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Yellowstone Supervolcano Eruption Would Be Disastrous for Entire US - Study
Science & Tech  (tags: Ecology, Natural disasters, North America, Science, USA, Weather )

Ray
- 20 days ago - rt.com
If the massive supervolcano at Yellowstone National Park erupted again, scientists believe it would blanket much of the United States in ash and potentially sever communication as well as travel between the country's coasts.
Drug Pruning Extra Synapses in Brain Can Treat Autism - Study
Science & Tech  (tags: Children, Drugs, Health, USA )

Ray
- 29 days ago - rt.com
Autistic children have an excessive amount of synapses, or brain connections between neurons, which doesn't alter as it should with age, US scientists have revealed. This could help develop a drug normalizing their number even after diagnosis.
Star Dust Brought to Earth Originated Beyond Our Solar System
Science & Tech  (tags: Japan, NASA, Science, Space, USA )

Ray
- 36 days ago - rt.com
NASA's Stardust robotic mission which gathered samples from the flyby comet Wild 2 and brought them to Earth in 2006 has proven to be a success, with scientists saying some particles it collected originated from outside our solar system.
China's Shunfeng Continues Grand Solar Plans, Buys 30% Stake in US Energy Storage Company Feifei Shen, Bloomberg August 08, 20
Science & Tech  (tags: world, americans, USA, business, consumers, energy, Entrepreneurs, environment, ethics, greenbuilding, investing, sustainable development, labor, research, science, tech, study )

Ruth
- 38 days ago - renewableenergyworld.com
'BEIJING -- Shunfeng Photovoltaic International Ltd., a Hong Kong-based maker of solar products, said its unit SF Suntech Inc. will buy a 30 percent stake in U.S. energy storage company Powin Energy Corp. for $25 million.'
Elbit: Exporting Oppression From Palestine to Latin America
Science & Tech  (tags: Elbit, technology, surveillance, world, profit, illegal israeli occupation of palestine, defense, exports, human rights, abuses, oppression, spying tools, USA, WORLD )

Jess
- 83 days ago - icj10.stopthewall.org
Using knowledge and expertise gained from assisting in the occupation of Palestine, Elbit has made millions exporting surveillance and defense materiel worldwide
The Map With Only 38 States
Science & Tech  (tags: geography, USA, 38 states, state boundaries, cultural history, government, interesting, study )

Carrie
- 91 days ago - mentalfloss.com
In 1973, California State University geography professor George Etzel Pearcy suggested that the U.S. redraw its antiquated state boundaries and narrow the overall number of states to 38.
NASA Considers Sending Quadcopter Drone to Look for Life on Titan
Science & Tech  (tags: NASA, Science, Space, USA )

Ray
- 95 days ago - rt.com
While one NASA probe whizzes by Saturn's moon Titan on Thursday to analyze its atmosphere, the American space agency is also considering a plan to send a quadcopter drone capable of searching for life.
Astronomers Discover Sister to Earth's Sun
Science & Tech  (tags: NASA, Science, Space, USA )

Ray
- 97 days ago - rt.com
As part of a search into the origins of our galaxy, astronomers at the University of Texas have identified what they believe to be a sister to the Earth's sun.
The Lasting Allure of the Flying Saucer
Science & Tech  (tags: Space, Spacecraft, NASA, USA )

Ray
- 102 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Nasa is launching a spacecraft that strongly resembles a flying saucer. For more than half a century the distinctive shape has exerted a powerful grip over the popular imagination.
Earth & Moon 60 Million Years Older Than Previously Thought
Science & Tech  (tags: France, Science, Space, USA )

Ray
- 103 days ago - rt.com
The timing of the giant impact between Earth's ancestor and another planet-sized body happened 40 million years after the start of the solar system. This means Earth is a bit of an older lady than previously thought.
Ancient Exoplanet Found in Sun's Neighborhood, Could Sustain Water
Science & Tech  (tags: Information Technology, Science, South America, Space, USA )

Ray
- 110 days ago - rt.com
Two new planets have been discovered in the galactic halo, orbiting the very old Kapteyn's star in what is known as a "habitable zone", meaning they are the right distance from the star to support liquid water and potentially life as we know it.
Milky Way, Andromeda Galaxies Set to Collide in Giant Game of Space Bumper Cars
Science & Tech  (tags: NASA, Physics, SciTech, Science, Space, USA )

Ray
- 114 days ago - rt.com
A short time ago, in a galaxy very, very close by, a NASA satellite thought it detected a gamma ray burst in Andromeda. It was a false alarm, but astronomers used the opportunity as a reminder that our galaxy and Andromeda are set for a head-on collision.
Never-Before-Seen Meteor Shower Could Light Up Entire North America Over Weekend
Science & Tech  (tags: NASA, Space, USA )

Ray
- 122 days ago - rt.com
North America is in for a natural light show overhead, as a meteor shower expected over the weekend could turn into a full-on sky storm, affecting countries' entire skylines. Its intensity could even outdo the Perseid meteor shower.
Melting of Antarctic Ice Sheet and 3-Meter Sea Level Rise Inevitable - Study
Science & Tech  (tags: Biology, Global warming, SciTech, Science, USA )

Ray
- 132 days ago - rt.com
Massive regions of the ice sheet that makes up West Antarctica have begun collapsing in a process that scientists have worried about for decades and fear is likely unstoppable.
'Sibling' Sun Found 110 Light Yrs From Earth
Science & Tech  (tags: Science, Space, USA )

Ray
- 135 days ago - rt.com
The sun could have a sibling according to researchers at the University of Texas, who believe the star was born from the same cloud of gas as our sun. It is hoped this could give astronomers fresh insights into how life on earth started.
 

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