New Energy Bill: Reducing Our Dependence on Foreign Oil

The U. S. economy is feeling the brunt of skyrocketing oil prices as the nation's dependence on foreign oil continues to grow. We need a responsible energy plan to reduce our reliance on foreign oil. President Bush and Senator Kerry appear to be skirting the real issues involved. Growing... Read More

America and its Collision Course

Energy ESP #7 - America and its Collision CourseCrude oil explodes through $46.50 as the problems are growing -It's bigger than Iraq, bigger than Bin Laden and even bigger thanthe next election. America has entered into an exhaustive racefor survival - And nobody is talking about it.Talking about what you... Read More

Positive Effects of Carbon Dioxide for Plant Growth

Many articles have been written about the negative effects of carbon dioxide. Sick Building Syndrome, loss of concentration due to high levels of carbon dioxide, asphyxiation in breweries or wine cellars, all these things spring to mind when we hear the magic phrase carbon dioxide. Yet, perhaps today when Venus... Read More

Marine News - Summer 2004 - Our Ocean Environment

Our oceans are home to many marine mammals, fish, turtles, corals and others. The delicate balance between man and the ocean is constantly being challenged by the demands of our society. Most of our planet is covered by water, a necessary ingredient of human life. The state of our oceans... Read More

How Body Piercing Works -- The Ins and Outs of this Cutting Edge Process

Body piercing (defined as any piercing beyond the standard earlobe piercing) has become such a popular form of body modification that between five and ten percent of the population of the United States has indulged in at least one form of it at some time in their lives. In most... Read More

The Joy of Recycling

I have always been an advocate of recycling. Even though I am not always convinced of its financial viability, I am thoroughly convinced of its value as a means of increasing public awareness of the cost of our consumerism. In the 20+ years I have been in the organizing profession,... Read More

Energy and America

America is entering into a time of Energy crisis. It could easily be the greatest crisis that human-kind is to face. America can not continue to lead the world econimcally and drain it dry at the same time. The National Collegiate Clean Energy Initiative is working to unite American students... Read More

Diamond Flashes

Beyond magnificence and splendor, the world of diamonds evolves on stirred grounds. When the stake is so important, interests collide. But technology develops following its onward course. Here are some interesting off-stage events in the diamond industry and innovations in technology.De Beers sued by head of the Diamond BourseDerek Parsons,... Read More

The Valuable Individual

How can we, as individuals, participate in waste management? Because some of us are so overwhelmed with Earth's problems, we feel that our contributions have no real consequence in the end. For others, social barriers can be an issue. A lady we once knew confessed that she did not want... Read More

Trash Talk Your Way to a Better World

North Americans account for less than 10% of the world's population, yet we produce 50% of the world's garbage and consume more than 33% of it's resources. If everyone consumed like the average North American, we would require three Earths!Authors Dave and Lillian Brummet offer an upbeat, proactive look at... Read More

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The Guardian

Philae comet could be home to alien life, say scientists
The Guardian
Features of the comet, named 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, such as its organic-rich black crust, are most likely explained by the presence of living organisms beneath an icy surface, the scientists have said. Rosetta, the European spacecraft orbiting the ...
Philae's comet may host alien life, scientists sayFox News
Alien life 'unlikely' on Rosetta comet, say mission scientistsTelegraph.co.uk
Study Reveals Active Sinkholes On Rosetta's CometDesign & Trend
Hurriyet Daily News
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NPR

After Sketchy Science, Shark Week Promises To Turn Over A New Fin
NPR
Shark Week kicked off this weekend with the most hours of programming ever in its 28-year history But many scientists think the huge audiences — and the hype — have come at the expense of real science. A generation of shark scientists cut their teeth ...
'Shark Week' returns to hard science for 28th outingPress of Atlantic City

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Wired

Big Question: How Does Sunscreen Shield Your Skin With Science?
Wired
Last weekend, some barbecuin' went down. Rib grease on your fingers. Ketchup stains on your shorts. Chip crumbs on your t-shirt. And sunburn everywhere else. Or maybe you did the sensible thing, and smeared sunscreen all over your body. You trusted it ...


Astronomy Magazine

NASA's New Horizons to return to normal science operations after spacecraft ...
Astronomy Magazine
“I'm pleased that our mission team quickly identified the problem and assured the health of the spacecraft,” said Jim Green, NASA's Director of Planetary Science. “Now — with Pluto in our sights — we're on the verge of returning to normal operations ...
New Horizons Spacecraft Set To Resume Science OperationsPenny4NASA (blog)
Pluto-Bound New Horizons Probe Is Getting Back to Normal After GlitchNBCNews.com
July 5, 2015 in News: Technical problem pauses Pluto probe's science operationsSpaceflight Now
The Guardian -collectSPACE.com
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Science Now

European Commission tasks scouts to find suitable science advisers
Science Now
“The identification committee strikes me as sensibly balanced,” but its job will not be easy, says James Wilsdon, a science policy specialist at the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom. The committee will have to find the “right mix” of people ...

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UW's plans for new computer-science building delayed by state-budget setback
The Seattle Times
UW officials say they are disappointed to receive less than half the $40 million they hoped the state would contribute toward construction of a new computer-science building. A new building, they say, would allow them to double the number of degrees ...


The Basic Science Behind Creating Colors
Forbes
The last couple of weeks of the science blogosphere have seen two really excellent posts about light-emitting things. First, Rhett Allain did a post on Illumination of Life: The Four Ways Humans Make Light, then Hillary Brueck here at Forbes explained ...


Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription)

Team Science Leaves Many Researchers Lost in the Crowd
Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription)
Who discovered the Higgs boson? It's been three years since physicists at the Large Hadron Collider, the atom smasher near Geneva, discovered the Higgs — or, as the press calls it, "the God particle." Since then, scientists at the collider have ...


Business Insider

The scientists behind 'Inside Out' explain one big thing the movie gets right ...
Business Insider
For an animated movie aimed at children, "Inside Out," the latest from Pixar, has received an unusually serious response from adults. It was "so powerful that it changed the way I understand my own emotions," wrote Business Insider's Ian Phillips. The ...
Brain Scientist: How Pixar's 'Inside Out' Gets One Thing Deeply WrongWBUR

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The Reporter

Science in the Summer returns to Wissahckon Public Library
The Reporter
Before settling into vacation season, students entering grades two through six were given the opportunity to participate in the 29th annual Science in the Summer program at the Wissahickon Valley Public Library in Blue Bell. The two-day course ...

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Gerald Hawkins

There is something about the Hawkins clan that I like.... Read More

Three Types of Telescopes - What are the Advantages

Refractors, Newtonian reflectors and Catadioptrics are the three main types... Read More

Science Fiction by Arthur C Clarke

It is difficult to have a discussion with someone about... Read More

The History and Achievements of the Hubble Telescope

The Hubble Telescope is famous worldwide for its amazing images... Read More

Droughts and Salt Water Canals Random Thoughts

We need solutions to our drought crisis in this country.... Read More

Organic Decoy Devices for Warfare (ODDW)

We can genetically modify a rat to be the same... Read More

Chimpanzees and Humans a lot in common

Those who study chimpanzees are often amazed completely with the... Read More

How Do Cities Grow?

You see the cities in America started where there was... Read More

America and its Collision Course

Energy ESP #7 - America and its Collision CourseCrude oil... Read More

TSUNAMI The Next Big Wave:The Grandaddy of Them All

A few days ago on Melbourne's 60 Minutes, renowned scientist... Read More

Crop Circles and Genetic Knowledge

The crop circle enigma is not always a hoax. I... Read More

The Wages of Science

In the United States, Congress approved, last month, increases in... Read More

Aerospace Design Thoughts, The Bionic Man, and The Future of Design

Not all aircraft have wings, for instance NASA's Steve Austin... Read More

Electromagnetic Energy in Space

Tesla was always looking for a way to harvest electromagnetic... Read More

Heads Up Displays and Computer Human Interface

Heads Up Displays For High Tech Human Interface Need More... Read More

Making Diamonds Using The Earth

We can make diamonds using the Earth's inner forces, extreme... Read More

Hobbits and Lice

HOBBITS AND LICE:In late 2004 the media was all agog... Read More

Mini Robots Grid Meteorite Search

We need very much to study meteorites more, but we... Read More

Locusts To Help Make Energy From Bio Waste, part I

Plagues of Locusts through out history are well documented. In... Read More

Stem Cells (The Truth)

The much publicized stem cell research debate focusing on moral... Read More

The Valuable Individual

How can we, as individuals, participate in waste management? Because... Read More

How Did DNA Testing Children Begin?

The landmark immigration case Sarbah vs. Home Office (1985) was... Read More

Tunneling Concepts for Advanced Warfare

I propose research be done to make unmanned tunneling machines... Read More

Shamans and Their Documented Abilities

Many Shamans will go into a sweat house to get... Read More

We Have Come Along Way in Our Exploitation of Transportation

We sure have come along way since the horse and... Read More