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1. Sept. 24th Solar Flare - Multispectral Videos - Comments
Posted in Astronomy
Available in several formats, this website has several different videos on the Sept 24th solar flare.
2. Farming Revolution May Slow Amazon Demise - Comments
Posted in Earth Sciences
Farmers are breaking with tradition, reducing their pastureland and adding grain to their diet.
3. Strange Plant Buries Its Own Seeds - Comments
Posted in Living World
A new plant that "bends down" to deposit its seeds has been discovered in the Atlantic forest in the state of Bahia, northeastern Brazil.
4. US Net Neutrality Rules Finalized - Comments
Posted in Technology
Get ready, America—net neutrality finally comes to the Internet on November 20, 2011.
5. Fifty New Exoplanets Discovered - Comments
Posted in Astronomy
The bumper haul of new worlds includes 16 "super-Earths" - planets with a greater mass than our own, but below those of gas giants such as Jupiter.
6. Patent Trolls Cost Economy Half Trillion Dollars - Comments
Posted in Humanity
Last month, in talking about an episode of Planet Money with James Bessen on it, we mentioned his new research suggesting that patent trolls evaporated half a trillion dollars in wealth.
7. Corrupt Officials Pose Danger to Forests - Comments
Posted in Earth Sciences
Forest officials are fudging data, hiding facts, sidestepping laws, overlooking violations and finding ways of clearing even projects that are dangerous for forests, three non-official members on the statutory Forest Advisory Committee have revealed.
8. World's Dams Unprepared for Climate Change - Comments
Posted in Earth Sciences
Dams have been designed for river flows that will soon no longer apply, according to new research.
9. Oldest Evidence of Nails in Modern Primates - Comments
Posted in Living World
From hot pink to traditional French and Lady Gaga's sophisticated designs, manicured nails have become the grammar of fashion.
10. West Nile Virus May Cripple Galapagos - Comments
Posted in Biology & Medicine
Renewed vigilance over the biosecurity of the Galápagos Islands is needed, based on new research on the risk posed by West Nile virus.
11. The Adaptiv Invisibility Cloak - Comments
Posted in Technology
Individual hexagonal cells line the outside of the tank, each able to detach individually. They work together to hide or change the vehicles infared signature, and that’s where things get really interesting. Read on for more info!
12. ARPANET - The First Internet - Comments
Posted in Technology
The early internet looked very different from today's. For one, there was a lot less cats.

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1. Scientists Can Now See Individual Atoms
1. Scientists Can Now See Individual Atoms
(New developments in microscopy have allowed researchers to image individual bonds within a molecule — seeing down to the atom scale. )
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Category: Physics
2. Dürer's Rhinoceros
2. Dürer's Rhinoceros
(Dürer's Rhinoceros is the name commonly given to a woodcut created by German painter and printmaker Albrecht Dürer in 1515.)
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Category: Documentaries
3. Tiny Robot Crawls Through Your Veins
3. Tiny Robot Crawls Through Your Veins
(This tiny nano bot is 4mm from end to end,can crawl through your veins locate tumors and zap it with drugs.The bot is controlled by a elecromagnetic field outside the robot that propels it forward.)
Hits: 2397
Category: Biology & Medicine
4. Learning The Elements Cartoon Style
4. Learning The Elements Cartoon Style
(Proof that everything is easier to learn when presented via Pokemon-style. Artist Kacie D. lovingly anthropomorphized every single element, which deserves to be converted into a children’s book. )
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Category: Physics
5. Shodan: The scariest search engine on the Internet
5. Shodan: The scariest search engine on the Internet
(Shodan is the world’s first computer search engine that lets you search the Internet for computers. Find devices based on city, country, latitude/longitude, host name, operating system and IP. “Shodan is a search engine for hackers both good and bad. Sho)
Hits: 2073
Category: Technology
6. Soon, You May Download New Skills to Your Brain
6. Soon, You May Download New Skills to Your Brain
(New research suggests it may be possible to learn complex tasks with little to no conscious effort, just like in The Matrix. Whoa, indeed.)
Hits: 1992
Category: Technology
7. Speed of Light May Not Be Fixed
7. Speed of Light May Not Be Fixed
(Two forthcoming European Physical Journal D papers challenge established wisdom about the nature of vacuum. )
Hits: 1981
Category: Physics
8. What Are The Odds Of Existence?
8. What Are The Odds Of Existence?
(What are the odds that you exist, as you, today?)
Hits: 1904
Category: Astronomy
9. 1st Flight of a Pedaled, Wing-Flapping Plane
9. 1st Flight of a Pedaled, Wing-Flapping Plane
(August 2nd marked the first human-powered flight of an ornithopter. Wait, a what?)
Hits: 1826
Category: Technology
10. After 17 Years, Cicadas Set To Hatch This Spring
10. After 17 Years, Cicadas Set To Hatch This Spring
(After 17-years living below ground, billions of cicadas belonging to Brood II are beginning to emerge across much of the eastern United States. )
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Category: Living World

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1. The Top 10 Intrepid Explorers
1. The Top 10 Intrepid Explorers
(Ten of the greatest explorers in history.)
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Rating: 2.92
Category: Miscellaneous
2. Optimists May Have Longer Lives
2. Optimists May Have Longer Lives
(Optimists may enjoy longer lives than people with a dimmer outlook on the future, a long-term study suggests.)
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Rating: 2.91
Category: Living World
3. Mice on Drugs
3. Mice on Drugs
(This is an intersting and insightful interactive flash "game"... It explains about the different drugs that are abused an what they do in our brains and how they affect our neurons. )
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Rating: 2.91
Category: Biology & Medicine
4. Monkeys Adopt A Kitten
4. Monkeys Adopt A Kitten
(Long-tailed macaque was discovered in the forest preserves caring for a ginger kitten.)
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Rating: 2.91
Category: Living World
5. New Spider Found in Giant Sand Dune
5. New Spider Found in Giant Sand Dune
(A new species of spider has been discovered in the dune of the Sands of Samar in the southern Arava region of Israel, scientists from from the department of biology at the University of Haifa-Oranim said this week.)
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Rating: 2.91
Category: Living World
6. The Door To Hell
6. The Door To Hell
(In 1971 while drilling in Turkmenistan geologists hit a pocket of methane gas and rather than venting it they set it on fire 49 years later its still burning.)
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Rating: 2.91
Category: Earth Sciences
7. Parts of Canada Is Missing Gravity
7. Parts of Canada Is Missing Gravity
(Large parts of Canada has less gravity then normal, here are the theories why.)
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Rating: 2.91
Category: Earth Sciences
8. Rapid Plant Movement
8. Rapid Plant Movement
(The Venus Flytrap has the ability to move rapidly on command.)
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Rating: 2.91
Category: Earth Sciences
9. Birds Falling Dead or Dying From the Sky
9. Birds Falling Dead or Dying From the Sky
(in Arkansas and now Louisiana, hundreds of dead birds coat the ground)
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Rating: 2.91
Category: Living World
10. World Drawn Using Facebook Connections
10. World Drawn Using Facebook Connections
(All country borers are drawn with facebook friends connections.)
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Rating: 2.91
Category: Humanity