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Deltoid: Mountains Out of Molehills
Environment  (tags: globalwarming, environment, climate, denialists, denialism, Discovery Intitute )

- 3477 days ago -
It was entirely predictable that the denialists would hype up the glitch in the surface temperature record for last month. This opinion piece by Christopher Booker was picked up by Drudge, so the usual collection of global warming denialists have been ful
Sarah Palin: Ignorant and Anti-Science
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Sarah Palin, ignorance, science, stupidity, McCain, elections )

- 3500 days ago -
This is too much. Sarah Palin gave a policy speech today in which she claimed that she wanted more support for children with disabilities, more tools to test for disorders, and while also decrying the expense of scientific research.
Photos Show Rape of Iraqi Women
World  (tags: Rape Iraqi Women US troops pictures )

- 3505 days ago -
Photos Show Rape of Iraqi Women
Phobaeticus Chani - Longest Living Insect in the World
Offbeat  (tags: unusual, insects, stick, Longest Insect )

- 3508 days ago -
The longest living insect in the world is Phobaeticus Chani, also known as Chan's megastick. We showed you some giant insects in here before and knew that the record was hold by Borneo native Phobaeticus kirbyi, at more than 14 inches (35.6 cm), but not a
Brown Lawn Means Jail Time
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, government, law, rights, home owners association, financial hardship, jail time, sod, lawn.lawsuit )

- 3513 days ago -
In an interview at the jail Friday evening, Prudente said he thought he had made a good financial hardship case to the association: His adjustable rate mortgage went up an extra $600 a month. Wachovia repossessed his Toyota Scion.
Scientists Have Confirmed the Second Case of a Shark Virgin Birth
Animals  (tags: sharks, parthenogenesis, environment, interesting, Ocean Conservation Science )

- 3514 days ago -
"It is possible that parthenogenesis could become more common in these sharks if population densities become so low that females have trouble finding mates," said Mahmood Shivji, one of the scientists and director of the Guy Harvey Research.
Rage Rising on the McCain Campaign Trail - CNN.Com
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: McCain, Palin, rallies, rage, election 2008, fear, xenophobia, lies, disrespect, republicans, democrats, Obama )

- 3514 days ago -
McCain urges his supporters to be respectful of Obama McCain-Palin supporters increasing their attacks on Obama during rallies Some supporters have yelled out "treason," "kill him" and "terrorist"
Planet's Loneliest Bug Revealed
Science & Tech  (tags: discovery, bug, extremophile, underground, life, origins )

- 3514 days ago -
A bug which lives entirely on its own and survives without oxygen in complete darkness underground has been discovered in South Africa.
Nature Loss 'Dwarfs Bank Crisis'
Environment  (tags: climatechange, ecosystems, environment, forests, globalwarming, habitat, habitatdestruction, research, trees )

- 3515 days ago -
The global economy is losing more money from the disappearance of forests than through the current banking crisis, according to an EU-commissioned study. It puts the annual cost of forest loss at between $2 trillion and $5 trillion.
Cosmic Puzzle as Astronomers Question If Jupiter-Sized Object That's Twice as Heavy as Lead Is Truly a Planet
Science & Tech  (tags: space, discovery, interesting, scientists, jupiter, astronomy )

- 3517 days ago -
Astronomers have been thrown into a quandary after discovering a Jupiter-sized object which is so exotic they're unsure whether it is actually planet or a failed star.
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