Monthly Archives: December 2014

Birds, Just as Humans, Slur After Drinking Alcohol

Birds, Just as Humans, Slur After Drinking AlcoholNews from SMN Weekly: Researchers belonging to Oregon Health & Science University have found that birds slur just as humans do after they get drunk. Zebra finch is a song bird which was … Continue reading

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Belize’s spectacular ‘Blue Hole’ unravels mystery behind Mayans’ demise

Belize’s spectacular ‘Blue Hole’ unravels mystery behind Mayans’ demiseNews from Science Recorder: The Blue Hole has provided evidence that the region suffered an extreme drought in the 9th century, around the time that the Mayans began to disappear from existence. … Continue reading

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NuSTAR Captures Image of Sun in High-Energy X-Rays

NuSTAR Captures Image of Sun in High-Energy X-RaysNews from Tech Times: Space telescope turn its gaze from the edges of the universe toward our own sun. X-ray instrument is ideal for uncovering mysteries of our star, scientists say.(Photo : NASA/JPL/Caltech) … Continue reading

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NuSTAR Captures Image of Sun in High-Energy X-Rays

NuSTAR Captures Image of Sun in High-Energy X-RaysNews from Tech Times: Space telescope turn its gaze from the edges of the universe toward our own sun. X-ray instrument is ideal for uncovering mysteries of our star, scientists say.(Photo : NASA/JPL/Caltech) … Continue reading

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What Yellowstone’s Thermal Springs looked like before humans contaminated …

What Yellowstone’s Thermal Springs looked like before humans contaminated …News from Washington Post: By Elahe Izadi December 22 at 2:25 PM This is a photograph of Morning Glory Pool from Aug. 23, 2012. (Joseph Shaw, Montana State University) The bright, … Continue reading

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Greenland ice loss more ‘local’ than thought, climate study says

Greenland ice loss more ‘local’ than thought, climate study saysNews from Los Angeles Times: By Geoffrey Mohan contact the reporter When it comes to melting ice on Greenland, climate change experts got everything right but the present. That means Greenland’s … Continue reading

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Nations reach climate accord

Nations reach climate accordNews from Boston Globe: Christiana Figueres of the UN and Manuel Pulgar-Vidal of Peru celebrated a deal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. LIMA — International negotiators have reached a climate change agreement that would, for the first … Continue reading

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Deal reached at UN climate talks in Peru

Deal reached at UN climate talks in PeruNews from USA TODAY: Eric J. Lyman, Special for USA TODAY 4:15 a.m. EST December 14, 2014 Christiana Figueres and Manuel Pulgar-Vidal celebrate the approval of the proposed compromise document handed out during … Continue reading

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In global climate talks, some major polluters drag their feet

In global climate talks, some major polluters drag their feetNews from Los Angeles Times: Recent commitments by the world’s major polluters to cut emissions have added fresh momentum to international climate talks, but foot-dragging persists among the next tier of … Continue reading

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Study estimates trillions of pieces of plastic in oceans

Study estimates trillions of pieces of plastic in oceansNews from The Week Magazine: Researchers estimate that an astounding 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic weighing 269,000 tons can be found floating in all of the world’s oceans. Their study was published … Continue reading

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