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Beetle RNA Makes Crops a Noxious Meal
Science & Tech  (tags: Potatoes, Colorado Potato Beetle, Pest, Beetle RNA )

Brian
- 6 days ago - sciencenews.org
"Insects shun potato plants laced with the pestsâEUR(TM) own genetic material."
Food Additives Linked to Weight Gain, Inflammation
Science & Tech  (tags: Digestion, Bacteria, Obesity, Health, Healthy Foods, Healthy Eating )

Judy
- 7 days ago - livescience.com
Food additives that are commonly used to thicken and stabilize processed foods may disrupt the bacterial makeup of the gut, causing health problems, a new study in animals suggests.
Richard Green on the Scientific Consensus and GMOs
Science & Tech  (tags: Scientific Consensus, Skepti-Forum, Richard Green, AAAS, AMA, USNAS, WHO, ASCB, ASM, Health Canada, ASPB, FDA )

Brian
- 5 days ago - skeptiforum.org
Skepti-Forum: Keeping the Science, Removing the Fiction. Genetically engineered crops currently available to the public pose no greater health risks or environmental concerns than their non-engineered counterparts.
Fukushima Radiation in the Ecosystem, North American West Coast - The Canadian
Science & Tech  (tags: Environment, World, Fukushima nuclear disaster, Radioactive contamination, Heath risks, Society, Humans, Animals, Death )

Victoria
- 7 days ago - thecanadiandaily.ca
An informative article about the meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan on 11th March 2011. Two peer-reviewed scientific studies so far have already provided evidence of increased mortality in North America due to radioactive contamination.
Most Recent Measurements of Plutonium in Pacific: Fukushima Fallout Undetectable
Science & Tech  (tags: Fukushima, Radiation, North America, Safety, No Impact, Environmental Monitoring )

Brian
- 7 days ago - dailykos.com
Given the absence of both isotope ratio and activity anomalies thus far in the western Pacific traceable to the Fukushima meltdowns it is unlikely that any impact on organisms or the North Pacific ecosystem should be expected.
Rare, Native American Artifact Discovered in Newtown...
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 4 days ago - wvxu.org
Contractors digging a trench for a fiber optic box north of Newtown's administrative hall earlier this month found human remains. They called police who quickly realized it was a burial site and not a crime scene..
Israeli Mobile Tech a Big Presence at Mobile World Congress
Science & Tech  (tags: Israeli technology, Barcelona, Mobile World Congress )

David
- 2 days ago - timesofisrael.com
More than 10% of the technology on display in Barcelona this week is made in Israel. Among them are apps for security, healthcare, transportation and traveling, education, business and finance.
The Music of the Maya: Mysterious Whistles Confound Experts...
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 4 days ago - ancient-origins.net
Music has held a special role in human society for thousands of years. In ancient China, for instance, sets of bronze bells were played for entertainment and ritual purposes at court. The complementary tones produced by the different bells...
UNESCO Condemns Attack on Iraq Museum Shown in Alleged Islamic State Video
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 5 days ago - latimes.com
A shocking online video released Thursday, purportedly showing Islamic State forces destroying priceless antiquities in a museum in Iraq
Why Do Many Reasonable People Doubt Science? - National Geographic Magazine
Science & Tech  (tags: science, intuition, beliefs, confirmation bias, society, global warming, evolution, creationism, Earth, reflection, food for thought )

Sylvie
- 3 days ago - ngm.nationalgeographic.com
Why do we believe in what we do? What should we believe in and why? This thought-provoking article deals with scientific 'hard facts', emotional & intuitive viewpoints, sources of our beliefs, or confirmation bias..., probing some specific themes...
3 Reasons We Must Solve the Perception Gap Around Science
Science & Tech  (tags: Science, Science Education, Science Communication )

Brian
- 3 days ago - linkedin.com
"We need to improve scientific literacy so people are better equipped to evaluate scientific claims for themselves. That begins with improving science education and communication."
In Which Anti-GMO Activists Launch PR Campaign Against Eggplant
Science & Tech  (tags: War On Science, Anti-Science Extremists, Biotechnology, Bangladesh, Brinjal, Eggplant, Bt Eggplant, Less Pesticide, Pest Resistance, FBS )

Brian
- 6 days ago - thefarmersdaughterusa.com
The lesson out of Bangladesh can easily be applied to our own situation. We have been successfully cultivating genetically engineered crops now for decades without a single problem
Rare Roman Tombstone Found in Cirencester Makes Archaeological History...
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 7 days ago - gloucestershireecho.co.uk
The world of archaeology was rocked yesterday after an incredibly rare Roman grave stone was uncovered in Cirencester....
Archaeologists Discover Remains of Medieval Knight With Extensive Jousting Injuries.....
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 5 days ago - ancient-origins.net
A study of the bones of 700 people unearthed at Hereford Cathedral in England has shown that one may have been a medieval knight. Archaeologists noted many broken bones, some knitted, on the skeleton of a man whose remains were unearthed....
 

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