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The Biggest Obama Scandals Are Proven and Ignored

There is clear evidence that he has broken the law on multiple occasions. And not even Republicans seem to care.<p>Reuters<p>Prompted by Peggy Noonan's claim in <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> that "we are in the midst of the worst Washington scandal since Watergate," Andrew Sullivan steps forward to defend Pres. …

Water Trapped For 1.5 Billion Years Could Hold Ancient Life

Scientists have discovered water that has been trapped in rock for more than a billion years. The water might contain microbes that evolved independently from the surface world, and it's a finding that gives new hope to the search for life on other planets.<p>The water samples came from holes drilled …

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Obama Administration Under Siege From 3 Huge Scandals: Here’s Why It Could All Come Crashing Down

In just one week, President Barack Obama’s political machine has switched from endless campaign to survival mode. And for the first time in Obama’s presidency, the damage to his regime may be permanent.<p>Three revelations have come together like an avalanche. First, there was a Benghazi hearing that …

Ice melt, sea level rise, to be less severe than feared: study | Reuters

OSLO (Reuters) - A melt of ice on Greenland and Antarctica is likely to be less severe than expected this century, limiting sea level rise to a maximum of 69 cm (27 inches), an international study said on Tuesday.<p>Even so, such a rise could dramatically change coastal environments in the lifetimes …

Carbon dioxide passes symbolic mark

<b>Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere have broken through a symbolic mark.</b><p>Daily measurements of CO2 at a US government agency lab on Hawaii have topped 400 parts per million for the first time.<p>The station, which sits on the Mauna Loa volcano, feeds its numbers into a continuous record of the …

Obama Signs Open Data Executive Order: U.S. Government Data To Be Made Freely Available

Interesting news out of The White House this this morning announcing an Open Data Executive Order signed by President Obama. Along with the order is an accompanying Open Data Policy released by the Office of Management and Budget and Office of Science and Technology Policy. The order states that …

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With Warming Climes, How Long Will A Bordeaux Be A Bordeaux?

Bordeauxs and Burgundys haven't changed much since the days when famous wine-lover Thomas Jefferson kept the cellars of his Parisian home well-stocked with both wines.<p>But now, some worry that the regional rules and traditions that have defined top winemaking regions like Champagne, Burgundy and …

China may not overtake America this century after all

Doubts are growing about whether China can pass the US to become the world's biggest economy this century amid warnings that the country’s 30-year miracle is nearing exhaustion.<p>The world's tallest tower should have been built by now. Officials said last year that the great edifice with 220 floors …

3 Reasons Why You Should Start Using Lab Beakers In the Kitchen

I'm married to a scientist, so that fact that I haven't thought of this until now is kind of embarrassing. I currently have a 1000ml Pyrex beaker …

Metamaterial could lead to 'perfect lens' - Futurity

STANFORD (US) — Engineers have designed a broadband metamaterial that more than doubles the range …

DNA's twist to the right is not to be meddled with, so let's lose the lefties

Try this now: point your index finger and turn it clockwise while moving your arm forward. What you are doing is depicting the right-handed screw of …

Big Data Gets Bigger: Now Google Trends Can Predict The Market

Yesterday three economists, (Tobias Preis of Warwick Business School in the U.K., Helen Susannah Moat of University College London, and H. Eugene Stanley of Boston University) published an eye-opening paper that said Google Trends data was useful in predicting daily price moves in the Dow Jones …

Billion euro project to recreate the human brain gets underway

Food Scarcity May Leave World Hungry Despite Growth

Market and academic prognosticators now argue which way to best grow the U.S. and global economies—via austerity or government stimulus and tax cuts. The latter’s proponents recall the Reagan era. The former reference 5,000 years of history, according to David Graeber. Whether at 90% of GDP or …

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