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Mastodon Genome Surrenders its Secrets
Newly extracted DNA from the tooth of a Mastodon has led to some fascinating insights into evolutionary history. Evolutionary biologist at the Max Plank Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany pieced together the first mastodon mitoch
Man and Pet Bear Go On the Run
image by Petra Karstedt A man was charged with violating India’s wildlife laws after he ran off with his pet bear, despite local police demands. The story began when
Ad Standards Agency Bans Misleading npower Ad
Energy company npower has had one of its ads banned by the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) for misleadingly implying that it provided Wembley stadium with power from renewable sources. The ad in question was a magazine ad for npower’s green energy b
Confused Seal Rescued in Spain
A confused arctic hooded seal was rescued for the second time after swimming the wrong way out of England. The seal, nicknamed Sahara, has been found off the Spanish coast after swimming south. Last year, the same seal was picked up off the coast of Mo
Mayor of Chattanooga Pays Tribute in Attempt to Stave off Siege
The face-off between Georgia and Tennessee over the Tennessee River and Nickajack Lake is growing more similar to the fashion in which the Persians and Spartans bantered in “300″ every day. <a href=”http://aycu01.webshots.com/image/46
11 Green Technologies That Vanished Like a Thief in The Night
This is a guest post by Adam Vaughan, editor of CNET’s SmartPlanet. Adam also co-founded Hippyshopper, the UK’s first green consumer blog and launched Newconsumer.com Image by: Shayan Remember how Nokia’s next hipster phone would be 100
Deadly Lunchbox: Healthy Living With a Twist of Lead
Mmmm, lead! Image from taiyofjs A California company was punished with what might have been the highest settlement in state history after selling 100,000 lunchboxes to children that were tainte
Peak Oil...are we F@*&*d? Or are we just being alarmist?
As we all know oil is finite. There’s a limited supply. Most nations in fact have already reached their peak. Texan oil drills used to pump tons of the black stuff every day; now it is barely trickle. The peak oil theory suggests that there’ll
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.