Video: Scientists trying to unlock the secrets of our universe's origin need to look no further than the photography studio of Thomas Blanchard and Oilhack. By mixing nothing more than paints, oil and soap, the artists manage to create colourful miniature universes full of strange, tiny alien worlds.
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We're only a few days into the Trump era and it's becoming painfully clear that the new US president is mobilising for a war on science. This situation is eerily reminiscent of attempts to suppress science in Canada during Stephen Harper's tenure as Prime Minister, from 2006 to 2015. Here's what Canadians say American scientists and concerned citizens should expect in the next four years — and what they can do to fight back.
Exxon Mobile was ordered to turn over 40 years of documents on Wednesday showing the company's views on and knowledge of climate change. The ruling was made by a Massachusetts judge in an investigation led by the state's attorney general Maura Healy, who is working to determine how much the company knew about the link between fossil fuels and climate change, and also to determine whether Exxon intentionally hid or suppressed information from the public and investors.
An estimated 20 billion barrels of oil valued at up to $US900 billion ($1.2 trillion) has been discovered in a West Texan shale formation, the US Geological Survey announced this week. Three times the size of the Bakken oilfields in North Dakota, it could be the largest such deposit ever assessed in the United States.
If you try to imagine the most pathetic gathering of humans ever, it would probably look a lot like this group of people who have amassed their fortunes by stripping the Earth of its fossil fuels and are desperately trying to squeeze the last gasp of relevance out of a backwards-thinking, planet-strangling industry.
The catastrophic methane gas leak outside of Los Angeles has forced local energy companies to revisit their antiquated strategies for storing and transporting natural gas. But there's a big and potentially more disastrous problem lurking beneath LA's surface, according to a new video from Vice. The city is literally one giant oil field, and it's been slowly releasing carcinogens into the air for decades.
For the first time ever, the United States Geological Survey has published earthquake hazard maps that includes both human-induced as well as naturally occurring earthquakes. USGS maps had previously only featured natural earthquake hazards, but thanks to the alarming rise of man-made quakes, the scientific body has now started to track both kinds.
Several months back, Exxon's public image took a well-deserved nosedive after an investigation by InsideClimate revealed that the oil company knew about links between fossil fuels and climate change forty years ago, before proceeding to bury and deny the evidence. But as another detailed InsideClimate investigation shows, Exxon wasn't alone.
Video: It looks like a mini-nuclear bomb, to be honest. But it's just the result of pouring water onto an oil fire (don't ever do that!). In this video by Crash Zone, you can see the liquid fire drip down into the ground and then charge right back up creating a truly epic and fiery mushroom cloud.
A few weeks ago, several studies surfaced from the 1970s showing how Exxon collected data demonstrating how fossil fuels caused climate change. The New York Attorney General is now demanding Exxon Mobil hand over documents that could prove it lied to investors and the public.
The wild minds of ChefSteps got 8 vats of oil and then deep fried the hell out of basically every food under the Sun. Cupcakes? Yep. Cauliflower? Peaches? Avocados? Why not. Steak and Potatoes? Mmhmm. A Sausage Egg McMuffin from McDonald's? Absolutely. Peanut butter and jelly sandwich? Of course. There is so much crispy oily goodness in the video that you'll probably cry tears of grease and want to try them all.