Elon Musk Tells National Governors Association How We Could Power The U.S. With Solar

By: Dom Galeon/Futurism  At present, about 10 percent of the U.S. is powered by renewable energy sources. To achieve complete renewable energy power, Musk told the National Governors Association he thinks solar is the way to go. ONE SQUARE MILE Speaking on Saturday at the National Governors Association Summer Meeting in Rhode Island, Elon Musk told his audience — including…

Security Robot Commits Suicide In Fountain Because The World Is Terrible

By: Jonathan O’Callaghan/IFL Science  In this day and age of climate change-denying presidents, lack of healthcare, and anti-vaxxers, it’s easy to get downtrodden about the world. For one robot, things got a bit too much, and it appears to have thrown itself into a fountain in a somber act of robot suicide. The robot was a Knightscope K5, employed…

Russian Scientists Just Launched An “Artificial Star” That Could Threaten Astronomy

By: Jonathan O’Callaghan/IFL Science  A Russian Soyuz rocket has successfully launched a controversial satellite into orbit, which will become one of our brightest stars in a few days – and may hamper astronomical observations. The satellite is called Mayak, developed by Moscow State Mechanical Engineering University (MAMU) and funded with $30,000 through Russian crowd funding website Boomstarter. We first learned…

World Health Organization Issues Warning About Measles Outbreak In Europe

By: James Felton/IFL Science  The World Health Organization has issued a warning after 35 people died from measles across Europe in the past year. Measles is entirely preventable with a vaccine, but continues to spread and contribute to deaths around Europe. Since 2016, there have been over 3,300 cases of measles in Italy alone. The latest fatality came from that very region – a…

Medical Marijuana Is Preferred By 93% Of Patients For Pain Management

By: Science Alert  Patients managing pain vastly prefer using medical marijuana to opioid-based medications. They reported fewer side effects, and the majority found cannabis more effective. A new study has investigated what patients themselves prefer when it comes to managing pain — opioids, which are widely distributed for intense pain relief, or medical marijuana. The researchers found that…

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