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Coming soon: 100% renewable power

http://www.smartplanet.com

One day in the not-too-distant future — probably sooner than many expect — some parts of the world will have power grids that are completely powered by renewables. Eventually, the entire world could be powered by renewables.

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Did Scientists Just Find The Gay Gene? Or An LGBT On-Off Switch?

http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com

Some scientists are claiming that homosexuality and heterosexuality may not necessarily be regulated by our genes, but regulated by other “switches” that determine how our genes “decide” whom we become. So, yes, you were born that way, and any parent who has a “problem” with their child’s non-heterosexuality has only themselves, or, rather, their biology, to blame.

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How Cannabinoids May Slow Brain Aging

http://healthland.time.com

Stoners aren’t known for their memory prowess but a new review suggests that drugs similar to marijuana’s active ingredients may hold promise for preventing— or even reversing— brain aging and possibly Alzheimer‘s and other degenerative brain diseases.

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Monsanto weedkiller/GM maize implicated in shocking new cancer study

http://www.thegrocer.co.uk

The world’s best-selling weedkiller, and a genetically modified maize resistant to it, can cause tumours, multiple organ damage and lead to premature death, new research published today reveals.

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Bill Nye the Science Guy says denying evolution holds everybody back

http://www.nydailynews.com

Bill Nye "The Science Guy" asks parents that believe in Creationism not to teach it to their kids. He claims that the denial of evolution holds everyone back.

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New Study Claims That Teenage Marijuana Use Lowers IQ....

http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Researchers found persistent users of the drug, who started smoking it at school, had lower IQ scores as adults.

They were also significantly more likely to have attention and memory problems in later life, than their peers who abstained.

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Magnet experiment saves baby big surgery

http://www.cnn.com

It occurred to Scaife that in the skilled hands of a surgeon, magnets might be a useful tool instead of a hazard. If he placed a magnet on either side of Patrick's blockage, their attraction might make a hole and destroy the membrane, allowing stool to pass.

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Fluoride Lowers IQ in Kids, New Harvard Study Shows

http://ehp03.niehs.nih.gov

Harvard study shows that children in high fluoride areas have significantly lower IQ scores than those who lived in low fluoride areas.

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How discredited low fat diets became national mania

http://www.financialpost.com

The most striking thing about North America’s fear of food is how markedly ideas about food’s healthfulness have changed over the years. Chemical preservatives went from being triumphs of modern science to poisons. Whole milk has swung back and forth like a pendulum. Yogurt experienced boom, bust and revival. Margarine went from “heart-healthy” to artery-clogging. And now we are told that salt, historically regarded as absolutely essential to human existence, is swinging the grim reaper’s scythe.

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Physicists say they've found evidence of 'God particle'

http://www.latimes.com

To cheers and standing ovations from scientists, the world's biggest atom smasher claimed the discovery of a new subatomic particle Wednesday, calling it "consistent" with the long-sought Higgs boson -- popularly known as the "God particle" -- that helps explain what gives all matter in the universe size and shape.

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GM grass linked to Texas cattle deaths

http://www.cbsnews.com

Three weeks ago, the cattle had just been turned out to enjoy the fresh grass, when something went terribly wrong.

"When our trainer first heard the bellowing, he thought our pregnant heifer may be having a calf or something," said Abel. "But when he got down here, virtually all of the steers and heifers were on the ground. Some were already dead, and the others were already in convulsions."

Within hours, 15 of the 18 cattle were dead.

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NC Considers Making Sea LevelRise Illegal

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com

North Carolina is considering a law to defeat scientific prediction of sea level rise.

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Massive black holes halt star birth in distant galaxies

http://phys.org

Massive black holes halt star birth in distant galaxies

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Humans are 'naturally nice'

http://www.aljazeera.com

Biological research is increasingly debunking the view of humanity as competitive, aggressive and brutish.

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The not so settled "Settled Science" of global warming.

http://www.forbes.com

People who claim that “the science is settled” on global warming have to be pretty unsettled by the science news in the last week.“Setttled science”, of course, means that we are inevitably headed toward a disastrous warming of surface temperatures as forecast by some computer models, and we therefore need an international carbon tax or cap-and-trade system, pronto. Now it appears that cloud tops are lowering, a totally unforeseen cooling feedback on carbon dioxide-induced warming.

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Pro-Government Russian Scientists Stymied At New Rules, Centralization

http://www.nature.com

Russian scientists are falling victim to their own antiquated notions of socialized, government-run science as Moscow demands that all its science arms be further unified under new rules and authority. It's amazing to see the double-think from the scientists as they try to explain government sponsorship of science as a good thing, but in the same breath explain away further centralization and new government mandates as a bad thing. From a libertarian perspective, this reads almost like an article from The Onion.

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Social Psychologist Diederik Stapel Faked Data In At Least 30 Papers

http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Prof Stapel co-authored a paper published in Science magazine that said white people are more prone to discriminate against black people when they encounter them in a messy environment, such as one containing litter, abandoned bicycles and broken sidewalks.

"These findings considerably advance our knowledge of the impact of the physical environment on stereotyping and discrimination and have clear policy implications," the paper's abstract says.

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Naked female scientist tries to tame beluga whales in the arctic

http://www.dailymail.co.uk

Braving sub-zero temperatures, she has thrown caution — and her clothes — to the wind to tame two beluga whales in a unique and controversial experiment.
Natalia Avseenko, 36, was persuaded to strip naked as marine experts believe belugas do not like to be touched by artificial materials such as diving suits.
The skilled Russian diver took the plunge as the water temperature hit minus 1.5 degrees Centigrade.

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Marijuana doesn't harm lung function, says 20-year study

http://www.yahoo.com

Smoking a joint once a week or a bit more apparently doesn't harm the lungs, suggests a 20-year study that bolsters evidence that marijuana doesn't do the kind of damage tobacco does.

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