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'I felt disbelief.' Physicists open new window on the universe

The Globe and Mail - ‎2 hours ago‎
After countless generations of living in silence on the shores of a vast and restless cosmic ocean, the human species can finally hear the surf.
Amazing new discovery shows Einstein was right. Again.
Scientists detect existence of gravitational waves
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Two-thirds of US students are taught climate change badly, study finds

The Guardian - ‎4 hours ago‎
The findings suggest that the generation most affected by climate change is not getting the education they deserve, say the report's authors.
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Go towards the light

The Economist - ‎1 hour ago‎
SCEPTICS of evolution often point to the human eye and ask how such a complex object could have evolved when the imperfection of any part of it would cause the whole thing to be useless.
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Climate change affects transatlantic flights

BBC News - ‎6 hours ago‎
Thousands of planes are crisscrossing over our heads at any given time, causing around two percent of global carbon dioxide emissions and contributing to climate change.
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Fear of Vengeful Gods Helped Societies Expand

Discovery News - ‎8 hours ago‎
Belief in an all-seeing punitive god motivates people to be more charitable towards strangers outside their own family and community, particularly to those of similar beliefs, researchers have found.
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Stranded whales had toxic levels of mercury in their bodies, scientists found

Market Business News - ‎3 hours ago‎
Stranded long-finned pilot whales had toxic levels of mercury in their bodies, scientists from the University of Aberdeen and the Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Scheme found.
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Britain's rarest spider, the horrid ground-weaver, is filmed for the first time

BT.com - ‎7 hours ago‎
A fourth nest of the hairy money spiders has been found in Plymouth, giving scientists a chance to capture it on camera. 0. Share this.
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Silicon chip with integrated laser: Light from a nanowire

Phys.Org - ‎6 hours ago‎
Benedikt Mayer and Lisa Janker are at the molecular beam epitaxy facility at the Walter Schottky Institute, Technical University of Munich.
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Gravitational waves discovery: I was right, says Stephen Hawking

The Guardian - ‎46 minutes ago‎
A visual of gravitational waves from two converging black holes shown by the Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory executive director David Reitze in Washington.
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Four budgies 'left for dead' in Epping alleyway

Brentwood Gazette - ‎10 hours ago‎
Four budgies had to be put down after they were found 'left for dead' in an Essex alleyway. The birds, who were too ill and weak to fly, were found huddled on the floor between Buttercross Lane and Rayfield in Epping at about 2.30pm on Friday (February 5).
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Spider beats snake and then devours it in David and Goliath moment

Market Business News - ‎5 hours ago‎
Have you ever seen a spider beat a snake and then devour it for dinner in a David and Goliath moment? That is exactly what appeared to have happened in Australia when a farmer found a 1-metre long juvenile snake entangled in a web as the daddy ...
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Londoner's Diary: Has Major Tim been getting sloshed in space?

Evening Standard - ‎11 hours ago‎
It's nearly Friday, so it's time to crack out the booze and get astronauted. According to space experts, Tim Peake and his fellow cosmonauts may have access to the odd snifter as the International Space Station orbits the Earth thanks to the ingenuity ...
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History: Cooling and societal change

Nature.com - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
The rise and fall of civilizations over the past two millennia was set against a backdrop of climate change. High-resolution climate records evince a link between societal change and a period of cooling in the sixth and seventh centuries.
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NASA Study Links Climate Change To Slower Rate Of Rising Sea Levels

CBS Local - ‎1 hour ago‎
SAN JOSE, CA - APRIL 03: Low water levels are visible at the Los Capitancillos Recharge Ponds on April 3, 2015 in San Jose, California.
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A porn site wants your help in saving whales

Washington Post - ‎4 hours ago‎
If your interests include oceanic charity efforts and also pornographic videos on the Internet, well, this is gonna be a pretty big month for you.
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'Lasers rewired': Scientists find a new way to make nanowire lasers

Phys.Org - ‎6 hours ago‎
A nanowire, composed of cesium, lead and bromide (CsPbBr3), emits bright laser light after hit by a pulse from another laser source.
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Watch This Robot Solve A Rubik's Cube In Less Than ONE SECOND [VIDEO]

Daily Caller - ‎10 hours ago‎
An industrial engineer in Germany claims to have designed a robot that can solve a scrambled-up Rubik's Cube in less than one second.
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Spot the International Space Station streaking across the skies above Oxfordshire tonight

Oxford Mail - ‎7 hours ago‎
STARGAZERS will be able to spot the International Space Station (ISS) as it streaks across the skies above Oxfordshire tonight. As it passes over the county in the night sky it will be visible as a glowing dot moving east to west across the horizon ...
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Cryogenics: Entire Rabbit Brain Successfully Frozen and Revived For First Time

Nature World News - ‎14 minutes ago‎
Researchers successfully froze a rabbit's brain, preserving its all of its synapses, cell membranes, and intracellular structures for the first time.
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