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97% of scientists believe in man-made global warming
Ninety-seven percent of scientists say global warming is mainly man-made but a wide public belief that experts are divided is making it harder to gain support for policies to curb climate change, an international study showed on Thursday.
World's oldest flowing water found deep in Timmins mine
Water found in a deep, isolated reservoir in Timmins, Ont., has been trapped there for 1.5 billion to 2.64 billion years — since around the time the first multicellular life arose on the planet — Canadian and British scientists say.
Israel rocked as Hawking joins boycott
Stephen Hawking has pulled out of a high-profile conference to be held in Jerusalem in June to support an academic boycott of Israel, conference organisers and the university said on Wednesday.
Cannibal sharks eat siblings in utero
For sand tiger sharks, a deadly kind of sibling rivalry begins even before birth – and that's bad news for many would-be shark dads, a new study suggests.
Tiny Toon: IBM Makes a Movie Out of Atoms | TIME.com
A Boy and His Atom is less than 90 seconds long. It doesn't have much of a plot, or any big laughs. And the animation is rudimentary — it's monochromatic, blocky and generally reminiscent of the graphics I programmed on my Radio Shack TRS-80 computer in 1
4 facts about the pink full moon
Although it's not actually pink in colour, April's full moon has historically been a sign of the arrival of spring. And tonight when it rises, it will coincide with a partial lunar eclipse.
NASA Rushing Orion Capsule for 2014 Launch For Asteroid Plan
NASA has a plan to wrangle an asteroid and park it in lunar orbit, or as we've come to know it -- the plan to to give the Moon a moon. One step in that plan is to send astronauts into space to visit the Moon's moon, and to do that, they'll need the Orion
Creature Combined Human, Ape Traits
Deepening the mystery of human origins, researchers offered the most complete view yet of a puzzling forerunner of humankind that was a collage of primitive and modern anatomy.
Radarsat-1 down: Canada's eye in the sky blinks out
A “technical anomaly” appears to have knocked out Canada’s Radarsat-1 satellite, which has been beaming images of everything from Arctic ice to oil spills down to Earth for almost 18 years.
The satellite, which gathered detailed images day and night, t
Tarantula the size of a dinner plate discovered in Sri Lanka
The arachnid, which can grow up to eight inches in diameter, has caused a panic among villagers, many of whom believe that its bite can be deadly.
Experts said a bite from the new find, named Poecilotheria rajaei, is not fatal, but residents in the Man
Kepler Watches White Dwarf Warp Spacetime
The Kepler space telescope's prime objective is to hunt for small worlds orbiting distant stars, but that doesn't mean it's not going to detect some extreme relativistic phenomena along the way.
Scientists home in on mysterious dark matter
GENEVA (Reuters) - Scientists said on Wednesday they may be close to tracking down the mysterious dark matter which makes up more than a quarter of the universe but has never been seen.
ON Med Assn calls for farm antibiotics crackdown
The Ontario Medical Association wants the federal and provincial governments to crack down on antibiotic use in farming. The organization is issuing a call to arms on the problem of antibiotic resistance, warning the world is in danger of losing these dr
Report: Humanity Leaves the Solar System — Or Maybe Not
It was a threshold crossed in the deepest reaches of space: A spacecraft launched from Earth has now entered new and unexplored territory that may or may not be outside our solar system. A press release issued at 11:05 a.m.
Phallus-shaped acorn worms resolve fossil mystery
A beach-dwelling sea creature has stubbornly kept the same phallus-shaped form from the time of the trilobites through the rise and fall of the dinosaurs to the present day, suggests a study that identifies a mystery fossil in the Canada's Burgess Shale.
CERN: We've found 'a Higgs boson'; but is it predicted version?
Evidence indicates that the new particle discovered at the Large Hadron Collider is a Higgs boson , officials at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, also known as CERN, said Thursday. But whether it is the version of the Higgs boson predicted
Alma telescope: Ribbon cut on astronomical giant
Alma - the most complex ground-based telescope in existence - is officially opened during an inauguration ceremony in Chile's Atacama Desert. "It will help us answer where we come from or whether we are alone in the Universe," said Thijs de Graauw, projec
NASA's basement nuclear reactor
The future of energy may lie in a nuclear reactor small enough and safe enough to be installed where the home water heater once sat.
Cosmos may be 'inherently unstable'
Scientists say further study of the Higgs boson will reveal if there is an inherent instability in the Universe, leading to its eventual replacement.
Why did the Russian meteor catch astronomers by surprise?
The meteor that streaked through the sky over Russia caught local residents and astronomers by surprise. Contrast that to the asteroid that’s expected to fly by our planet Friday; scientists have been tracking that object for months. Why are both rocks co
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