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Most Recent Measurements of Plutonium in Pacific: Fukushima Fallout Undetectable
Science & Tech  (tags: Fukushima, Radiation, North America, Safety, No Impact, Environmental Monitoring )

Brian
- 88 days ago - dailykos.com
Given the absence of both isotope ratio and activity anomalies thus far in the western Pacific traceable to the Fukushima meltdowns it is unlikely that any impact on organisms or the North Pacific ecosystem should be expected.
In Which Anti-GMO Activists Launch PR Campaign Against Eggplant
Science & Tech  (tags: War On Science, Anti-Science Extremists, Biotechnology, Bangladesh, Brinjal, Eggplant, Bt Eggplant, Less Pesticide, Pest Resistance, FBS )

Brian
- 87 days ago - thefarmersdaughterusa.com
The lesson out of Bangladesh can easily be applied to our own situation. We have been successfully cultivating genetically engineered crops now for decades without a single problem
Beetle RNA Makes Crops a Noxious Meal
Science & Tech  (tags: Potatoes, Colorado Potato Beetle, Pest, Beetle RNA )

Brian
- 87 days ago - sciencenews.org
"Insects shun potato plants laced with the pestsâEUR(TM) own genetic material."
Richard Green on the Scientific Consensus and GMOs
Science & Tech  (tags: Scientific Consensus, Skepti-Forum, Richard Green, AAAS, AMA, USNAS, WHO, ASCB, ASM, Health Canada, ASPB, FDA )

Brian
- 87 days ago - skeptiforum.org
Skepti-Forum: Keeping the Science, Removing the Fiction. Genetically engineered crops currently available to the public pose no greater health risks or environmental concerns than their non-engineered counterparts.
132-Year-Old Winchester Rifle Found At Great Basin National Park
Science & Tech  (tags: history, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 129 days ago - nationalparkstraveler.com
Usually you need to head into a museum to see what turned up in the backcountry of Great Basin National Park: A 132-year-old Winchester rifle.
Snowden: US Has Put Too Much Emphasis on Cyber-Offense, Needs Defense
Science & Tech  (tags: Edward Snowden, interview excerpts, video, cybersecurity, cyberwarfare, U.S., NSA, Cyber Command )

Judy
- 136 days ago - arstechnica.com
Snowden gives important and interesting details on cybersecurity and cyberwarfare in an interview that will appear as part of a doc on NOVA later this year.
Han Purple: A 2,800-Year-Old Artificial Pigment That Quantum Physicists Are Trying to Understand
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 135 days ago - theepochtimes.com
Han purple is an artificial pigment created by the Chinese over 2,500 years ago, which was used in wall paintings and to decorate the famous terracotta warriors, as well as ceramics, metal ware, and jewelry.
Archaeologists in China Find 2,800-Year Old Tombs Surrounded By 28 Chariots and 98 Horses
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 138 days ago - ancient-origins.net
A team of Chinese archaeologists has unearthed a set of elaborate tombs surrounded by 28 chariots and 98 horses in the province of Hubei in China. The incredible discovery dates back 2,800 years to a time when high-ranking nobles demonstrated...
The Mysterious Civilization of the Olmecs
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 136 days ago - ancient-origins.net
The Olmec civilization flourished roughly between 1200 BC and 400 BC, an era commonly known as Central America's Formative Period. Sites containing traces of the Olmec civilization are found mainly on the southern coast of the Gulf of Mexico....
'Leap Second' Coming Up June 30 May Cause Computer System Problems
Science & Tech  (tags: time, technology, computers, science, scientists, tech, world, earth )

Frank
- 137 days ago - nydailynews.com
The International Earth Rotation Services, which maintains global time standards, announced it would add an extra second to June 30 in order to sync atomic clock time to the Earth's rotation. Websites are bracing themselves for problems because many...
 
 
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