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Flint water crisis: governor's aides knew of issues within weeks, records suggest Among 21,000 documents released by Michigans governor one shows officials due to discuss Flint water issues in June 2014, within weeks of supply switchMichigan governor Rick Snyders top aides were probably apprised of water quality issues in Flint just we
The Guardian | Feb 13, 2016 1:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Flightless bird with giant head roamed swampy Arctic 53m years ago Gastornis was also discovered in Wyoming but scientists confirm finding of fossils on Ellesmere island as bird thought to migrate during dark Arctic wintersA giant, flightless bird with a head the size of a horses roamed the Arctic 53m years ago when the
The Guardian | Feb 13, 2016 1:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
The Worlds Weirdest Hearts for Valentines Day From multiple hearts to none at all, animals run the gamut when it comes to the large, powerful organ.
NationalGeographic.com | Feb 13, 2016 12:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Allowing fracking in Lancashire against locals wishes would be a terrible injustice | Mark Ruffalo Mark Ruffalo says that David Cameron should respect the wishes of people in Lancashire and overturn the county councils rejection of fracking bidsThis weekend I have the pleasure and honor of coming to London for the British Academy of Film and Television
The Guardian | Feb 13, 2016 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Countryfile v War and Peace: how a farming magazine beat TVs top drama The finale of the much-hyped War and Peace attracted 5.7 million viewers last weekend but Countryfile got nearly 3 million more. So how did a show about soil composition and hardcore weather forecasts become a balm to so many? Related: War and Peace watch
The Guardian | Feb 13, 2016 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
150,000 penguins killed after giant iceberg renders colony landlocked Penguins of Cape Denison in Antarctica have been effectively trapped by an iceberg the size of Rome and face 120km round trip to feedAn estimated 150,000 Adelie penguins living in Antarctica have died after an iceberg the size of Rome became grounded near
The Guardian | Feb 13, 2016 06:56 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
A bird of prey soars where bronze-age farmers toiled Moscar, Derbyshire The view from here is one of the best in the Peak: west is Win Hill and Mam Tor; to the right, the broad, bleak weight of Kinder Scout; at my back, the crisp blocks of Crow Chin set against the gathering darknessAt Moscar Flats, I faced
The Guardian | Feb 13, 2016 05:30 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UK science leads the way in nuclear research The UK's synchrotron science facility, Diamond Light Source, is a hub for renewable energy and energy recycling research, but less well known are its applications as a hub for nuclear research. Work in this area is transforming our energy future by making
EurekAlert! | Feb 13, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Exploiting high speed light for super slow science Scientists at the world's premier science conference -- the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting -- will this year be discussing the advances enabled by the UK's pioneering Long-Duration Experiment facility (LDE). Unma
EurekAlert! | Feb 13, 2016 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Study of cognitive development in deaf children revisits longstanding debate With the advent of universal newborn hearing screening and improved technologies such as cochlear implants, more and more deaf children are relying on spoken language and not learning sign language. While some herald this as a victory, others point to var
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