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Entries from March 2011

Secret order

March 31st, 2011 · No Comments

Libya: Barack Obama ‘Signed Secret Order Allowing Covert Operations’ http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2011/03/30-4

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From theories to chronicles

March 30th, 2011 · No Comments

The question of evolution has been so confused by bad theory that it can help to forget theory and look only at evolutionary sequences. It will become obvious that natural selection theory is a crutch used to avoid those observations. In fact, really observing evolution is very hard, perhaps almost impossible. We can see enough […]

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Evolution in the schools

March 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Why is resistance to evolution so strong among science teachers? I am not eager to jump to conclusions about such sociological questions, but let me guess that in general the public is fed up with reductionist Darwinism. Now it may be that the center of gravity of this feeling is religion, and the induced efforts […]

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Detecting cancer

March 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Catching Cancer With Carbon Nanotubes: New Device to Test Blood Can Spot Cancer Cells, HIV on the Fly ScienceDaily (Mar. 30, 2011) — A Harvard bioengineer and an MIT aeronautical engineer have created a new device that can detect single cancer cells in a blood sample, potentially allowing doctors to quickly determine whether cancer has […]

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Plants Wait for Optimal Configuration

March 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Like Products, Plants Wait for Optimal Configuration Before Market SuccessScienceDaily (Mar. 29, 2011) — An international research team led by Brown University has amassed the largest evolutionary tree (phylogeny) for plants. It has learned that major groups of plants tinker with their design and performance before rapidly spinning off new species. The finding upends long-held […]

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Brain and hidden code

March 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Deciphering Hidden Code Reveals Brain ActivityScienceDaily (Mar. 28, 2011) — By combining sophisticated mathematical techniques more commonly used by spies instead of scientists with the power and versatility of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), a Penn neurologist has developed a new approach for studying the inner workings of the brain. A hidden pattern is encoded […]

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Toxic frogs

March 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Treadmill Tests for Poison Frogs Show Toxic Species Are More Physically FitScienceDaily (Mar. 29, 2011) — The most toxic, brightly colored members of the poison frog family may also be the best athletes, says a new study.

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Amazon and drought

March 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Satellites Detect Extensive Drought Impact on Amazon ForestsScienceDaily (Mar. 29, 2011) — A new NASA-funded study has revealed widespread reductions in the greenness of the forests in the vast Amazon basin in South America caused by the record-breaking drought of 2010.

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Intolerance “R” Us

March 30th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Intolerance “R” Us Enemy Creep By KAREN GREENBERG http://www.counterpunch.org/greenberg03302011.html Just in case you thought that “political correctness” had been thoroughly discredited in the culture wars of the 1990s, it’s back — and this time it’s being treated as a stalking horse for terrorism and getting pummeled all over again. You only had to listen to […]

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Not worth the risk

March 30th, 2011 · No Comments

US PIRG: Nuclear Power: Not Worth the Risk http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2011/03/29-1

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Rich get richer

March 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Dean Baker: The Rich Get Richer While Nurses, Teachers, and Firefighters Get Trounced http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/03/29-4

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The End of Empire

March 30th, 2011 · No Comments

David Korten: The End of Empire http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/03/29-2

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Walmart ‘sexism’ case

March 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Walmart ‘Sexism’ Case Before US Supreme Court http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2011/03/29-3

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Peak water?

March 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Billion-Plus People to Lack Water in 2050: Study http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2011/03/29-2

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Manslaughter charges?

March 30th, 2011 · No Comments

BP Execs May Face Manslaughter Charges http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2011/03/29-0

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Cost of Libyan mission

March 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Pentagon: Cost of Libya Mission at $550 Million http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2011/03/29-4

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GE tax furor

March 30th, 2011 · No Comments

GE ‘Zero’ US Tax Furor Reignites Calls for Reform http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2011/03/29-6

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Ohio and Wisconsin

March 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Ohio Moves Towward Wisconsin-Style limits on Worker RIghts http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2011/03/29-8

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Race lost to save reactor?

March 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Japan May Have Lost Race to Save Nuclear Reactor http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2011/03/29-7

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Worse than Chernobyl

March 30th, 2011 · No Comments

RG mail When the Fukushima Meltdown Hits Groundwater by Dr Tom Burnett Hawaii News (March 27 2011) Fukushima is going to dwarf Chenobyl {1}. The Japanese government has had a Level Seven nuclear disaster going for almost a week but won’t admit it. http://hawaiinewsdaily.com/2011/03/when-the-fukushima-meltdown-hits-groundwater/

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To Fukushima With Love!

March 30th, 2011 · No Comments

RG mail http://www.countercurrents.org/sagar300311.htm Countercurrents.org 30 March, 2011 To Fukushima With Love! By Satya Sagar Here is an idea, which not too far into the future will rank as perhaps the finest to emerge in the entire 21 st Century. And not just because this is going to be the shortest Century the human species ever […]

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Renewable Petroleum

March 29th, 2011 · No Comments

Researchers Close in on Technology for Making Renewable PetroleumScienceDaily (Mar. 23, 2011) — University of Minnesota researchers are a key step closer to making renewable petroleum fuels using bacteria, sunlight and carbon dioxide.

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Philosophy and physicists

March 29th, 2011 · No Comments

A good comment on the question of philosophy with physicists rachelrachel 98.110.3.99 2011/03/28 at 1:21 am Alan Watts said something to the effect that anybody who claims not to believe in philosophy is some sort of a philosopher, just not a very good one. Dr. Dawkins thinks that philosophers need to be scientifically literate. Apparently […]

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The hint in world history

March 29th, 2011 · No Comments

Climbing Mt. Improbable: The Eonic Effect There is nothing complicated about the question of evolution once you see an example, which requires the correct amount of detailed data. World history can give us a hint. We have been so conditioned by Darwinism that we accept an implausible set of absurdities as ‘evolution’. But real evolution […]

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