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Thousands of tiny red crabs blanket California beaches
Thousands of tiny red crabs blanket California beaches THE ASSOCIATED PRESS First posted: Saturday, May 14, 2016 09:08 PM EDT ... (by spaminator)
May 14th, 2016 by darkbeaver last post
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Western Canada wildfires: This year could be worse than last, say experts
Western Canada wildfires: This year could be worse than last, say experts Wildfires have led to evacuation notices for hundreds in Alberta, as crews continue to battle several blazes and experts say the dry temperatures could make for a long and brutal... (by mentalfloss)
May 14th, 2016 by darkbeaver last post
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BC teen wins top prize at international science fair
A Grade 12 student from Vancouver, B.C., has won the top prize at the world's largest high school research competition. Austin Wang, 18, won the $75,000 U.S. Gordon E. Moore Award at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix,... (by tay)
May 13th, 2016 by spaminator last post
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Forgotten Mayan city 'discovered' in Central America by 15-year-old
William Gadoury, from Quebec, came up with the theory that the Maya civilization chose the location of its towns and cities according to its star constellations. He found Mayan cities lined up exactly with stars in the civilization's major... (by Mowich)
May 12th, 2016 by spaminator last post
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Indian woman, 72, gives birth with IVF help
Indian woman, 72, gives birth with IVF help 24 Hours First posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 09:05 PM EDT |... (by spaminator)
May 11th, 2016 by Curious Cdn last post
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NASA's official exoplanet count more than doubles
NASA's official exoplanet count more than doubles Marcia Dunn, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS First posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 05:50 PM EDT ... (by spaminator)
May 10th, 2016 by Johnnny last post
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Mercury a black speck as it makes rare transit of sun Monday
Mercury a black speck as it makes rare transit of sun Monday Marcia Dunn, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS First posted: Thursday, May 05, 2016 12:55 PM... (by spaminator)
May 7th, 2016 by spaminator last post
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'Solar kids'; Brothers who become paralyzed at night mystify doctors
'Solar kids'; Brothers who become paralyzed at night mystify doctors Munir Ahmed, The Associated Press First posted: Friday, May 06, 2016... (by spaminator)
May 4th, 2016 by spaminator last post
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Hungry lab? It's in the genes
Hungry lab? It's in the genes By ... (by spaminator)
May 3rd, 2016 by Johnnny last post
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3 planets orbiting dwarf star prime spots to search for life
3 planets orbiting dwarf star prime spots to search for life THE ASSOCIATED PRESS First posted: Monday, May 02, 2016 03:28 PM EDT ... (by spaminator)
May 2nd, 2016 by petros last post
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Oil Industry Knew Effects Of Fossil Fuels On Climate Change In 1950s
Oil Industry Knew Effects Of Fossil Fuels On Climate Change In 1950s A new report reveals that Big Oil companies have been covering up the detrimental effects of climate change around 20 years earlier than previously thought. Although researchers... (by mentalfloss)
May 1st, 2016 by darkbeaver last post
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The Other Canadian Tar Sands Pipeline Quietly Snaking Into the U.S.
While the country focuses on the pending Senate vote to approve or reject the Keystone XL pipeline, another Canadian company is quietly pressing ahead on a pipeline project that will significantly raise the volume of tar sands oil transported through the... (by tay)
May 1st, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Astronomers find tailless comet, first of its kind
Astronomers find tailless comet, first of its kind Irene Klotz, Reuters First posted: Friday, April 29, 2016 06:19 PM EDT ... (by spaminator)
Apr 30th, 2016 by lone wolf last post
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Live-stream captures family of bald eagles devouring cat
Live-stream captures family of bald eagles devouring cat Karin Brulliard, Washington Post First posted: Friday, April 29, 2016 12:59 PM EDT ... (by spaminator)
Apr 26th, 2016 by Locutus last post
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These Earth Day predictions from 1970 never came true
Back in 1970, when the world celebrated the first Earth Day, environmentalists were worried that without dramatic measures, the future would be catastrophic for the Earth and civilization. But their grim predictions havent come true, The Daily Caller... (by Locutus)
Apr 25th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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British astronaut becomes first person to run a marathon in space
Britain's first official astronaut, Major Tim Peake, has entered the record books by becoming the first person to complete a marathon in space, by "running the London Marathon" on a treadmill at the same time that the London Marathon was taking place. ... (by Blackleaf)
Apr 24th, 2016 by spaminator last post
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Is America ready for a TSUNAMI?
well, it's the hippy dippy left coast so whatever... Scientists reveal plans to deal with killer waves across the Pacific Northwest A massive tsunami event like is said to occur every 400-600 years, and is now overdue in the region Now states... (by Locutus)
Apr 22nd, 2016 by gopher last post
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happy earth day
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Apr 22nd, 2016 by MHz last post
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Scientists Create Battery That Doesn’t Need To Be Replaced
Scientists at the University of California, Irvine announced Wednesday they created a new battery that can be recharged hundreds of thousands of times, effectively meaning it never has to be replaced. The research could lead to commercial batteries... (by Locutus)
Apr 22nd, 2016 by Angstrom last post
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The Ecuador earthquake
The recent destructive earthquake of Ecuador occurred on Saturday April 16/ 2016 It was of 7.8 degrees on Rechter: At least 577 people were killed and 2,500 people injured. The hardest-hit area was the coastal Manabi Province, where dozens and... (by selfsame)
Apr 15th, 2016 by darkbeaver last post
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What is Life? Meet Oscar
The Modular Body. What is life. Watch this first: Then check out the website: Modular body What are your first thoughts, reactions, fears. (by Twila)
Apr 14th, 2016 by petros last post
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100th anniversary of Migratory Bird Treaty
This year marks a special milestone in cross-border conservation: 2016 is the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty, signed on Aug. 16, 1916. Plans to celebrate this anniversary are underway. The Migratory Bird Treaty, and three others that... (by Mowich)
Apr 14th, 2016 by Curious Cdn last post
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England's only golden eagle feared dead
England's only resident golden eagle is feared to have died, wildlife chiefs have said. The bird, which occupied a site at Riggindale Valley, near Haweswater in the Lake District, has not been seen since before the turn of the year. An RSPB... (by Blackleaf)
Apr 14th, 2016 by Locutus last post
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Do tell
But the long-belated saga of the Minnesota Coronary Experiment may also make a broader point about how science gets done: it suggests just how difficult it can be for new evidence to see the light of day when it contradicts widely held theories. ... (by Locutus)
Apr 10th, 2016 by MHz last post
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What is there on Moon?
Moon has a day of 14 1/2 of our days, and its night is also 14 1/2 of our days. It has no atmosphere or water and there is no life on it. It has a large number of craters; and a thick layer of fluffy sand. It has a large number of mountains; and it... (by selfsame)
Apr 10th, 2016 by Johnnny last post
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SpaceX successfully lands its rocket on a floating drone ship
for the first time Its also the second time the company has pulled off a landing SpaceX has finally landed its Falcon 9 rocket on a drone ship at sea, after launching the vehicle into... (by Locutus)
Apr 9th, 2016 by MHz last post
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Earth Is Tipping Because of Climate Change
Earth Is Tipping Because of Climate Change The north pole is on the run. Although it can drift as much as 10 meters across a century, sometimes returning to near its origin, it has recently taken a sharp turn to the east. Climate change is the likely... (by mentalfloss)
Apr 7th, 2016 by lone wolf last post
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Navy Resumes Celestial Navigation Course
It's a scene straight out of a Tom Clancy novel. An adversary, seeking to gain the upper hand, manages to blind GPS satellites in a first strike. As alert levels rise and military leaders attempt to assess the situation, ships at sea must somehow get... (by Locutus)
Apr 6th, 2016 by damngrumpy last post
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New study recommends no more fossil fuel plants after 2017
New fossil fuel plants post-2017 risk 2C warming limit To avoid dangerous global warming, 2017 is the last year energy companies can build new coal, oil or gas-fired power plants. Thats the unpalatable finding in a new study by Oxford researchers,... (by mentalfloss)
Apr 6th, 2016 by Locutus last post
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One Step Closer to Blackouts
Y2Kyoto: State Of Anorexia Envirosa By Kate on April 6, 2016 7:25 AM ... (by Locutus)
Mar 27th, 2016 by Walter last post
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Scotland Shuts Down Last Coal Powered Plant
The Fife-based plant the biggest of its kind in Britain has been generating electricity for a quarter of Scottish homes for almost half a century but has bowed to a mixture of old age, rising transmission costs and higher taxes on carbon. Coal has... (by tay)
Mar 24th, 2016 by Locutus last post
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How Journalists Can Help Hold Scientists Accountable
Last May, when This American Life acknowledged that it had run a 23-minute-long segment premised on a fraudulent scientific study, America's most respected radio journalists did something strange: They declined to apologize for the error. "Our ... (by Locutus)
Mar 19th, 2016 by Curious Cdn last post
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Who was the subject of the latest Google Doodle?
Many people have probably been wondering who the woman looking through the telescope was in the latest Google Doodle. The woman was Caroline Herschel, who was the sister of British astronomer William Herschel, the man who discovered Uranus in 1781 as... (by Blackleaf)
Mar 17th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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'Green flash' meteor sighting reports across Britain
A bright meteor has been sighted in the early hours above Britain. Witnesses have described the object as a green flash moving south to north for a few seconds, leaving a magnesium-white trail. Sightings have been reported in locations including... (by Blackleaf)
Mar 16th, 2016 by MHz last post
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Many scientific “truths” are, in fact, false
or, more about the sound of settled popular science. ;-) In 2005, John Ioannidis, a professor of medicine at Stanford University, published a paper, Why most published research findings are false, mathematically showing that a huge number of... (by Locutus)
Mar 15th, 2016 by Curious Cdn last post
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Lost penguin spotted waddling along road in the Falklands
These amusing pictures appear to capture the moment a lost King Penguin tries to hitchhike back home. The lonesome bird was spotted trying to hitch a ride to the nearby penguin settlement in Teal Inlet, East Falkland, after it became separated from... (by Blackleaf)
Mar 12th, 2016 by MHz last post
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ExoMars mission: ‘13 years of British research strapped to massive bomb’
British scientists are facing a nail-biting wait ahead of next week's ExoMars mission launch, warning that 13 years of research is now strapped to a great big bomb. The huge proton rocket, which will take the spacecraft to the Red Planet, was... (by Blackleaf)
Mar 11th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Jurassica dinosaur museum 'will go ahead' despite founder's death
The trustees behind a proposed dinosaur-themed museum in a Dorset quarry have said it will go ahead despite the death of its founder. Michael Hanlon, the former science writer at the Daily Telegraph and, previously, the Daily Mail, who came up with... (by Blackleaf)
Mar 11th, 2016 by spaminator last post
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Meet Clawdette: The four-clawed lobster
Meet Clawdette: The four-clawed lobster THE ASSOCIATED PRESS First posted: Thursday, March 10, 2016 06:52 PM EST ... (by spaminator)
Mar 10th, 2016 by petros last post
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Plants are build by electric fields
Arthur Ramthun: Plant Electrotropism | EU2015 Posted on March 9, 2016 by sschirott Plant electrotropism is plant response to natural internal and external electrical forces. Voltage recordings done on a variety of ... (by darkbeaver)
Mar 10th, 2016 by Curious Cdn last post
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Is the west coast about to shake?
...and the emission probably isn't man-made (by lone wolf)
Mar 10th, 2016 by spaminator last post
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Ohio hospital performs first uterus transplant in the U.S.
Ohio hospital performs first uterus transplant in the U.S. REUTERS First posted: Friday, February 26, 2016 01:44 PM EST ... (by spaminator)
Mar 9th, 2016 by Curious Cdn last post
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Narnia's legendary white hart spotted on nature reserve
White stags have long featured in some of the best-known myths and legends, a magnificent yet elusive creature. King Arthur was left frustrated by his attempts to capture one, as were the Kings and Queens of Narnia, who chased the creature through... (by Blackleaf)
Mar 9th, 2016 by spaminator last post
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DNA test shows Vietnam twins had different fathers
DNA test shows Vietnam twins had different fathers THE ASSOCIATED PRESS First posted: Tuesday, March 08, 2016 10:07 PM EST ... (by spaminator)
Mar 8th, 2016 by Machjo last post
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World's blackest material just got even blacker
Back in 2014, a team of British researchers made headlines for producing the blackest material known to science. Called Vantablack, the material was so black, it absorbed all but 0.035 percent of visible light, which means to our eyes, it was ... (by Blackleaf)