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Scientists Urge UK Govt to Ditch 'Dysfunctional' GMO Regulations
Offbeat  (tags: GMO, Health, Law, Politics, Science, Security, UK )

Ray
- 528 days ago - rt.com
There is no evidence that GM crops are more dangerous than conventionally farmed food, a group of scientists allegedly linked to the biotech industry have advised UK PM David Cameron. Critics say the group is funded by the GM lobby.
Young Changemakers Will Work for Play
Offbeat  (tags: americans, child, children, ethics, family, freedoms, health, interesting, GoodNews, goodnews, safety, society, usa, exercise, safety, science, unusual, humans )

JL
- 750 days ago - kaboom.org
Throughout the history of the play movement, some children have worked extra hard in the name of the play. The stories of these young play heroes will make you smile, if not jump for joy:
10 Signs Your Kitty Actually Loves You
Offbeat  (tags: unusual, interesting, animals, treatment, safety, risks, science, healthcare, health, family, Body-Mind-Spirit, cats, pets )

Kelly
- 760 days ago - care2.com
Ever wondered if your kitty really loves you? From finicky to feisty, our feline friends aren't always the easiest to read. Unlike dogs who make their affection for us loud and clear, cats have far less obvious ways of communicating how they feel.
A National Treasure Faces a Changing Climate (Slideshow Popup)
Offbeat  (tags: climate-change, climatechange, destruction, environment, conservation, protection, science, research, greenhousegases, unusual, news, pictures, photos, americans )

JL
- 799 days ago - secure2.edf.org
Millions of Americans visit Monticello every year. A national treasure with a history as complicated as America's own, Monticello was built by Thomas Jefferson on land he inherited from his father at age 26. There, he found an outlet for one of his great
Should Dolphin-Assisted Childbirth Be Legal?
Offbeat  (tags: dolphin-assisted, childbirth, dolphins, dangerous, invasion, risks, safety, women, babies, science, society )

Barb
- 813 days ago - takepart.com
A North Carolina couple's decision to fly to Hawaii so they can experience a "dolphin-assisted birth" has made worldwide headlines and earned them almost universal scorn by scientists, the press, and the public. It's a bad idea for the dolphins, most peop
Video: Seagrass Beds, the Prairie of the Sea: In the Grass (St. Joe Bay)   video
Offbeat  (tags: ecosystems, conservation, environment, water, Sustainabililty, science, oceans, nature, wildlife, wildlife, pictures, animals, interesting )

JL
- 851 days ago - youtube.com
Gammarus mucronatus, shrimp-like crustaceans, feed on the algae that grow on seagrasses. Without these tiny grazers, the seagrass beds that serve as nurseries for various species would be covered in algae
NASA's Original Want Ad for Astronaut
Offbeat  (tags: wanted add, NASA, astronaut, interesting, humans, science, space )

Giana
- 867 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Wanted: Human being willing to be strapped into highly combustible spaceship filled with thousands of gallons of rocket fuel. Must be willing to commute into space.
Slideshow:Mississippi National River and Recreation Area
Offbeat  (tags: science, pictures, interesting, americans, society, protection )

JL
- 870 days ago - npca.org
The mighty Mississippi is one of the largest and most fabled rivers in the country and home to seven national parks--but only the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area was specifically created to share the history & science of the river itself.
Video: College Kid Forced To Remind Know-It-All Economist That He's Actually Not A Scientist
Offbeat  (tags: economy, dishonesty, cover-up, ethics, abuse, americans, goodnews, GoodNews, usa, propaganda, lies, media, politics, education, society, rights, science, funny, interesting, protection, safety, culture, children, news )

JL
- 870 days ago - upworthy.com
Stephen Moore, libertarian economist and Wall Street Journal columnist learned the hard way that spin doesn't work in the face of facts.
Video:'Don't Frack My Mother'
Offbeat  (tags: climate, conservation, destruction, ecosystems, endangered, energy, environment, habitat, government, habitatdestruction, healthconditions, nature, humans, politics, pollution, protection, science, research, Sustainabililty, wildlife, water, arts, ethics )

JL
- 890 days ago - thenation.com
One of the hippest and most amusing videos you'll watch this year might also be the most important. In a new star-studded anti-fracking spot released today, Sean Lennon and Yoko Ono, the forces behind Artists Against Fracking,
Energy in Depth Shows Truth of Promised Land
Offbeat  (tags: climate, conservation, destruction, environment, energy, healthconditions, nature, pollution, water, research, science, politics, protection, safety, society, performance, ethics, arts, business )

JL
- 938 days ago - earthworksaction.org
It's no surprise the gas industry doesn't care for Focus Feature's new movie Promised Land.
The Controversy Over This Documentary Is Likely to Burn Very, Very Hot
Offbeat  (tags: radia-active, energy, environment, Sustainabililty, politics, pollution, protection, science, research, arts, news, technology, society, protection, ethics, environment, performance, safety, unusual )

JL
- 949 days ago - takepart.com
Veteran filmmaker Robert Stone's 'Pandora's Promise' argues that new nuclear reactors need to be part of our energy solution.
Ensuring the Resilience of the Serengeti (Book Review)
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, world, Sustainabililty, water, trees, science, research, protection, nature, habitat, habitatdestruction, animals, conservation, destruction, ecosystems, environment, wildanimals, endangered, protection, arts, animals, environment, culture, ethi )

JL
- 992 days ago - economist.com
The plain is called Serengeti, from a Maasai word for "great open space", and there are several ways to tell its story.
 

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