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Another Canadian Scientist Fired in Harper's Ongoing War on Science
Science & Tech  (tags: science, muzzling, Canada, Harper, scientists, politics, Ottawa, environment, research, climate )

Michael
- 12 days ago - nationalobserver.com
This government has used a culture of fear - achieved by de-funding, and the strategic dismissal of key leaders - as a means to suppress the flow of information from federal scientists.
"Zebra Stripes" Spotted In Space Around Earth
Science & Tech  (tags: )

Michael
- 13 days ago - iflscience.com
Scientists have discovered "stripes" of plasma waves inside Earth's magnetic field. The discovery of these plasma waves was first made in the 1960s, but at the time scientists could not explain how they formed.
5 Myths About Sugar That Everyone Needs To Stop Believing
Health & Wellness  (tags: sugar, prevention, health, diet, disease, drugs, research, study, risks )

Michael
- 19 days ago - iflscience.com
Every day we're fed new and often conflicting information on our health and diets; what's good for you, what's bad, what to eat in moderation and what to avoid completely.
Large Volcanic Eruptions May Have Changed Climate and Altered Human History
Science & Tech  (tags: research, science, society, investigation, climate-change, climate, pollution, volcanoes, science, discovery, ancient )

Michael
- 20 days ago - iflscience.com
Volcanic eruptions have been known to affect the Earth's climate, but scientists have found it difficult to quantify by just how much.
Astronomers Spot Black Hole So Big, It Defies Current Theories Of Galaxy Evolution
Science & Tech  (tags: science, space, astronomy, black holes, Supermassive Black Holes )

Michael
- 20 days ago - iflscience.com
Almost all galaxies are thought to have a supermassive black hole at their cores that make up at most 0.5% of the galaxy's total mass.
Earth-Like Planets Could Be Present in Every Planetary System
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, science, discovery, NASA, research, news )

Michael
- 21 days ago - iflscience.com
Ingredients for Earth: A dash of magnesium, a sprinkle of silicon, some carbon and of course oxygen et voila, you have the basic recipe for a habitable planet.
Denmark's Wind Energy Output Just Exceeded National Demand
Green Lifestyle  (tags: CO2emissions, wind, wind energy, green, environment, eco-friendly, greenliving, greenproducts, Sustainabililty, sustainable, technology, turbines, electricity, Denmark )

Michael
- 21 days ago - gizmodo.com
When it comes to renewable energy, Denmark is officially kicking ass. Yesterday, DenmarkâEUR(TM)s wind farms produced 116% of national electricity demands, allowing the country to export power to Norway, Germany, and Sweden.
A Bizarre Five-Star System Has Been Found That Doesn't Look Like Anything We'Ve Seen Before
Science & Tech  (tags: science, astronomy, stars, binary stars, space, discovery )

Michael
- 24 days ago - iflscience.com
An extremely rare five-star system has been found that astronomers say is the first of its kind. It is unique for having two sets of two stars in relatively close orbit around a common center of gravity, and a fifth star near one of the pairs.
Bizarre Alien Planet Acts Like A Comet
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, discovery, science, space, Behemoth, comet, planet, exoplanet, nasa )

Michael
- 35 days ago - iflscience.com
There's an enormous cloud escaping from a warm Neptune-sized exoplanet, making it look like a comet, according to a new Nature study.
Planet Smaller Than Earth Located Over 200 Light Years Away
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, research, study, space, nasa )

Michael
- 43 days ago - iflscience.com
We think that most of the exoplanets out there in the universe are likely to be smaller than Earth. However, existing data doesn't support this.
 
 
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