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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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