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This Fish Crawled Out of the Water...and Into Creationists' Nightmares By Chris Mooney
Science & Tech  (tags: Tiktaalik roseae, science, research, evolution, fossil, creationists )

Nancy
- 18 hours ago - motherjones.com
Tiktaalik, Shubin has observed, was a fish capable of doing a push-up. It had both lungs and gills. In sum, it's quite the transitional form.
Supernova Cleans Up Its Surroundings
Science & Tech  (tags: Supernova )

Michael
- 2 days ago - spacedaily.com
Supernovas are the spectacular ends to the lives of many massive stars. T
URENT~URGENT ENDS APRIL 15 Action Alert: Navy's Proposed Action Deadly To Resident Orcas
Science & Tech  (tags: comment period closes on April 15, URGENT, increased underwater charges and mines, pier-side testing and maintenance, pollution, protection, politics, oceans, wildlife, water, government, environment, endangered, conservation, ecosystems, nature, destruct )

Kelly
- 2 days ago - championsforcetaceans.com
The comment period closes on April 15 for the Navy's Proposed Actions in the Puget Sound. The Navy plans to add pier-side testing and maintenance, increased sonar practicing, and increased underwater charges and mines.
'Blood Moon' Will Be a Sight to Behold During Total Lunar Eclipse
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, discovery, habitat, history, humans, interesting, nasa, news, performance, science, society, space, technology, world, moon eclipses 2014 )

Frank
- 3 days ago - cnn.com
"Tuesday's blood moon comes right on time for the Jewish festival of Passover, which commemorates the ancient Israelites' exodus from slavery in Egypt."- cnn.com
World's Biggest Swarm of GM Mosquitoes Released in Brazil - The Independent
Science & Tech  (tags: GMO Insects, GMO Mosquitoes, Brazil, South America, Health Risks, Environmental concerns, Science, Ethics )

Victoria
- 5 days ago - independent.co.uk
The GM Aedes aegypti mosquitoes or OX513-A, have been engineered to wipe out their own species, in a misguided attempt to control the infectious disease dengue-fever. it is the world's first GM insect to be set free in the wild - consequences unknown.
Ancient Roman Theatre Discovered in Florence
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 2 days ago - ansa.it
Archaeologists digging up the remains of an ancient Roman theatre discovered under the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence have found a "vomitorium" or corridor used by as many as 15,000 theatre goers in the first and second centuries A.D., city officials say.
Can Online Petitions Change the World?
Science & Tech  (tags: Online petitions, impact, real or not?, slacktivism )

Sai Krish
- 3 days ago - huffingtonpost.ca
The million-dollar (or perhaps million-signature) questions are: do all those signatures mean people are becoming more socially engaged; and are they actually having an impact?
Exploring Dark Energy
Science & Tech  (tags: cosmology, space exploration, dark energy )

Freya
- 2 days ago - news.yahoo.com
The Universe is expanding--the space between galaxies is growing larger all the time. Not only that, but the rate of expansion is getting faster, a phenomenon we call "dark energy."
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
- 2 days 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...
700-Year-Old Coin Found During Bannockburn Dig
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 4 days ago - scotsman.com
A 700-YEAR-OLD English coin has been found near the abbey where the victorious Robert the Bruce took booty from the Battle of Bannockburn.
Papyrus Referring to Jesus' Wife Is More Likely Ancient Than Fake, Scientists Say
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 5 days ago - nytimes.com
A faded fragment of papyrus known as the "Gospel of Jesus's Wife," which caused an uproar when unveiled by a Harvard Divinity School historian in 2012, has been tested by scientists who conclude in a journal published on Thursday that the ink and papyrus
4,500-Year-Old Boat Among Viking Artifacts Hoard Discovered in Galway Read More: Http://Www.Irishcentral.Com/Ro ots/History/4500
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 5 days ago - irishcentral.com
Twelve boats, dating from 2,500 BC to the 11th century AD, along with other Viking artifacts have been discovered in Lough Corrib in Connemara, County Galway.
The Die That Struck Britain's First Coins?
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 4 days ago - blog.britishmuseum.org
One of the most recent acquisitions made by the Department of Coins and Medals is a highly unusual object - an ancient punch or 'die' used to manufacture coins in the second century BC. The die was found in Bredgar, Kent by a metal detector user in 2013 a
1,300-Year-Old Egyptian Mummy Had Biblical Tattoo
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 3 days ago - news.discovery.com
A mummy of an Egyptian woman dating back to 700 A.D. has been scanned and stripped to reveal a tattoo on her thigh that displays the name of the biblical archangel Michael.
Rare 'Tetrad' of Total Lunar Eclipses Begins Next Week, Does Not Spell the End of the World
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, eclipse, interesting, science, space, tetrad )

Rosemary
- 4 days ago - ca.news.yahoo.com
In the wee hours of the morning on April 15 the sun Earth and moon will be in 'syzygy' lined up perfectly so that the full moon will pass through the centre of Earth's shadow, producing a total lunar eclipse that will be visible throughout North America
 

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