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5 Step Plan to Feed the World and Cut Environmental Impact of Farming
Science & Tech  (tags: food, agriculture, feed the world )

Joe
- 23 hours ago - ecojoes.com
A brief summary of a great article in National Geographic, talking about a 5 step plan to feed the estimated 9 billion people that'll live on Earth by 2050. Chiggity check it out!
Painting Stones: Prehistoric Decorated Quartz Pebbles
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 15 hours ago - pasthorizonspr.com
Painted pebbles are a bit of a conundrum. These decorated, white beach-worn quartz pebbles have been the subject of much thought and discourse since the nineteenth century. The presumed emblematic value of quartz in prehistory may have been important in p
The Sixth Extinction Is Here -- And It's Our Fault
Science & Tech  (tags: science, history, life, earth, biodeversity losses, study, environment, interesting, humans, research )

Carrie
- 13 hours ago - recode.net
The Earth appears to be in the early stages of the Sixth Extinction, the latest in a series of mass biodiversity losses that have punctuated the history of life on the planet, according to a paper published in Science this week.
100,000-Year-Old Case of Brain Damage Discovered
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 13 hours ago - livescience.com
Given the brain damage, the child was likely unable to care for himself or herself, so people must have spent years looking after the little boy or girl, according to the researchers who analyzed the 3D images
Who Were the Ancient Bog Mummies? Surprising New Clues
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 13 hours ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
Cast into northern European wetlands, bog bodies have long appeared as opaque to archaeologists as their dark and watery graves. But new clues are coming in the centuries-old mystery of their origins.
Shipwreck Excavation May Explain How 17th-Century Warship Blew Itself Up
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, discovery, history )

Marty
- 12 hours ago - theguardian.com
An underwater rescue excavation is being mounted this summer by English Heritage to solve a 349-year-old mystery: how warship the London managed to blow itself up without firing a shot at the enemy off Southend
Anatomy of Female Genital Mutilation
Offbeat  (tags: Anatomy, female, sex, FGM, health )

Ray
- 11 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
The world could put a stop to female genital mutilation (FGM) within a generation, international leaders and campaigners say. (This report contains graphic descriptions of the practices involved).
When Will the Pilot Whale Hunt End in the Faroe Islands?
Offbeat  (tags: Faroe Islands, pilot whale hunt, killing, ending, grindadrap )

Marie
- 2 hours ago - m.digitaljournal.com
The pilot whale hunt in the Faroe Islands will end in the not too distant future. In this the Faroese are mostly in agreement.
GMO Bluegrass Is Unregulated, Unlabelled and Toxic - Via Organic Consumers Association
Science & Tech  (tags: Genetic Engineering, GMOs, Genetically modified organisms, Monsanto, GMO Contamination, Organic pasture, Wild Flowers, Organic Farming, Ecosytem, Petition to sign )

Victoria
- 5 hours ago - organicconsumers.org
Monsanto and Scotts are testing the first genetically engineered grass for both consumer and commercial use. Scotts Roundup Ready GMO Kentucky Bluegrass is unregulated, will not be labelled "GMO" contaminating organic pasture for cows. Global Petition.
AIPAC Is the Only Explanation for America's Morally Bankrupt Israel Policy
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US, AIPAC, lobby, guilt, bias, fear, politics, middle-east, israel, palestine )

Evelyn
- 11 hours ago - huffingtonpost.com
U.S. politicians and policymakers continue to back a brutal military campaign whose primary purpose is not to defend Israel but rather to protect its longstanding effort to colonize the West Bank. A tragedy for all concerned, not least for Israel itself.
 
 
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