Million People Could Be Fed With China’s New Strain Of Saltwater Rice

By: Tom Hale/IFL Science  Chinese scientists have developed a strain of super-tough “sea rice” that farmers can grow in salty water, set to spark a rice revolution that could help feed over 200 million people. The rice was developed by the godfather of rice, Yuan Longping, at the Qingdao Saline-Alkali Tolerant Rice Research And Development Center in…

Extraordinary “Atlas Of The Underworld” Showcases Earth’s 94 Hidden Tectonic Plates

By: Robin Andrews/IFL Science  Earth’s tectonic plates make our world unique. Thanks to these colossal continentals and oceanic islands floating atop a partly molten hellish mantle, we have oceans and mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and even an atmosphere. That’s why a team of Dutch scientists from Utrecht University has conjured up a new database containing everything you’d…

NASA Breaks Record With Ion Thruster That Could Take Humans To Mars

By: Jonathan O’Callaghan/IFLScience  Scientists have announced a breakthrough with an ion thruster that could one day take humans to Mars. It’s called the X3 thruster, a type of ion propulsion known as a Hall thruster. This technology is alluring because it can theoretically achieve higher speeds than conventional chemical propulsion. In a series of tests at NASA’s Glenn Research…

Veteran Who Stole Truck To Save 30 Vegas Shooting Victims Was Just Gifted A New Vehicle

By: Amanda Froelich/The Mind Unleashed   The night one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history, 29-year-old marine veteran Taylor Winston was presented with a choice: he could flee the scene, where 64-year-old Stephen Paddock was firing bullets into a crowd of 22,000 people, or he could stay and help the wounded. Like a true warrior,…

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