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The Politics of Fear -- ScienceNOW
Science & Tech  (tags: politics, usa, left, right, republican, democrat, iraq, war, fear, abortion, immigration, gay rights, capital punishment, school prayer, psychology, research, attitudes )

Ceci
- 2040 days ago - sciencenow.sciencemag.org
Why do people have the attitudes they do toward social issues such as welfare, abortion, immigration, gay rights, school prayer, and capital punishment? The conventional explanations have to do with their economic circumstances, families, friends, and
Air Force Aims for 'Full Control' of 'Any and All' Computers
Science & Tech  (tags: military, computer, news, world, usa )

Mary
- 2168 days ago - blog.wired.com
The Air Force wants a suite of hacker tools, to give it "access" to -- and "full control" of -- any kind of computer there is. And once the info warriors are in, the Air Force wants them to keep tabs on their "adversaries' information infrastructure comp
Environmental Behavior: India, Brazil Top Index; United States Ranks Last
Science & Tech  (tags: climate, animals, climate-change, CO2emissions, conservation, destruction, ecosystems, endangered, energy, environment, forests, green, greenhousegases, habitat, habitatdestruction, nature, humans, pollution, protection, research, science, Sustainabililty )

Susan
- 2173 days ago - sciencedaily.com
GlobeScan today unveiled a new mechanism for measuring and comparing individual consumer behavior as it relates to the environment. Individuals around the world can find out where they rank.
Men With 'Highly Sensitive' Cameras Arrested at Airport
Science & Tech  (tags: usa, china, camera, beijing )

Sc
- 2207 days ago - cnn.com
LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Two men attempting to board a plane to China with nearly a dozen sensitive infrared cameras in their luggage were arrested on Saturday, a federal official said. The men were preparing to board a flight to Beijing at
High-School Scientists Decode DNA Sequence, Present Findings
Science & Tech  (tags: science, USA, children, research, study, scientists, society, concept, technology, students )

JR
- 2221 days ago - nsf.gov
New Jersey students publish their findings,present their work at the National Science Foundation.The students 'presentation was greeted with respect & appreciation by scientists from biosciences & computer sciences,as well as those who work in science edu
VIRGINIA: Snake Fear Part of Human Evolution?
Science & Tech  (tags: USA, herpetology, reptiles, snakes, fear of snakes, psychology, phobias, science )

Rooibos
- 2243 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Two University of Virginia researchers believe that humans are genetically predisposed to be deathly afraid of snakes. Judy S. DeLoache, a U.Va. professor of developmental psychology, said she has a snake phobia, but wonders why. "The question was, where
Breathing Dirty Air Can Lower Kids' I.Q.
Science & Tech  (tags: ClimateChange, CO2emissions, conservation, endangered, energy, environment, globalwarming, habitatdestruction, nature, humans, pollution, protection, science, suffering, world, business, consumers, corruption, corporate, energy, law, marketing, money, soc )

Susan
- 2252 days ago - reuters.com
Kids who live in neighborhoods with heavy traffic pollution have lower IQs and score worse on other tests of intelligence and memory than children who breathe cleaner air, a new study shows.
US to Try to Shoot Down Spy Satellite
Science & Tech  (tags: usa, space, safety, nasa )

Star
- 2258 days ago - home.peoplepc.com
Taking a page from Hollywood science fiction, the Pentagon said Thursday it will try to shoot down a dying, bus-size U.S. spy satellite loaded with toxic fuel on a collision course with the Earth.
California Earthquake Forecast
Science & Tech  (tags: science, usa, health, safety, environment, warning, weather )

Ginger
- 2261 days ago - liveleak.com
Alaska and California should expect a 4.0 or higher in the next 24-72 hours
ON THIS DAY - 1961: Chimp Returns Safely After Space Flight
Science & Tech  (tags: usa, space, chimpanzee, cape canaveral, orbit, 1961, on this day )

Chrissy
- 2273 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
A chimpanzee sent into space in a rocket by the United States has been recovered alive and well about 420 miles (676 km) from the launching site in Cape Canaveral. The test was one of many planned to ensure that a human being could survive space flight, t
Synthetic Life 'Advance' Reported - USA
Science & Tech  (tags: usa, dna, life form, synthetic, science, bacterium, scientists )

Chrissy
- 2279 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
An important step has been taken in the quest to create a synthetic lifeform. A US team reports in Science magazine how it replicated the entire DNA code from a common bacterium in the laboratory.
'Darkest Ever' Material Created - USA
Science & Tech  (tags: dark material, usa, carbon nanotubes, laboratory, technology, science, discovery, interesting )

Chrissy
- 2287 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
The "darkest ever" substance known to science has been made in a US laboratory. The material was created from carbon nanotubes - sheets of carbon just one atom thick rolled up into cylinders.
In a Forest's Breath, Deciphering Climate Clues
Science & Tech  (tags: americans, climate, ClimateChange, CO2emissions, conservation, destruction, ecosystems, environment, forests, globalwarming, pollution, protection, Sustainabililty, research, science, trees, travel, environment, interesting, usa )

Joe
- 2300 days ago - npr.org
A place called Harvard Forest sounds like it should inspire deep thoughts about nature. And in fact, it does. (First two sentences of article).
 

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