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Many religious people view science favorably, but reject certain scientific theories A new study finds that many US adults -- roughly one in five -- are deeply religious, know a lot about science, and support many practical uses of science and technology in everyday life, but reject scientific explanations of creation and evolution.
EurekAlert! | 7 hours, 20 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Which health messages work? Is it better to be positive or negative? Many of the most vivid public health appeals have been negative -- 'Smoking Kills' or 'Drive, Drive, and Die' -- but do these negative messages work when it comes to changing eating behavior?
EurekAlert! | 7 hours, 20 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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New Report Urges Western Governments to Reconsider Reliance on Biofuels An environmental think tank says turning plant matter into liquid fuel or electricity is so inefficient that the approach is unlikely ever to supply a substantial fraction of global energy demand.
New York Times | 7 hours, 42 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Melbourne's trees bombarded with emailed love letters City council gives identification numbers to its 70,000 trees which allow admirers to write Dear Tree letters and get replies Continue reading...
The Guardian | 8 hours, 53 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Laser's co-inventor, Nobel laureate Charles Townes, dead at 99 Charles Townes, who shared the 1964 Nobel Prize in Physics for invention of the laser, a feat that revolutionized science, medicine, telecommunications and entertainment, has died at age 99, the University of California at Berkeley reported. A professor e
Yahoo! News | 9 hours, 22 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Laser inventor Charles Townes dies Scientist was sitting on a park bench in 1951 when he came up with Nobel prizewinning and world-changing idea for a pure beam of light Continue reading...
The Guardian | 9 hours, 32 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
National Briefing | Southwest: New Mexico: Physicist Is Sentenced in a Spy Case A former scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison for passing secret nuclear weapons data to a person he believed to be a Venezuelan government official, the F.B.I. said.
New York Times | 11 hours, 25 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The Hard Problem review Tom Stoppard tackles momentous ideas Dorfman Theatre, LondonPlaywright explores consciousness, morality and human behaviour in stimulating work that occasionally suffers from information overload Continue reading...
The Guardian | 11 hours, 30 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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African golden cat captured on video in the wild for the first time The African golden cat was spotted hunting during daylight in Kibale National Park, Uganda. It attacks a group of red colobus monkey gathered around a tree stump.
Mail Online | 11 hours, 53 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
'Dippy' makes way for blue whale London's Natural History Museum is re-modelling its entrance, moving out the famous Diplodocus skeleton and moving in the bones of a blue whale.
BBC News | 12 hours, 5 minutes ago | comment? | recommend