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Gulp, Matey: Medical Equipment From Wreckage of Blackbeard's Ship Not for Faint of Heart
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, world, scientists, humans, medicine, technology, safety, news, history, ancient )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - rawstory.com
Archaeologists working on the wreckage of the pirate Blackbeard's ship, the Queen Anne's Revenge, have unearthed medical equipment that demonstrates just how unhealthy the life of an 18th Century pirate could be, Live Science reports.
Energy Poured in to Cutting-Edge Conservation Ideas
Science & Tech  (tags: science, research, technology, interesting, discovery )

Cal
- 9 days ago - climatenewsnetwork.net
A battery that could treble electric car mileage and cut costs is among the innovations moving closer to reality on the frontiers of science.
At 90, She's Designing Tech For Aging Boomers (TEXT and AUDIO)
Science & Tech  (tags: Humans, IDEO, tech designer, Barbara Beskind, Baby Boomers, technology, design, concept, society, news )

Carrie
- 12 days ago - npr.org
In Silicon Valley's youth-obsessed culture, 40-year-olds get plastic surgery to fit in. But IDEO, the firm that famously developed the first mouse for Apple, has a 90-year-old designer on staff. Barbara Beskind says her age is an advantage.
CAR CARE NEWS YOU CAN USE: Here's Why You Shouldn't Idle Your Car on Cold Mornings
Science & Tech  (tags: interesting, study, technology )

Cal
- 21 days ago - poetsareangels.com
Despite common belief, your car doesn't need time to warm up. Check below to see how the myth could be hurting you, and your wallet.
Scientists Trace Ebola Outbreak to a Tree Where Children Play
Science & Tech  (tags: science, scientists, Ebola Outbreak, children, fruit bats, research, study, news, humans, environment, investigation, interesting )

Carrie
- 33 days ago - washingtonpost.com
According to research published Tuesday by the Robert Koch-Institute, fruit bats are almost certainly to blame for the current Ebola outbreak, which has claimed 7,800 lives so far.
Are We That Different? The Heartbreaking Truth About How Animals Mourn (TEXT and VIDEO)
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, humans, love, grief, mourning, research, study, scientists, interesting, science )

Carrie
- 29 days ago - onegreenplanet.org
Across the board, scientists in animal behavior, ecology, biology, and numerous other fields are finding that the evidence is there: non-human animals have the capacity for not just emotion, but also for love and grief.
European Science's Great Leap Backward
Science & Tech  (tags: Anne Glover, Chief Scientific Advisor, European Commission, University of Gottingen, World Health Organization, Royal Society of Medicine, Nat'l Academy of Sciences )

Brian
- 61 days ago - newyorker.com
"Since 2012, the distinguished Scottish biologist Anne Glover has served as chief scientific adviser to the President of the European Commission." Yet, her commitment to valid, scientific data rather than politics got her fired.
Why Climate Change Is Forcing Some Environmentalists to Back Nuclear Power
Science & Tech  (tags: Climate Change, Emissions, Nuclear Energy, Greens, Environmentalists, Clean Energy, Emissions Reductions )

Brian
- 39 days ago - washingtonpost.com
"A new letter, signed by 71 ecologists and conservation researchers (at last count), argues that greens must rethink their nuclear power resistance"
Brain GPS: UK Scientists Identify 'Internal Compass' Controlling Directional Sense
Science & Tech  (tags: Health, Science, UK )

Ray
- 42 days ago - rt.com
The precise part of the human brain that controls people's sense of direction has been identified by leading scientists in a groundbreaking piece of research.
'Inner Voices': US Scientists Spy on Human Minds With Brain Decoder
Science & Tech  (tags: Psychology, Science, USA )

Ray
- 42 days ago - rt.com
Keeping your thoughts strictly to yourself may soon prove infeasible, with scientists working on a break-through, mind-reading device. The idea is to help people who are physically unable to interact with the outside world.
 
 
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