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Backyard Pesticide Use Can Fuel Bee Die-Offs
Green Lifestyle  (tags: honewbees, neonicotinoids, pesticides, gardening )

- 2218 days ago -
It's not just agribusiness. For products for homeowner use, the amount of neonicotinoids used is some 40 times greater than anything allowable in agricultural systems. How to tell if your garden is killing bees: See article.
Cassini Spacecraft Image: Titan and Saturn's Wings
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, space, NASA )

- 2325 days ago -
Includes link to full image gallery. I recommend subscribing to NASA Image Updates. They're out of this world. :-) Photo from NASA Gallery: Triangulum Galaxy
Time Cloaking: How Scientists Opened a Hidden Gap in Time
Science & Tech  (tags: )

- 2331 days ago -
Scientists say they have achieved 'temporal cloaking' - manipulating light in a way that makes it appear as if 50 trillionths of a second never happened. Now, they'll try to expand the gap.
'Lost Antarctic World' Unknown to Science Discovered
Science & Tech  (tags: biology, hydrothermal vents )

- 2331 days ago -
Hydrothermal vents are home to animals found nowhere else on the planet that get their energy not from the Sun but from breaking down chemicals, such as hydrogen sulphide.
3.5 Million Homeless and 18.5 Million Vacant Homes in the US
Society & Culture  (tags: economy, povrety, foreclosures, 99% )

- 2338 days ago -
Since 2007, banks have foreclosed around eight million homes. It is estimated that another eight to ten million homes will be foreclosed before the financial crisis is over.
The Early Church Never Celebrated Christmas
Society & Culture  (tags: Christmas, early Christian church )

- 2344 days ago -
However, in the fourth century - 354 AD - Bishop Liberius of Rome declared Christians everywhere should celebrate the birth of Christ on December 25. Ironically, it was in that century that controversy, heresy and false teaching began to plague the.. .
Global Warming Benefits Parasites, Disadvantages Fish
Environment  (tags: global warming, ocean warming, fish, parasites, fisheries )

- 2362 days ago -
The researchers saw behavioural changes in infected fish, suggesting that parasites may manipulate host behaviour to make them move to warmer temperatures, where the host's growth rate slowed.
Occupy Congress: Senator Sanders Joins Hearing Room Protestors on Thursday's National Day of Action
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: National Day of Action, 99% Movement, Occupy America, Supercommittee, Barbara Mikulski, Bernie Sanders, AFL-CIO )

- 2380 days ago -
Sen. Barbara Mikulski opened her remarks by referring to plans by rally-goers to visit the offices of Super Committee members: "We want to invite you to the first meeting of Occupy the Joint Committee."
TAKE ACTION: Rebuild the Dream Petition to Congress
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Supercommittee, Social Secuirty, taxes, Congess )

- 2380 days ago -
A wonderfully simple message: "Congress should reject cuts to Social Security and instead make the 1% pay their share. " The "Supercommittee" is close to recommending cuts to Social Security instead of tax increases for the richest 1%. Please sign.
SWAT Team Tracks Grannies at Occupy Redwood City
Offbeat  (tags: Occupy Redwood City, Raging Grannies )

- 2387 days ago -
No, really; it's true. There even are photos.
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