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GMO Bananas Arrive for First Test in Iowa - Via Natural Society
Science & Tech  (tags: Science and Technology, Genetic Engineering, GMO Bananas, GMOs, Genetically Modified Food, Humans, Health Risks, Food Industry, Safety issues, World )

Victoria
- 2 hours ago - naturalsociety.com
The GMO bananas were created at the Queensland University of Technology in Australia funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Human trials are taking place but will they test properly for negative effects of GMOs or just Vitamin A levels?
The Sixth Extinction Is Here -- And It's Our Fault
Science & Tech  (tags: science, history, life, earth, biodeversity losses, study, environment, interesting, humans, research )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - recode.net
The Earth appears to be in the early stages of the Sixth Extinction, the latest in a series of mass biodiversity losses that have punctuated the history of life on the planet, according to a paper published in Science this week.
A Chat With Wise-Cracking Robot Pepper
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, robot, interesting, humans, Gizmos, computers )

Naoko
- 7 days ago - japantoday.com
TOKYO -- A wise-cracking humanoid robot called Pepper, whose makers claim can read people's emotions, was unveiled in Tokyo last month.
Exposed: How Creationists in Texas Are Putting Pressure on Schoolbook Publishers to Bring God Into Biology
Science & Tech  (tags: research, world, science, society, humans, environment, habitat, discovery, business, corruption, money, politics, dishonesty, culture, environment, religion )

Wild
- 8 days ago - alternet.org
A special interest creationist group is trying to undermine science education by challenging information presented in a school textbook.
Drug-Resistant Superbug Infections Explode Across U.S. Hospitals: 500% Increase Foreshadows 'New Plague' Caused By Modern Medici
Science & Tech  (tags: discovery, health, humans, interesting, investigation, medicine, research, safety, society, study )

Frans
- 9 days ago - naturalnews.com
.......This dangerous bacteria is finding its way into healthcare facilities nationwide... A CRE epidemic is fast approaching... Even this marked increase likely underestimates the true scope of the problem given variations in hospital surveillance...
Find Out How Hot Your Summer Will Be In 2100 (INTERACTIVE MAP)
Science & Tech  (tags: climate-change, humans, global warming, science, study, humans, environment, research )

Carrie
- 16 days ago - scientificamerican.com
If it feels hot to you now in the dog days of this summer, imagine a time when summertime Boston starts feeling like Miami and even Montana sizzles.Thanks to climate change, that day is coming by the end of the century,making it harder to avoid simmering.
As Honeybees Die Off, First Inventory of Wild Bees Is Under Way
Science & Tech  (tags: bees, discovery, environment, humans, research, science, society, study, world )

Lone
- 17 days ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
"I'm looking deeply into [their] eyes to see what they reveal," said Droege. "I'm looking for species in potential trouble, gathering information on their status before they're designated an endangered species."
Tibetans Inherited High-Altitude Gene From Extinct Human Lineage
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, discovery, humans, interesting, news, science, Tibetans, University of California, Berkeley and the University of Copenhage )

Kayleen
- 23 days ago - csmonitor.com
Tibetans possess a rare gene that carries oxygen in the blood that they inherited from Denisovans, a group of extinct humans who interbred with our species tens of thousands of years ago. Logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Converting Decomissioned Buses Into Showers for the Homeless
Science & Tech  (tags: buses, showers, homeless, concept, environment, humans )

Lone
- 31 days ago - ca.news.yahoo.com
How one woman brought the idea to life for San Francisco's homeless population.
Take Action to Oppose the New 2,4-D-Resistant G.E. Crops *** Please Sign ***
Science & Tech  (tags: concept, environment, GeneticEngineering, health, humans, investigation, research, safety, science, society )

Frans
- 35 days ago - takeaction.takepart.com
The Environmental Protection Agency is considering an application to use a combination of glyphosate, a chemical in many common pesticides, with 2,4-D, a highly toxic weed killer, on genetically engineered corn and soybeans designed to withstand 2,4-D ...
How to Swim With Sharks and Not Get Eaten (TEXT and VIDEO)
Science & Tech  (tags: humans, animals, swimming with sharks, research, interesting, news, science, safety )

Carrie
- 41 days ago - thestar.com
The ocean's apex predator does kill people, but we are much more devastating to sharks than they are to us. And now, conservation-minded scientists are learning more about what makes sharks tick. The Star's Sandro Contenta reports from the Bahamas.
Archaeologists Find 1,000-Year-Old Artifacts at Illinois Airport
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery, humans, interesting, Native Americans, news, science )

Kayleen
- 41 days ago - foxnews.com
Archaeologists uncovered Native American artifacts dating back to 1,000 years ago, including a stone ax thousands of years older for cutting trees and wood. Logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Ancient, Tiny Fish Might Be Ancestor of Almost All Vertebrates (Including You)
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, animals, discovery, fish, humans, Marble Canyon in Canada's Kootenay Natio, news, Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, science )

Kayleen
- 41 days ago - csmonitor.com
A stunningly preserved fish more than 500 million years old could be the ancestor of nearly all living vertebrates, a category that includes bony fish, birds, reptiles, humans. Fascinating, as logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
 

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