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Facing the Anthropocene: wonder in an age of collapse Irrational ideas on economic growth, no water, vanishing islands. Two new books and an exhibition ask how we can live in the Anthropocene without going crazy | 4 hours, 59 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Is dark energy turning the universe into a 'big, empty, boring' place? Researchers from the UK and Italy clam to have found indications that dark matter, the cosmic scaffolding on which the universe is built, is being slowly erased by dark energy.
Mail Online | 5 hours, 4 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Growing wealth of Asian nations is making their people happier Levels of well-being in Indonesia, China and Malaysia now rival in the U.S., Germany and the UK,, according to the Pew Research Center in Washington.
Mail Online | 5 hours, 7 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Death or Full Recovery? Ebola Outcome May Depend on Your Genes People infected with Ebola vary greatly in how severe their symptoms are. Now, a new study in mice suggests that genetics plays a role in how each body reacts to the same Ebola virus. To study the relationship between genes and the virus, researchers used
Yahoo! News | 5 hours, 14 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Plants make their own sunscreen to block damaging rays Too much time in the sun would damage plants, as it does humans, so they use a chemical called sinapoyl malate to absorb ultraviolet rays for them | 5 hours, 25 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Russia accused of blocking creation of vast Antarctic marine reserves Diplomatic tensions over Ukraine blamed by negotiators for fourth failed attempt to create worlds biggest marine protected areas Continue reading...
The Guardian | 5 hours, 51 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Motion-detecting toilet lights up to ensure men never miss the bowl in the middle of the night The water-resistant, colour-changing LEDs alternate between red, orange, green, blue, purple (pictured), and white and were invented by 23-year-old Matt Alexander from Utah.
Mail Online | 5 hours, 52 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Month in Space: Get a Look at Cosmic Tricks and Treats See a solar jack-o-lantern, a blood moon and other eerie treats from October 2014.
MSNBC | 6 hours, 2 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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The MARIJUANA smoke alarm: Device knows exactly what you're smoking - and can report you to authorities AirGuard (pictured), from Lebanon-based FreshAir Sensor, distinguishes between cigarette and marijuana smoke. It then logs and records the compounds found in the smoke using an app.
Mail Online | 6 hours, 8 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Vlad the Impaler: The real Dracula's dark secrets Count Dracula might be a fictional character who makes the blood curdle on Halloween, but his historical namesake is not. Vlad III, known in his heyday as Dracula or Drculea, in old Romanian was a medieval prince with a figurative thirst for blood.
Fox News | 6 hours, 20 minutes ago | comment? | recommend