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GMO Bluegrass Is Unregulated, Unlabelled and Toxic - Via Organic Consumers Association
Science & Tech  (tags: Genetic Engineering, GMOs, Genetically modified organisms, Monsanto, GMO Contamination, Organic pasture, Wild Flowers, Organic Farming, Ecosytem, Petition to sign )

Victoria
- 2 days ago - organicconsumers.org
Monsanto and Scotts are testing the first genetically engineered grass for both consumer and commercial use. Scotts Roundup Ready GMO Kentucky Bluegrass is unregulated, will not be labelled "GMO" contaminating organic pasture for cows. Global Petition.
CREEPY!! Creating Child Sex Robots Is a Terrible Idea
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, child robots, ethics, health, news, research, science )

Cal
- 12 days ago - vice.com
Last week, at an event called Our Robot Future at Berkeley, robo-ethicists introduced the idea of using sex robots to rehabilitate pedophiles.
It's Time to Pass the Internet Tax Freedom Forever Act
Science & Tech  (tags: computer, humans, internet, government, internet tax freedom forever act, technology )

Kathy
- 14 days ago - act.mywireless.org
On July 15, 2014, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (H.R. 3086), which is strongly supported bipartisan legislation designed to protect consumers from having to pay taxes on Internet access by permanent
Strange Radio Signals Mystify Astronomers
Science & Tech  (tags: science, research, radio waves, radio, radio bursts, discovery, nasa, astronomy, Kaspi, McGill )

Michael
- 17 days ago - iflscience.com
One of the world's great radio telescopes isn't hearing voices - for the first time another giant dish has picked up one of the mysterious "fast radio bursts" (FRBs) that have been puzzling astronomers at the Parkes Radio Telescope.
This Is a Extra Special Year for "Super Moons"
Science & Tech  (tags: science, research, super-moons, astronomy )

Cal
- 18 days ago - enn.com
If you thought one supermoon was bright, how about three? The full Moons of summer 2014-July 12th, August 10th, and Sept. 9th-will all be supermoons.
VIRAL ACTION NEEDED Applaud Decision to End Use of Live Pigs as Medical Dummies
Science & Tech  (tags: Southern Illinois University, Advanced patient simulators, The Physicians Committee for Responsible, animalcruelty, abused, abuse, killed, cruelty, animalwelfare, sadness, suffering, slaughter, protection, conservation, GoodNews, animala )

Kelly
- 18 days ago - animalpetitions.org
Advanced patient simulators now make more realistic training dummies than the live animals medical students once widely depended on. Given these technological advances it makes no sense that some major universities still have yet to redesign programs
Hedgehog and Tapir Fossils Found in B.C.
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, animals, hedgehog, tapir, B.C., rainforest, mini mammals, discovery, research, study )

Lone
- 21 days ago - ca.news.yahoo.com
If you peered through the undergrowth of the B.C. rainforest 50 million years ago, you might spot some unusual mini mammals, including a thumb-sized hedgehog and a tapir no bigger than a springer spaniel.
Major Viking Site Discovery Described as 'Mind-Blowing'
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 25 days ago - irishcentral.com
They have now confirmed that the Linn Duchaill site, beside the river Glyde and south of Dundalk Bay, was where the Vikings brought their long ships or longphorts to be repaired.
First Birds Valued Fashion Over Flight
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, research, study, birds, feathers )

Giana
- 27 days ago - news.discovery.com
Archaeopteryx, the iconic early bird that lived around 150 million years ago, sported feathered "trousers" on its hind limbs as well as other decorative feathers.
Converting Decomissioned Buses Into Showers for the Homeless
Science & Tech  (tags: buses, showers, homeless, concept, environment, humans )

Lone
- 33 days ago - ca.news.yahoo.com
How one woman brought the idea to life for San Francisco's homeless population.
 
 
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