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EPA Concludes Neonicotinoid Pesticides Linked to Bee Deaths Don't Protect Soybean Crops - Take Part
Science & Tech  (tags: US, EPA, Bees, neonicotinoid pesticides, Food, Ecosystem, Sustainability, World )

- 194 days ago -
A new study from the US Environmental Protection Agency has found that bee-killing toxic pesticides containing neonicotinoids are not effective at killing pests such as aphids on soybean crops. More EPA studies are to conducted on corn and cotton.
The Great SIM Heist: How Spies Stole the Keys to the Encryption Castle
Science & Tech  (tags: Edward Snowdon, NSA, The Intercept, privacy, spying, surveillance, US, Britain, SIM cards, worldwide cell phones, Gemalto )

- 230 days ago -
Snowden documents: American and British spies hacked into the internal computer network of the largest manufacturer of SIM cards in the world, stealing encryption keys used to protect the privacy of cellphone communications across the globe...
Epigenome, a Second Genetic Code, Mapped By Scientists
Science & Tech  (tags: epigenome. genome, mapping, Roadmap Epigenomics Program, Journal Nature, GeneticEngineering, scientists, Croatia, Canada, US, discovery )

- 231 days ago -
Scientists for the first time have mapped out the molecular "switches" that can turn on or silence individual genes in the DNA in more than 100 types of human cells, an accomplishment that reveals the complexity of genetic information ...
Convene a Congressional Hearing on Aerosol Geoengineering in US - Force Change
Science & Tech  (tags: US, Weather, Climate Change, Geoengineering, Toxic Metals, Pollution, Health risks, Environment, Society, Petition to sign )

- 255 days ago -
The US Air Force and Navy are experimenting with high-altitude spraying of various heavy metals to precipitate clouds without public consent. These toxic metals end up in the air, soil and water creating health risks and environmental damage.
A Sour Deception: Citric Acid Comes From GMO Black Mold, Not Fruit - Via
Science & Tech  (tags: Science, Genetic Engineering, Citric Acid, Food Industry, Industrial Farming, Black Mold, Big Ag, US, China, GMO corn, Health risks )

- 393 days ago -
Nearly all citric acid (used as a preservative) is made in an industrial factory using black mold (Aspergillus niger) fermentation with GMO corn and is produced by some Big Ag food producers in the US and China. The mold feeds on GMO corn syrup glucose.
Please Sign US Petition - Texas Label GMOs - Via Move On Petitions
Science & Tech  (tags: Science, US, Genetic Engineering, GMOs, Food Industry, Health risks, Eco-system, Sustainablity, Ethics, Petition to sign )

- 413 days ago -
Demand legislation to require the labelling of all foods that contain genetically engineered ingredients and of all seeds that have been produced through genetic engineering, otherwise referred to as "GMO foods" or "GMOs". US action only.
Update: Effort to Kill GMO Labeling in New Hampshire - Via Food Democracy Now
Science & Tech  (tags: GMOs, US, Labelling, Bio-tech industry, Food, Health Risks, Society, Ethics, Urgent action )

- 624 days ago -
Contact your representative today to Vote YES on HB 660 as the House vote on GMO labeling has been delayed until Wednesday, January 22. Send a letter or make a call. Right now Monsanto and big food lobbyists are trying to stop labeling of GM foods.
Making It Illegal To Fail Science Students Who Argue Humans Co-Existed With Dinosaurs
Science & Tech  (tags: evolution, dinosaurs, humans co-exist with dinosaurs, US, United States, science, anti evolution )

- 957 days ago -
Oklahoma is moving forward with a law that could ban Biology teachers from failing students who argue that humans co-existed with dinosaurs.
The Dangers of Delaying Heightened Cybersecurity
Science & Tech  (tags: cybersecurity, US, Lieberman, government, national security, legislation, congress )

- 1091 days ago -
Congress has recessed until after the November elections without passing cybersecurity legislation, which a bipartisan chorus of prominent defense and intelligence officials says is urgently needed to protect our country's economic and national security.
US Researchers Build 'Waste Water Generator'
Science & Tech  (tags: US, researchers, build 'waste, water, generator' )

- 1313 days ago -
Researchers in the US have built a prototype device which they say can generate electricity from waste water. The team at Pennsylvania State University says the technology would simultaneously treat the water.
US Professor Helps Expose Skype Security Flaw
Science & Tech  (tags: US, professor, helps, expose, Skype, security, flaw )

- 1443 days ago -
THERE'S nowhere for Skype users to hide, thanks to a flagrant security flaw in the service. The serious breach in the widely-used, internet video chat program means that any evil computer nerd could easily hunt down users' whereabouts, according to a stu
Remote Control Guide Dogs to Sniff Out Bombs and Drugs: The Amazing Innovation That Could Turn Search Canines Into 'Super Dogs'
Science & Tech  (tags: US, crime, Remote control guide dogs, dogs, GPS technology )

- 1720 days ago -
U.S. researchers have developed new technology that could transform the lives of disabled people and crack criminal cases.A team at Auburn University have created a harness that uses GPS technology and could enhance the abilities of search dogs to take on
Saving Water, One Field at a Time
Science & Tech  (tags: agriculture, conservation, NASA, news, satellites, US, waterenvironment, NewTechnology )

- 1735 days ago -
NASA software helps farmers efficiently manage irrigation by using data from satellites, local weather observations, and wireless sensor networks to best calculate food crop water needs. Recorded in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
U.S.'s Largest PV Solar Power Plant Goes Online
Science & Tech  (tags: US, Solar Power Plant, energy plants )

- 1759 days ago -
In the United States, solar-powered energy plants are starting to come into their own. Earlier this month, San-Diego based Sempra Generation finished construction on the largest photovoltaic solar power plant in the country, located in Boulder City,

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