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Science Suggests 'The Dog' Doesn't Exist (Op-Ed)
bionic pets
April 19th, 2014
Do you ever stay up late wondering if there really is a dog?
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Australian endangered species: Largetooth Sawfish
Largetooth sawfish, endangered species
April 19th, 2014
Sharks and rays are some of the world’s most threatened animals, with a quarter of all species at risk of extinction.
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Is Global Warming a Giant Natural Fluctuation? (Op-Ed)
climate change, global warming, lightning, CA, Alabama HIlls
April 18th, 2014
Natural fluctuations have driven Earth's climate for millennia, but they are not the cause of modern warming.
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Beware the Lure of the Bunnies (Op-Ed)
bunnies, Easter
April 19th, 2014
Chickens make lousy house pets (and bunnies take a lot of work) — something to remember at Easter.
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The Easter Bunny Tale: Fun Fiction or Harmful Myth? (Op-Ed)
easter bunny, myths
April 19th, 2014
All around the world many parents are preparing for Easter – possibly thinking of how Easter eggs will be hidden, how they will explain their delivery and perhaps bracing themselves for some challenging questions about the Easter Bunny.
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Defining the 'Waters of the United States' (Op-Ed)
White River in Colorado
April 17th, 2014
U.S. waters are protected, but what counts as U.S. waters?
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Peptide Power: The Science Behind the 30-second Phone Charger (Op-Ed)
cell phones, battery charger, peptide
April 17th, 2014
If you’re one of the thousands of smartphone users experiencing battery drain, you’d have been pleased to read that Tel Aviv-based start-up StoreDot recently unveiled a prototype charger that fully charges a Samsung Galaxy 4 battery in around 30 seconds.
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Kindle vs. Books? Children Just Don't See It That Way (Op-Ed)
tablet, kindle, kids
April 19th, 2014
A furious debate has been raging for some years now between adults. Are you a Kindle lover or a devotee of the good, old-fashioned book?
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Katherine Tallmadge: Responding to Rush Limbaugh Attacks on Obesity (Op-Ed)
waffles, breakfast, health, choices
April 18th, 2014
Why is nutritionist Katherine Tallmadge being attacked by conservatives?
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How to Test the Twin Paradox Without Using a Spaceship (Op-Ed)
spaceship, aging, anti-aging, twin paradox
April 17th, 2014
Forget about anti-ageing creams and hair treatments. If you want to stay young, get a fast spaceship. That is what Einstein’s Theory of Relativity predicted a century ago, and it is commonly known as “twin paradox”.
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