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Phenix City Teens 3rd in Nation for Creating, Presenting Video Game ~ TEXT and VIDEO
Science & Tech  (tags: children, education, news, computers, design, concept )

- 23 days ago -
They were freshmen competing against more than 100 older high school students in their category, and the projector to show the video game they created didn't work, but these precocious Phenix City teens persever.
With Russia Paranoia, Corporate Media Sells Cyberwar
Science & Tech  (tags: cyberwar, cyberwarfare, cyber weapons, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Russia, Stuxnet )

- 20 days ago -
And before this gets memory-holed, the US started the cyberwar arms race. Cyberwarfare has become big business.
Deforestation Has Removed Ten Percent of the World's Forests Since the 1990s
Science & Tech  (tags: scientists, deforestation, disappearing wilderness, world's forests )

- 18 days ago -
The rate at which pristine areas are being destroyed is "catastrophic," say scientists.
Don't Let Congress Throw Science Under the Bus - TAKE ACTION!
Science & Tech  (tags: Union of Concerned Scientists, Congress, appropriations, budget bill, #Clean Budget, #No Riders, Clean air act, Clean Water Act, anti-science legislation. petition )

- 13 days ago -
Right now, Congress is gathering to create a final version of next year's federal budget. Unfortunately, some legislators are trying to slide in back-room deals with corporate lobbyists that cut down landmark public health protections...
David Suzuki: Cultural and Ecosystem Diversity Key to Resilience
Science & Tech  (tags: David Suzuki, diversity, culture, ecosystem, resilience, Genetics )

- 24 days ago -
When we started looking at highly evolved species such as fruit flies, we thought we would find that their genes had been honed through selection over time, so they would be relatively homogeneous within single species. This was not the case.
The Latest: Earthquake Felt at Nebraska Nuclear Power Plant
Science & Tech  (tags: nucler power plant, Fracking, Brownsville, Nebraska, Oklahoma earthquake )

- 25 days ago -
Officials at a nuclear power plant in the southeast corner of Nebraska say tremors from the Oklahoma earthquake were felt at the plant.
Welcome to the Age of Crappy Oil
Science & Tech  (tags: fossil fuels, Oil, peak oil, Sir David King, fracking )

- 41 days ago -
It's been a while since we've heard about peak oil -- but it's happening. And yet, we still have enough oil left to burn our way to climate catastrophe.
NASA Study Links Methane "Hot Spot" to Oil-and-Gas Infrastructure Leaks
Science & Tech  (tags: NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Four Corners region, methane hotspot, methane emissions, oil-and-gas infrastructure, BLM, EPA )

- 40 days ago -
Some connected to the oil-and-gas industry have tried to argue that the Four Corners methane hot spot is naturally occurring due to underground coal formations.
As Louisiana Floods Rage, Republicans Are Blocking Modest Climate Action
Science & Tech  (tags: Climate change, US Congress )

- 39 days ago -
If a common sense proposal for federal agencies to consider climate change in their decisions on the environment is shot down, what hope is there?
On This Day In History: Mesoamerican Long Count Calendar Begins âEUR" On August 11, 3114 B.C
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

- 48 days ago -
On August 11, 3114 B.C the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, used by several preColumbian Mesoamerican civilizations, particularly the Mayans, begins. According to Maya theology, the world was created on a date modern people would write as August 11, 31
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