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Largest Age Map Yet Created for Our Milky Way Galaxy
Science & Tech  (tags: Milky Way Galaxy, galaxy map, Sloan Digital Sky Survey, galaxy history )

Nancy
- 168 days ago - sdss.org
In this latest effort, the researchers examined the ages of more than 70,000 stars in order to create the new map. It charts an extent that stretches halfway across our galaxy to 50,000 light-years away.
Interactive Map Shows 414 U.S. Cities Already Locked Into Sea Level Rise
Science & Tech  (tags: sea level rise, 141 cities and towns, USA, passed point of no return, carbon emissions )

Dandelion
- 225 days ago - ecowatch.com
Researchers found that 414 towns and cities have already passed their lock in date at which its guaranteed that more than half the city populated land will be underwater no matter how much humans decrease carbon emissions is only a matter of when not if.
Mealworms Munch on Styrofoam Without Dying Shock Scientists
Science & Tech  (tags: mealworms, polystyrene foam, styrofoam, poop pellets, fertilizer, digest, carbon dioxide )

Dandelion
- 267 days ago - grist.org
Styrofoam and other polystyrene foam are poisonous to a lot of animals so mealworms ability to digest them came as quite a surprise to scientists. Half of the eaten styrofoam turns into carbon dioxide the other half non-toxic poop pellets for fertilizer.
Mystery 'Hobbits' Not Humans Like Us: Study
Science & Tech  (tags: Flores Man, Homo floresiensis, hobbits, anthropological debate, science )

Nancy
- 133 days ago - news.yahoo.com
"There is a lot of information contained in bone layers of the skull," Balzeau told AFP. The results, he said, were unambiguous: "There were no characteristics from our species" -- that is, Homo sapiens.
Temperatures at the North Pole May Be 50 Degrees Above Normal
Science & Tech  (tags: North Pole, Iceland, temperature, above normal, 50 degrees above normal )

Dandelion
- 182 days ago - washingtonpost.com
Big Icelandic storms are common in winter but this one may rank among the strongest and will draw northward an incredible surge of warmth pushing temperatures at the North Pole over 50 degrees above normal. This is mind-boggling.
Mass Extinction Is Closer Than You Know   video
Science & Tech  (tags: mass extinction, earth, scientists, studies, fossil fuels, dinosaurs, climate change, climate disruption, dangerous direction, 66 million years ago )

Dandelion
- 80 days ago - youtube.com
What we are doing to the Earth has no parallel in 66 million years. Two new scientific papers say that it is happening a lot faster and in a more dangerous direction than scientists were even considering as a worst case scenario just a few years ago.
Fly to the Moon in FOUR Hours: The British Scientist Who Says He's Found the Secret of Star Treks Warp Speed
Science & Tech  (tags: warp speed, discovery )

Beatrice
- 336 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Critics insisted his invention was a scientific impossibility because it broke one of the basic laws of physics governing the universe. This rule is Sir Isaac NewtonâEUR(TM)s third law: that if you push in one direction, you accelerate in the opposite
The Worlds Longest and Deepest Rail Tunnel Opens in Switzerland
Science & Tech  (tags: Gotthard tunnel, Switzerland, longest train tunnel, deepest train tunnel )

Dandelion
- 27 days ago - cnn.com
The completed tunnel was delivered on time and within budget. It is expected to bring significant environmental benefits by diverting freight sent by road on to rail instead.
End Cell Phone Surveillance - Petition
Science & Tech  (tags: stingray, cell phone, without warrants, surveillance, police spying, personal calls )

Dandelion
- 132 days ago - act.colorofchange.org
With Stingrays police are able to locate and track individuals, eavesdrop on calls, send malicious software, and even disrupt interactions between protest organizers. Even more alarmingly, they are doing this all without warrants or public oversight.
Cactus Guts Could Rid Drinking Water of Toxins
Science & Tech  (tags: prickly pear, cactus, Norma Alcantar, Mexico, indigenous, sediment, toxins in water, grandmother )

Dandelion
- 101 days ago - goodnewsnetwork.org
Researcher Norma Alcantars grandmother used prickly pear cactus to remove sediment from river water she had collected for drinking when growing up in early 1900s rural Mexico. Scientist discover once more what indigenous already knew.
Montreal Scientists Score Possible Breakthrough for Rapid Diagnostic Medical Tests
Science & Tech  (tags: health, diagnostics, concept, medicine, research, NewTechnology )

Lynn
- 277 days ago - cbc.ca
A simple and fast chemical process developed by scientists in Montreal could allow family doctors to one day use equipment as straightforward and cheap as a diabetic's blood sugar tests ...
Worlds Largest Indoor Farming Growing Organic Leafy Greens Without Sunlight or Soil
Science & Tech  (tags: indoor agriculture, Newark, NJ, David Rosenberg, organic leafy greens, no pesticides, no herbicides, no fungicides, no GMOs )

Dandelion
- 33 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
We grow without pesticides, herbicides, fungicides or GMOs we just give the plant what it wants at the root structure Rosenberg said. They do not need nutrients at the leaves, so there is nothing to wash off. This could be part of the future of farming.
October 2015: Earths Warmest Month on Record By a Huge Margin
Science & Tech  (tags: Climate change, global warming, global disruption, NOAA, National Centers for Environmental Infor, record high temperatures )

Dandelion
- 221 days ago - wunderground.com
Earths surface temperature has surged high into uncharted territory according to data released by NOAAs National Centers for Environmental Information.
Mapping Every Power Plant in the United States
Science & Tech  (tags: data visualization, Washington Post, United States, energy sources, generating electricity, maps, charts )

Dandelion
- 133 days ago - visualcapitalist.com
The Washington Post has put together an extraordinary data visualization that shows how the United States has generated its electricity so far this year. See where the US stands in energy sources and where to improve and what is being used today.
Straddling Bus   video
Science & Tech  (tags: straddling bus, bus, transportation, future )

Dandelion
- 60 days ago - youtube.com
Youzhou Song, bus designer, presents a giant bus that drive over cars in order to relieve urban traffic congestion.
 

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