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Science: We Were Wrong, And We Can't Explain This
As so often happens in research, years and years of effort have been expended operating under the assumption that the sea sponge is the animal at the base of the “tree of life”, only to find out that that assumption is completely wrong. Image
What's the Story Behind these Pics?
No prizes going this week for guessing the story behind this strange but colorful image of a doctored Dresden doll.
Primates In Mortal Danger
25 of your closest relatives may disappear at any moment. A report commissioned by three leading conservationist charities lists 25 primate species living on the brink of extinction. Hunting and habitat loss are the main reasons for the decline.
Salmon Conservation Methods Inspired by the Simpsons
If you’re a Simpsons fan, you may remember an episode in which Lisa inadvertently releases an invasive lizard in the town that eats pigeons. These delicious salmon are for people, Mr. Sea Lion. Not yours! Everyone is happy, and when someo
Goo Covers San Francisco, and Not Just The Gay Bars
Beaches all over the San Francisco Bay area are covered in a layer of oil sludge after a South Korean tanker ship hit the Bay Bridge during a period of dense fog and spilled 58,000 gallons of bunker oil. The strong tides in the area have swept the oil
White House Edits Environmental Report
The White House released a heavily edited version of written testimony by Dr. Julie L. Gerberding, director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, on health risks posed by global warming. The cuts made to the statement removed all the
Gordon Brown's Broken Wind Promise
After being outed by documents leaked to the Guardian newspaper yesterday, the British government admitted that it is abandoning its policy of having 20% of Britain’s energy supply from renewable sources by 2020. In a bit of confusing political gibb
Irish Man Uses Son's Tooth To Repair Blind Eye
Bob McNichol, blind since a 2005 explosion in an aluminum recycling center, believed he would be blind the rest of his life after Irish doctors told him they were out of options. Image by <a href=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Eyeball
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