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

Russia confirms death of five geckos on space sex mission
The Guardian
With four female lizards and one male on board, Russian scientists had hoped to learn how zero gravity would affect the sexual habits of geckos. A representative at the Institute of Biomedical Problems (ISTC), which participated in the experiment ...
Sad News for Zero-G Sex Study: The Geckos Are DeadNBCNews.com

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The Guardian

Blueprint to address Australias lack of science strategy unveiled
The Guardian
science experiment The mandatory study of science is part of the education strategy. Photograph: redsnapper / Alamy/Alamy. Australia's chief scientist, Ian Chubb, has unveiled a blueprint to address Australia's lack of a science strategy, with ...
Call for fresh look at science fundsThe Australian
Chief scientist releases national strategy for science, innovation and technologySydney Morning Herald
Chief scientist calls for strategic plan on science, technology, engineering ...ABC Science Online
The Canberra Times -Yahoo!7 News
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The Guardian (blog)

A doomed Earth of science fiction may well become a reality
The Guardian (blog)
There's a scene in the newly-restored science fiction classic The Day the Earth Caught Fire (premiered last week in the summer open air cinema at the British Museum) when The Daily Express's fictional, bull-nosed science reporter, Bill Maguire, barks ...


Pushing the Start button on a computer science curriculum for K-12 schools
Los Angeles Times
Fewer than half of California high schools offer computer science, and only 13% offer an AP course in the subject, according to data from the state Education Department. A variety of classes are offered, but there are no statewide guidelines for ...

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Center For American Progress

Closing the Science Gap
Center For American Progress
The National Science Foundation, or NSF; the National Institute of Standards and Technology, or NIST; and the Department of Energy Office of Science, or DOE Science, provide a substantial amount of the country's basic research funding, which underpins ...

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New York Times

Incentives Aid AP Science and Math Scores
New York Times
The year before NMSI, of the 159 students who enrolled in A.P. science and math classes, just 10 accounted for the school's 13 passing scores; the lofty goal for 2013-14 was to quadruple that, to 55. The results, which came back in July, fell short but ...
Science And Math, 24 Hours A DayWUNC

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BBC News

Electromagnetic Field: Can geeks get kids into science?
BBC News
The government is desperate to get more young people interested in scientific subjects. Could a self-proclaimed "geek festival" held last weekend in Milton Keynes hold the answer? The taxi-driver has seen nothing like it. We drive for several minutes ...

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Scientific American (blog)

Science: Add Humor and Stir – Wocka, Wocka, Wocka!
Scientific American (blog)
Many science communicators are convinced that science infotainment is a route to scientific literacy and curiosity – a kind of “gateway drug” to the hard stuff. But I agree with Riesch that we can't be sure about this. What's more, there's good reason ...


vtdigger.org

Landmark College starts work on $10 million science center
vtdigger.org
Editor's note: This article is by Howard Weiss-Tisman, of the Brattleboro Reformer, in which it was first published Sept. 1, 2014. PUTNEY — When the Nicole Goodner MacFarlane Science, Technology & Innovation Center opens in about a year it will be the ...

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How political science conquered Washington
Vox
In 2005, when I came to Washington, knowing political science wasn't a legitimate form of knowing about politics, or at least it wasn't presented as one to young journalists like me. There were a few reporters who kept up with the profession — the ...

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Electromagnetism, The Universe, And You

An electric current produces a magnetic field. This is the... Read More

A Tuned Bio-Field and a New Definition of Consciousness: Part 2

Love, pure Love, is the feeling one has when they... Read More

Making Diamonds Using The Earth

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

Secrets of The Mathematical Symmetry of Nature and Patterns of Erosion

As scientists and theorists study patterns, design, chaos, complexity they... Read More

Get Hot on Combustion

Energy in the form of heat is obtained when fuel... Read More

Is Your Brain Really Necessary?

The reason for the apparently absurd question in the title... Read More

Creating Artificial Time in a Vacuum With Pulsed Lasers

Keying off a very interesting concept confined within Static Quantum... Read More

The Ecology of Environmentalism

The concept of "nature" is a romantic invention. It was... Read More

How Can DNA Testing Help an Immigration Case?

DNA testing is routinely used in immigration cases to prove... Read More

Life on Mars, Warm Water Under our Ice Caps, Evidence, Microbes under Our Feet

Well many people out there are asking is there really... Read More

Preventing Flooding on Individual Farmers Fields to Save Crops

I propose permits be given to farmers to they can... Read More

Ultra Thin Space Suits, just a concept

The space suits we saw on the first Moon visit... Read More

Acoustic Transducers and Material Memory in Pipelines to Create Flow Up Hill

For the better part of human history mechanical pumps and... Read More

Visual Limits of the Human Brain Processing Speed

Visual limits of the human brain and the visual processing... Read More

Lets Get Dirty

There is no right way of saying this, so I'll... Read More

Debunking the Debunker

In History and Science:INSPIRATIONAL COMMENTS:"Everybody was glad that I was... Read More

Feb. 12 is Darwin Day -- Secular Americans Celebrate Bday of Evolution Champ

This Feb. 12 marks the 196th anniversary of Charles Darwin's... Read More

Stem Cells (The Truth)

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

What are the Biggest Solar Projects?

Solar power will be necessary for space exploration and off... Read More

How A Light Bulb Works and Other Interesting Tidbits

Light Bulb ScienceEver wonder how a light bulb works? I... Read More

Big Bang or Lots of Big Fire Crackers?

There are many who talk about the Big Bang Theory.... Read More

Preventing Death in a Bio Threat

In the event of Bio threat how to mobilize Hospitals... Read More

Droughts and Salt Water Canals Random Thoughts

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

Cloaking a UAV in Flight

If you will recall the Klingon Space Craft and Warship... Read More

Eugenics and the Future of the Human Species

"It is clear that modern medicine has created a serious... Read More