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Killswitch The Battle For A Free And Open Internet   video
Science & Tech  (tags: Net Neutrality, technology for democracy, surveillance state, digital age )

Dandelion
- 3 days ago - youtube.com
A free and open Internet is essential for democracy to survive in the digital age. Key issues discussed in the film: Net Neutrality, Big Data, The surveillance state, and money in politics.
Hands-Free Smartphone Opens Worlds for Disabled
Science & Tech  (tags: Israeli technology, smartphones, hands-free )

David
- 5 days ago - timesofisrael.com
Sesame Enable, an Israeli company is building what is believed to be the first completely hands-free smartphone. Sesame recently won a Verizon Powerful Answers Award, which came with $1 million in prize money.
Evolution 'Favours Bigger Sea Creatures'
Science & Tech  (tags: science, environment, marine animal, whales, research, study, scientists, interesting )

Dee
- 5 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The animals in the ocean have been getting bigger, on average, since the Cambrian period - and not by chance. That is the finding of a huge new survey of marine life past and present, published in the journal Science.
American Indian Sailed to Europe With Vikings?...
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 4 days ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
Analyzing a type of DNA passed only from mother to child, scientists found more than 80 living Icelanders with a genetic variation similar to one found mostly in Native Americans. (Get the basics on genetics.)...
Scientists Have Discovered NatureâEUR(TM)s Newest Strongest Material
Science & Tech  (tags: scientists, strongest material, sea snail )

Lone
- 6 days ago - washingtonpost.com
ItâEUR(TM)s as strong as steel and tough as a bulletproof vest, capable of withstanding the same amount of pressure it takes to turn carbon into a diamond. Scientists have discovered natureâEUR(TM)s newest strongest material, and it comes from âEUR¦ a sea snail.
Food Additives Linked to Weight Gain, Inflammation
Science & Tech  (tags: Digestion, Bacteria, Obesity, Health, Healthy Foods, Healthy Eating )

Judy
- 2 days ago - livescience.com
Food additives that are commonly used to thicken and stabilize processed foods may disrupt the bacterial makeup of the gut, causing health problems, a new study in animals suggests.
Mars, Venus and Moon Form 'Trio' In February 2015 Skywatching | Video
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy )

Cathleen
- 6 days ago - space.com
Great guide to constellations, planets and stars
Vikings Were Pioneers of Craft and International Trade, Not Just Pillaging...
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 4 days ago - phys.org
The connections between technology, urban trading, and international economics which have come to define modern living are nothing new. Back in the first millennium AD, the Vikings were expert at exploring these very issues...
Beetle RNA Makes Crops a Noxious Meal
Science & Tech  (tags: Potatoes, Colorado Potato Beetle, Pest, Beetle RNA )

Brian
- 1 day ago - sciencenews.org
"Insects shun potato plants laced with the pestsâEUR(TM) own genetic material."
Sea Turtle Finds Her Way Back to Birth Beach, But How?
Science & Tech  (tags: sea turtles, beach, navigate, eggs, animals, habitat, research, science, study )

Lone
- 6 days ago - latimes.com
How does the female sea turtle, which travels across thousands of miles of open ocean each year, still manage to navigate back to the same beach where she hatched to lay her eggs?
New Study Suggests Neanderthals Never Went Extinct...
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 5 days ago - ancient-origins.net
Scientific debate regarding the demise of the Neanderthals has been ongoing for decades with many experts proposing factors such as climate change, competition for resources, of lack of intelligence for possible causes behind the extinction...
Most Recent Measurements of Plutonium in Pacific: Fukushima Fallout Undetectable
Science & Tech  (tags: Fukushima, Radiation, North America, Safety, No Impact, Environmental Monitoring )

Brian
- 2 days ago - dailykos.com
Given the absence of both isotope ratio and activity anomalies thus far in the western Pacific traceable to the Fukushima meltdowns it is unlikely that any impact on organisms or the North Pacific ecosystem should be expected.
Ancient Equivalent of Tablet Computer Found in Turkey Dig...
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 5 days ago - ancient-origins.net
Archaeologists digging at the ancient archaeological site of Yenikapı in Turkey have uncovered a wooden notebook, a Byzantine invention which they say is the ancient equivalent of a tablet computer. The 1,200-year-old wooden tablet was found...
Richard Green on the Scientific Consensus and GMOs
Science & Tech  (tags: Scientific Consensus, Skepti-Forum, Richard Green, AAAS, AMA, USNAS, WHO, ASCB, ASM, Health Canada, ASPB, FDA )

Brian
- 1 day ago - skeptiforum.org
Skepti-Forum: Keeping the Science, Removing the Fiction. Genetically engineered crops currently available to the public pose no greater health risks or environmental concerns than their non-engineered counterparts.
Linguists Link English, Hindi to Single Ancestor Language Spoken 6,500 Years Ago
Science & Tech  (tags: research, scientists, ancient, history, archaeology, investigation, study, discovery )

Glenn
- 4 days ago - pbs.org
So this is where our modern languages came from. No Tower of Babel here.
 

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