Nissan prices 2014 Leaf models

issan this week announced pricing for the American edition of its 2014 all-electric Leaf. The car, which will be available in three trim levels, set all time sales records last year and its expected to have a repeat performance for this go around.

Multimaterial 3D printers create realistic hands-on models for neurosurgical training

Researchers from the University of Malaya in Malaysia, with collaboration from researchers from the University of Portsmouth and the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, announce the creation of a cost-effective two-part model of the skull for use in practicing neurosurgical techniques.

Toyota prices 2014 Prius, Avalon Hybrid models

Toyota last week priced out two of its 2014 hybrid offerings as it continues to look to dominate the category. The pricing for the most part for the Avalon Hybrid and Prius trims remains the same, likely reflecting a desire to continue to bring in through the door more consumers wanting to buy a hybrid from the Japanese automaker.

Carbon cycle models underestimate indirect role of animals

Animal populations can have a far more significant impact on carbon storage and exchange in regional ecosystems than is typically recognized by global carbon models, according to a new paper authored by researchers at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES).

Sea rise set to be higher than expected

Current measurements show that sea levels are rising faster than predicted, with a one-meter rise looking likely by the end of the century.

Climate tipping point may be very close

We're perhaps just decades away from the tipping point that could alter the planet irreversibly, an international group of scientists has warned.

The joy of Star Wars models and toys

Who has fond memories of playing with their (original) Star Wars models or toys? Who still wishes they had them - and not just so they could be sold on eBay for tons of cash?