Category Archives: Science/Technology

Is space exploration worth the cost?


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Plan Won’t Save Great Barrier Reef: Australian Scientists


Madeleine Coorey | Agence France-Presse | Reader Supported News | October 28, 2014 The Great Barrier Reef. (photo: National Geographic) ustralia’s plans to protect the Great Barrier Reef are inadequate, short-sighted and will not prevent its decline, the country’s pre-eminent grouping … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: Evolution and Big Bang Happened, God Is Not “A Magician With a Magic Wand”


Adam Withnall | The Independent | Reader Supported News | October 28, 2014 (photo: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters) he theories of evolution and the Big Bang are real and God is not “a magician with a magic wand”, Pope Francis has declared. Speaking … Continue reading

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Solar Power Is Contagious: Installing Panels Often Means Your Neighbors Will Too


Brad Plumer | Vox | Reader Supported News | October 27, 2014 olar power still generates just 0.4 percent of America’s electricity. But it’s expanding at a shocking rate, with a new rooftop system installed every four minutes. There are lots … Continue reading

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Reporters circumvent White House censorship with Google Groups


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Top-secret space plane lands on California coast


Associated Press | Yahoo News | October 17, 2014 VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A top-secret space plane landed Friday at an Air Force base on the Southern California coast. The plane spent nearly two years circling Earth … Continue reading

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Lockheed Martin claims nuclear fusion breakthrough


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Our mistaken messaging on climate change


John Aravosis | America Blog | October 2, 2014 My good friend Ben Finzel works as a communications consultant specializing on clean energy issues. Ben recently wrote an article about how poor messaging on climate change is hindering progress on the … Continue reading

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Cyberattacks on State Databases Escalate


Jeffrey Stinson | The Pew | October 2, 2014 © AP Montana Chief Information Officer Ron Baldwin explains earlier this year how hackers were able to access a state health department computer server that contains citizens’ personal information and health … Continue reading

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What Is This ‘Ello’ Everyone’s Posting About On Facebook?


Maxwell Strachan | Huffington Post |Octorber 1, 2014 If you’ve been on Facebook in the last two weeks, you’ve probably noticed at least one of your friends has posted something like this: i just signed up for ello? idk viva … Continue reading

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