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WALSH: Quit The Hysterics. America Is Responsible For Almost None Of The Plastic In The Ocean....
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There is nothing wrong with trying to cut down on waste. There is nothing wrong with trying to cut down on the amount of straws we use. But when you use fake statistics to whip up hysteria, and you indulge in extreme exaggeration and blatant falsehood, an
By ceres on 2018-07-26 15:46 UTC
Discovered: a huge liquid water lake beneath the southern pole of Mars...
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Mars' south polar cap, as seen from Mars Global Surveyor. Buried beneath, we now know, is a lake of liquid water. NASA/JPL/MSSS We now know that there is permanent liquid water on Mars, according to a paper published today in the journal Science. This
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-07-25 14:25 UTC
Ancient people farmed the Amazon 4,500 years ago ... and they did it better than we do...
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The jungle wasn't untouched rainforest after all.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-07-24 22:37 UTC
Radioactive Traces from the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Found in California Wine...
A group of French nuclear physicists tested 18 bottles of California's ros and cabernet sauvignon and found that the wines produced after the disaster had increased levels of a man-made radioactive particle.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-07-23 15:06 UTC
Earth's Neighboring Exoplanet Ross 128 B Has Perfect Conditions To Support Life: Study...
By studying the host star of Ross 128 b, researchers determined the exoplanet is a rocky world with temperate. This means that it potentially has liquid water on the surface.
By ceres on 2018-07-19 18:21 UTC
Drink coffee, live longer ... even for those who drink a lot...
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The study however failed to dispel concerns about heavy coffee drinking, especially for people with genetic variants that affect caffeine metabolism. It was suspected that people who metabolize coffee more slowly might have a higher risk of cardiovascular-related problems.
By ceres on 2018-07-19 18:16 UTC, Edited: 2018-07-19 18:20 UTC
Arctic Circle Burns As Record Heat Broils Northern Europe...
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An intense heat wave is fueling wildfires across an enormous section of northern Europe, with at least 11 wildfires raging within the Arctic Circle.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-07-19 18:08 UTC
10 more moons discovered around Jupiter, one is an oddball...
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In a rather notable finding, astronomers have discovered 10 new moons orbiting Jupiter, bringing its total satellites to a whopping 79 - by far the most moons found orbiting any planet. Among the 10
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-07-19 08:13 UTC
Move over Hubble. This sharp pic of Neptune was taken from Earth...
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A new strategy at the Very Large Telescope lets astronomers take space telescopequality pictures from the ground.
By ceres on 2018-07-18 17:59 UTC
Search for 'Planet X' Reveals 12 New Moons of Jupiter --"Including One Weirdo"...
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"Jupiter just happened to be in the sky near the search fields where we were looking for extremely distant Solar System objects, so we were serendipitously able to look for new moons around Jupiter while at the same time looking...
By ceres on 2018-07-18 17:58 UTC
Are teens giving themselves ADHD?...
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A new study from California has found that teens with high levels of media use are more likely to show ADHD symptoms.
By ceres on 2018-07-18 17:58 UTC
Sugar improves memory in over-60s, helping them work smarter...
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Sugar improves memory in older adults -- and makes them more motivated to perform difficult tasks at full capacity -- according to new research.
By ceres on 2018-07-18 17:57 UTC
Astronomers accidentally discover a dozen new moons around Jupiter...
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Astronomers oftentimes have to look very, very carefully for something that they believe exists in a certain spot in space. Whether that be an exoplanet orbiting a distant star or perhaps a still-u...
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-07-17 23:09 UTC
5,000 percent increase in native trees on rat-free palmyra atoll...
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New research demonstrates dramatic positive benefits for native trees following rat removal at Palmyra Atoll, a magnificent National Wildlife Refuge and natural research laboratory located about 1000 miles south of Hawaii. For five native tree species, in
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-07-17 22:27 UTC
Elon Musk's "pedo" comment wipes $2bn off Tesla's value...
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After Tesla CEO Elon Musk baselessly accused British cave diver and Thai cave rescue hero Vern Unsworth of being a pedo, Tesla shares fell by 2.75% on Monday, knocking almost $2bn off the company's va
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-07-17 07:06 UTC
Researchers engineer bacteria to create fertilizer out of thin air...
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In the future, plants will be able to create their own fertilizer. Farmers will no longer need to buy and spread fertilizer for their crops, and increased food production will benefit billions of people around the world, who might otherwise go hungry.
By ceres on 2018-07-16 20:40 UTC
CRISPR gene editing produces unwanted DNA deletions...
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DNA-cutting enzyme used for genetic modification can create large deletions and shuffle genes.
By ceres on 2018-07-16 20:12 UTC
Archaeologists discover bread that predates agriculture by 4,000 years...
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At an archaeological site in northeastern Jordan, researchers have discovered the charred remains of a flatbread baked by hunter-gatherers 14,400 years ago. It is the oldest direct evidence of bread found to date, predating the advent of agriculture by at
By ceres on 2018-07-16 20:11 UTC
You can soon go to space for $200,000: Details here...
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Commercial space travel just moved one step closer to reality. While sci-fi visions of traversing the vastness of space is still a while away, starting next year, willing customers will be able to ta
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-07-13 10:45 UTC
Nearby Planet Ross 128b Likely Has A Temperate Climate, May Be Fit To Accommodate Life...
When Ross 128b was first discovered last fall, the Earth-sized exoplanet was hailed as a primary candidate in the search for alien life. Located a mere 11 light-years away from our home planet, Ross 128b practically lies on our cosmic doorstep and is, in
By ceres on 2018-07-13 03:33 UTC
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