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New Documentary Exposes the Corporate- Backed 'Experts' Who Lie About Climate Change
Science & Tech  (tags: world, science, research, environment, ethics, politics, government, freedoms, dishonesty, interesting, media, sadness, climate-change, global warming, government, politics, humans, scientists )

Carrie
- 334 days ago - rawstory.com
For Naomi Oreskes, professor of scientific history at Harvard, there's no more vivid illustration of the bitter war between science and politics than Florida's ban on state employees using terms such as 'climate change' and 'global warming'.
No Matter What You Think, Radishes Aren't Actually Spicy
Science & Tech  (tags: news, science, taste, food, radishes, interesting, humans )

Carrie
- 255 days ago - io9.com
Radishes may seem spicy ~ but they're not. They donâEUR(TM)t have any spicy flavor compounds in them, the way chili peppers do. So why do they taste spicy when you bite into them?
Ban Killer Robots Before They Become Weapons of Mass Destruction
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, scientists, science, research, safety, interesting, humans, Gizmos, environment, discovery, computers, killer robots, weapons of mass destruction, autonomous, global, security, war )

Darren
- 188 days ago - scientificamerican.com
We need an international agreement to prevent the development of autonomous weapons before they threaten global security
You Can Actually Hear the Climate Changing ~ TEXT and SOUNDS
Science & Tech  (tags: environment, science, scientists, climate change, soundscape ecologist, discovery, investigation, news, humans, world, study )

Carrie
- 67 days ago - outsideonline.com
Soundscape ecologist Bernie Krause has recorded jaguars in the Amazon, ice in Antarctica, insects in Zimbabwe, rainstorms in Borneo, and orcas in the Pacific. Wild sounds allow us to examine changes that may otherwise go unnoticed.
Archaeologists Baffled By 2,000 Tiny Gold Spirals Discovered In Denmark
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, Denmark, gold, gold spirals, mystery, science, interesting, discovery, news, humans )

Carrie
- 214 days ago - gizmodo.com
Finding gold in Boeslunde, Denmark, is no huge surprise ~ it's known as an area where Bronze Age gold offering are often uncovered. But a recent discovery has surprised and baffled archaeologists: 2,000 tiny gold spirals. It's a "golden enigma."
Scientists: Earth Endangered By New Strain of Fact-Resistant Humans ~ HUMOR ~ SATIRE
Science & Tech  (tags: Humor, Satire, news, science, research, investigation, discovery, humans, scientists, world, safety, interesting, environment, climate-change, global warming, pollution )

Carrie
- 276 days ago - newyorker.com
(The Borowitz Report) ~ Scientists have discovered a powerful new strain of fact-resistant humans who are threatening the ability of Earth to sustain life, a sobering new study reports.
Poisoning Rhino Horns Doesn't Hurt the Rhinos, But It May Keep Poachers Away ~ TEXT and AUDIO
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, rhino horns, poachers, research, scientists, science, environment, interesting, news, humans, technology )

Carrie
- 326 days ago - pri.org
Rhinos with poison-infused horns are roaming the bush in South Africa, frightening away poachers who don't want sell a toxic product to their clients in Asia. At least that's what Lorina Hern hopes.
A Science Icon Died 17 Years Ago. In His Last Interview, He Made A Warning That Gives Me Goosebumps.
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, society, scientists, science, humans, Carl Sagan, warning )

Darren
- 234 days ago - thespiritscience.net
Carl Sagan inspired a generation of scientists with his work in and out of the classroom. But he didn't always present science with cheer. In this clip, he passionately defends science with a grave warning. It's something we all need to hear.
Feds: Oil & Gas Drilling Causes Man-Made Earthquakes in New Mexico, 8 Other States
Science & Tech  (tags: New Mexico, oil and gas drilling, environment, man-made earth quakes, US Geological Survey, investigation, humans, study, science, safety, news, interesting )

Carrie
- 293 days ago - progressnownm.wordpress.com
A new study by the federal US Geological Survey found that oil and gas drilling is causing earthquakes in New Mexico drilling communities and in at least 8 other states seeing an oil and gas boom.
The Really Big One ~ The Earthquake That Will Devastate Seattle
Science & Tech  (tags: environment, seismology, scientists, Seattle, Cascadia fault line, earthquakes, destruction, research, interesting, humans, science, investigation )

Carrie
- 214 days ago - newyorker.com
An earthquake will destroy a sizable portion of the coastal Northwest. The question is when.
China Will Have the Largest Animal Cloning Center in 2016.
Science & Tech  (tags: Cloning, animals, humans, business, design, GeneticEngineering, technology )

Pablo
- 30 days ago - ft.com
Cloning and the new middle class. which works with the Academy of Sciences in Beijing and South Korean partners. The plant will develop sniffer dogs, cattle and racehorses for commercial purposes.
Searching for the Painted Bunting ~ New York City's Colorful New Celebrity
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, discovery, interesting, humans, environment, habitat, news, world )

Carrie
- 68 days ago - theverge.com
We're hoping to catch a glimpse of a bird that ~ until recently ~ had never been seen in New York City: the painted bunting. The bird is the avian equivalent of a box of crayons.
Welcome to the 'Double El Nino' -- and More Extreme Weather
Science & Tech  (tags: climate, climate-change, extreme weather, science, scientists, interesting, humans, environment, study, research, world, news )

Carrie
- 326 days ago - pri.org
We're about to experience a "double El Nino", a rare weather phenomenon that climatologists had warned about several months ago. That means two consecutive years of the concentration of warm water in the Pacific Ocean that brings West Coast storms,...
What Computer Innovation and Fracking Have in Common [Excerpt]
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, society, science, safety, research, news, interesting, humans, environment, discovery, computers, fracking )

Darren
- 335 days ago - scientificamerican.com
In this excerpt from his new book, The Innovators, Walter Isaacson explores the origin of new technologies and the nature of new ideas
 

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