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6 Haunting Songs Sung By Whales
Animals  (tags: whales, Whale Songs, Blue Whales, Humpback Whales, Bow Head Whales, wildlife, investigation, conservation )

- 2 days ago -
Whales were in dire straits in the 1960s, reduced to a shadow of their former glory by more than a century of overzealous hunting. Ancient mammals that had overseen Earth's oceans for 50 million years were at the brink of extinction
America's Addiction to Fossil Fuels Is Officially Causing Earthquakes
Science & Tech  (tags: research, technology, Hydraulic Fracturing, geosciences, investigation, science, news, world, environment )

- 2 days ago -
Now that it's official, we need to do something about it. Thanks to a revolutionary new energy-extraction technique called hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," America is suddenly feeling a lot like the Beverly Hillbillies.
Like Most Invasive Species, Pythons Are in the U.S. to Stay
Animals  (tags: wildlife, Invasive Species, environment, endangered, conservation, Endangered Species, habitat )

- 7 days ago -
We may love animals, but not all are welcome or beneficial. For some animals, thereâEUR(TM)s no such thing as a dog-eat-dog world. They rule.
Another Reason to Cut Back on Soda
Health & Wellness  (tags: risks, safety, nutrition, Cancer, Soda, Consumer Report, investigation, research, health, food, diet )

- 13 days ago -
Yup, it can cause cancer. Some soda contains a potential carcinogen, and a new Consumer Reports' study shows many Americans drink enough to put their health at risk
Demand for Organic Milk Causes Shortage
Green Lifestyle  (tags: organic, Organic milk, food, Organic dairy, organic food, shopping )

- 12 days ago -
This sounds serious. Organic sales are growing and dairy farms are getting incentives to switch to organic farming. Is voting with our dollars actually working?
Lawmaker Opposes Education Funding Because It Would Go To 'Blacks' Who Get 'Welfare Crazy Checks'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Mississippi, state Rep. Gene Alday (R), education funding, racism )

- 14 days ago -
In an interview with the Clarion-Ledger regarding education funding, state Rep. Gene Alday (R) stated his opposition to a push to increase funding to improve elementary school reading scores.
Scanadu: The Medical Tricorder From Star Trek Is Here
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, science, Medicine, medical technology, Gizmos, discovery, news, tech )

- 15 days ago -
I so want one. It's called "Scanadu Scout" and the greatest thing about it is that it's not a design concept, nor a million-dollar prototype, but an actual product.
Fahmy Blames Harper, Baird for Failing to Win His Freedom
World  (tags: fahmy, canada, Harper, Baird, freedom, bail, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', ethics, freedoms, government, HumanRights, humanrights, humans, middle-east, politics, society, world )

- 16 days ago -
Canadian journalist, released on bail Friday from a Cairo prison, tells U.K. newspaper he also blames his employer, Al Jazeera English.
Kale, Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower, and Cabbage Are All Varieties of a Single Magical Plant Species - Vox
Science & Tech  (tags: humans, history, Plants, science, Food, Kale, research, GeneticEngineering )

- 16 days ago -
Turns out kale and broccoli have an interesting history. In some circles, kale has become really, really popular. Once a little-known speciality crop, its meteoric rise is now the subject of national news segments.
ReadersâEUR(TM) Recipe Swap: Pancakes | Life and Style | The Guardian
Offbeat  (tags: Food, Cooking, Recipes, Pancakes )

- 16 days ago -
They sound so easy. After wading through this weekâEUR(TM)s stack of submissions, itâEUR(TM)s become clear that the days of Jif lemon (or Ribena in my case, weirdly) and a little caster sugar on a soggy pancake are long gone.
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