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Nuclear 'Space Battery' Bests Solar in Curiosity Mars Mission
Science & Tech  (tags: Nuclear 'space, battery', bests, sola, in, Curiosity, Mars, mission )

- 2763 days ago -
If you're going to Mars with an SUV-size robot, you'll need a really good energy supply. The Mars Science Laboratory, called Curiosity, scheduled for launch on Saturday will be powered by a nuclear device, rather than solar panels. Designers hope the
Previous Heterochromia in People: The Beauty of Multi-Colored Eyes
Science & Tech  (tags: Previous Heterochromia, in, People:, The, Beauty, of, Multi-Colored, Eyes )

- 2766 days ago -
One of the many fascinating variations that exist among humans (and other animals) is heterochromia iridis, or heterochromia iridum - terms used to describe different colored eyes in the same person. Caused by an excess or lack of melanin,
Heterochromia in Cats
Science & Tech  (tags: Heterochromia, in, Cats )

- 2767 days ago -
In a condition called complete heterochromia, the whole iris of one eye is a different color from the iris of the other eye.
200 Years Worth of Temperature Data Compiled in One Alarming Video
Science & Tech  (tags: 200 Years, Worth, of, Temperature, Data, Compiled, in, One, Alarming, Video )

- 2773 days ago -
Last week, we reported on the results of the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature (BEST) study, and they were, well, convincing. Not only did researchers confirm the accuracy of historical temperature records across the globe,
Climate, Humans in Mammoth Exinction
Science & Tech  (tags: Climate, humans, in, mammoth, exinction )

- 2783 days ago -
CLIMATE drove the woolly rhino to extinction but early humans are more likely to blame for the demise of the bison, the wild horse and perhaps the mammoth too, according to a study released this week.
More Humpback Whales in the North Pacific Than Previously Thought
Science & Tech  (tags: More, Humpback, Whales, in, the, North, Pacific, Than, Previously, Thought )

- 2793 days ago -
Scientists have recently come to the conclusion based on one of the largest ever studies on humpback whale populations that the population in the North Pacific is actually higher than previously thought. Scientists believe that numbers are actually
Alarming Scale of Global Shark Fin Trade Revealed in New Photos
Science & Tech  (tags: environment, Alarming, Scale, of, Global, Shark, Fin, Trade, Revealed, in, New, Photos )

- 2795 days ago -
Pew Environment Group this week released a series of photos that are simply jaw-dropping as they reveal the scale of shark fishing for fins. The group released a report earlier this year noting the world's 20 largest shark catchers, including Taiwan,
How Solar Power Is Spreading in Africa and Asia (Video)
Science & Tech  (tags: How, Solar, Power, is, Spreading, in, Africa, Asia, (Video) )

- 2795 days ago -
While friends of coal and oil continue to try and scupper the renewable energy revolution that's underway, the fact is that whole communities in poor, rural areas are getting their first taste of electricity--and they are doing so without ever having to us
Salmon-Killing Virus Seen for First Time in the Wild on the Pacific Coast
Science & Tech  (tags: Salmon-Killing, Virus, Seen, for, First, Time, in, the, Wild, on, the, Pacific, Coast )

- 2796 days ago -
A lethal and highly contagious marine virus has been detected for the first time in wild salmon in the Pacific Northwest, researchers in British Columbia said on Monday, stirring concern that it could spread there, as it has in Chile, Scotland and else
Gadget and Appliance Energy Use Up 600% in 40 Years
Science & Tech  (tags: Gadget, Appliance, Energy, Use, up, 600%, in, 40, Years )

- 2796 days ago -
It is not news that our energy consumption has greatly increased in the last 40 years. Nor is it news that our rate of consumption of appliances and gadgets is outpacing the gains we are making in energy efficiency. However,
World Solar Challenge Begins in NT
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, World, Solar, Challenge, begins, in, NT )

- 2801 days ago -
Thirty-seven teams from 20 nations have started racing in the Veolia World Solar Challenge from Darwin to Adelaide.
Mozambique Army Puts Elephants in Sights
Science & Tech  (tags: Mozambique, army, puts, elephants, in, sights )

- 4272 days ago -
MAPUTO (AFP) - The Mozambican government on Monday authorised soldiers to gun down wild animals who are seen as a threat to human beings after a new report highlighted an increase in the number of deadly attacks. "The number of people killed by wild
Astronomers See Second Earth in the Making
Science & Tech  (tags: Astronomers, See, Second, Earth, in, the, Making )

- 4273 days ago -
Astronomers have spotted evidence of a second Earth being built around a distant star 424 light-years away. Using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers have spotted a huge belt of warm dust swirling around a young star called HD 113766
Adirondacks See Rise in Mouse Population
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- 4273 days ago -
At the general store on Canada Lake in the southern Adirondacks, mice were the talk of the town this summer. With winter closing in, people can expect to keep hearing the skritch of tiny feet as the destructive rodents move indoors. "My husband was buy
Alaska SeaLife Center Rehab Facility Takes in Young Walrus
Science & Tech  (tags: Alaska, rehab, facility, takes, in, walrus )

- 4280 days ago -
SEWARD, Alaska - A young walrus is exploring new surroundings at the Alaska SeaLife Center after first appearing without its mother about a month ago near the Red Dog Mine port facility south of Kivalina. he walrus, born last year and weighing over 400

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