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Strong quake hits off Japan coast A powerful undersea earthquake strikes south of Japan, shaking buildings in Tokyo almost 900km (550 miles) away, but no tsunami warning is issued.
BBC News | 17 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Guilty pleasures: What are the real risks of taking drugs? There's a reason why drugs have a reputation for being bad for you: they are. But comparing the risks of different drugs throws up surprising results (full text available to subscribers) | 26 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Sounds of Science: NASA Satellites Sing at World Science Festival At the World Science Festival, running through Sunday here, NASA debuted the "NASA Orbit Pavilion." The exhibit's metal enclosure looks something like a spiral seashell and offers an auditory experience inspired by NASA's Earth-watchin
Yahoo! News | 35 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Virgin Galactic's 2nd SpaceShipTwo Lowers Its Landing Gear SpaceShipTwo lowered its landing gear on May 21 in the ship's construction hangar at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California. Virgin Galactic plans to use a fleet of suborbital SpaceShipTwo spacecraft to fly paying passengers on roundtrip space m
Yahoo! News | 45 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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World Science Festival Finds Success in Physics, and More, as Spectacle Brian Greene, the physicist and a festival founder, and Alan Alda, a board member, hope to awaken a love of science in the non-academic public.
New York Times | 2 hours, 25 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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In 'San Andreas,' It's the Science That's Shaky Moviemakers could have gotten the science right by moving the blockbuster's mega earthquakes a thousand miles north to Portland and Seattle.
MSNBC | 2 hours, 29 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Indian government to review hydroelectric dams in two river basins Within a week, Indias ministry of environment and forest finds itself committed to conducting an overall impact assessment of dams in the rivers Ganga and Brahmaputra Continue reading...
The Guardian | 2 hours, 31 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Intelligent life: Why don't we consider plants to be smart? Plants eavesdrop on each other and communicate with other organisms via subtle messages. So why don't we recognise them as smart beings, ask two new books | 4 hours, 26 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The Case For a Muon Collider Succeeding the LHC Just Got Stronger StartsWithABang writes: If you strike the upper atmosphere with a cosmic ray, you produce a whole host of particles, including muons. Despite having a mean lifetime of just 2.2 microseconds, and the speed of light being 300,000 km/s, those muons can reach
Slashdot | 5 hours, 19 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Greyface sheep go head to head in the county shows Horsington Marsh, Somerset Requirements for success in the county shows are strict, and most of this years lambs had either too few black spots or too many, or spots in the wrong place Continue reading...
The Guardian | 7 hours, 56 minutes ago | comment? | recommend