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America's Addiction to Fossil Fuels Is Officially Causing Earthquakes
Science & Tech  (tags: research, technology, Hydraulic Fracturing, geosciences, investigation, science, news, world, environment )

Cat
- 3 hours ago - mic.com
Now that it's official, we need to do something about it. Thanks to a revolutionary new energy-extraction technique called hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," America is suddenly feeling a lot like the Beverly Hillbillies.
1984 Is Here: Samsung Admits Its TVs Might Spy on You, Warns Against Carrying Out Sensitive Conversations
Science & Tech  (tags: TV, Samsung, spying, Surveillance cameras, surveillance technology, humans, NewTechnology, society, technology, world )

Lone
- 1 day ago - globalresearch.ca
Surveillance cameras are everywhere, at least in the modern world. Police have a range of listening devices and surveillance technology, some of which can see through your walls and into your home.
Opinion: On Global GMO Regulation
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, tech, study, society, scientists, science, safety, research, news, investigation, humans, GMO, regulation, genome-editing, modifying, crops, genetically, modified, foods, ethics )

Darren
- 1 day ago - the-scientist.com
Advances in genome-editing technologies have made modifying crops easier than ever before. TheyâEUR(TM)ve also clouded the already murky realm of genetically modified foods.
Higgs Boson Could Explain MatterâEUR(TM)s Dominance Over Antimatter
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, study, scientists, science, research, news, humans, environment, discovery, computers, astronomy, cosmology, Higgs Boson, Matter, Antimatter, theory )

Darren
- 2 days ago - scientificamerican.com
A new theory suggests the Higgs field varied in the early universe, offering matter a chance to split off from antimatter
Fukushima Radiation in the Ecosystem, North American West Coast - The Canadian
Science & Tech  (tags: Environment, World, Fukushima nuclear disaster, Radioactive contamination, Heath risks, Society, Humans, Animals, Death )

Victoria
- 3 days ago - thecanadiandaily.ca
An informative article about the meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan on 11th March 2011. Two peer-reviewed scientific studies so far have already provided evidence of increased mortality in North America due to radioactive contamination.
Truly Brief Communications
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, study, society, science, research, news, investigation, interesting, humans, environment, discovery, brief, brevity, The Journal Of Brief Ideas, platform, 200-word articles, short )

Darren
- 7 days ago - the-scientist.com
The Journal of Brief Ideas, a platform that publishes 200-word articles, launches in beta.
Is AI Dangerous? That DependsâEUR¦
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, study, society, scientists, science, research, investigation, interesting, humans, environment, discovery, computers, AI, Artificial Intelligence, astrobiology )

Darren
- 7 days ago - blogs.scientificamerican.com
Somewhere in the long list of topics that are relevant to astrobiology is the question of âEUR~intelligenceâEUR(TM). Is human-like, technological intelligence likely to be common across the universe?
EarthâEUR(TM)s Water May Have Come From Comets, Asteroids or Something Else Entirely
Science & Tech  (tags: world, study, space, society, science, research, investigation, interesting, humans, environment, discovery, Earth, water, comets, asteroids, origin, oceans, solar system )

Darren
- 7 days ago - scientificamerican.com
To discover the origin of the oceans, scientists are investigating our solar systemâEUR(TM)s farthest reaches and earliest moments [Preview Article, more links at site]
The Universe's Oldest Stars Were Late Bloomers
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, space, science, research, news, investigation, interesting, humans, history, environment, discovery, computers, astronomy, cosmology, universe, stars, Planck satellite )

Darren
- 7 days ago - scientificamerican.com
The Planck satellite reveals the universe's first stars formed more than a hundred million years later than previously believed
Life on Earth May Have Flourished a Billion Years Earlier Than Thought
Science & Tech  (tags: Ancient life, ancient fossil, Ancient Organism, Life on Earth, pre-historic climate, discovery, environment, interesting, research, science, study, world )

Ben
- 10 days ago - smh.com.au
More than 3 billion years ago, Earth was a hostile, volatile place, its air oxygen-less and its climate unpredictable. And yet, life thrived.
Newton Figured Out How Tree Sap Rises
Science & Tech  (tags: world, study, scientists, science, research, humans, environment, discovery, isaac newton, tree sap, transpiration, plants, theory )

Darren
- 13 days ago - scientificamerican.com
Buried in one of Isaac Newton's college notebooks is a page on which he fairly accurately theorizes on the process of transpiration in plants, two centuries before the concept was elucidated. Karen Hopkin reports
Strange Stars Pulsate According to the "Golden Ratio"
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, study, space, scientists, science, research, news, investigation, humans, environment, discovery, astronomy, cosmology, strange stars, pulsate, golden ratio, astronomers, frequency )

Darren
- 13 days ago - scientificamerican.com
Astronomers have discovered variable stars that periodically dim and brighten at frequencies close to the famed golden mean
12 Natural Phenomena Scientists CanâEUR(TM)t Explain
Science & Tech  (tags: natural phenomena, mankind, humbled, unexplained, scientists, science, environment, humans, interesting, research, study, world )

Lone
- 15 days ago - ba-bamail.com
Mankind can be humbled and inspired by these crazy unexplained phenomena, that leave even scientists scratching their heads.
 

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