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Not All Science Created Equal: The Genetically Engineered Crops Story
Science & Tech  (tags: Biotechnology, Genetic Engineering, History, Science, Health, Safety, Popular Myths )

Brian
- 1 day ago - geneticliteracyproject.org
"There is tremendous controversy about genetically modified (GM) crops and derived food. Even the definition of what is a GM crop can differ depending upon with whom you talk."
* Google Exec Alan Eustace Just Beat Felix Baumgartner's World Record For Highest Free-Fall Parachute Jump *
Science & Tech  (tags: concept, design, environment, humans, interesting, investigation, performance, research, safety, science, space, study, technology, world )

Frans
- 1 day ago - industrytap.com
Senior Google Executive, Dr. Alan Eustace, has broken Felix Baumgartner's world record for highest free-fall parachute jump. Eustace broke the record to relatively little fanfare when compared to Baumgartner's jump which was streaming live on ...
Earth to Face a 6-Day Blackout, Viral Hoax Cites NASA as Saying
Science & Tech  (tags: NASA, Science, Space )

Ray
- 1 day ago - rt.com
The latest space hoax claiming NASA confirmed six days of 'total darkness' in December has been debunked - but not before it had been spread worldwide via Twitter.
Bird Embryos Can Discern Between Calls--a First in Nature
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, discovery, environment, habitat, news, research, science )

Lone
- 1 day ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
Humans are the only other species known to have this ability
Cosmic Chaos: Turbulence Prevents Cluster Galaxies From Forming Stars (PHOTO)
Science & Tech  (tags: Law, Physics, Science, Space, USA )

Ray
- 3 days ago - rt.com
A group of international scientists have discovered that turbulence might keep the temperature inside cluster galaxies too hot to allow for cooling needed to form stars.
Science Chief Warns on Acid Oceans
Science & Tech  (tags: science, scientists, research, oceans, carbon emissions )

Ray
- 3 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The UK's chief scientist says the oceans face a serious and growing risk from man-made carbon emissions
Cup of Cocoa a Day Keeps Memory Loss Away - Scientists
Science & Tech  (tags: Biology, Health, Science, USA )

Ray
- 4 days ago - rt.com
A tasty drink may give a typical 60-year-old the memory as of a person 20 to 30 years younger. A US study has revealed that cocoa contains bioactive ingredients that reverse age-related memory decline.
Surgeons Transplant Heart That Had Stopped Beating
Science & Tech  (tags: Medical, Science, Health, Transplant, Australia )

Ray
- 4 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Surgeons in Australia say they have performed the first heart transplant using a "dead heart".
Tutankhamun Died of Illness, Not From Chariot Racing
Science & Tech  (tags: Egypt, History, Science, Vehicles )

Ray
- 4 days ago - rt.com
Scientists believe Egyptian King Tutankhamun died of illness, rather than from a chariot crash, as was long believed. A 'virtual autopsy' showed that the boy king suffered from genetic deficiencies and that his parents were probably brother and sister.
Turning Back the Brain's Clock
Science & Tech  (tags: brain, plasticity, research, science, protein, inhibitors )

Roger
- 4 days ago - the-scientist.com
The brain's ability to make new neural connections can be restored in mice by blocking a protein that normally acts as a natural brake on neuroplasticity
The Science Behind the Northern Lights
Science & Tech  (tags: science, Aurora Borealis, Northern Lights, sun spots, sun flares, coronal mass ejections, molecular nitrogen, oxygen )

Lynn
- 5 days ago - cbc.ca
The northern lights are caused by the collision of charged particles with molecules in our atmosphere. These collisions release energy in the form of light, which we see in the sky.
Siberian Scientists Lead Fight Against the Ebola Outbreak That Has Already Killed 4,400 People
Science & Tech  (tags: science, NewTechnology, research )

Marty
- 5 days ago - siberiantimes.com
Two teams of experts from the Vector State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology, based in the Koltsovo town near Novosibirsk, have spent the last two months working with Ebola victims in a mobile laboratory in Guinea
I-Wonder: Were We Contacted By Aliens in 1977
Science & Tech  (tags: science, space, ET, Galaxy, life )

Ray
- 6 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Are we the only island of life in the vastness of space, or is our Galaxy teeming with other civilisations?
Paralyzed Man Walks Again Thanks to UK-Funded Tech
Science & Tech  (tags: Conflict, Health, Modernization, SciTech, Science, UK )

Ray
- 6 days ago - rt.com
A man whose lower body was completely paralyzed has been given the chance to walk again, thanks to pioneering surgical therapy developed by scientists in the UK and Poland.
 

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