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EU scientists begin review of ban on pesticides linked to bee declines

Risk evaluation could pave the way for a rolling back of the hard won EU-wide ban on three neonicotinoid pesticides<p>The European Food Safety Authority (Efsa) has begun a review that could pave the way for rolling back a pioneering EU-wide ban on three neonicotinoid pesticides, that are thought to …

EPA

Deflategate: Despite email evidence, Ravens deny tipping off Colts about Patriots

The<p>Baltimore Ravenscontinue to deny that they tipped off theIndianapolis Coltsto theNew England Patriots' improper handling of footballs despite newly revealed evidence that seems to suggest otherwise.<p>"Prior to the<p>AFC Championshipgame, no one from the Ravens talked to the Colts about deflated …

April 2015

Diversity

The most accurate clock ever built only loses one second every 15 billion years

Scientists have a set a new record in accurate timekeeping, creating an atomic clock that won't lose or gain a second in 15 billion years — a time span greater than the estimated age of the Universe. The clock measures the oscillation of strontium atoms to create its "tick," and could one day …

How to piss off someone from China

Say Japan is better than China<p>For your personal safety, it’s best you stay out of any discussions about China’s rivalry with Japan. Many of us are …

Food & Dining

Star Wars planets like Tatooine could be common in universe

Previously scientists believed that only gas-giants could circle binary star systems but a new study suggests that many Earth-like planets could have two Suns<p>The image of Luke Skywalker staring at the double sunset of Tatooine captured the imagination of millions of cinemagoers.<p>But astrophysicists …