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Photo Highlights of the Day -Monday - 15 December 2014
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, interesting, pictures, world )

Zora
- 2 days ago - theguardian.com
The Guardian's picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world, including a cafe siege in Sydney, political protests in Pakistan, and an unusual street scene from Tehran
100 Years of Bubonic Plague
Health & Wellness  (tags: world, treatment, safety, risks, prevention, protection, medicine, illness, humans, healthcare, health, disease, Bubonic Plague, infections, medicine )

Darren
- 2 days ago - scientificamerican.com
In the last century alone, researchers have described more than 1,000 cases of plague infections in the U.S.
'Super-Earth' Alien Planet Spotted By Ground-Based Telescope, a First
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, astronomy, discovery, history, humans, interesting, news, research, science, scientists, study, technology, world )

Caree
- 2 days ago - msn.com
Finding Earthlike planets beyond our solar system has largely been the work of space-based telescopes, but new observations from a remote island suggest that could change. Optical Telescope on La Palma observed a planet twice the size of Earth as it -
Oppose Extreme Anti-Protest Legislation in Spain - PLEASE SIGN
World  (tags: politics, terrorism, world, violence, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', conflict, ethics, freedoms, government )

Beverly
- 2 days ago - forcechange.com
The Spanish government claims that the bill will help ensure public security, but opponents say that it is a clear threat to freedom of speech and limits freedom of expression.
Climate Change Creates New Geography of Food
Environment  (tags: climate-change, nature, agriculture, world, wildlife, protection, environment, climatechange, globalwarming, destruction, humans, healthconditions )

Cal
- 3 days ago - ipsnews.net
The magnitude of the climate changes brought about by global warming and the alterations in rainfall patterns are modifying the geography of food production in the tropics, warned participants at the climate summit in the Peruvian capital.
Elusive GM Safety Evidence
Green Lifestyle  (tags: food, genetic engineering, GMOs, GMO testing, health, protection, world )

Kathy
- 3 days ago - gmfreescotland.blogspot.co.uk
A review of the scientific evidence on the relationship between GM crops and animal health has just been published. This carefully constructed search for a robust body of studies concluded that the task was "impossible" to do "properly" because of the fra
Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasies: The World's Most Ancient Trees - in Pictures
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, environment, world, wildlife, trees, pictures )

Zora
- 3 days ago - theguardian.com
From 4,000-year-old pines in California to Welsh yews carved into pulpits, photographer Beth Moon has spent 14 years travelling the globe in search of exquisite trees
Ebola: An Eyewitness Account From Sierra Leone, Dec. 7
Health & Wellness  (tags: world, treatment, study, society, safety, risks, prevention, medicine, illness, humans, health, interesting, disease, death, Ebola, Sierra Leone )

Darren
- 3 days ago - scientificamerican.com
DECEMBER 7, 2014: IN QUARANTINE When we arrive at the school in the village of Tambiama, a few people stand in a dirt yard behind a strip of red and white quarantine tape.
9 Embarrassing Revelations From the Sony Leak
Business  (tags: world, technology, society, politics, news, marketing, investments, humans, ethics, economy, dishonesty, corruption, corporate, business, embarrassing, revelations, Sony leak, Obama, race )

Darren
- 3 days ago - washingtonpost.com
A Sony exec cracks jokes about Obama's race, and eight more bruising revelations from the Sony leak
2014: International Year of Family Farming
Green Lifestyle  (tags: conservation, eco-friendly, environment, food, genetic engineering, GMOs, industrial farming, protection, Sustainabililty, world )

Kathy
- 3 days ago - wdm.org.uk
...as agriculture has become more concentrated in the hands of huge transnational agribusinesses, hunger rates have actually increased: from 788m in 1995 to 925m in 2010. Essentially, the problem is not production levels but how food is distributed...
Senate Passes Sweeping $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill
Business  (tags: world, usa, u.s., republicans, democrats, politics, obama, news, government, economy, money, finance, business, debt, senate $1.1 trillion, spending-bill, fiscal )

Darren
- 3 days ago - washingtonpost.com
The Senate approved a sweeping $1.1 trillion spending bill Saturday night to fund most of the federal government through the next fiscal year.
Peru Outraged After Greenpeace Makes Its Mark and Defaces Nazca Ancient Site
Environment  (tags: activists, crime, culture, climate-change, conservation, destruction, environment, government, habitat, humans, protection, world )

Caree
- 3 days ago - nytimes.com
An expression of concern by the environmental group Greenpeace about the carbon footprint was marred this week by real footprints -- in a fragile, and restricted, landscape near the Nazca lines, ancient man-made designs etched in the Peruvian desert.
2 Futures Can Explain Time's Mysterious Past
Science & Tech  (tags: world, study, space, scientists, science, research, news, investigation, humans, astronomy, cosmology, future, time, past, theory, big bang, parallel universe )

Darren
- 4 days ago - scientificamerican.com
New theories suggest the big bang was not the beginning, and that we may live in the past of a parallel universe
DNA Laureate James Watson's Nobel Medal Sells for $4.1 Million
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, study, society, scientists, science, research, news, humans, discovery, DNA, Laureate, James Watson, Nobel Medal, sells, $4.1 Million, donmate, auction, research )

Darren
- 4 days ago - scientificamerican.com
Watson says he will donate some proceeds form the auction to support research

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