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Nov 22, 2013 Comments Off 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 Comments Off 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 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

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 Comments Off Darby Crash

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Sep 21, 2013 Comments Off 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 Comments Off 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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Sep 10, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from PopSci: Want to live and die on Mars? Mars One has officially begun its worldwide search for astronauts who will fly to Mars in 2023—and never come back. Keep reading Excerpted from PopSci: Five months after the Netherlands-based private spaceflight project Mars One announced it would begin accepting applications for a one-way trip to ...

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Sep 7, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

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Sep 4, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from DAILY CALLER: The Obama administration has been engaging in “science diplomacy” by sending out its top science adviser to visit foreign countries. But John Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Obama official engaged in this jet-setting, has expressed controversial views about government-imposed population controls. The ...

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Aug 23, 2013 Comments Off Spit Stixx

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Aug 21, 2013 Comments Off Spit Stixx

Excerpted from The Daily Mail: Scientists are struggling to explain why global warming seems to have slowed down in the last decade in a leaked draft of the UN's next big report on climate change. The intergovernmental study claims scientists are 95 per cent sure that humans are to blame for climate change, but presently they ...

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Aug 3, 2013 Comments Off Jack Flash

Excerpted from Climate Depot: Unprecedented July Cold – Arctic Sees Shortest Summer On Record http://iceagenow.info/2013/08/unprecedented-july-cold-arctic-sees-shortest-summer-record/ “Normally the high Arctic has about 90 days above freezing. This year there was less than half that,” says Steven Goddard website. Graph courtesy of COI | Centre for Ocean and Ice | Danmarks Meteorologiske Institut Thanks to F. Guimaraes for this link “The ...

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Jul 26, 2013 Comments Off Spit Stixx

The Taos Hum is a low-pitched mechanical buzzing sound often heard in Taos, New Mexico. Excerpted from NBC News: It creeps in slowly in the dark of night, and once inside, it almost never goes away. It's known as the Hum, a steady, droning sound that's heard in places as disparate as Taos, N.M.; Bristol, England; ...

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Jul 25, 2013 Comments Off Darby Crash

Computerworld - The U.S. Army wants to move from using robots as tools to creating a human-robot cooperative that will make machines trusted members of the military. "The issue is can I have a squad augmented with robots cover more ground, be more effective, do more things on a 72-hour operation than they can today?" asked ...

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Jul 22, 2013 Comments Off Spit Stixx

Excerpted from The BBC: Scientists have found further evidence that dolphins call each other by "name". Research has revealed that the marine mammals use a unique whistle to identify each other. A team from the University of St Andrews in Scotland found that when the animals hear their own call played back to them, they respond. The study ...

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Jul 4, 2013 Comments Off Spit Stixx

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Jun 25, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Icebergs float in a bay off Ammassalik Island, Greenland. Scientists are puzzled as to why global warming has not risen in parallel with greenhouse gas emissions. (CNSNews.com) – In a June 20 interview with Spiegel Online, German climate scientist Hans von Storch said that despite predictions of a warming planet the temperature data for the past ...

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Jun 24, 2013 Comments Off Jake Hammer

Excerpted from DAILY MAIL Girls are more likely to sleep around at university if they smoke cannabis, according to a new study. American researchers set out to discover if some students are more likely than others to 'hook up'. They discovered that smoking cannabis was one of the main factors determining whether first-year, female university students took part ...

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Jun 19, 2013 Comments Off Darby Crash

Excerpted from The Daily Mail: In just over 30 years, humans will be able to upload their entire minds to computers and become digitally immortal - an event called singularity - according to a futurist from Google. Ray Kurzweil, director of engineering at Google, also claims that the biological parts of our body will be replaced ...

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Jun 8, 2013 Comments Off Spit Stixx

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Jun 5, 2013 Comments Off Toro520

Excerpted from Dr. Roy Spencer: Courtesy of John Christy, a comparison between 73 CMIP5 models (archived at the KNMI Climate Explorer website) and observations for the tropical bulk tropospheric temperature (aka “MT”) since 1979 (click for large version): Rather than a spaghetti plot of the models’ individual years, we just plotted the linear temperature trend from each ...

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May 31, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The Daily Caller: Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) — not carbon emissions — are the real culprit behind global warming, claims a new study out of the University of Waterloo. “Conventional thinking says that the emission of human-made non-CFC gases such as carbon dioxide has mainly contributed to global warming. But we have observed data going ...

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May 9, 2013 Comments Off iResist

Excerpted from Space.com (The video above is a recording. The Thursday webcast will appear in the window above at broadcast time) The Slooh Space Camera will broadcast live views and expert commentary about the annular solar eclipse set to take place on Thursday (May 9). Slooh will begin broadcasting at 5:30 p.m. EDT (2130 GMT) as the ...

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Apr 5, 2013 Comments Off Jake Hammer

Excerpted from THE BLAZE/AP — NASA is planning for a robotic spaceship to lasso a small asteroid and park it near the moon for astronauts to explore, a top senator said Friday. The ship would capture the 500-ton, 25-foot asteroid in 2019. Then using an Orion space capsule, a crew of about four astronauts would nuzzle up ...

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Apr 2, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The Weekly Standard: At a speech this morning at the White House to outline a new science initiative, President Barack Obama named himself "Scientist-in-Chief." "I’m glad I’ve been promoted Scientist-in-Chief," Obama said to laughter at the White House. "Given my grades in physics, I’m not sure it’s deserving. But I hold science in ...

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