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World Emissions of Carbon Dioxide Outpace Worst-Case Scenario

Posted in Science on 8th Nov, 2011 05:05 PM
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The global output of heat-trapping carbon dioxide jumped by the biggest amount on record in 2010, the U.S. Department of Energy calculated.
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No evidence for extraterrestrials, says White House

Posted in Science on 8th Nov, 2011 04:28 PM
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The US government has formally denied that it has any knowledge of contact with extraterrestrial life.
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Here Comes the Sun

Posted in Science on 7th Nov, 2011 06:06 PM
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For decades the story of technology has been dominated, in the popular mind and to a large extent in reality, by computing and the things you can do with it.
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To Find Alien Cities, Look for City Lights on Distant Planets

Posted in Science on 7th Nov, 2011 06:01 PM
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The search for extraterrestrial life elsewhere in our universe has taken many forms...
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NASA evaluating "tractor beam" technologies

Posted in Science on 7th Nov, 2011 03:49 PM
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NASA is looking to turn another staple of science fiction to practical use by studying ways to make "tractor beams" a reality.
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Doctor trials laser treatment to change eye colour

Posted in Science on 7th Nov, 2011 03:38 PM
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A US doctor is trying to pioneer a laser treatment that changes patients' eye colour.
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Simulated Mars mission 'lands' back on Earth

Posted in Science on 4th Nov, 2011 08:09 PM
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Six men locked away in steel tubes for a year-and-a-half to simulate a mission to Mars have emerged from isolation.
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Rise of the walking robots...

Posted in Science on 2nd Nov, 2011 10:00 PM
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Science fact often follows science fiction. Hence, the U.S. Army is funding development of a Terminator-style robot soldier.
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neutrino puzzle claimed solved by special relativity

Posted in Science on 15th Oct, 2011 02:27 AM
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The relativistic motion of clocks on board GPS satellites exactly accounts for the superluminal effect in the OPERA experiment, says physicist Ronald van Elburg at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, The Physics arXiv Blog reports.
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Dolphins decompress like humans

Posted in Science on 14th Oct, 2011 10:45 PM
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Scientists have found tiny bubbles beneath the blubber of dolphins that have beached themselves.
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CERN breaks light speed barrier

Posted in Science on 29th Sep, 2011 04:58 PM
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Sub-atomic particles apparently traveling faster than light could force a major rethink of theories about how the cosmos works and even allow dreams of time travel and extra dimensions according to scientists.
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Fossil beetles show true colours

Posted in Science on 29th Sep, 2011 02:28 AM
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At their brilliant best, the colours of beetles can make the insects look like they are made of some precious metal.
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Researchers reverse the aging process for human adult stem cells

Posted in Science on 29th Sep, 2011 12:43 AM
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Scientists have reversed the aging process in human adult stem cells, which are in turn responsible for replacing aged cells throughout the body
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One-Third of Sun-Like Stars Have an Earth-Like Planet Orbiting

Posted in Science on 28th Sep, 2011 11:47 PM
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Wesley Traub of CalTech crunches some Kepler data
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Spanish scientists trial promising HIV vaccine

Posted in Science on 28th Sep, 2011 10:40 PM
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The MVA-B vaccine draws on the natural capabilities of the human immune system to combat the HIV virus
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NASA warns of geomagnetic storm after behemoth solar flare

Posted in Science on 28th Sep, 2011 09:24 PM
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NASA says geosynchronous satellites could therefore be directly exposed to solar wind plasma with latest blast
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