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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Monday, April 2, 2012

2 April - iGoogle

Pygoscelis adeliae, Antarctica Deutsch: Adelie...Pygoscelis adeliae, Antarctica Deutsch: Adeliepinguin English: Adelie Penguins on ice floe. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
A Crabeater Seal graces an ice floe in the Pen...A Crabeater Seal graces an ice floe in the Penola Strait, Antarctica. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Scientific parameter to quantify the extent of...Scientific parameter to quantify the extent of sea ice. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Bourgeois Fjord seals on ice floeBourgeois Fjord seals on ice floe (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Health Insurers Move Ahead, With Or Without Individual Mandate
'Did Jesus Exist?' A Historian Makes His Case

American Water Intelligence

Kochi WWTP

Syria 'agrees' ceasefire deadline
Syria accepts a deadline of 10 April to begin implementing a six-point peace plan, UN and Arab League envoy Kofi Annan tells the UN Security Council.  
Jail term for Bin Laden's family
  • Smart fabric for soldier uniform
    British soldiers' uniforms could soon use conductive yarn woven directly into clothing to replace cumbersome batteries and cables.
  • Survey gets a grip on dark energy
    Astronomers measure the precise distance to over a quarter of a million galaxies to gain new insights into the influence of dark energy on the Universe.
  • Gene clue to post-trauma stress
    Susceptibility to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) appears to be partially determined by genetics, a study suggests.
  • Russian ice-floe anglers rescued
    More than 600 Russian anglers stranded on an ice floe off Sakhalin, in the country's far east, are rescued in a huge operation.
  • New polar bear and tiger for park
    The UK's only polar bear in a public zoo is to be joined by another bear and a new tiger is also due at the Highland Wildlife Park.
  • US panel backs bird flu studies
    A US bioethics panel approves the publication of two controversial H5N1 bird-flu studies, after they were revised to take out sensitive data.

Blog of Rights - ACLU

The Results From Our Nationwide Cell Phone Tracking Records Requests
On the Agenda: Week of April 2-6, 2012

GOP has work cut out for it to bridge gender gap

Even Mitt Romney admits that he's got his work cut out for him to reach out to female voters as he transitions from the Republican presidential...  
Celebrate Aung San Suu Kyi's victory -- ease sanctions on Myanmar


Teacher's aide refuses to share Facebook access, is suspended
Galaxy Note ad called most effective commercial in Q1

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

CCPA releases Alternative Federal Budget 2012
Just Like Mike: Ontario Budget Analysis

 Carbon Farmers of Alberta

No-till farmers doubled soil carbon levels
Destocking vs managing stock differently

Center for Climate and Energy

Carbon Forum North America 2012
Navigating the American Carbon World (NACW) conference

Circle of Blue Water News
Chicago’s $7 Billion Plan to Fix Crumbling Infrastructure
Federal Water Tap, April 2: Great Lakes Water and Wind


Rebecca Armstrong: Why do bidders go bonkers for celebrity ephemera?
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown: The US is showing us how to march with dignity

Common Dreams
Goldman Sachs On Sex Trafficking: Uncomfortable With the Direction, At Least When Asked About It 

Daily Bell

The World Bank Is Hopeless and Changing Leaders Won't Help
Ayn Rand's Case for Human Liberty

Daily Galaxy

Milky Way's Rotation --It's Effect on Our Local Space Time (Today's Most Popular)Milky Way's Rotation --It's Effect on Our Local Space Time (Today's Most Popular)
'The UFO Galaxy' --Object Found by The NASA/Hubble Space Telescope'The UFO Galaxy' --Object Found by The NASA/Hubble Space Telescope
Countdown to Discovery of Alien Life: "10's of Billions of Rocky Planets in Milky Way Habitable Zones" --ESOCountdown to Discovery of Alien Life: "10's of Billions of Rocky Planets in Milky Way Habitable Zones" --ESO
Today's Hot Tech News Video from IDG--Top Right of PageToday's Hot Tech News Video from IDG--Top Right of Page
Weekend Feature: 'Lucy' Discovered to Co-Exist With Tree-Climbing 'Species'Weekend Feature: 'Lucy' Discovered to Co-Exist With Tree-Climbing 'Species'

Daily News - Egypt

Annan says Syria agrees to April 10 peace deadline
Bahraini activist allowed into Egypt after 12-hour detention

Democracy Now!

Bahraini Hunger Striker's Life in Peril as U.S.-Backed Forces Continue Anti-Democracy Crackdown
Headlines for April 2, 2012

New Gov't Weapon: Warrantless Cell Phone Surveillance 
7 Outrageous Hoaxes That Actually Worked 

No Joke: April Fools' Asteroid Was a Near Miss

On Sunday (April 1), a space rock the size of a passenger jet zipped between the Earth and moon.  
Martian Dark Spots Reveal Heart of Glass

U.S. EPA Radiation News

EPA Provides Major Grant to CACWNY
EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, Testimony Before the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittees on Energy and Power, Environment and the Economy
U.E. EPA Water Science News
2012 Beach Grants
Notice of Final 2010 Effluent Guidelines Program Plan; Re-Opening Public Comment Period 
Food and Water Watch
A (Pipe)line Even Chevron Won’t Cross
Help Us Prevent the Next Global Water Crisis 
food consumer
Healthy Recipes - Herbed Spanish Omelet
April is National Autism Awareness Month (PR) 
Bob and Suzanne Wright, founders of Autism Speaks, discuss the 23 percent increase in Autism among children over the past two years. >>> on this fifth anniversary of world autism awareness day , there is more reason than ever for alarm. according to ...
By John Gever, Senior Editor, MedPage Today An investigational product for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), combining a long-acting beta-agonist with an anticholinergic bronchodilator, met study goals in three pivotal trials, ...
By Deborah Kotz Tanning season is about to begin, and what better time to start thinking about skin cancer prevention? A new Mayo Clinic study published Monday found that rates of melanoma, the deadliest skin cancer, have increased eight-fold among ...
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new study suggests that social and communication skills in some kids with autism may improve over time with therapy, but other kids will continue having problems functioning as they get older. Not surprisingly, kids who ...
Tobacco companies will have to inform purchasers about all the harmful substances they place in their products, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ruled. They will also have to back up any "reduced harm" claims with compelling proof, ...
By Alexandra Sifferlin | @acsifferlin | March 30, 2012 | + Hiking up cigarette prices is one of the most effective ways to reduce smoking, especially in youths and young adults. Yet a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...
BOSTON (AP) – A Texas man who had a face transplant a year ago says now he can feel his daughter's kisses. Dallas Wiens (WEENS) of Fort Worth was at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston on Monday to follow up with his transplant team.
By Charles Bankhead, Staff Writer, MedPage Today Reviewed by Dori F.
Guardian UK
Aung San Suu Kyi hails 'new era' for Burma
Thousands celebrate historic byelection victory as the National League for Democracy wins 40 out of 45 open seatsAung San Suu Kyi has hailed "the...  
Syria warned to accept peace plan 
Corexit-dispersed oily Gulf shore deaths continue (Gulf of Mexico 
ALEXANDER: Such A Surprise – Some 30-Odd Federal Programs Found Basically Worthless
Dick Morris Doesn’t Agree With James Carville 
in-mind - Psychology for You
The dish on gossip: Its origins, functions, and bad reputation
When the thought of yourself nags you: How failure to attain cultural standards brings suicide on the fringe of consciousness 
Inside Facebook
Facebook tries star ratings, home page requests to push users toward games
Facebook makes search, about section less noticeable in latest redesign of groups 
Police Routinely Track Phones Without Warrants [Privacy]
Should I Keep My Personal and Professional Identities Completely Separate Online? [Ask Lifehacker] 
Hawks on Iran
Obama reiterates “time is short” warning for diplomacy with Iran at Nuclear Summit 
Justices Approve Strip-Searches for Any Offense (Adam Liptak/New York Times)
Inching closer - We Ask America clearly has a soft spot ... (weaskamerica.com) 
Steve Munro
TTC Meeting Preview March 30, 2012
The Sheppard LRT Report (Part III)
NPR- News
Syrian Exiles Seek To Spread Word On Internet Radio
Just A Dirty Diaper, Or Worse? Smelly Urine May Mean Infection 
New Scientist - Online News
Controversial flu studies cleared for publication
See the cities that never sleep from space 
News 24
Iran vows to stick to nuclear 'path'
Iran has declared it will not be swayed from its nuclear "path" by sanctions, a week before talks with world powers that are increasingly seen as a...  
Man gives girl R5 after raping her 
Obama Conspiracy Theories
Equipment matters
The ultimate insult
Flashpoint Funding: UK doubles Syria rebel cashflow
Israel not given airbase access for Iran strike: Azerbaijan 
Open Channel
Financial industry makes up nearly half of pro-Romney super PAC donations
By msnbc.com The financial industry is the biggest single contributor to a super PAC supporting Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney...  
ACLU: FBI 'mosque outreach' program used to spy on Muslims
'We Are Indians, Not South Indians' 
Payvand Iran News
Iranian MP Says Former Tehran Prosecutor Does Not 'Deserve' To Hold Key Posts 
Will U.S. Troops Fire On American Citizens?
Pesticide Action Network
What's next on methyl iodide? Update from the courtroom 
Could Filipinos in Las Vegas Wield Political Power
Tabacon Tops Cebu AG Triathlon
Political MoJo - Mother Jones
We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for April 1, 2012
Corn on Maddow: Why Romney's Latest Obama Attack Won't Work 
Politics Security Secrecy
Occupy Oakland Vandalism Sat After Peaceful Friday Reveling
Selling horse droppings as figs – Constitutionally Speaking 
Psychology Today
The In-Crowd
Top 25 List: March 2012 
Rescuing the Frog
More on upgrading and refining in Alberta
On exchange rates and the importance of “net” exports 
Scientists replicate the sounds of Mars
Privatisation is a catastrophe, warns godfather of forensics 
Scientific American
As Climate Becomes Less Certain, So Does China's Ability to Grow Enough Food
U.S. Military Forges Ahead with Plans to Combat Climate Change 
Science Daily
Herbicide can induce morphological changes in vertebrate animals: Tadpoles change shape
Computer scientist leads the way to the next revolution in artificial intelligence 
Shaleshock Media
Flaring at Holbrook Well
People Bringing Bottled Water to the Mannings….
Star Online
Najib: Govt wise in policy making and spending
Upbeat report card on National Transformation Programme 
Woman killed after fall from boat, official says
TED Blog
10 ways to chart tangible progress in Africa since 2007
Video: A Taste of TED2012 
Forget SOPA, You Should Be Worried About This Cybersecurity Bill
Is There Any Value In Cracking Down On 'Piracy' If It Doesn't Increase Sales? 
Ten Percent
Friday. Richard Hawley- The Ocean 
This Week in Science
As Climate Becomes Less Certain, So Does China's Ability to Grow Enough Food
U.S. Military Forges Ahead with Plans to Combat Climate Change 
Azerbaijan and China celebrate 20th anniversary of diplomatic relations establishment
China and Azerbaijan celebrate 20th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations on April.  
Intergovernmental Georgia-Uzbek Economic Commission to be held in Tbilisi 
USA Today
Anti-bias policies drive some religious groups off campuses
Plane crash in Siberia kills 31 of 43 on board 
Unexplained Mysteries
How would we approach first contact ?
Spacecraft could navigate using pulsars 
Web MD
Some Americans Are Not Getting Essential Nutrients
Most Americans are getting recommended amounts of vitamins, iron, and other essential elements in their diets, but women and some racial and ethnic...  
No Rise in Seizure Risk With MMRV Booster Vaccine 
Fun-loving whales blow ring-shaped bubbles
Meet Harry the crustacean, a colorful crab with a shell made of Lego 
White House
Readout of the President’s Call with President Kiir
Presidential Proclamation -- National Financial Capability Month, 2012
How War Reporting in Syria Makes a Larger Conflict Inevitable
How Much Does Increased Oil Drilling Save You? CHART
Zoe - It's our Nature
Leading Scientist Says Chimpanzees Should Have Moral Standing
Panchita at the Poolside
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