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Do Animals Know Who They Are?
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, awareness, humans, Scientific inquiry, sense of self, study )

Kit
- 295 days ago - livescience.com
Do elephants, dolphins, cats, magpies, mice, salmon, ants or bees know who they are? Was Jethro, my late companion dog, a self-conscious being? Do any of these animals have a sense of self?
Python Surprise: What's Inside the Deadly Snakes Could Treat a Major Disease
Science & Tech  (tags: concept, discovery, interesting, humans, research, science, Python, study )

Frans
- 110 days ago - takepart.com
Let's say you've just been swallowed headfirst by a 15-foot-long Burmese python. The good news: Your worries are over. They've been over ever since those awkward getting-acquainted minutes when the snake was hanging on to you with its backward-raked ...
SOS EPA: IT IS TIME TO STAND UP TO KEYSTONE XL PETITION!!
Science & Tech  (tags: EPA, Keystone XL Pipeline, climate, climate-change, climatechange, environment, energy, destruction, globalwarming, globalwarming, government, healthconditions, humans, pollution, protection, politics, environment, health, humans, interesting, investigatio )

Robert
- 96 days ago - other98.com
Tar Sands Oil from Canada is so carbon-intensive that NASA climate scientist James Hansen has said that extracting all of it would be Game Over" for the climate ― and the KXL pipeline will largely determine whether or not that happens.
Tell the FDA to Reject Genetic Manipulation of Human Embryos! ACTION US
Science & Tech  (tags: GM Human Embryos, embryo, science, humans, GeneticEngineering )

Nancy
- 134 days ago - secure3.convio.net
While the FDA has stated that the agency "recognizes" that there are "ethical and social policy issues" to be considered--and despite the fact that forty-four countries have already banned this kind of genetic manipulation--the FDA won't bother to discuss
14-Year-Old Schools Talk Show Host About the Dangers of GMOs
Science & Tech  (tags: canada, business, computers, design, discovery, energy, environment, GMO, humans, investigation, research, scientists )

Kit
- 328 days ago - takepart.com
The talk show host is confronted with a 14 year old that knows her stuff.
Is 'Numerosity' Humans' Sixth Sense?
Science & Tech  (tags: Brain, discovery, health, humans, investigation, medicine, NewTechnology, research, scientists, study, technology )

Kit
- 309 days ago - livescience.com
Whether it's determining the number of ships on the horizon or the number of cookies in a jar, the human brain has a "map" for perceiving numbers, new research shows.
Dog Disease Could Be Boon for Human Medicine
Science & Tech  (tags: Animals, Dogs, Dog disease, Health, Humans, Medicine, Drugs )

Ray
- 111 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Texas is a very energetic, smart and playful German shepherd dog. "He always tries his best to please me," said his owner Helene Bäckman.
What It's Like To Get Bitten By A Black Widow (TEXT and VIDEO)
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, black widow spiders, Jackson Landers, illness, danger, medicine, humans, science, news )

Carrie
- 298 days ago - nytimes.com
I lay on my back with my teeth clenched and my hands gripping the sides of a hospital bed. A crowd of strangers in white coats filled the tiny room. Waves of pain lapped from my abdomen into my chest as the venom worked its way toward my heart.
This Picture Has Creationists Terrified
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, DNA, discovery, humans, investigation, research, science, scientists, study )

Kit
- 158 days ago - motherjones.com
And no wonder: It's the most powerful evidence for evolution that you can imagine.
9 Extraordinary Underground Cities
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, research, archaeology, humans, underground citiesworld, science, interesting )

Carrie
- 191 days ago - io9.com
Whether for protection, or just because they can, we've created many cities beneath the Earth's crust - or dug deep into the rocky faces of mountains. Here are nine of the most awesome.
Neanderthal Demise Not Caused By Iinferiority, New Study Suggests
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery, humans, Neanderthal, research, science, society, study )

Kit
- 71 days ago - america.aljazeera.com
Study indicates low fertility and interbreeding with humans -- not lower intelligence -- may have contributed to extinction.
The Truth Behind Seeing Ghosts - Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Science & Tech  (tags: concept, energy, environment, ghosts, humans, investigation, radio waves, science, scientists )

Kit
- 267 days ago - soundcloud.com
A short radio explanation about ghosts. Very interesting.
Take Action & Video:Tell Congress: Protect Us From Fracking!
Science & Tech  (tags: illness, health, humans, protection, research, risks, safety, science, study, treatment, warning, prevention, children, family, pollution, environment, water, technology, energy, discovery, science, research )

JL
- 212 days ago - secure3.convio.net
Martin Sheen's Breakthroughs documentary program worked with Environment America this fall to produce a new expose on fracking that is now rolling out to public television stations in all 50 states, with the potential to reach 60 million households
Bright Future for Brain Research
Science & Tech  (tags: humans, medicine, investigation, interesting, discovery, concept, health, science, scientists, world, research, news, study )

JL
- 176 days ago - weizmann-usa.org
The brand-new field of optogenetics is shedding light on brain disorders
Half Of America's Scientists Have Laid People Off Thanks To Budget Cuts
Science & Tech  (tags: news, economy, sequestration, scientists, study, safety, humans, medicine, research, technology )

Carrie
- 314 days ago - thinkprogress.org
Sequestration, on top of other budget cuts over the years, has meant that nearly half of respondents to a new survey of 3,700 scientists have laid people off or expect to soon, while more than half have had a colleague who lost a job or expects to...
 

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