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  • 2011
  • Sep
  • 26

Nose divides sweet from foul


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Barbara thought we should link to this current item posted on ScienceNews. A passage reads:

Segregation of scent detectors suggests innate preferences

  • 2011
  • Sep
  • 25

‘Ocean rocket’ returns to service


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Karen figures we should link to this fascinating article from Digg. The article begins:

Sea Launch, the rocket company that operates from a converted oil rig in the Pacific, returns to flight and puts a large telecommunications satellite in orbit.

  • 2011
  • Sep
  • 24

The American ‘allergy’ to global warming: Why? (AP)


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Laura gives notice of a delightful submission submitted on Yahoo!. The article reads:

In this July 15, 2011 photo, atop roughly two miles of ice, technician Marie McLane launches a data-transmitting weather balloon at Summit Station, a remote research site operated by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), and situated 10,500 feet above sea level, on top of the Greenland ice sheet. Climate scientists overwhelmingly agree that manmade greenhouse gases are warming the planet, accelerating the melt of Greenland's ice, and yet resistance to the idea appears to have hardened among many Americans. Why? 'The desire to disbelieve deepens as the scale of the threat grows,' concludes one scholar who has studied the phenomenon. Analysts now see climate as another battleground in America's left-right 'culture wars.' (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)AP - Tucked between treatises on algae and prehistoric turquoise beads, the study on page 460 of a long-ago issue of the U.S. journal Science drew little attention.


  • 2011
  • Sep
  • 24

Unable to open RSS Feed http://newsrss.bbc.co.uk/rss/newsonline_world_edition/science/nature/rss.xml with error HTTP ERROR: 301, exiting


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Steven sent in this fresh account presented at The New York Times. A selection follows:

As Dario Autiero, of the Institut de Physique Nucléaire de Lyon in France, explained a recent experiment in which neutrinos were clocked going faster than the speed of light, some physicists remained skeptical.