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Oceans Hid The Heat And Slowed Pace Of Global Warming

Submitted by adminx on Sun, 08/24/2014 - 07:53

Scientific American August 22, 2014 by Niina Heikkinen

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Researchers use Argo floats (pictured) to help collect data.


Submitted by babanaba1 on Fri, 08/22/2014 - 13:40

August 15, 2014 10:00 PM  Maranatha Fellowship

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A religious leader in southern Minnesota will go back on trial next week, as a couple fights for the life savings they left behind once they left his group.

Beyond the courtroom, the back and forth is also playing out in a small town newspaper.


Submitted by babanaba1 on Fri, 08/22/2014 - 13:26

by: Tony Ortega


Why I'm A Climate Change Alarmist

Submitted by adminx on Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:59

Slate Magazine August 20, 2014 by Eric Holthaus

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Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines with the strongest tropical cyclone landfall ever recorded.

FCC Extends Deadline For Net Neutrality Comments To September 15

Submitted by adminx on Sat, 08/16/2014 - 10:41

REUTERS August 15, 2014

U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Friday said it would accept public comments on its proposed new "net neutrality" rules through Sept. 15, giving Americans extra time to weigh in on how they think Internet traffic should be regulated.

The FCC has received more than 1 million comments already on new rules for how Internet services providers should be allowed to manage web traffic on their networks.

Climate Change Deniers Resort To Character Attacks

Submitted by adminx on Fri, 08/15/2014 - 22:54

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES August 15, 2014 by Gene Lyons

Recently a friend posted a video on Facebook that he asserted would demolish the Godless theory of evolution. On it, a fellow sitting in a pickup and wearing a backward baseball cap smugly explained that Darwinian evolution contradicts the Second Law of Thermodynamics, a fundamental principle of physics.

Some Things We Might Learn From Robin Williams' Death

Submitted by adminx on Fri, 08/15/2014 - 22:42

PsychCentral by John Amodeo, PHD

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” – Plato

As shock waves resulting from Robin Williams’ suicide begin to settle, we might reflect upon what we might learn from this tragic event.


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