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Jan 28th, 2016 by Curious Cdn last post
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Are wind and solar energy already competitive with fossil fuels?
We constantly hear how solar and wind energy is already cheaper than fossil fuels. A few months ago, Bloomberg Business declared that wind power is now the cheapest electricity to produce in both Germany and the U.K., even without government subsidies.... (by Locutus)
Jan 27th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Hundreds of rare cider apples preserved in West Country
Hundreds of varieties of rare cider apples are being planted across England after being donated to the National Trust by a collector. The Netherton Late Blower, Slack-ma-Girdle and Billy Down Pippin are among the National Cider Collection grown... (by Blackleaf)
Jan 27th, 2016 by petros last post
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Top Canada watchdog worried about pesticide linked to bee deaths
Top Canada watchdog worried about pesticide linked to bee deaths Reuters First posted: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 01:32 PM EST | Updated: ... (by spaminator)
Jan 24th, 2016 by Locutus last post
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We Don't Need No Stinking Giant Fans
because we don't. We Don't Need No Stinking Giant Fans - Small Dead Animals The entire rationale for wind turbines is to stop global warming by reducing... (by Locutus)
Jan 24th, 2016 by damngrumpy last post
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'Solid evidence' for 9th planet in solar system: Scientists
'Solid evidence' for 9th planet in solar system: Scientists Marcia Dunn, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS First posted: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 12:15 PM EST ... (by spaminator)
Jan 24th, 2016 by SLM last post
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Three dead sperm whales found on Lincolnshire beach
Three dead sperm whales found washed up on a beach in Lincolnshire are "believed to be from the same pod" as a whale which died at Hunstanton, Norfolk. HM Coastguard said two of the whales were found on a beach near Skegness at about 20:30 GMT on... (by Blackleaf)
Jan 24th, 2016 by B00Mer last post
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The World’s Most Powerful Climate Change Supercomputer Powers Up
The World’s Most Powerful Climate Change Supercomputer Powers Up www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSbRLm9slhA NWSC is the result of a partnership between the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, the State of Wyoming, the University of Wyoming… ... (by B00Mer)
Jan 24th, 2016 by spaminator last post
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Scientists from Calgary, California and Japan say zebra stripes not for camouflage
Scientists from Calgary, California and Japan say zebra stripes not for camouflage David Blackwell First posted: Sunday, January 24, 2016 12:23 AM EST ... (by spaminator)
Jan 22nd, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Cambridgeshire plesiosaur 'sea monster' could be 'new species'
A Jurassic "sea monster" found in Cambridgeshire could prove to be a new species of plesiosaur, scientists said. Oxford archaeologists discovered the 165 million-year-old reptile bones at Must Farm quarry near Whittlesey. Carl Harrison and his team... (by Blackleaf)
Jan 22nd, 2016 by spaminator last post
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Plain-talking scientific paper says 100 types of bug likely share your home
Plain-talking scientific paper says 100 types of bug likely share your home TOM SPEARS, POSTMEDIA NETWORK First posted: Thursday, January 21, 2016 08:31 AM EST ... (by spaminator)
Jan 21st, 2016 by spaminator last post
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Scientists ID new genus of tree frogs long thought extinct
Scientists ID new genus of tree frogs long thought extinct THE ASSOCIATED PRESS First posted: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 03:18 PM EST |... (by spaminator)
Jan 20th, 2016 by Curious Cdn last post
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Hawking: New science likely to threaten human survival
Hawking: New science likely to threaten human survival THE ASSOCIATED PRESS First posted: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 03:12 PM EST | Updated:... (by spaminator)
Jan 20th, 2016 by spaminator last post
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Astronaut nurses zinnia to bloom in space
Astronaut nurses zinnia to bloom in space Marcia Dunn, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS First posted: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 01:38 PM EST | Updated:... (by spaminator)
Jan 19th, 2016 by Ludlow last post
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Saudi Arabian Doom
US Officers Killed in Yemeni Missile Attack Saudi Coalition The Yemeni army and popular forces' missile attack on a Saudi-led command center in Ma'rib killed over 120 mercenaries, including the Saudi, UAE and US officers. "The... (by darkbeaver)
Jan 17th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Giant worms discovered on remote UK island
It sounds like the stuff of nightmares – giant earthworms that, if left alone, keep growing and growing to the size of a baby snake. But this is no bad dream – scientists working on the Isle of Rum, off the coast of Scotland, have found the biggest... (by Blackleaf)
Jan 17th, 2016 by Curious Cdn last post
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Rare 'hair ice' discovered in UK woodland
National park rangers have found a rare form of ice covering dozens of pieces of dead wood in woodland near Callander. The "hair ice" is a highly unusual type of frost that needs a very particular set of conditions to form. Suzanne Humphris, a... (by Blackleaf)
Jan 17th, 2016 by EagleSmack last post
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Nevada Solar Industry Collapses After Subsidy Cuts & Solar Tax
After Nevadas governor yanked solar power subsidies for customers, Elon Musks mega-solar panel company SolarCity decided to make good on its threat to drop 550 energy... (by Locutus)
Jan 16th, 2016 by spaminator last post
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Jihadists, read this:
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Jan 15th, 2016 by darkbeaver last post
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whole lotta shakin
Vancouver is threatened with a quake. Fox Creek fracking operation closed indefinitely after earthquake Tags: SCIENCE/HEALTH/CLIMATE/NATURE (by darkbeaver)
Jan 15th, 2016 by darkbeaver last post
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Scientists spot brightest supernova yet, outshines Milky Way
Scientists spot brightest supernova yet, outshines Milky Way Marcia Dunn, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS First posted: Thursday, January 14, 2016 04:41 PM EST ... (by spaminator)
Jan 15th, 2016 by spaminator last post
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Beach bums beware: Poisonous snakes wash up on California beaches
Beach bums beware: Poisonous snakes wash up on California beaches Washington Post First posted: Thursday, January 14, 2016 02:27 PM EST |... (by spaminator)
Jan 9th, 2016 by Curious Cdn last post
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New Elements
Make Room at the Periodic Table: Four New Elements Have Been Born | The American Spectator (by Walter)
Jan 8th, 2016 by Cliffy last post
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Marks of the Anthropocene: 7 signs we have made our own epoch
Even if humanity is long gone in tens of millions of years, there will still be a clear sign of us and the way we lived left preserved in our planets geological... (by Cliffy)
Jan 8th, 2016 by B00Mer last post
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Rare galaxy has 2 black holes, one unusually slim and 'naked'
Rare galaxy has 2 black holes, one unusually slim and 'naked' THE ASSOCIATED PRESS First posted: Tuesday, January 05, 2016 03:28 PM EST |... (by spaminator)
Jan 7th, 2016 by Twila last post
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Koko the gorilla is the voice of Nature at COP21
Koko, the gorilla that can talk with humans, was recently informed of what was at stake during the world's climate-related summit. Edited for brevity and continuity, this is how she responded. (via Noé) (by Cliffy)
Jan 6th, 2016 by Johnnny last post
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5 supersize stars found in other galaxies
5 supersize stars found in other galaxies THE ASSOCIATED PRESS First posted: Wednesday, January 06, 2016 08:01 PM EST | Updated: ... (by spaminator)
Jan 6th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Heavy metal: Campaign is launched to get newly discovered element named after Lemmy
A campaign has been launched to name one of the four newly discovered elements in honour of dead Mötorhead rocker Ian 'Lemmy' Kilmister. Fans are hoping Lemmy's name will live on, not only in their hearts, but also in the periodic table. Now that's... (by Blackleaf)
Jan 6th, 2016 by Locutus last post
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Understanding E = mc2
'Renewables' are not shackled by lack of innovation, they are shackled by the math. Perhaps the way to understand the significance of Einstein’s equation is to compare it to another equation, the formula for kinetic energy: ... (by Locutus)
Jan 3rd, 2016 by petros last post
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Ascension Island to become marine reserve
The British government is to create a marine reserve almost as big as the UK in the Atlantic waters of Ascension Island, which is part of the British Overseas Territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha. Just over half of the protected... (by Blackleaf)
Dec 31st, 2015 by Tecumsehsbones last post
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N.Y. woman beats drunken-driving charges with odd claim: Her body is a brewery
N.Y. woman beats drunken-driving charges with odd claim: Her body is a brewery Mary Esch, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS First posted: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 06:39 PM EST ... (by spaminator)
Dec 31st, 2015 by spaminator last post
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Giant squid
A giant squid was seen in shallow coastal waters off Japan. An incredibly rare video shows a giant squid swimming along the marina at Japan's Toyama Bay on Christmas Eve. A fearless diver swam in close proximity and captured this incredible video... (by Locutus)
Dec 30th, 2015 by Ron in Regina last post
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This Incredible Injectable Material Could Fix Broken Bones
Wouldnt it be great if we didnt have to wait months for broken bones to heal, trapped in bulky casts for what seems like forever? Perhaps were steadily creeping towards such an ideal future, with promising developments in materials science. A team... (by Locutus)
Dec 30th, 2015 by Danbones last post
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World's lakes are warming surprisingly quickly due to climate change
World's lakes are warming surprisingly quickly due to climate change Lakes around the world are warming surprisingly quickly due to climate change, threatening the global water supply. And lakes in Canada are some of the fastest-warming in the world, a... (by mentalfloss)
Dec 29th, 2015 by darkbeaver last post
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Fossil hunters flock to Jurassic Coast after cliff fall
A landslide on a Dorset beach has attracted dozens of fossil hunters in search of relics. Some 200 enthusiasts combed the beach in the village of Charmouth, on the fossil-rich Jurassic Coast, collecting scores of ammonite fossils. The... (by Blackleaf)
Dec 29th, 2015 by Retired_Can_Soldier last post
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What Canada agreed to in Paris
What Canada agreed to in Paris On Saturday, the governments of 195 countries signed on to a new climate deal called the Paris Agreement.... (by B00Mer)
Dec 29th, 2015 by darkbeaver last post
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New contagious form of cancer discovered
cool Contagious cancers may not be as rare as thought, say scientists who have discovered a second transmissible cancer in Tasmanian devils - small dog-sized ferocious carnivores found in the Australian island state of Tasmania. Transmissible... (by Locutus)
Dec 28th, 2015 by spaminator last post
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Is crumb rubber Toxic Turf?
Dec. 27, 2015 Instead of dirt, on as many as 12,000 athletic fields across the country, is a synthetic material called black crumb rubber. For years, many athletes, parents and environmental groups have raised questions about potential links between... (by Locutus)
Dec 27th, 2015 by Locutus last post
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The World’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions in One Graphic
interactive and more: The World's Greenhouse Gas Emissions in One Graphic | Climate Central (by Locutus)
Dec 25th, 2015 by IdRatherBeSkiing last post
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British couple clone their dead Dog for $275,000
A couple has forked out $275,000 to be the first in Britain to clone their dead dog. Laura Jacques and Richard Remde were devastated when their Boxer, Dylan, died of a heart attack in June, aged eight. They enlisted the help of South Korean biotech... (by tay)
Dec 24th, 2015 by CDNBear last post
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World CO2 emissions, by the numbers. You'll be hard put to find Canada on it
World CO2 emissions, by the numbers. You'll be hard put to find Canada on it (by B00Mer)
Dec 24th, 2015 by CDNBear last post
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"Bizarre": SEE what's REALLY in the Paris climate agreement
"Bizarre": SEE what's REALLY in the Paris climate agreement I forced myself to read the agreement that came out of the Paris COP21 global warming conference, so I could report the details to you. www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDd5Z0S0e64 One thing I... (by B00Mer)
Dec 22nd, 2015 by JLM last post
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happy first day of winter happy winter solstice
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Dec 21st, 2015 by darkbeaver last post
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Landmark Study Confirms Marijuana Extract Obliterates Seizures in Epileptic Children
Landmark Study Confirms Marijuana Extract Obliterates Seizures in Epileptic Children By: ActivistPost By Justin Gardner The annual meeting of the American Epilepsy Society took place in early December, where the... (by darkbeaver)
Dec 19th, 2015 by Danbones last post
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Scientist who discovered that GMO's cause tumors wins lawsuit
A court has ruled that French Professor Gilles-Eric Séralini was correct when he concluded that GMO food, when fed to rats, caused serious health problems including tumors.... (by Cliffy)
Dec 16th, 2015 by IdRatherBeSkiing last post
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RCA Student Invents Artificial Leaf that Can Produce Oxygen
RCA Student Invents Artificial Leaf that Can Produce Oxygen The synthetic material can photosynthesize and survive at zero gravity, creating new opportunities for space exploration Vashti Hallissey ... (by Cliffy)