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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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