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A place to discuss alternate theories such as paranormal phenomena, UFO sightings, cryptozoology, etc.
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Feb 22nd, 2006 by cyberclark last post
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Coal Bed Methane, chrome on top deadly below.
Coal bed methane to days news Alberta is planning on using our dwindling fresh water to force the gas out of the coal bed. When you look at these two things together one has to wonder why the privatized water lines and who is going to pay! A... (by cyberclark)
Feb 20th, 2006 by I think not last post
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Who's Afraid of CO2?
For the past 10 years, carbon dioxide (CO2) has gotten a bad rap. Despite the fact that 95 percent of the CO2 emitted each year is produced by nature (see Figure I), environmentalists started referring to CO2 as a pollutant in 1988 after some scientists... (by I think not)
Feb 19th, 2006 by Karlin last post
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Earth is too crowded for Utopia
The global population is higher than the Earth can sustain, argues the Director of the British Antarctic Survey in the first of a series of environmental opinion pieces on the BBC News website entitled The Green Room. Solving environmental problems such... (by I think not)
Feb 19th, 2006 by Blackleaf last post
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Predators 'drove human evolution'
Predators 'drove human evolution' By Paul Rincon BBC News science reporter, St Louis "Good, Lord! We appear to be dinner, Old Chap. Still, never mind, Old Boy. Fancy... (by Blackleaf)
Feb 17th, 2006 by missile last post
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The Sonic Teenager Deterrent.
The Sonic Teenager Deterrent is an alarm that fits onto the sides of buildings that goes off when roudy, drunken teenagers are in the neighbourhood. But only teenagers and young people can hear it - the older people and elderly in the neighbourhood... (by Blackleaf)
Feb 16th, 2006 by Denis last post
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Blair wants single, EU-wide electricity grid.
Generation gap Tony Blair's plan for an EU-wide power grid has won the support of one of Europe's top power executives. It could lead to a single market for Europe's electricity, writes David Gow Thursday February 16, 2006 Tony Blair has... (by Blackleaf)
Feb 15th, 2006 by jeckgo last post
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Slime mould used to create first robot run by living cells.
Slime mould used to create first robot run by living cells Alok Jha, science correspondent Wednesday February 15, 2006 The Guardian Ever worried that the terrifying cyborgs that fill sci-fi stories might one day become a reality? Perhaps the... (by Blackleaf)
Feb 13th, 2006 by I think not last post
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Hydrogen Power Plant
CARSON - BP and Edison International said Friday they plan to team up on a $1 billion hydrogen-fueled power plant in southern California. The plant, near the BP refinery in Carson 20 miles (32 km) south of Los Angeles, would come online by 2011 and... (by I think not)
Feb 13th, 2006 by I think not last post
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Bald Eagle Closer to Coming Off List
WASHINGTON - The American bald eagle, after battling back from the threat of extinction because of habitat loss and DDT, took another step Monday toward coming off the endangered species list. The... (by I think not)
Feb 12th, 2006 by Haggis McBagpipe last post
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The invasion of the mitten crabs.
Ian Sample, science correspondent Wednesday February 8, 2006 The Guardian A Chinese mitten crab. Photograph: Newcastle University/PA Britain's waterways are... (by Blackleaf)
Feb 12th, 2006 by Blackleaf last post
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Spinosaurus towers over T-rex.
Spinosaurus towers over T-rex Paul Owen Wednesday February 8, 2006 Fearsome: At 55 feet (17 metres) long, the Spinosaurus was larger even than T-Rex. A gigantic dinosaur has put the... (by Blackleaf)
Feb 9th, 2006 by NickFun last post
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Eureka! Lost manuscript found in cupboard.
Eureka! Lost manuscript found in cupboard Royal Society fears losing 1m minutes at auction Handwritten papers chart birth of modern science Ian Sample, science correspondent Thursday February 9, 2006 The Guardian (by Blackleaf)
Feb 8th, 2006 by razorgrade last post
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Peak oil.
This is a major concern in my life over the last couple years and i'm already preparing, and I can offer a lot of help to those who want it. Please read the basic article on this page if you... (by Alberta'sfinest)
Feb 7th, 2006 by Karlin last post
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Bush State of the Union speach - Nod to Alternative Energy??
I was surprised to hear Bush say that the USA should wean itself off oil. That might have rankled his supporters, the ones with the deep pockets who depend on the USA's continued protection and huge amounts of "corporate welfare" , the oil execs. ... (by Karlin)
Feb 5th, 2006 by unclepercy last post
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Careful not to catch a fat gut.
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Feb 1st, 2006 by thulin last post
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UK ranked fifth best in world green list
UK ranked fifth best in world green list International league table headed by New Zealand Report stirs controversy among environmentalists John Vidal, environment editor Tuesday January 24, 2006 The Guardian (by Blackleaf)
Jan 31st, 2006 by I think not last post
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Environmentalists sue Canada
VANCOUVER, Canada (AFP) - In a last-ditch bid to save western Canada's spotted owls, the emblem of North America's environmental movement, nature lovers are suing the federal government in court to force action. A coalition of four environmental... (by I think not)
Jan 25th, 2006 by Jersay last post
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Earth-like Planet found 28,000 light years away
Astronomers announced today the discovery of what is possibly the smallest planet known outside our solar system orbiting a normal star. ADVERTISEMENT Its orbit is farther from its host star than Earth is from the Sun. Most known extrasolar planets... (by Jersay)
Jan 23rd, 2006 by #juan last post
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Man creates flying saucer in his garden shed.
This is a typically British way of doing things. To create their own flying saucers, the Americans would have built a multi-trillion dollar building somewhere in the desert of Nevada, with signs warning the public to "Keep Out" and guarded by armed... (by Blackleaf)
Jan 22nd, 2006 by Timetrvlr last post
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Algae - like a breath mint for smokestacks
from the January 11, 2006 edition Algae - like a breath mint for smokestacks By Mark Clayton | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor Great article on a new method of removing carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide from smokestack emissions.... (by Timetrvlr)
Jan 21st, 2006 by I think not last post
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Environmental Sabotage
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 - A federal grand jury in Eugene, Ore., has indicted 11 people on charges that they committed acts of domestic terrorism on behalf of two shadowy environmental groups, the Earth Liberation Front and the Animal Liberation Front. ... (by I think not)
Jan 20th, 2006 by Basic last post
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Pluto probe launched!
It's on its way! Check out a summary here: Should arrive in about 10 years. I am really interested to see how this thing goes. (by Basic)
Jan 20th, 2006 by Blackleaf last post
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£100m laser project will mimic nuclear explosion.
100m laser project will mimic nuclear explosion Aldermaston plan seen as vital because of test ban Critics demand inquiry, fearing new weapons Ian Sample, science correspondent Friday January 20, 2006 The Guardian (by Blackleaf)
Jan 20th, 2006 by Finder last post
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Environmental Preservation Thread
Go to www.davidsuzuki.org and take the one-tonne challenge. If the Conservatives do get in then at least we can help save the environment ourselves. At least until the Greens get into power. Lol! (by Basic)
Jan 19th, 2006 by Basic last post
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Science not pseudo-science needed
In this whole global warming debate, the evidence has been cherry picked to 'prove' a position rather than to arrive at a rational conclusion; today: This means what? Actually... (by Calberty)
Jan 19th, 2006 by I think not last post
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Global Warming - "We are past the point of no return&q 1 Attachment(s)
The author has written a book, and it tells the truth of global warming - we had plenty of warning and did not act. I believed in the 1970's that the emissions would be a problem,... (by Karlin)
Jan 18th, 2006 by I think not last post
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Further delay for Pluto mission
The US space agency, Nasa has delayed the launch of its New Horizons mission to Pluto until Thursday, following a power cut at a key operations centre. The lift-off from Cape Canaveral in Florida was originally scheduled for Tuesday, but high winds... (by I think not)
Jan 12th, 2006 by khedira last post
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Khedira/H.B.R.C. : Appel aux scientifiques pour lutter contr
Khedira/H.B.R.C. : Appel aux scientifiques pour lutter contre un système d'espionnage permettant de contrôler à distance un être humain (H.B.R.C.) Hammamet (Tunisie), 05 janvier 2006 Madame/Monsieur, Je lance un appel aux scientifiques... (by khedira)
Jan 11th, 2006 by missile last post
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Going Solar in the Snow
World Changing By Jamais Cascio When we talk about home solar, we regularly hear assertions that it's fine for people living in regions that are (mostly) sunny year-round, but not a good investment for people living in places that get a lot of snow in... (by Timetrvlr)
Jan 9th, 2006 by Blackleaf last post
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The Ascender Spaceplane.
The test model on its inaugural flight. The... (by Blackleaf)
Jan 8th, 2006 by manda last post
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Global warming a damp squib
Ian Plimer: Global warming a damp squib January 05, 2006 HEAT, bushfires. Just another Australian summer, some hotter, some wetter, some cooler, some drier. As per usual, the northern hemisphere freezes and the blame game is in overdrive. At the... (by I think not)
Jan 3rd, 2006 by Jo Canadian last post
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A fun day out for all the creationists.
A fun day out for all the creationists James Russell Monday January 2, 2006 The Guardian Do you have doubts about Darwin? Does the Big Bang leave you cold? Then why not pay a visit to Noah's Ark Zoo Farm, the UK's premier creationist... (by Blackleaf)
Jan 3rd, 2006 by Timetrvlr last post
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The Hydrogen Economy
The Hydrogen Economy by Jeremy Rifkin January 3, 2006 We are in the early stages of an historic change in the way we organize the earth's energy. The Industrial Age, which began with the carrying of coal from Newcastle several hundred years... (by Timetrvlr)
Jan 3rd, 2006 by the caracal kid last post
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American water shortages
Pressure to export fresh water likely to grow as U.S. shortages increase -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- at 12:49 on January 1, 2006, EST. By DENNIS BUECKERT OTTAWA (CP) - There was an edge of... (by Jersay)
Jan 3rd, 2006 by Timetrvlr last post
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Canada's Energy Future?
I see that we already have a Peak Oil thread going. I'd like to start a discussion of a larger issue as I see it, the World Energy Crisis of which Peak Oil is a part. Every country is facing an energy crisis now, some are more desperate than others to... (by Timetrvlr)
Jan 3rd, 2006 by I think not last post
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Nasa team sees explosion on Moon
Nasa scientists have witnessed a rare explosion on the Moon, caused by a "meteoroid" slamming into it. The blast was equal in energy to about 70kg of TNT and was seen near... (by I think not)
Jan 1st, 2006 by I think not last post
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Einstein’s revolution enters second century
Just after the turn of the century, scientists knew that their fundamental theories weren't quite right they just didn't... (by I think not)
Dec 31st, 2005 by bhoour last post
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Cleaning up the Great Lakes
CHICAGO (AP) - A partnership of federal, state and local officials proposed a 15-year, $20 billion US plan Monday for cleaning up the Great Lakes, the source of drinking water for 30 million people and a vital link in the country's shipping network. ... (by I think not)
Dec 29th, 2005 by Timetrvlr last post
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Inauguration of a New Hydrogen Filling Station in Singapore
Singapore Renewable Energy Initiative The Government of Singapore has implemented a plan to develop alternative energy. With the best environmental track record among Asian countries, Singapore wants to maintain its position as South-East Asia's... (by Timetrvlr)
Dec 23rd, 2005 by Summer last post
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Peak oil news update
Excellent article about peak oil below. Not only have big oil companies not built any new refineries in the past few decades, they have also not built any new big oil tankers. This is because they know the amount of oil out there is at a peak. Oil... (by dumpthemonarchy)
Dec 21st, 2005 by Timetrvlr last post
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Honda Solar
World Changing By Jamais Cascio-December 20, 2005 10:40 AM Honda Motor Company announced yesterday that it would soon begin manufacturing thin-film solar cells, building a new production facility on the site of a current auto factory. Because the... (by Timetrvlr)
Dec 21st, 2005 by Timetrvlr last post
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Global warming 'past the point of no return'
By Steve Connor, Science Editor Published: 16 September 2005 A record loss of sea ice in the Arctic this summer has convinced scientists that the northern hemisphere may have crossed a critical threshold beyond which the climate may never recover.... (by mrmom2)
Dec 21st, 2005 by Karlin last post
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Global Warming - Wind Farm Killed by US Congress
A great start, a certain reduction in greenhouse gasses emissions. Economically sound, profitable, less intrustion than oil rigs. This viable project that would be the kind of answer we need to... (by Karlin)
Dec 20th, 2005 by Ocean Breeze last post
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Saturn, Neptune, their moons and beyond.
Anyone else out there fascinated about the Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn's moon Titan? If you are interested go to. Here Titan is the largest moon of Saturn, the second largest in the Solar System (after Ganymede of Jupiter). It was discovered by... (by no1important)
Dec 20th, 2005 by pastafarian last post
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New life-forms created with artificial DNA
New life-forms created with artificial DNA By Robert S. Boyd December 18, 2005 (by Paranoid Dot Calm)