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The Mythology of Dog Years
Science & Tech  (tags: pets, dogs, life span, dog years, myth, animals, research, study, interesting, humans )

Carrie He
- 365 days ago -
In 2008, when the world's oldest reported dog -- a 29-year-old labrador named Bella -- passed away, Daily Mail wasted no time in sensationalizing the news: "The World's Oldest Dog Dies at the Age of 203 (in Canine Years)."
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 He
- 203 days ago -
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'.
See Just How Warm Winter Will Be in Your Hometown, Thanks to Climate Change ~ INTERACTIVE MAP
Science & Tech  (tags: environment, science, climate change, weather, humans, climate, research, scientists, news, interesting, habitat, animals )

Carrie He
- 237 days ago -
In coming decades, could frigid Buffalo, New York, experience winters as mild as Charlotte, North CarolinaâEUR(TM)s? And will Coeur dâEUR(TM)Alene, IdahoâEUR(TM)s January be as warm as Victorville, CaliforniaâEUR(TM)s?
New Study Confirms That Dogs Really Are Like Your Children
Science & Tech  (tags: humans, animals, dogs, children, science, research, study, interesting, news, scientists )

Carrie He
- 361 days ago -
On an intellectual level I understand that having a dog is not the same as having a human child. Still, what I feel for him has got to be something like maternal attachment. And a new brain-imaging study backs me up on this.
No Matter What You Think, Radishes Aren't Actually Spicy
Science & Tech  (tags: news, science, taste, food, radishes, interesting, humans )

Carrie He
- 123 days ago -
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?
The Biggest Methane Leak in America Is in New Mexico
Science & Tech  (tags: New Mexico's San Juan Basin, methane gas leak, research, science, space, study, investigation, interesting, news, technology )

Carrie He
- 357 days ago -
Researchers using satellite data have pinpointed New Mexico's San Juan Basin as a major source of leaking methane in the United States. This is the first time scientists have used satellites to image greenhouse gas emissions on the ground.
CAR CARE NEWS YOU CAN USE: Here's Why You Shouldn't Idle Your Car on Cold Mornings
Science & Tech  (tags: interesting, study, technology )

- 265 days ago -
Despite common belief, your car doesn't need time to warm up. Check below to see how the myth could be hurting you, and your wallet.
Scientists Trace Ebola Outbreak to a Tree Where Children Play
Science & Tech  (tags: science, scientists, Ebola Outbreak, children, fruit bats, research, study, news, humans, environment, investigation, interesting )

Carrie He
- 277 days ago -
According to research published Tuesday by the Robert Koch-Institute, fruit bats are almost certainly to blame for the current Ebola outbreak, which has claimed 7,800 lives so far.
What's Up With That: Stress Could Be Turning Your Hair Gray
Science & Tech  (tags: health, humans, interesting, news, research, study, history )

Carrie He
- 304 days ago -
Stories of stress turning hair gray abound in popular culture, from Marie Antoinette's hair turning white the night before her beheading, to Barack Obama's rapid first-term graying. But, is there actually a mechanism in your body that translates anxiety i
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 )

- 56 days ago -
We need an international agreement to prevent the development of autonomous weapons before they threaten global security
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 He
- 144 days ago -
(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 He
- 195 days ago -
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.
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 He
- 82 days ago -
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."
Are We That Different? The Heartbreaking Truth About How Animals Mourn (TEXT and VIDEO)
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, humans, love, grief, mourning, research, study, scientists, interesting, science )

Carrie He
- 274 days ago -
Across the board, scientists in animal behavior, ecology, biology, and numerous other fields are finding that the evidence is there: non-human animals have the capacity for not just emotion, but also for love and grief.
Israeli Accident-Avoidance System to Be Installed in New York City Taxis
Science & Tech  (tags: taxi, New York, Israel, safety, accident, culture, interesting, discovery, interesting, science, technology, world )

- 114 days ago -
The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) is seeking to improve the safety of the cityâEUR(TM)s taxi fleet and has started installing Mobileye, the Israeli accident-avoidance system on all of its cabs, David Shamah reported in The Times of Israel

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