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Research shows catastrophic invertebrate extinction in Hawai’i and globally

Aug 11, 2015
Research shows catastrophic invertebrate extinction in Hawai’i and globally

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Chilean Astronomical Site Becomes World’s First International Dark Sky Sanctuary

Aug 10, 2015
Chilean Astronomical Site Becomes World’s First International Dark Sky Sanctuary

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Study Reveals Latest Evidence That Prejudice Causes the Perception of Threat

Aug 10, 2015

WELLESLEY, MA, July 28, 2015 - When people feel or act negatively toward a group, they may explain their feelings or behavior by saying, “I felt threatened.” However, new research reveals how easily people can be conditioned to feel prejudice -- and that unrecognized prejudice can be the source of a perceived threat. The...

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Privacy Badger 1.0 Blocks the Sneakiest Kinds of Online Tracking

Aug 7, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Aug. 7, 2015 - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today released Privacy Badger 1.0, a browser extension that blocks some of the sneakiest trackers that try to spy on your Web browsing habits.

More than a quarter of a million users have already installed the alpha and beta releases of Privacy Badger....

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High-altitude climate change to kill cloud forest plants

Aug 7, 2015
High-altitude climate change to kill cloud forest plants

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Wealthy countries may feel flooding effects more in the future

Aug 7, 2015
Wealthy countries may feel flooding effects more in the future

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New Initiative: Massive Purchasing Group to Buy 1.4% of Earth in Order to Save the Planet

Aug 6, 2015

Aug. 5, 2015 - Prof. Uri Shanas of the University of Haifa-Oranim has launched an unusual new initiative: a massive, international, and democratic “purchase group” open to all that aims to save the Earth. “It is neither possible nor necessary to conserve the entire planet all the time,” Prof. Shanas explains. “But if we...

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How do optical illusions work? (video)

Aug 6, 2015

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2015 - Optical illusions are deceptive and mind-boggling. What's going on inside our heads when we see things that appear to be moving but aren't, and when we view other, similar visual tricks? In this collaboration between the Ame...

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Scientists’ Heighten Concerns About Global Extinctions: “We Are the Asteroid” (VIDEO)

Aug 5, 2015

August 5, 2015 - The global rate of extinctions, “already very large,” is “ramping up” . . . with climate change helping bring about that “acceleration,” scientist James White of the University of Colorado cautions in this month’s “This is not Cool” Yale Climate Connections video.

White’s concerns over extinctions are echoed by scientists James...

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Ocean changes are affecting salmon biodiversity and survival

Aug 4, 2015
Ocean changes are affecting salmon biodiversity and survival

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