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VIRAL ACTION NEEDED Stop Shielding Controversial Animal Researchers
Science & Tech  (tags: Florida House of Representatives, animal researchers, University of Florida contributed, much of the language included in the bil, conservation, ecosystems, endangered, healthconditions, nature, wildlife, science, politics, protection, world, governmen )

Kelly
- 1 day ago - forcechange.com
Photo credit: Skamnelis via Wikimedia Commons~A bill currently being considered by the Florida House of Representatives seeks to hide the identities of animal researchers engaged in controversial animal research projects.
Going Up? Partial Space Elevators Could Take You to the Ultimate Top Floor.
Science & Tech  (tags: concept, design, environment, interesting, NewTechnology, research, science, space, technology )

Frans
- 1 day ago - industrytap.com
It costs about $25,000 per kilogram (2.2 pounds) to put any object into orbit around the Earth. Due to these high costs of space shuttle flights and repeated launch delays, scientists have long explored alternative ways of getting satellites into space...
Language, Brain and Neuroscience
Science & Tech  (tags: language, neuroscience, children, brain, humans, medicine, investigation, science, interesting, research )

Alejandro
- 3 days ago - floatingpenguin.co.uk
Dr Jonathan O'Muircheartaigh, from King's College London, recommends initiating children in languages before the age of four when brain development is strongest. Read more at http://floatingpenguin.co.uk/news-and-free-resourc es.php
Cosmos Speed-Check Probes Dark Energy
Science & Tech  (tags: Universe, Cosmos speed-check, Scientists, Big Bang, space, research, science, BOSS )

Ray
- 7 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Scientists have produced their most precise measurement yet of the rate at which the early Universe was expanding. They find that some three billion years after the Big Bang, the cosmos was pushing itself apart by another 1% every 44 million years.
Voracious Worm Evolves to Eat Biotech Corn Engineered to Kill It
Science & Tech  (tags: corn, crops, discovery, GeneticEngineering, investigation, research, science, society, technology )

Kit
- 10 days ago - cornucopia.org
One of agricultural biotechnology's great success stories may become a cautionary tale of how short-sighted mismanagement can squander the benefits of genetic modification.
Autism 'Begins Long Before Birth'
Science & Tech  (tags: science, scientists, research, humans, health, new evidence, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Pregnancy )

Ray
- 11 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Scientists say they have new evidence that autism begins in the womb.Patchy changes in the developing brain long before birth may cause symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), research suggests.
Moon's Age Revealed, and a Lunar Mystery May Be Solved
Science & Tech  (tags: research, science, space, discovery, moon, birth date, interesting )

Giana
- 12 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Scientists have pinned down the birth date of the moon to within 100 million years of the birth of the solar system -- the best timeline yet for the evolution of our planet's natural satellite.
New Perspective on the End Permian Mass Extinction
Science & Tech  (tags: climate, research, science, ancient )

Mitchell
- 12 days ago - earthsky.org
Researchers at MIT have found strong evidence that that largest ever mass extinction was not caused by "the Usual Suspects."
New Discovery - 3,300 Year Old Ancient Tomb With Pyramid Entrance Found in Egypt
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, design, discovery, habitat, history, humans, interesting, research, society, world )

Caree
- 14 days ago - nbcnews.com
A tomb newly excavated at an ancient cemetery in Egypt would have boasted a pyramid 7 meters (23 feet) high at its entrance, archaeologists say. The tomb, found at the site of Abydos, dates back around 3,300 years. Within one of its vaulted burial...
Climate Impacts 'Overwhelming' - UN
Science & Tech  (tags: science, environment, CO2emissions, globalwarming, research, report, UN )

Ray
- 14 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Scientists fear a growing impact of global warming on humans, The impacts of global warming are likely to be "severe, pervasive and irreversible", a major report by the UN has warned.
An Ancient Virus May Be the Reason Human Stem Cells Can Transform
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, discovery, humans, research, stem cells, ancient virus, DNA )

Giana
- 14 days ago - theverge.com
The embryonic stem cells responsible for producing every other type of cell in the human body gained their power from an ancient virus that copied itself into our DNA millions of years ago, according to new research.
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
- 22 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 ...
Galaxy Zoo a Zooniverse Project
Science & Tech  (tags: galaxyzoo, Zooniverse, Telescope, project, study, science, research, space, tech, interesting, discovery )

Mari
- 24 days ago - galaxyzoo.org
Experience a privileged glimpse of the distant universe as observed by the SDSS, the Hubble Space Telescope, and UKIRT. Few have witnessed what you're about to see!
Creationists Complain Neil DeGrasse Tyson's 'Cosmos' Isn't Giving Them Airtime
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, computers, concept, discovery, environment, research, science, scientists, space, study, technology )

Kit
- 24 days ago - talkingpointsmemo.com
Creationists are accusing astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson's reboot of "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" of being scientifically unbalanced because it doesn't represent their beliefs.
NASA Offers $35,000 For Help In Tracking Asteroids
Science & Tech  (tags: NPR, NASA, Cash, prize, asteroids, science, research, space, study, interesting, astronomy )

Mari
- 25 days ago - npr.org
Cash prizes await "citizen scientists" who can improve algorithms that help NASA find and identify asteroids in our solar system, the agency says.
 

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