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How the Newly Launched French Satellite Could 'Shake the Foundations of Physics'
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, Centre National d'√Čtudes Spatiales, Einstein, France, gravity, interesting, news, space )

Kayleen
- 13 hours ago - csmonitor.com
Their satellite will directly test an important aspect of Albert EinsteinâEUR(TM)s General Theory of Relativity, specifically his "Equivalence Principle", the current model of how gravity works. Logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
This Is How Scientists Are Keeping ChernobylâEUR(TM)s Radiation Contained - The Washington Post
Science & Tech  (tags: Chernobyl meltdown, Nuclear Power Plants, European Union, Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster, Chernobyl Ukraine, Nuclear Energy, science, technology, world, scientists, news, health, medicine, safety )

Cat
- 3 days ago - washingtonpost.com
Here's hoping the damn thing works! Engineers at Chernobyl, Ukraine, are close to installing a new state-of-the-art protective shelter over the remains of reactor no. 4, the site of the worst nuclear power plant accident in history
Solar Impulse 2 Lands in California After Pacific Flight
Science & Tech  (tags: concept, design, energy, interesting, news, NewTechnology, science, study, technology, world )

Frans
- 5 days ago - edition.cnn.com
An experimental plane flying around the world without a single drop of fuel landed in California after a two-and-a-half day flight across the Pacific. Piloted by Swiss explorer and psychiatrist Bertrand Piccard, Solar Impulse 2 touched down ...
Scientists Crack Mystery of Migrating Monarch Butterfly Navigation
Science & Tech  (tags: butterflies, discovery, interesting, monarchs, news, science, University of Massachusetts Medical Scho )

Kayleen
- 11 days ago - csmonitor.com
The uncanny mechanisms that monarch butterflies use to navigate thousands of miles each year from Mexico has long baffled scientists. It has to do with "the circadian clock", as logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
As Ocean Acidification Threatens the West Coast, Scientists Try to Stop It
Science & Tech  (tags: CO2, environment, food fish, fossil fuels, interesting, news, ocean acidification, Oregon State University, science, world )

Kayleen
- 22 days ago - csmonitor.com
Urgent action must be taken to avoid devastating consequences to the North American West Coast due to global CO2 emissions. Food fish and the entire ocean ecosystem are at risk, as logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Could 'Planet X' Cause Comet Catastrophes on Earth?
Science & Tech  (tags: space, astronomy, Earth, mass, extinction, life, science, news, interesting, humans, discovery, climate, environment, history, habitat, nasa, research, safety, scientists, study, technology, world )

Roger
- 26 days ago - space.com
Space.com is asking some very good questions about Planet 9 and 10 yet to be discovered and their potential to cause mass extinctions on Earth every 27 millions years, a very good report and "must read"
GOOD NEWS!! Another Argentine Invention: Are the "Remedy" a Bad Bees
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, discovery, interesting, investigation, news, research, bees )

Pablo
- 32 days ago - clarin.com
An advance of apiculture producers in southern Buenos Aires. It is a substance against a pest affecting honey production. Already they received orders worldwide.
Help Stop Tuberculosis TB
Science & Tech  (tags: Tuberculosis, TB, World Community Grid, safety, science, study, research, computers, health, disease, protection, treatment, illness, interesting, news, ethics )

Mari
- 36 days ago - worldcommunitygrid.org
Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the world's most dangerous diseases, and has plagued humans for thousands of years. About one-third of the world's population is currently infected, with 1.5 million people dying in 2014 alone, and the World Health Organization
Newly Identified Bacteria Break Down Tough Plastic
Science & Tech  (tags: discovery, environment, interesting, investigation, news, research, science, study, technology )

Pablo
- 49 days ago - aaas.org
Keio University. Researchers have identified a species of bacteria that uses just two enzymes to break down a tough type of plastic polymer. A NEW BACTERIA BREAKS DOWN PET POLYMERS THAT MAKE UP SOME WATER BOTTLES AND OTHER COMMON PLASTIC CONTAINERS.
Chirping With Syntax: Do Bird Calls Work Like Human Language?
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, birds, discovery, interesting, Japanese great tits, Nature Communications, news, science, Toshitaka N. Suzuki, University of Miami )

Kayleen
- 51 days ago - csmonitor.com
Birds communicate surprisingly like humans by using compositional syntax to produce a series of complex messages. Such as warning of predator danger, food source location, or wooing mates, as logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Apple Users Targeted in First Known Mac Ransomware Campaign
Science & Tech  (tags: apple, technology, world, computers, ransomware, news, safety, society, space, tech, internet )

Frank
- 52 days ago - reuters.com
customers were targeted by hackers over the weekend in the first campaign against Macintosh computers using a pernicious type of software known as ransomware, researchers with Palo Alto Networks Inc
After Nearly a Year in Space, Astronaut and Cosmonauts Return Home to Earth
Science & Tech  (tags: astronauts, cosmonauts, humans, interesting, Mars, nasa, news, research, science, space )

Kayleen
- 58 days ago - space.com
US astronaut Scott Kelly and two Russian cosmonauts landed safely. Kelly's year in space will determine the affects on humans of a yearlong manned NASA mission to Mars and back, as logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Dark Matter Clue: Strange Radio Bursts Finally Reveal Host Galaxy
Science & Tech  (tags: ASKAP, astronomy, CSIRO, discovery, fast radio bursts, news, science, space, Square Kilometer Array Organization, SUPERB )

Kayleen
- 62 days ago - space.com
For the first time, astronomers determined the location of a strange and powerful explosion known as a fast radio burst and used it to to measure the amount of dark matter between it and us. Logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
HERE*S A UNIQUE NEW WAY FACEBOOK IS TRACKING YOU DOWN
Science & Tech  (tags: interesting, internet, news, technology, world, facebook )

M
- 64 days ago - digitaltrends.com
With a combination of computer vision techniques and FB*s image-identification generator, the engineers were able to identify man-made structures in satellite imagery of the planet. The image-recognition generator...
The Race to Save Syria's Archaeological Treasures | History | Smithsonian
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, Syria, ISIL, science, War, Antiquities, UNESCO, World Heritage Sites, Cultural Genocide, Middle East, news, history, society, world )

Cat
- 72 days ago - smithsonianmag.com
This is terrible. The deliberate destruction of antiquities by ISIS and others in the birthplace of human civilization is cultural genocide
 

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