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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.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

11 August - iGoogle

"Science Friday" Recommendations"Science Friday" Recommendations (Photo credit: LollyKnit)

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A smaller U.S. corn crop caused by drought in the Midwest doesn't justify calls for the Obama Administration to suspend the country's ethanol program, the Renewable Fuels Association said. Refiners can meet biofuel targets by drawing from ample ...
Lansing— At least 74000 jobs would be created if voters approve a proposed ballot measure that requires 25 percent of energy to come from renewable sources by 2025, according to a Michigan State University study released Friday. Results of the study ...
Fife Today
Scotland's Renewable Energy Sector In Numbers - an online portal by industry body Scottish Renewables which pulls together figures from a range of sources - shows figures on energy capacity, output, jobs and investment, and emissions which were buried ...
Western Wind Energy Corp., based in Vancouver, British Columbia, announced on Friday, the company has selected Rothschild as its lead financial advisor in their process of selling the company and all of its assets. PI Financial Corp. has also been ...
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Human Habitat

I haven't seen an American kestrel for a while now. During summers, I enjoyed seeing this smallest of our falcons hovering over some meadow, focusing on a small mouse or grasshopper below in the deep grass. This fluttering just above their hidden ...
Many people dismiss Chinese incursions into the West Philippine Sea as merely saber-rattling. The accompanying rhetoric trumpets China's superpower status, emphasizing its Asian dominance and warning other challengers to leave the area to China's ...
Los Angeles Times
It makes for a very internationally flavored film, one that ultimately relies on the language of sight and sound to speak eloquently about art and ecology and how they can be fused into something extraordinary. The film begins in Madrid not long after ...
Kitsap Sun
The Navy is nearing construction of a second explosives handling wharf at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor after receiving a key approval Friday from the state Department of Ecology. Ecology issued a water quality certification, which among other things ...
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Water Power

Not a bad few days for the Italian men's water polo team. Led by Valentino Gallo's three goals, Italy upset Serbia 9-7 on Friday to advance to the Olympic final against undefeated Croatia, which beat Montenegro 7-5 in the other semifinal. The 2011 ...
Chicago Tribune
LONDON — Go figure, Maggie Steffens was in the middle of everything as the orchestral music swooned through the Water Polo Center and she and her U.S. teammates locked arms, about to take an inches-high step a good 12 years in the making.
Chicago Tribune
LONDON — American swimmer Fran Crippen had hoped to be at the starting line Friday when the men's 10k open-water marathon got under way in Hyde Park. As a world bronze medalist and a two-time national champion in the event, it seemed likely he ...
The Tunisian won the grueling 10-kilometer race at the London Games on Friday to become the first swimmer to win medals in both the pool and open water at the same Olympics. Having earned bronze in the 1500-meter freestyle last week, Mellouli pulled ...
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All Things Considered - NPR
Summer Lobster Surplus Leads To Cross-Border Price War Between Trappers

David Rakoff Saw The World In All Its Dark Beauty
American Water Intelligence Project

Romney names Ryan as running mate
US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney names fiscal conservative Paul Ryan as his running mate in November's election.  

  • Rover makes first colour panorama
    Nasa's new Mars rover has returned its first 360-degree colour panorama from the surface of the Red Planet.
  • Skygazers hope for meteors treat
    The annual Perseid meteors are set to put on a spectacular show this weekend, with as many as 100 per hour being visible in the night sky.
  • London Olympics 'greenest ever'
    London 2012 has been the greenest Olympics ever, the commission set up to monitor the environmental impact of the Games announces.
  • Migrating geese avoid wind farms
    Pink-footed geese appear to be avoiding new offshore wind farms when returning to the UK, viewing the structures as a threat, a study suggests.
  • Drill kit leaves UK for icy lake
    A daring project to explore and unlock the secrets of an ancient lake hidden beneath the Antarctic ice moves closer to reality this weekend.
  • UVB cause of rising marine deaths
    A "steep increase" in deaths of marine species is due to increases in UVB radiation caused by the hole in the ozone, say scientists.
Blog of Rights - ACLU
You Can't Replace Spikes with Splits

Victory! New Jersey Cannot Discriminate Against Students who are Children of Immigrants
One2Touch NFC keyboard hits shelves in Japan

VP pick goes on the attack
Paul Ryan joins Mitt Romney as his running mate and immediately goes on attack against President Obama.  

Paul Ryan profile
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Next Up: Calling young leaders in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Saskatoon

Crime and Declining Unionization
Carbon Farmers of Australia
Watch what you say about Carbon Credits

Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
Carbon Forum North America 2012

Circle of Blue water news

Guy Keleny: How could he be a legend? His existence is not in doubt

Grace Dent: Take the fight to men – we'd give them a good kicking
Common Dreams

Daily Bell

Arithmetic Problem in Europe and Why the Eurozone Cannot Possibly Survive Intact
Democracy Now!
From Saudis to Soccer, Women Make Strides at Summer Olympics, But Are They Pawns of Backward IOC?


Dark Skies Bode Well for Perseid Meteors
The reliable and (potentially) most spectacular meteor shower of the year will peak on Aug. 12.  

EPA Radiation News
EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck and Congressmember Rodney Frelinghuysen Announce System to Treat Contaminated Ground Water at Rockaway Borough, NJ Superfund Site; Tour Six Superfund Sites in Morris and Essex Counties

EPA to Hold Citizen Science Workshops in New York and New Jersey; June 19 in New York City and June 20 in Edison, New Jersey
EPA Water Science News

2012 Beach Grants
Food and Water Watch
The Fanaticism Behind Water Quality Trading

Are You Down With the Global Frackdown?
food consumer 
Antioxidants may help cut pancreatic cancer risk

Vitamin D may cut lethal prostate cancer risk
Stop Killing Black Bears for Royal Guards’ Fur Caps

Demand Consequences for Pilot who Flew Under the Influence
FreakOut Nation
Paul Ryan as Veep will still push granny off a cliff

Romney Vs. Obama: The Social Media Showdown
Guardian UK
Mitt Romney announces Paul Ryan as running mate
Wisconsin congressman named as Romney's choice for vice-presidential candidateMitt Romney has picked the Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan as his...  

Gu Kailai trial shows Beijing tactics
10 Interesting Facts About Paul Ryan

Remember This?
ROMNEY NAMES HIS VP... RYAN POUNCES: OBAMA HAS ’RECORD OF FAILURE’... Obama Camp Attacks ’Radical Budget: ’Would End Medicare As We Know It’’Most Daring Decision Of Romney’s Political Career’... A WHOLE NEW RACE: Choice, Not Referendum 
Inside Facebook
Facebook privacy settlement approved, Netflix CEO buys FB shares, and more on this week’s news roundup

Report: Gannett to acquire Facebook ad optimization company BLiNQ Media
DIY Beach Bag Made from Window Screen Material Doesn't Retain Sand [DIY]


Stratfor emails reveal secret, widespread TrapWire surveillance system (Valery Hache/rt.com)

Reports: Romney Picks Paul Ryan, Announcement Saturday Morning in Virginia (Guy Benson/Townhall.com)
Steve Munro
CLRVs Visit Boston

Looking Back: Services to the CNE
Summer Lobster Surplus Leads To Cross-Border Price War Between Trappers

Transcript: Romney Names Ryan As Running Mate
12-092: NRC Issues National Report for Convention on Nuclear Safetys Fukushima Meeting

New Scientist
Robins outdo other animals in judging meal size

Today on New Scientist: 10 August 2012
News 24
Limpopo education dept fails to pay bursaries
The Limpopo education department has failed to pay the bursaries of 207 students, a report says.  

7 men gunned down in KZN
Obama Conspiracy Theories
DIY Lawsuit in Kentucky

Swift boats is a-comin’
Open Channel
Clean Water Act's anti-pollution goals prove elusive as polluters are exempt
By Robert McClure and Jason Alcorn, InvestigateWestwith Bonnie Stewart, EarthFixBeside Seattle’s notoriously polluted Duwamish River, an...  

'Jane Doe' sought in production of child porn videos
Open Secrets
Washington's Influence Olympics: The United States Olympic Committee

Washington's Influence Olympics: The Marathon

When Sonia Gandhi Lost Her Cool

The Dollar will Collapse shortly after the Elections
Payvand Iran news
Iranian Olympian wins silver in taekwondo

Photos: Student Run Food Bank in Tehran
Pesticide Action Network
Hands off my ovaries, chemical industry

Philippines News
What Aquino missed in Central Luzon

Political MoJo | Mother Jones
With Paul Ryan, Romney Makes the VP Pick Obama Wanted

We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for August 10, 2012
Politics Security Secrecy

Psychology Today
This Week's Top Posts

Moon craft explodes during trial

Science Daily

Prenatal whole genome sequencing: Just because we can, should we?
Scientific American
What Steps Can Small-Business Owners Take to Make Their Enterprises Greener?

Bacteria-Eating Viruses May Power Cell Phones
Shaleshock Media
Calvin Tillman at Stop the Frack Attack

Star Online
Elite paralympic athletes check into camp for physical, mental training

Monorail stranded in Brickfields; 2 passengers slightly injured
Buda City Council meeting today over council member’s resignation

In Short: Heat waves becoming more common, the cost of an Olympic medal

From SOPA To Cybersecurity: All About Trying To Control The Internet

Father Of The Video Game Console Showed Off Set Top Box Idea In 1973
This Week in Science

UN Coordination

Arab foreign ministers to hold emergency talks on Syria
League foreign ministers are to meet in Saudi Arabia on Sunday for a crisis meeting on Syria, said Ahmed Bin Heli, the deputy chief of the pan-Arab...  

Romney picks Paul Ryan as vice-presidential running mate
USA Today

Tropical Storm Ernesto weakens over Mexico
Unexplained Mysteries

Mass of volcanic rocks off New Zealand coast
Web MD
Kinesio Tape for Athletes: A Big Help, or Hype?
They've been hard to miss at this year's Olympic Games: strips of brightly colored tape adorning the arms, legs, and torsos of many top athletes...  

'Face of Jesus Christ' spotted on tree stump

Barry White helps flamingos mate at Sussex zoo
White House
WEEKLY ADDRESS: All-Hands-On-Deck Response to the Drought

Expected Attendees at the White House Iftar Dinner

Senator’s Lonely Battle for Public’s Privacy Rights
Painful as they may be, migraines don't hurt your brain, new research shows. There is little reliable information available on the prevalence of migraines in Canada. Some estimates suggest up to 25% of Canadian women and up to 10% of men experience the ...
Using Aspirin on a daily basis is linked to lower cancer mortality, but the association may be smaller than previously thought, a new study has found. US researchers looked at 100139 people who took part in the American Cancer Society's cancer ...
Two local Loblaws stores are bringing in dieticians today to explain to customers the chain's new Guiding Stars nutritional program. From 10 am-2 pm, dietician Jenille Hutchinson will be at the Loblaws at 5970 McLaughlin Rd. while dietician Amanda Li ...
By Darren Weir By Darren Weir. Vancouver - Despite round-the-clock intense treatment by Vancouver Aquarium staff, a sick and injured sea-otter rescued from a Washington State beach, has died. CTV reports the adult male otter was found lying on a beach ...
Saskatchewan's justice minister says legislation designed to protect patient privacy is flawed, and he says the fact the Crown was unable to charge a doctor after private patient files were found in a trash bin demonstrates it.
Two BC fish farms have received orders from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to kill more than 300000 Atlantic salmon after the IHN virus was confirmed at both sites. The BC Salmon Farmers Association said in a release the virus has now been ...
A boil water advisory has been issued after a suspect sample was found at the Fort St. John Hospital and Peace Villa, which opened just seven weeks ago. FORT ST. JOHN, BC — Health officials in northeastern BC, are taking no chances and have issued a ...
Prime Minister Stephen Harper addresses Canadian and other coalition soldiers in
Daily  Galaxy
Curiosity Rover to Get a "Brain Transplant" for Upcoming Science TasksCuriosity Rover to Get a "Brain Transplant" for Upcoming Science Tasks
Image of the Day: Mystery of NASA's Odd 'Curiosity' Photo --"Is It the Galactic Equivalent of the Zapruder Film?" Image of the Day: Mystery of NASA's Odd 'Curiosity' Photo --"Is It the Galactic Equivalent of the Zapruder Film?"
Hidden Supermassive Black Holes of the UniverseHidden Supermassive Black Holes of the Universe
EcoAlert: 2012 Proving to be Hottest Year on Record in the USEcoAlert: 2012 Proving to be Hottest Year on Record in the US
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