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High-Energy Physics Machine Reveals Secrets of 1.5 Million-Year-Old Big Cat
Science & Tech  (tags: science, technology, big cats, skull, animals )

Cher
- 326 days ago - newsweek.com
Questions like what type of big cat a skull discovered a century ago belonged to when it was alive about 1.5 million years ago. The skull, which was found in Tuscany, is still encased in extremely hard rock, making it difficult for scientists to study
Here Are The Tech Companies That Help Keep Hate Groups' Online Operations Running
Science & Tech  (tags: hate, extremism, extremists, right-wing, Internet, communications )

Freya
- 246 days ago - rightwingwatch.org
Far-right figures were booted off Twitter, domain-hosting companies shut down neo-Nazi forums like Stormfront. But many of the most well-documented hate groups online are still operating on the backs of some of the largest tech giants.
A Bubbling Pool of Mud Is on the Move, and No One Knows Why
Science & Tech  (tags: environment, mud pot, travelling )

Cher
- 165 days ago - nationalgeographic.com
Traveling at about 20 feet a year, the muddy mystery has no obvious driver-and so far, it can't be stopped.
During the Triassic, This Elephant-Sized Relative of Mammals Lived Alongside the Dinosaurs
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, paleontology, prehistoric creatures, evolution )

Freya
- 149 days ago - gizmodo.com
It was big and burly, but don't call this Triassic-era beast a dinosaur. More closely related to mammals, this oversized herbivore is rocking the paleontological world - and changing what we know of evolutionary history.
Tell the House: Restore Net Neutrality
Science & Tech  (tags: communications, social media, Internet, computers, petitions )

Freya
- 129 days ago - act.credoaction.com
Thanks to massive public pressure, 180 House members signed onto a resolution to overturn the FCC's decision. But the resolution needs 217 representatives to pass - and we only have until the end of this congressional session.
TAKE ACTION - Researchers Just Found a Brilliant Way to Convert Plastic Waste Into Fuel
Science & Tech  (tags: researchers, convrting plastic waste, Fuel, discovery, humans, environment, NewTechnology, world )

Lone
- 9 days ago - globalcitizen.org
The researchers note that the product will meet a temporary market demand and could incentivize companies to do a better job collecting their products for disposal. After all, plastic pollution has become an urgent environmental crisis
Don't Trade Away the Internet in NAFTA
Science & Tech  (tags: computers, Internet, communications, trade agreements, petitions )

Freya
- 233 days ago - act.openmedia.org
The U.S. just announced its new plan for NAFTA, and it puts our digital rights at serious risk.
Here Are 5 Signs Extreme Wealth Deadens the Empathy and Honesty Parts of the Brain
Science & Tech  (tags: money, economics, wealth, greed, 1%, one percent, psychology, brain, mind )

Freya
- 153 days ago - alternet.org
The wealthy give plenty of excuses for our outrageously unjust society. They just go to show that extreme wealth can destroy your brain.
A Rare Cosmic Collision Might Let Scientists Calculate the Precise Age of the Universe
Science & Tech  (tags: scientists, cosmic collision, universe age, hubble constant, interesting )

Barb
- 285 days ago - space.com
A so-far unseen celestial collision could be astronomers' best bet for figuring out just how quickly the universe is expanding.
Put NASA Back to Work
Science & Tech  (tags: space exploration, shutdowns, petitions )

Freya
- 96 days ago - secure.planetary.org
Tens of thousands of NASA employees sit idle. Skilled contractors go unpaid. Missions face delays and disruption. Enough is enough. Congress should put politics aside and fund NASA.
End Taxpayer-Funded Dog Torture
Science & Tech  (tags: experiments, cruelty, suffering, petitions )

Freya
- 86 days ago - petitions.whitecoatwaste.org
Beagle #2474 was bitten to death in a government lab. It's too late for her. But you can save her friends before the VA rams through even more painful dog experiments. Sign and share to send Congress a message: de-fund the VA dog labs!
The Edge of Space Just Crept 12 Miles Closer to Earth
Science & Tech  (tags: space, earth, concept, atmosphere, interesting )

Barb
- 272 days ago - space.com
Did you feel that? Does it suddenly feel a little bit stuffier in here to you? Does it feel like, I don't knowâEUR¦ outer space just got 12 miles (20 kilometers) closer? Nothing actually moved of course...
Huge Breakthrough. World First As Womans Late Stage Breast Cancer Is Cured!
Science & Tech  (tags: Breast Cancer, Cure, Late Stage, American Society of Clinical Oncology, National Institutes of Health )

Derek
- 324 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
A woman given months to live after all treatments for her breast cancer failed has been completely cured by a breakthrough injection. Judy Perkins had tumors the size of plums in her liver after cancer spread through her body.
Tell the EPA and DOT to Stop Trump's Attack on Clean Car Standards
Science & Tech  (tags: transportation, automobiles, cars, pollution, petitions )

Freya
- 179 days ago - act.nrdc.org
Trump is trying to roll back clean car standards - lifesaving measures that would nearly double the fuel efficiency of automobiles and drastically reduce carbon pollution from cars and trucks if left in place.
Tell Amazon: Stop Pitching Face Recognition to ICE
Science & Tech  (tags: privacy, spying, racism, oppression, petitions )

Freya
- 179 days ago - act.demandprogress.org
New reports reveal that, while the nation was outraged over ICE's family separation policy at the border, Amazon executives were meeting with ICE to sell them facial recognition software that, get this, can't tell people of color apart.
 

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