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How Smart Is An Octopus?
Science & Tech  (tags: Biology, Marine Biology, octopus, octopuses, UC Berkeley, Australia, animals, humans, interesting, investigation, research, science, scientists, study, world )

- 2 hours ago -
In 2014, one of Roy Caldwell's octopuses went missing. Caldwell, a professor of integrative biology at the University of California, Berkeley, had kept the reef octopuses (Abdopus aculeatus) in separate sealed tanks.
Some Secrets of ChinaâEUR(TM)s Terra-Cotta Army Are Baked in the Clay
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

- 14 hours ago -
ChinaâEUR(TM)s first emperor broke the mold when he had himself buried with a terra-cotta army. Now insight into the careful crafting of those soldiers is coming from the clays used to build them. Custom clay pastes were mixed at a clay-making center....
Cosmic Particles Reveal Hidden Rooms in the Great Pyramid of Giza
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

- 1 minute ago -
Archaeologists believe they have found a secret room in the Great Pyramid of Giza. They made the discovery while using subatomic particles to discover hidden structures in the pyramid thus allowing scientists to map areas they wouldnâEUR(TM)t otherwise...
Ancient Egpytian Ruler May Be WorldâEUR(TM)s Oldest Known âEUR~Giant,âEUR(TM) Study Suggests
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

- 13 hours ago -
The remains of the pharaoh, believed to be King Sanakhtis, represents the oldest case of gigantism ever found on earth, according to a new study. Gigantism is a condition that causes excessive or abnormal growth when the body generates too many..
TAKE ACTION NOW! Reject Sam Clovis: No Racist Climate Deniers at USDA
Environment  (tags: climate denial, USDA< politics, environment )

- 23 hours ago -
Clovis is a birther conspiracy theorist who has called President Obama and his Black and Latino cabinet members "racists." He has no policy expertise in food and agriculture or experience in hard sciences, and he believes climate science is "junk
Petitionsite,Australia,Put An End to Uncontrolled Land Clearings
Environment  (tags: animals, environment, habitatdestruction, energy, climate-change, globalwarming, protection, ecosystems, conservation )

- 20 hours ago -
The Hairy nosed wombat & the Great Barrier Reef are being put at risk due to spike in land clearings in recent years whilst the govt ignores federal laws.Tell the govt to do its job & crack down on uncontrolled land clearing to save Aust. natural heritage
Petition - Keep Alaska's Public Lands in Public Hands!
Environment  (tags: Alaska's southeast panhandle, Tongass National Forest, Public lands politics, temperate rainforests, forest protection, Habitat preservation, conservation, Sustainabililty, responsible sourcing, wildlife, public hands )

- 19 hours ago -
The Tongass National Forest is America's largest national forest, encompassing the majority of Alaska's southeast panhandle. While decades of clear-cutting has cost the Tongass portions of its best habitat, the region still contains some of the most...
Is Your Sunscreen Poisoning the Ocean?
Environment  (tags: sunscreen, poisoning the ocean, researchers, bleaching coral, destruction, environment, healthconditions, nature, humans, world, water )

- 19 hours ago -
Even in minute doses, the researchers found, oxybenzone rapidly bleaches coral and slows new growth: A single drop in 4.3 million gallons of water âEUR" about six and a half Olympic-size swimming pools âEUR" is enough to be deadly.
This Cheap Plastic Uses Sunlight to Turn Sewage Into Drinkable Water
Environment  (tags: cheap plastic, sunlight, sewage to drinking water, research, world, conservation, environment, healthconditions )

- 19 hours ago -
Research into low-cost photocatalytic plastic has led to the creation of an important breakthrough in the quest to make clean drinking water available to every man, woman, and child around the world.
Power Grid Passes Test During Solar Eclipse, Big Win for Renewables
Environment  (tags: power grid, passing test, solar eclipse, renewables, conservation, environment, humans, world )

- 19 hours ago -
The solar eclipse "is another in a long list of examples that show that system operators are able to integrate the current level of renewables on the grid without sacrificing reliability,"
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