8.3 Quake, Tsunami Possible in Southern California
Apr22

8.3 Quake, Tsunami Possible in Southern California

8.3 Quake, Tsunami Possible in Southern California by Miriam Rafferty SAN DIEGO, Ca (SDONA) –Scientists studying the Ventura fault north of Los Angeles have concluded the fault line is more dangerous than previously thought. Now, seismologists have concluded the Ventura fault could produce a quake measuring 8.0 on the Richter scale – along with a tsuami capable of inundating coastal areas of Southern California, affecting...

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Twitter Could Predict Emergency Room Rush Hours
Apr21

Twitter Could Predict Emergency Room Rush Hours

Just about everyone follows someone on social media who likes to complain about aches and pains, illnesses and maladies. While it can be tiresome, researchers at the University of Arizona say there is potentially life-saving value to people’s tweeting about their gripes. Research that will be published in the IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health...

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A Dog’s Gaze Strengthens Its Bond With Humans
Apr20

A Dog’s Gaze Strengthens Its Bond With Humans

They say the eyes are the window the the soul. Cliché, yes, but if that saying was to apply to one thing, it’s arguable there’s nothing more fitting than the stare a dog owner and his companion share. That’s because each time it happens, triggers in both brains are being fired, and the love hormone...

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‘Love hormone’ helps pet bonding
Apr18

‘Love hormone’ helps pet bonding

The “love hormone” that secures the bond between a woman and her newborn baby is also involved in bonding between dogs and their owners, scientists have found. Researchers in Japan have found that oxytocin, the hormone released into the bloodstream by women after childbirth and babies during breast-feeding, also increases in dogs and their owners after… graphic via...

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Alcohol Use In Movies Really Does Get Teenagers Drinking
Apr15

Alcohol Use In Movies Really Does Get Teenagers Drinking

Commonly, parents worry about their teens being exposed to violence and sex while watching movies, yet no one even considers the effects of passively watching good-looking actors booze their way to a Hollywood Ending. No one, that is, but Dr. Andrea Waylen, a senior lecturer in social science at University of Bristol. She and her...

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Would Lincoln have survived being shot today?
Apr13

Would Lincoln have survived being shot today?

Will Hadden for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online The assassin ascends the stairs to the private balcony where his unsuspecting prey is waiting. The prey watches the performance below him, oblivious to his own approaching doom. He knows nothing until he hears the firing of a derringer, and by then it’s too late. The shot...

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A vampire bat’s favorite food is bacon, study says
Apr12

A vampire bat’s favorite food is bacon, study says

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com – @BednarChuck People love bacon. It’s widely consumed, it gets added to things like ice cream and pizza crust (praise the gods), it’s inspired a long line of Internet memes, and was even given its very own holiday. But as it turns out, humans aren’t the only ones with a taste...

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Meet The First Human Head Transplant Volunteer [VIDEO]
Apr09

Meet The First Human Head Transplant Volunteer [VIDEO]

This guy can’t have a good head on his shoulders, right? Italian surgeon Dr. Sergio Canavero has garnered a lot of attention in the medical community thanks to an idea that seems like it jumped right off the page of some science-fiction novel. Canavero’s plan to perform a successful human head transplant may sound like...

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Tesla’s Stalled Nationwide Rollout: A Case Study in Political Conflicts of Interest
Apr06

Tesla’s Stalled Nationwide Rollout: A Case Study in Political Conflicts of Interest

While it’s possible you haven’t yet heard of Tesla, the company best known for their mold-breaking automobiles, that probably won’t be true for much longer. With famed billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk at the helm, Tesla is looking to disrupt a number of major industries, including electric automobiles, home energy, and even privatized space travel. In 2013, Tesla’s Model S was named by Consumer Reports as the best car they’ve ever...

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How a Mandatory IAEA Mechanism Saved the Iran Nuclear Talks (Le Monde, France)
Apr02

How a Mandatory IAEA Mechanism Saved the Iran Nuclear Talks (Le Monde, France)

What was it that saved the Iran nuclear talks from what seemed imminent collapse just over 24 hours ago? For Le Monde, special correspondent Yves-Michel Riols writes that when the deadlock over lifting sanctions on Iran seemed insurmountable, it dawned on negotiators that even if an immediate lifting of sanctions were agreed to, the IAEA will first have to confirm that Iran’s nuclear program is entirely non-military – a...

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Experimental Night Vision Eye Drops ‘Let You See in the Dark’
Mar27

Experimental Night Vision Eye Drops ‘Let You See in the Dark’

A group of U.S. “citizen scientists” claim to have successfully tested night-vision-inducing eye drops. Using a solution that has previously been prescribed for night blindness – where a sufferer struggles to see in low light – the group, called Science for the Masses (SftM), tested the drops out on their principle testing consultant, Gabriel Licina....

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Why One Bill of Rights Is No Longer Sufficient
Mar24

Why One Bill of Rights Is No Longer Sufficient

You might not know this, but back in 1962, President John F. Kennedy revealed to Congress and to the nation a four-point plan to safeguard the basic rights of the American consumer; this would become known as the Consumer Bill of Rights. His vision was eventually taken up by the United Nations and expanded into no fewer than eight basic consumer rights, and would later result in something called World Consumer Rights Day. As a matter...

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Berlin Must Reveal U.S. ‘Blackmail’ Over Snowden Asylum (La Jornada, Mexico)
Mar23

Berlin Must Reveal U.S. ‘Blackmail’ Over Snowden Asylum (La Jornada, Mexico)

Over the weekend it was reported that German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel, when pressed by journalist Glenn Greenwald as to why Germany didn’t offer Edward Snowden political asylum, replied that Washington, ‘told us they would stop notifying us of plots and other intelligence matters.’ This editorial from Mexico’s La Jornada implores Germany to live up to its image as a ‘global benchmark of...

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What Does It Mean To Donate Your Body To Science?
Mar22

What Does It Mean To Donate Your Body To Science?

You’ve heard the phrase, probably while you were half-watching some science show on PBS, but truth is you don’t really know what it means to “donate your body to science.” You suspect your cadaver would be used in an anatomy class at some med school somewhere, but the fact is your most intimate “donation” could...

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Twitter turns nine today
Mar21

Twitter turns nine today

In celebration of Twitter’s ninth birthday today, Jack Dorsey thanked journalists for being the second group to adopt the platform. And he opined about the importance of journalism to a functioning democracy. 4/After the tech early-adopters, journalists were next to take to Twitter. They used it as a source, to break news, and to link their work. — Jack (@jack) March 21, 2015 3/Journalists play a critical role in our...

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Huge Saltwater Ocean Found on Jupiter Moon Ganymede
Mar14

Huge Saltwater Ocean Found on Jupiter Moon Ganymede

NASA has confirmed that Ganymede, one of the moons orbiting Jupiter, has a saltwater ocean lying below its icy exterior, making it a viable location for life to flourish. The scientists studying the planet and its outlier moons through the Hubble Telescope shared the news in a statement Thursday, saying that the ocean may bear...

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Being a creationist conservative in Canada ‘gives your opponents a tremendous amount of ammunition’
Mar13

Being a creationist conservative in Canada ‘gives your opponents a tremendous amount of ammunition’

Alberta premier Jim Prentice’s hand-picked education minister Gordon Dirks told forum attendees last weekend that he was an “Old Earth guy” – a reference to a doctrine of Creationism that generally rejects biological evolution. Mr. Dirks has declined to clarify his views. He’s also declined to comment on whether or not he accepts the scientifically...

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ISIS Launches ‘Kilafahbook’: The Facebook for Terrorists (Bild, Germany)
Mar09

ISIS Launches ‘Kilafahbook’: The Facebook for Terrorists (Bild, Germany)

Apparently tired of Western restrictions on their blood curdling Tweets and Facebook posts, Germany’s Bild reports that the throat-cutting geeks of ISIS launched their own social network three days ago. Looking suspiciously like Facebook, the ISIS jihadis have dubbed it ‘Kilafahbook’. They have shared their cruel deeds on the Web in order to attract the world’s attention to themselves. Now the jihadists seek to push...

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Cartoon: Idiotic Climate Change Denial
Mar09

Cartoon: Idiotic Climate Change Denial

See great cartoons by all the top political cartoonists at http://cagle.com. To license this cartoon for your own site, visit...

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The Danger When Politicians Throw Snowballs at Science (Guest Voice)
Mar07

The Danger When Politicians Throw Snowballs at Science (Guest Voice)

The Danger When Politicians Throw Snowballs at Science by Chris Jennewein When lawmakers doubt vaccination and throw snowballs on the Senate floor, it’s a sign of a worrisome trend in America to put blind faith before the hard facts of science. In Georgia, Rep. Barry Loudermilk, ironically a member of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, told a town hall meeting that he did not vaccinate his home-schooled children,...

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