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* Google Exec Alan Eustace Just Beat Felix Baumgartner's World Record For Highest Free-Fall Parachute Jump *
Science & Tech  (tags: concept, design, environment, humans, interesting, investigation, performance, research, safety, science, space, study, technology, world )

Frans
- 19 hours ago - industrytap.com
Senior Google Executive, Dr. Alan Eustace, has broken Felix Baumgartner's world record for highest free-fall parachute jump. Eustace broke the record to relatively little fanfare when compared to Baumgartner's jump which was streaming live on ...
Not All Science Created Equal: The Genetically Engineered Crops Story
Science & Tech  (tags: Biotechnology, Genetic Engineering, History, Science, Health, Safety, Popular Myths )

Brian
- 8 hours ago - geneticliteracyproject.org
"There is tremendous controversy about genetically modified (GM) crops and derived food. Even the definition of what is a GM crop can differ depending upon with whom you talk."
Science Chief Warns on Acid Oceans
Science & Tech  (tags: science, scientists, research, oceans, carbon emissions )

Ray
- 2 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The UK's chief scientist says the oceans face a serious and growing risk from man-made carbon emissions
Tutankhamun Died of Illness, Not From Chariot Racing
Science & Tech  (tags: Egypt, History, Science, Vehicles )

Ray
- 3 days ago - rt.com
Scientists believe Egyptian King Tutankhamun died of illness, rather than from a chariot crash, as was long believed. A 'virtual autopsy' showed that the boy king suffered from genetic deficiencies and that his parents were probably brother and sister.
Arkaim Ancient Settlement in Russia Discovered
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 8 days ago - slavorum.org
Russian archaeologists have unearthed some ancient and virtually unknown settlements, which they believe were built by the original Aryan race about 4,000 years ago. Ancient Aryan settlement in Russia discovered.
Science Organizations Say GMOs Not Proven Safe - National Food Safety - Examiner.Com
Science & Tech  (tags: Science, Genetic Engineering, GMOs, Food Safety, Health risks, World )

Victoria
- 9 days ago - examiner.com
The global scientific and medical-community consensus on genetic engineering is that the technique is not proven to be completely safe. The process of genetic engineering is not precise, and can result in the formation of novel proteins in food.
Are We There Yet? Scientists Prepare for Change of Epoch
Science & Tech  (tags: Anthropocene, Human Impact, Environment, Epochs, International Geological Congress )

Brian
- 9 days ago - morningticker.com
"Scientists from around the world met this week to decide whether to call time on the Holocene epoch after 11,700 years and begin a new geological age called the Anthropocene - to reflect humankind's deep impact on the planet."
Colorful Lunar Eclipse, VIDEO
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, science, lunar eclipse, moon )

Beatrice
- 36 days ago - science.nasa.gov
On Wednesday morning, Oct. 8th, not long before sunrise, the bright full Moon over North America will turn a lovely shade of celestial red. It's a lunar eclipse--visible from all parts of the USA. "It promises to be a stunning sight, even from
TREAT Nuclear Reactor to Reopen After 20 Years of Inactivity
Science & Tech  (tags: Transient Reactor Test Facility, TREAT, INL, Idaho National Laboratory, Dept of Energy )

Brian
- 22 days ago - pennenergy.com
""The people who worked at this reactor in the past did a brilliant job," Bumgardner said. "It has a very low use of uranium, and as a result, the reactor can run for a long time."
Brain's "Inner GPS" Wins Nobel
Science & Tech  (tags: brain, gps, cells, Nobel Prize, discovery, medicine )

Roger
- 23 days ago - the-scientist.com
John O'Keefe, May-Britt Moser, and Edvard Moser have won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain."
 
 
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