Secret Life of Rocks


A rock that absorbs CO2? This is more science fiction, right? Not so, says Juerg Matter, a scientist from Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. In a study published last month in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Matter suggests that a simple hunk of peridotite could be the answer to at least some of our global warming woes. Solid.

In situ carbonation of peridotite for CO2 storage (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)

Emission Facts: Average Annual Emissions and Fuel Consumption for Passenger Cars and Light Trucks (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (Columbia University)

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Jim Browning is a YouTuber from the UK who has an amazing ability to catch scammers in the act.

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"I got an 'invoice' email telling me that I had paid for a $3800 laptop," Browning writes on his YouTube page. "No links... just a phone number. It's a real shame that these scammers emailed me because I was able to find out exactly who they were and where the were."

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Danielle Reno of Missouri left her car running and it was stolen by thieves. But she wasn't going to let her car go so easily.

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