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Sedate a Plant, and It Seems to Lose Consciousness. Is It Conscious?
Science & Tech  (tags: sedating plants, discovery, environment, interesting, humans, science, research, study )

Lone
- 13 days ago - nytimes.com
Insights gleaned from the study may help doctors better understand the variety of anesthetics used in surgeries. But the research also highlights that plants are complex organisms, perhaps less different from animals than is often assumed
The Smiling Axolotl Hides a Secret: A Giant Genome
Science & Tech  (tags: Axolotl, giant genome, scientists, mexican amphibian, genome, environment, discovery, news, research, science, world )

Lone
- 18 days ago - nytimes.com
Scientists have decoded the genome of the axolotl, the Mexican amphibian with a Mona Lisa smile. It has 32 billion base pairs, which makes it ten times the size of the human genome, and the largest genome ever sequenced.
Underwater âEUR~DragonsâEUR(TM) Caught in Siberian River
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, discovery, environment, interesting )

Marty
- 20 days ago - siberiantimes.com
Fisherman Alexey, 25, pulled two fish from the river last autumn, but his bizarre catch is only disclosed now. He was puzzled as one pike weighing 12 kilograms had two horns, and the second , 7 kilograms, had four horns. Both fish were...
Brown Bears Are Turning Silver on Remote Islands
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, environment, discovery, interesting )

Marty
- 23 days ago - siberiantimes.com
The picture shows a brown bear but it looks distinctly white - on Kunashir island in the Kuril chain off RussiaâEUR(TM)s eastern coastline....
Outside in America How America Counts Its Homeless âEUR" and Why So Many Are Overlooked
Science & Tech  (tags: concept, design, underground homes, homes not homeless, energy, environment, habitat, health, climate )

Ruth
- 37 days ago - theguardian.com
"Hopper and his colleagues found that actors at almost one in three of the sites reported being missed by counters. And these were people who wanted to be counted."
From Live Science: Severe Winter Weather Forces Alligators To Snorkel In Order To Survive
Science & Tech  (tags: Severe Winter Weather, Ice Covered Swamps, Threat To Wildlife, Alligators, Habitat Dangerous, animals, climate, environment, habitat, interesting, news, safety, science, scientists, study, world )

Fiona
- 39 days ago - livescience.com
Due to severe winter weather, East Coast, USA, usually extremely warm swampy areas are covered with ice, causing many hazard and life threatening situations to the wildlife in this areas.
MoveOn Petitions - Stop Trump's Anti-Science Pick for NASA
Science & Tech  (tags: government, climate science, National Aeronautics and Space Administr, pollution, environment )

Nita
- 39 days ago - petitions.moveon.org
Oppose Jim Bridenstine, Trump's climate-denier pick for Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
10 Top Conservation Tech Innovations From 2017
Science & Tech  (tags: conservation, technology, research, environment )

Nita
- 47 days ago - news.mongabay.com
The increased portability and reduced cost of data collection and synthesis tools have transformed how we research and conserve the natural world.
What Do Plants and Animals Do During An Eclipse?
Science & Tech  (tags: science, environment, animals, animal-plant plants, eclipse, study, environment )

Fly
- 51 days ago - sciencenews.org
A citizen science project aims to gather data to put science behind anecdotal evidence
What the Pliocene Epoch Can Teach Us About Future Warming on Earth
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, climate, environment, humans, history, science )

John
- 80 days ago - sciencenews.org
Imagine a world where the polar ice sheets are melting, sea level is rising and the atmosphere is stuffed with about 400 parts per million of carbon dioxide. Sound familiar? It should. We are living it.
Even a Small Oil Spill Is Bad News for Birds
Science & Tech  (tags: environment, animals, research )

John
- 85 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.
Mystery Fireball That Baffled Witnesses Was Likely Rocket Falling Back to Earth
Science & Tech  (tags: environment, technology, space, safety, humans, nasa )

Lindi
- 85 days ago - cbc.ca
LOOK UP ! A large, burning object seen breaking up over the Prairie provinces Friday night was likely a rocket booster re-entering Earth's atmosphere after taking supplies to the International Space Station.
Organic Molecules on Near Earth Asteroid!!!!
Science & Tech  (tags: environment, astronomy, cosmology, discovery, interesting, scientists, science, ancient )

Mitchell
- 88 days ago - theguardian.com
This asteroid is believed to come from another star system, and is believed to carry at least some of the molecules of which life is composed! Please see first comment.
Flies Carry Even More Bacteria Than You Might Think
Science & Tech  (tags: Flies, science, study, scientists, safety, research, humans, environment )

Lindi
- 88 days ago - newschannel5.com
Flies can be pretty annoying. But one international team of researchers says they could also be harmful!
Scientists: Impossible Fuel-Free Engine That Defies the Laws of Physics Actually Works
Science & Tech  (tags: concept, discovery, energy, environment, Gizmos, investigation, interesting, research, technology, scientists, tech, fuel free engine, EmDrive, MIT )

Ricardo
- 90 days ago - humansarefree.com
It works! An âEUR~impossibleâEUR(TM) fuel-free engine that defies the laws of Physics has been proven to work by numerous independent laboratories. However, researchers are still unsure as to how it actually works. Scientists are sure how it works since....
 

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