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A Polar Bear Might Keep The Measles Away, But Shots Work Better
Health & Wellness  (tags: Measles, Vaccines, #VaccinesWork, Immunization, Childrens book, US, Outbreak )

Brian
- 2 days ago - npr.org
"Measles cases spiked in the United States this year, with 594 cases and 18 outbreaks, the highest number since 2000. They were caused by people traveling to the U.S. and infecting people who hadn't had measles shots."
American Fights for Liberia's Orphans Despite Her Own Ebola Scare
World  (tags: Katie Meyler, More Than Me, Monrovia, Liberia, Ebola, Children )

Brian
- 1 day ago - nbcnews.com
"Though she could return to Bernardsville, New Jersey, Meyler plans to stay in Monrovia and continue to fight for the children."
Goliath Encounter: Puppy-Sized Spider Surprises Scientist in Rainforest
Animals  (tags: Spider, Goliath Birdeater, Rainforest, World's largest spider )

Brian
- 1 day ago - livescience.com
"The birdeater's enormous size is evident from the sounds it makes. "Its feet have hardened tips and claws that produce a very distinct, clicking sound, not unlike that of a horse's hooves hitting the ground," he wrote, but "not as loud."
Mutagenesis: One Way Europeans Wish It Was 1936 Again
Science & Tech  (tags: Mutagenesis, Genetic Alteration, Genetic Engineering, No Regulations, Radiation, Chemicals, Hybridization )

Brian
- 4 minutes ago - geneticliteracyproject.org
"Today, there are over 2,200 varieties of lettuce, oats and other crops created using that legacy mutation-driven genetic engineering. Yet it was never a cause for protest - and that is why some companies have been reverting to..."
What West Africa Can Teach the US About Ebola
Health & Wellness  (tags: Ebola, Outbreak, Hemmoraghic Fever, Nigeria, Senegal, US, Dallas, Texas )

Brian
- 1 day ago - commondreams.org
"Nigeria and Senegal have declared victory on Ebola even as healthcare workers in Texas contract it."
As Casualties Mount, Scientists Say Global Warming Has Been "Hugely Underestimated"
Environment  (tags: Climate Change, Anthopogenic Climate Disruption, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Acclerating, Impact, Underestimated, New Scientist )

Brian
- 1 day ago - truth-out.org
"As we look across the globe this month, the signs of a continued escalation of the impacts of runaway anthropogenic climate disruption (ACD) continue to increase, alongside a drumbeat of fresh scientific studies confirming their connection to..."
Pentagon: We Could Soon Be Fighting Climate Wars
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Pentagon, Defense Department, Climate Change, National Security Threat, Climate Wars, Resource Wars, Military )

Brian
- 1 day ago - motherjones.com
"In one of its strongest statements yet on the need to prepare for climate change, the Defense Department today released a report that says global warming "poses immediate risks to US national security" and will exacerbate national security threats..."
The Progressive Face of a Regressing Party
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Elizabeth Warren, Progressive Face, Democrats, Regressive Party, Toxic Capitalists, Corporate Shills, Endless War, Economic Injustice, Liberal Rhetoric, Republican Policies, Two Party Sham, The Left Betrayed )

Brian
- 1 day ago - socialistworker.org
"She's one of the only leading figures in the party to criticize Obama from the left. In an interview with Thomas Frank in Salon, Warren declared: "They protected Wall Street. Not families who were losing their homes. Not people who lost their jobs."
How Nuclear Power Can Stop Global Warming
Environment  (tags: Climate Change, Carbon Emissions, Reducing Emissions, Nuclear Energy, Clean Energy, James Hansen, Climate Scientist, Columbia University )

Brian
- 1 day ago - scientificamerican.com
"The low-carbon electricity produced by such reactors provides 20 percent of the nation's power and, by the estimates of climate scientist James Hansen of Columbia University, avoided 64 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas pollution."
Whistleblowers: IRS Officials Behind "Fraudulent" Multi-Billion Dollar Corporate Tax Giveaways
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: IRS, Tax Fraud, Corporate Tax Giveaway, Billions of Dollars, Whistleblower, Jane J. Kim )

Brian
- 18 hours ago - rawstory.com
" Jane J. Kim, an attorney in the IRS Office of the Chief Counsel in New York, accused IRS executives of "deliberately" facilitating multi-billion dollar tax giveaways. "
 
 
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