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The Wonders of Deep Space: Scientists Are on the Hunt for Alien Molecules
Science & Tech  (tags: deep space, NASA, Astronomy, Astrochemistry, new molecules, compounds, C3H+, propynylidynium, ab initio quantum chemistry, buckyballs )

- 38 days ago -
Astrochemists have discovered compounds in the cosmos that cannot exist on Earth. Here are a few of their findings.
Mass Killings Spread Like a Disease -- and a Federal Ban Makes It Hard to Find the Cure
Science & Tech  (tags: contagion effect, mass killings, media coverage, research, federal funding moratorium )

- 39 days ago -
One researcher said, We had to do this particular study for free, because we could not get federal funding for research. It had to be the kind of thing we did on the side, while working on our regular research on biological diseases".
Searching for the Painted Bunting ~ New York City's Colorful New Celebrity
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, discovery, interesting, humans, environment, habitat, news, world )

- 64 days ago -
We're hoping to catch a glimpse of a bird that ~ until recently ~ had never been seen in New York City: the painted bunting. The bird is the avian equivalent of a box of crayons.
You Can Actually Hear the Climate Changing ~ TEXT and SOUNDS
Science & Tech  (tags: environment, science, scientists, climate change, soundscape ecologist, discovery, investigation, news, humans, world, study )

- 64 days ago -
Soundscape ecologist Bernie Krause has recorded jaguars in the Amazon, ice in Antarctica, insects in Zimbabwe, rainstorms in Borneo, and orcas in the Pacific. Wild sounds allow us to examine changes that may otherwise go unnoticed.
A Secret Catalogue of Government Gear for Spying on Your Cellphone
Science & Tech  (tags: Jeremy Scahill & Margot Williams, surveillance technology, militarization of domestic law enforceme, intelligence, cell phones, cell site simulators, ACLU, EFF )

- 53 days ago -
Above all, the catalogue represents a trove of details on surveillance devices developed for military and intelligence purposes but increasingly used by law enforcement agencies to spy on people and convict them of crimes.
A Day on Pluto, a Day on Charon
Science & Tech  (tags: Nasa, Pluto, New Horizions, Charon, Dwarf Planet )

- 80 days ago -
On approach in July 2015, the cameras on NASAâEUR(TM)s New Horizons spacecraft captured Pluto rotating over the course of a full Pluto day.
Israel Is Already Selling Kamikaze Micro-Drones That Will Change Modern Warfare
Science & Tech  (tags: world, warfare, technology, news, Israel, kamikazee drones, humans, society, safety )

- 96 days ago -
The Hero-30 drone is a new Israeli weapon may prove to be a disruptive force in military technology, heralding a new type of warfare in which shooting at a target you can see is as rare as using a bayonet. It's the killer UAV you'll never see coming.
Syrian Civil War Prompts First Withdrawal From Doomsday Seed Vault In The Arctic
Science & Tech  (tags: syrian, svalbard global, seed samples, seed vault, Middle East, Civil War, research )

- 137 days ago -
Now, less than 10 years after the opening, officials are preparing to withdraw seeds for the first time.
Why Jails' Embrace of Video Visiting Technology Can Harm Inmates, Families
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, jails and prisons, video visits )

- 135 days ago -
Jails and prisons in 43 states have embraced Skype-like video instead of face-to-face meetings, but some Texas jails are facing a backlash for abandoning in-person visits entirely.
Builders Uncovered Unique Sarcophagus in IsraelâEUR¦ and Hid It
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

- 155 days ago -
A 1,800 year old sarcophagus believed to have belonged to a young Roman man has been returned to the Israeli Antiquities Authority (IAA) after initially being hidden by builders. The sarcophagus is slightly damaged due to the rough treatment
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