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Seismic Blasting
Environment  (tags: CO2emissions, conservation, destruction, ecosystems, environment, globalwarming, healthconditions, humans, nature, oceans, politics, pollution, protection, research, Sustainabililty, water, wildlife, world )

- 4 days ago -
Shell and its partners in crime are sponsoring destructive seismic blasting in the Arctic. The first step on the road to Arctic oil, a commodity we can ill afford...
Quiz: How Logical Are You?
Offbeat  (tags: funny, humans, interesting, odd, unusual )

- 5 days ago -
This quiz will test your ability to think analytically and logically, making it a great way to discover just how logical you really are. Some of the questions below are a little tricky and require a somewhat thoughtful approach in order to solve ...

Science & Tech  (tags: concept, design, energy, environment, interesting, performance, research, study, technology, world )

- 6 days ago -
Last week, Taipei 101, the worldâEUR(TM)s second-tallest building and winner of the WorldâEUR(TM)s Tallest Green Building Award, was hit by Typhoon Soudelor as it ripped through Taiwan, then moved on to eastern China and southern Japan ...
Owls Use "Stealth Technology" to Help Capture Prey
Animals  (tags: animals, Owls, investigation, wildlife )

- 4 days ago -
Owls are equipped with highly developed stealth technology that helps them swoop on prey undetected, a study has shown....
The Beauty of Flight Shines in This Remarkable Video
Animals  (tags: Birds, Flight, Wings, investigation, wildlife )

- 4 days ago -
Birds are beautiful, there's no doubt about it. From the miniature toy-like quality of the colorful parakeet, to the glorious wingspan of the albatross or the eagle, these creatures that tour our sky as freely as we tour.....
Quiz: What Kind of Dreamer Are You?
Offbeat  (tags: bizarre, humans, interesting, odd, unusual )

- 6 days ago -
When we say the word dreamer, most of us think of a person who doesn't have both his legs on the ground. But the truth is we are ALL dreamers. Some of us are logical dreamers, some us dream extraordinary things. Some dream with their heart ...
The Project "Frontier Life" - Rain Forest Rehabilitation
Environment  (tags: conservation, ecosystems, environment, forests, globalwarming, habitat, healthconditions, humans, nature, protection, Sustainabililty, trees, water, wildlife, world )

- 7 days ago -
For more than 20 years, the native people of Sarayaku Kichwa, in the Ecuadorian Amazon, fight to defend its territory, its biodiversity and its intangible heritage, against the intrusion of oil operators....
Chinese Shares Drop in Dramatic Slide
Business  (tags: business, economy, investing, money, society, world )

- 7 days ago -
Chinese shares continued their sharp fall on Monday as concerns over the country's slowing growth and volatile markets sparked panic among traders. The mainland benchmark index, the Shanghai Composite, fell sharply by 8.4% to 3,211.75 points ...
Three Western Myths About Japan
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, education, ethics, interesting, Japanworld )

- 10 days ago -
National and racial stereotypes are often hard to dispel, but in the case of Japan, argues Dr Chris Harding of Edinburgh University, people in the West seem particularly determined to cling on to a set of long-established myths....
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