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The Map With Only 38 States
Science & Tech  (tags: geography, USA, 38 states, state boundaries, cultural history, government, interesting, study )

- 33 days ago -
In 1973, California State University geography professor George Etzel Pearcy suggested that the U.S. redraw its antiquated state boundaries and narrow the overall number of states to 38.
Take Action to Oppose the New 2,4-D-Resistant G.E. Crops *** Please Sign ***
Science & Tech  (tags: concept, environment, GeneticEngineering, health, humans, investigation, research, safety, science, society )

- 35 days ago -
The Environmental Protection Agency is considering an application to use a combination of glyphosate, a chemical in many common pesticides, with 2,4-D, a highly toxic weed killer, on genetically engineered corn and soybeans designed to withstand 2,4-D ...
The Mammoth That Trampled on the History of Mankind
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

- 62 days ago -
Just a few weeks from now, scientists from across the globe will gather in the town of Les Eyzies in the Dordogne to commemorate one of the most important - and fortuitous - events in the study of human origins. They will congregate to mark the 150th anni
Skeleton 180: A Potential Victim of the Norman Conquest
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

- 62 days ago -
A skeleton found in East Sussex as part of the excavation of a medieval hospital in Lewes 20 years ago has opened a window into the time of the 1066 Norman invasion of England.
Did Scientists Just Solve The Bee Collapse Mystery?
Science & Tech  (tags: Bees, hive collapse, discovery, GeneticEngineering, investigation, research, science )

- 69 days ago -
What makes the new Harvard study remarkable is that it actually simulated colony collapse disorder.
'Biggest Dinosaur Ever' Discovered
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, animals, archaeology, dinosaur, discovery, investigation, science )

- 71 days ago -
Fossilized bones of a dinosaur believed to be the largest creature ever to walk the Earth have been unearthed in Argentina, palaeontologists say. Based on its huge thigh bones, it was 40m (130ft) long and 20m (65ft) tall.
Scientists Gain Insight Into High-Temperature Superconductivity
Science & Tech  (tags: Superconductivity, Research, Energy Efficiency, Computer Speeds, Technology )

- 73 days ago -
"The hope is to find ways to raise the operating temperature for real-world energy-saving applications--things like highly efficient power generation and transmission and computers that work at speeds thousands of times faster than today's."
This Tiny Pocket Scanner Tells What Your Food Is Made Of in One Zap
Science & Tech  (tags: concept, design, discovery, Gizmos, interesting, NewTechnology, research, scientists, technology )

- 77 days ago -
Have you ever tapped on dozens of watermelons at the grocery store to find the sweetest out of the bunch--only to get one home and find out it's a sour dud? Well, in less than a year, you'll be able to tell which melon to buy, thanks to a USB drive-size...
Radioactive Fukushima Waters Arrive At West Coast Of America
Science & Tech  (tags: Radiation, Fukushima, Pacific, West Coast, Insignificant, Non-Event, Natural Background Radiation, Ocean Sciences Meeting, American Geophysical Union, Woods Hole Oceanographic, Institution, Nat'l Academy of Sciences, Radionuclides )

- 76 days ago -
"The Fukushima rad-concentrations are nowhere near as high as that left over from the old bomb tests, which are nowhere near as high as that of natural background."
Meet the Ancestors: Palaeoartist Brings Human Evolution to Life With Amazingly Realisl
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

- 76 days ago -
From freckles and blemishes to staring glass eyes, hyper-realistic models of early hominids are now providing an eerie way of coming face-to-face with our ancient ancestors and distant cousins
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