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  • 2010
  • May
  • 30

No more eating shark fin in Hawaii after new law (AP)


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Donald came across a fresh essay submitted on Yahoo!. A passage reads:

Archie Chik, head chef at Kirin Restaurant in Honolulu holds a bowl of shark fin soup and a plate with a shark's fin Wednesday, May, 26, 2010 . Many Chinese restaurants in the state of Hawaii serve the dish which is a prized delicacy in the Chinese culture. Hawaii lawmakers want to ban the dish to prevent sharks from being overfished.  (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)AP - The $48-a-plate shark fin has been a favorite dish to celebrate 80th birthdays and fete out of town VIPs since Vienna Hou’s Chinese restaurant opened 25 years ago.


  • 2010
  • May
  • 28

Big baby stars found in Milky Way pockets


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An Anonymous Reader thought we should link to this entry by way of ScienceNews. A selection follows:

Stellar nurseries could help astronomers map galaxy’s spiral arms

  • 2010
  • May
  • 26

Obama NASA Plan Comes Under Heavy Fire in House


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Barbara emailed us this noteworthy account found on Science. Here’s a taste:

Following a shellacking in the Senate 2 weeks ago, NASA brass pitching Presiden Barack…

  • 2010
  • May
  • 25

Synthetic life patents ‘damaging’


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Margaret contributes this charming submission written over at BBC News. Here’s a taste:

A leading UK scientist says efforts to patent the first synthetic life form would give its creator a monopoly on a range of genetic engineering.

  • 2010
  • May
  • 23

Asteroids emerge as next frontier of space exploration


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Margaret thought we should link to this discourse posted on USA Today. The article reads:

“We’ll start by sending astronauts to an asteroid for the first time in history,” President Obama said in an April speech at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. By 2025, his administration proposes that we ship people to a nearby space rock as a stepping-stone to future Mars missions.