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Apr 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Excerpted from MOTHER JONES: Thomas Jefferson was a smart dude. And in one of his letters to John Adams, dated June 27, 1813, Jefferson made an observation about the nature of politics that science is only now, two centuries later, beginning to confirm. “The same political parties which now agitate the United States, have existed ...

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Apr 5, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

(Reuters) - Earthquakes rattled residents in Oklahoma on Saturday, the latest in a series that have put the state on track for record quake activity this year, which some seismologists say may be tied to oil and gas exploration. One earthquake recorded at 3.8 magnitude by the U.S. Geological Survey rocked houses in several communities around ...

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Mar 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Spit Stixx

(Reuters) - Investigators believe someone aboard a missing Malaysian airliner deliberately shut off its communications and tracking systems, turned the plane around and flew for nearly seven hours after it vanished, Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Saturday. As the unprecedented search for Flight MH370 and its 239 passengers and crew entered its second week, Najib ...

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Mar 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Excerpted from The Washington Post: U.S. officials announced plans Friday to relinquish federal government control over the administration of the Internet, a move likely to please international critics but alarm some business leaders and others who rely on smooth functioning of the Web. Pressure to let go of the final vestiges of U.S. authority over the ...

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Feb 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Excerpted from The Daily Caller: There is no scientific evidence that human activity is causing the planet to warm, according to Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore, who testified in front of a Senate committee on Tuesday. Moore argued that the current argument that the burning of fossil fuels is driving global warming over the past century lacks ...

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Feb 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Excerpted from The Los Angeles Times: Staring into the dramatic corpse of a dead star known as Cassiopeia A, astronomers using NASA's NuSTAR X-ray telescope have for the first time mapped out the radioactive elements in a supernova. Charting this astrophysical frontier, as described in the journal Nature, will help scientists understand what happens when ...

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Feb 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from The Hill: After lawmakers assailed Sunday talk shows for failing to devote more time to climate change, a host of shows on Sunday included segments on the issue and the increasing debate surrounding President Obama's policies. While climate change issues received a good chunk of air time on Sunday from NBC's "Meet ...

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Feb 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

But can vote your money into their pockets. Excerpted from the Telegraph: One in four Americans are completely unfamiliar with Nicolaus Copernicus's 1543 theory that the Earth circles the Sun, according to a study by the National Science Foundation. The survey, released on Friday at an annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of ...

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Jan 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Spit Stixx

The 4000 year old clay tablet containing the story of the Ark and the flood stands on display at the British Museum in London during the launch of the book 'The Ark Before Noah' by Irving Finkel, curator in charge of cuneiform clay tablets at the British Museum. (AP) Excerpted from Fox News: It was ...

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Jan 20, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

(CNSNews.com) – Catholic Archbishop Fernando Sebastian Aguilar, chosen by Pope Francis to be one of 19 new cardinals in the Church, said that homosexuality is a “defect,” like high blood pressure, and that it can be “normalized with adequate treatment.” In an interview published Sunday, reported the AFP, Archbishop Aguilar said, “A lot of people ...

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Jan 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Spit Stixx

Excerpted from Der Spiegel: The EU's reputation as a model of environmental responsibility may soon be history. The European Commission wants to forgo ambitious climate protection goals and pave the way for fracking -- jeopardizing Germany's touted energy revolution in the process. The climate between Brussels and Berlin is polluted, something European Commission officials attribute, ...

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Jan 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Spit Stixx

Excerpted from The Independent: A mysterious rock which appeared in front of the Opportunity rover is “like nothing we’ve ever seen before”, according to Mars exploration scientists at Nasa. Experts said they were “completely confused” by both the origins and makeup of the object, which is currently being investigated by Opportunity’s various measuring instruments. Astronomers noticed the ...

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Jan 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from The Independent: Women who smoke or lead a stressful life during their pregnancy can influence their child’s sexuality and IQ, a neuroscientist has claimed. A pregnant woman’s lifestyle is believed to have an impact on the development of their babies – with drinking, taking drugs and even living in an area with a lot ...

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Jan 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

"I don’t believe we have definitive data that any male or female soul has ever in the history of the world been born into the wrong anatomic gender." - Ablow Excerpted from Dr. Keith Ablow's Wednesday column in Fox News.com: As of January 1, students in California public schools have been able to choose whether to ...

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Jan 7, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from RT: There’s nothing quite like a former high-ranking official giving credence to conspiracy theories to kick off a work week. Over the weekend, Paul Hellyer, former Canadian defense minister, went on television and declared that not only do aliens exist but that they walk amongst us and are responsible for some of our ...

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Jan 5, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – Dogs are quite particular about where they choose to relieve themselves — not only do they defecate in direction with the north-south axis, but they also are sensitive to slight changes in the Earth’s magnetic field. A new study published in the journal Frontiers in Zoology finds that a wide range of ...

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Jan 2, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Excerpted from Newsbusters: A group of climate change scientists were rescued by helicopter Jan. 2, after being stranded in the ice since Christmas morning. But the majority of the broadcast networks’ reports about the ice-locked climate researchers never mentioned climate change. The Russian ship, Akademic Shokalskiy, was stranded in the ice while on a climate ...

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Dec 12, 2013 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

This is @AviationWeek 's concept drawing of the new RQ-180 stealth drone pic.twitter.com/6ewlzXeJKM— Grant Turnbull (@GrantTurnbull_) December 6, 2013 WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – A secret surveillance drone is under development by Northrop Grumman, reports Aviation Week. The unmanned aircraft is still classified and is being tested at the notorious Area 51 in the Nevada desert. There’s been no ...

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Dec 10, 2013 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

(CNN) -- If you have ambitions of being one of the first people on Mars, listen up: A Dutch company says it is moving along with its plan to send four lucky Earthlings to colonize the Red Planet. The catch: They won't ever come back. The Mars One foundation announced Tuesday that it has secured lead ...

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Nov 22, 2013 No Comments ›› Spit Stixx

Excerpted from Wired: A team of cardiovascular scientists has announced it will be able to 3D print a whole heart from the recipients' own cells within a decade. "America put a man on the Moon in less than a decade. I said a full decade to provide some wiggle room," Stuart K Williams told Wired.co.uk. Williams is ...

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Oct 26, 2013 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The Daily Mail: A high-ranking official with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has declared in an interview with PBS that the age of antibiotics has come to an end. 'For a long time, there have been newspaper stories and covers of magazines that talked about "The end of antibiotics, question mark?"' said ...

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Oct 17, 2013 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Excerpted from POLITICO: A finding in a study on the relationship between science literacy and political ideology surprised the Yale professor behind it: Tea party members know more science than non-tea partiers. Yale law professor Dan Kahan posted on his blog this week that he analyzed the responses of more than 2,000 American adults recruited for ...

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Sep 26, 2013 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

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Sep 21, 2013 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from The Sunday Times: COMPULSIVE users of pornography show the same signs of addiction in their brain activity as alcoholics or drug addicts, a study has revealed. In the first research of its kind, scans showed that a central portion of the brain which is stimulated in drug or alcohol addicts also “lit up” when ...

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Sep 15, 2013 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

From Climate Depot: Earth has gained 19,000 Manhattans of sea ice since this date last year, the largest increase on record. There is more sea ice now than there was on this date in 2002.

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