Deborah F. McArdle

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Green Oil: Scientists Turn Algae Into Petroleum In 30 Minutes

Scientists at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are claiming success in perfecting a method that can transform a pea-soupy solution of algae into crude oil by pressure cooking it for about 30 minutes. The process, called hydrothermal liquefaction, also works on other streams of organic …

10 Things You Might Not Know About A Christmas Carol

<b>1.</b> Dickens was inspired to write <i>A Christmas Carol</i> in 1843 after he spoke at a charity night to raise money for the Manchester Athenaeum in England—an …

8 Facts You Never Knew About Christmas

Magic mushrooms, prostitution, home invasions? The story that Americans celebrate has far from family-friendly origins. The truth about this holiday, …

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Religious order works to save Holy Land's photographic history

JERUSALEM – In the Custodia Terrae Sanctae - a Franciscan order in Jerusalem's Old City - Father Alberto Joan hunches over a large wooden table covered with hundreds of centuries-old black and white photos. Wearing white gloves, so not to damage them, he holds each one proudly to show the daily …

Scientists Are Using Metamaterials To Build Everything From Wireless Phone Chargers To Invisibility Cloaks

While the holy grail of metamaterials is still to make objects and people invisible to the eye, they are set to have a more tangible commercial impact playing more mundane roles - from satellite antennas to wirelessly charging cellphones.<p>Metamaterials are simply materials that exhibit properties …

Ukrainian journalist brutally beaten after alleging ministerial corruption

A prominent Ukrainian civic activist and journalist was brutally beaten outside Kiev on Wednesday, the latest in a string of attacks on activists and opposition members amid weeks of protests calling for the removal of president Viktor Yanukovych and his cabinet.<p>Hundreds of journalists and …