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How Gutting Net Neutrality Poses a Direct Threat to Political Organizing
Science & Tech  (tags: Internet, communication, World Wide Web, activism, civil rights )

Freya
- 20 days ago - alternet.org
The FCC's Ajit Pai ignores public support and laws upholding equal internet access.
Massive Area of Warm Rock Is Rising Beneath New England, New Study Says
Science & Tech  (tags: geology, volcanology, North America )

Freya
- 8 days ago - weather.com
According to a study published this week in the journal Geology, the upwelling of molten rock under parts of Vermont, New Hamshire and Massachusetts does not indicate a major eruption is coming anytime soon, but the findings are compelling in other ways.
Dino Duck Was Quite the Swimmer
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery, animals )

John
- 6 days ago - sciencenews.org
It may have walked like a duck and swum like a penguin, but a flipper-limbed creature discovered in what is now Mongolia was no bird. The strange new species is the first known non-avian dinosaur that could both run and swim, researchers say.
Petition - Investigate the EPA's Removal of Independent Scientists From Advisory Boards
Science & Tech  (tags: epa, Independent research, scientists, investigations, dishonesty, lobbyism, academic experts, environmental protection, qualification, safety, responsibility )

Kalliope
- 24 days ago - act.credoaction.com
As the head of Trump's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Scott Pruitt is shameless in his quest to get rid of environmental protections. In the latest assault on his own agency's mission, Pruitt has quietly moved to replace independent scientists on
Six Years After Fukushima, Robots Finally Find Reactors' Melted Uranium Fuel
Science & Tech  (tags: Fukushima, nuclear fuel meltdown, Tepco, plant cleanup )

Judy
- 23 days ago - nytimes.com
6-1/2 yrs after the accident spewed radiation over northern Japan, and at one point seemed to endanger Tokyo, the officials hope to persuade a skeptical world that the plant has moved out of post-disaster crisis mode and into less-threatening cleanup.
Even a Small Oil Spill Is Bad News for Birds
Science & Tech  (tags: environment, animals, research )

John
- 15 days ago - sciencenews.org
Ingesting even small amounts of oil can interfere with the animalsâEUR(TM) normal behavior, researchers reported November 15 at the annual meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry North America.
First-Ever Dinosaur Egg Found in Russia 'Helps Prove Evolution of Modern Birds'
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 29 days ago - siberiantimes.com
The 100 million year old egg from a predatory troodontid was discovered around a decade ago in a Jurassic necropolis in Kemerovo region, but is seen here for the first time after the find was kept secret......
5,100-Year-Old Hydraulic System Found in China Is the Oldest in the World
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 7 days ago - ancient-origins.net
Four years of excavations have unearthed an immense water engineering project created in China about 5,100 years ago. This predates the oldest known comparable system; which is from Mesopotamia and dates to around 4,900 years ago...
Giant Mystery Space Object âEUR~PhaethonâEUR(TM) to Skim Earth Before Christmas
Science & Tech  (tags: discovery, astronomy, interesting, space, nasa )

Marty
- 18 days ago - theepochtimes.com
An asteroid considered potentially hazardous by NASA, about half the size of the one that allegedly wiped out the dinosaurs, is expected to skim the EarthâEUR(TM)s atmosphere about a week before Christmas.....
2,800-Year-Old Urartian Basalt Stele Covered With Cuneiform Script Discovered In Van Province, Turkey
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 7 days ago - ancientpages.com
A 2,800 year old stele from the ancient Urartu civilization which had been missing for the past 120 years has been discovered in TurkeyâEUR(TM)s eastern Van province.
News Feature: The Genuine Problem of Fake News
Science & Tech  (tags: the science of fake news, critical thinking, social media, influence, deception )

Judy
- 11 days ago - pnas.org
Intentionally deceptive news has co-opted social media to go viral and influence millions. Science and technology can suggest why and how. But can they offer solutions?
The Moora Mystery: What Happened When a Girl Stepped Into the Moor 2,500 Years Ago?
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 27 days ago - ancient-origins.net
Back in 2000, peat harvesters near Uchte,, Germany thought they had unearthed a buried tragedy. Mangled inside of the blades of a peat harvesting machine were pieces of human bone and tissue. They were far deeper in the bog than a body....
Medieval Treasure Unearthed at the Abbey of Cluny
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 22 days ago - ancient-origins.net
In mid September, a large treasure was unearthed during a dig at the Abbey of Cluny, in the French department of Saône et Loire: 2,200 silver deniers and oboles, 21 Islamic gold dinars, a signet ring, and other objects made of gold...
Did These Filed and Grooved Teeth Belong to a Viking Elite Warrior?
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 9 days ago - ancient-origins.net
Scandinavian findings and a mass grave in Dorset, England, proves that some Viking males filed grooves into their front teeth and most likely filled them with pigment. Researchers are uncertain, but one theory is that these Norsemen were elite...
 

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