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Clouds Of Water Vapour Detected Just 7 Light-Years Away
Science & Tech  (tags: space, research, science, nasa, WISE, water, brown dwarf, discovery, astronomy )

Michael
- 1 day ago - iflscience.com
Water is essential for life as we know it, so it's particularly exciting to hear that astronomers have recently discovered a brown dwarf about 7 light years away that could yield the first direct evidence of water clouds outside of our solar system.
Building Smarter, Greener Cities
Green Lifestyle  (tags: greenliving, eco-friendly, urban planning, cycling, environment, green, Sustainabililty, sustainable, CO2emissions, globalwarming, energy, conservation, recycling )

Michael
- 4 days ago - montrealgazette.com
Climate change is not something to be dealt with in isolation, but should become part of the DNA of how we approach urban planning.
Children With Autism Have Extra Synapses In Their Brains
Science & Tech  (tags: research, discovery, health, autism, science, interesting, humans )

Michael
- 5 days ago - iflscience.com
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects about 1 in 68 children born in the U.S. In an effort to find out why, a group of researchers led by David Sulzer at Columbia University Medical Center examined the synapses in the brains of children with autism.
Student Develops Inexpensive Solar Lens To Purify Polluted Water
Science & Tech  (tags: science, scientists, research, water, pollution, disease, Purification, Gizmos, environment, safety )

Michael
- 9 days ago - iflscience.com
Deshawn Henry, a Civil Engineering sophomore at the University of Buffalo, spent his summer developing a solar lens using inexpensive supplies from a hardware store that can clean 99.9% of pathogens in a liter of water in about an hour.
Particles From Outside Our Solar System Found
Science & Tech  (tags: science, nasa, dust Stardust, research, discovery, astronomy, comet, Comet Wild 2 )

Michael
- 10 days ago - iflscience.com
NASA launched the Stardust spacecraft in 1999, with a mission to collect cosmic dust as well as dust from the comet Wild 2.
Copenhagen's Newest Bike Lane Totally Rules
Green Lifestyle  (tags: eco-friendly, CO2emissions, green, greenliving, bicycle, cycling, Denmark, Copenhagen, sustainable, Sustainabililty, environment )

Michael
- 14 days ago - grist.org
In Copenhagen, where bicycles outnumber people and nearly 40 percent of residents cycle to work, bike-friendly infrastructure is key.
The Moon Might Still Have Partly Molten Insides
Science & Tech  (tags: science, moon, gravity, core, discovery, research, astronomy )

Michael
- 16 days ago - iflscience.com
A study examining the deformation of the moon suggests that there's an extremely soft layer deep inside that's being kept warm by the gravity of Earth. The work was published in Nature Geoscience last month.
Supermoon Sunday Will Be Biggest Moon of 2014
Science & Tech  (tags: science, moon, supermoon, space, astronomy, interesting )

Michael
- 18 days ago - cbc.ca
On Sunday night, have a look at the moon -- it will be bigger and brighter than at any other time this year. The full moon on Sunday is a supermoon - one that is up to 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter than a regular full moon.
7 Things to Consider Before Choosing Sides in the Middle East Conflict
World  (tags: humanrights, palestine, israel, middle-east, politics, war, ethics, government, terrorism, violence )

Michael
- 19 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Are you "pro-Israel" or "pro-Palestine"? It isn't even noon yet as I write this, and I've already been accused of being both.
UPS Sustainability
Business  (tags: business, corporate, energy, sustainability, environment, carbon, CO2, carbon dioxide, emissions, climate change, technology )

Michael
- 20 days ago - sustainability.ups.com
It's nice to work for a company that's enlightened enough to have a CSO (Chief Sustainability Officer) as part of their management team. UPS shows that it's possible to be conservative AND socially/environmentally responsible at the same time.
 
 
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