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British Government Aims to Curb Carbon Emissions

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:03

Britain has set itself quite a tough target despite much opposition. The government said that it would aim to reduce carbon emissions to 50% of the 1990 levels by the year 2027. The target is pretty optimistic and the advisers as well as politicians have opposed claiming that it is very hard to meet.

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Pieces of Lego Found in Cornwall

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 09:43

The sands of Cornwall are scattered with Lego pieces, including the plastic cutlasses, dragons and daisies that were lost 17 years ago into the ocean about 32 kilometers off Land's End. All these Lego pieces were carried by the container ship Tokio Express in February 1997, but a hit from a large swell led to the loss of a metal shipping container that had all the Lego pieces enclosed.

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Rise in Gray Seal Population: Environmentalists Happy, Locals Annoyed

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 09:10

After the species of gray seal was hunted almost to extinction, its population has bounced back in New England. Environmentalists have been very excited to see the seals flourishing, whereas a few annoyed residents feel that there are a little too many of them.

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Wawona Packing Company Recalls Fruits, including Peaches

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 08:40

The Wawona Packing Company is recalling certain lots of whole peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots which were packed between June 1, 2014 and July 12, 2014. The company issued the voluntarily because some of the products being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Wawona Packing has notified its retailers of the specific lots which are being recalled.

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Seals Frequenting Offshore Wind Farms for Prey

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 08:14

Recent studies show that scientists were right about the fact that marine life thrives near offshore structures of wind farms. Two groups of seals were tracked by marine biologists at two different wind farms. One pack regularly visited a farm in Alpha Ventus that lies off the German coast whereas the other pack was seen frequenting Sheringham Shoal at the south-eastern coast of England.

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New Study Shows How Nuclear War Can destroy the world

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 08:12

A blasting of mushroom cloud, an explosion of hot air and a flash of light: All this is enough to leave people horrified. However, a new study discloses that there is much more to a nuclear war that one cannot even think about. In fact, novelists and filmmakers have been tackling this crucial subject for decades and many are clear in their approach and some just confronting it.

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James Webb Telescope to Provide Impressive Images starting 2018

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 08:11

Preparations are underway to launch the next generation telescope. The James Webb telescope will be launched in 2018. Before James Webb gets installed, the Hubble Telescope has done an amazing job by providing some great images that world has ever seen.

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Technical glitch in EE network bombards customers with unwanted marketing messages

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 07:30

As a result of a technical error in the EE network, customers of EE's Orange brand were bombarded with unwanted text messages over the weekend.

The marketing messages which the customers received from the mobile carrier were related to the Magic Numbers service which offers users free calls to favourite Orange Mobile and Orange Broadband Wireless and Talk numbers.

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Meteor Fireball witnessed by over 100 people in Central Virginia Skies

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 18:49

On Thursday night, Dan Perjar, a 24-year-old software developer at North Carolina State University, recorded a fireball that was actually a meteor through the dash cam of his car.

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First Family Robot Created

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 09:29

Cynthia Breazeal, MIT professor and social robotics pioneer, has created the 'first family robot'. Dubbed as Jibo, it will be help you reminding things that you may forget. The 11-inch robot will be very beneficial for those who are in lookout for little extra help.

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A Minute’s Silence observed at AIDS Conference for Researchers Killed aboard Malaysian Flight

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 08:48

Among people who died on a Malaysia Airlines flight shot down over eastern Ukraine were six researchers and AIDS experts. They were travelling to attend this year's 20th International AIDS Conference in Australia.

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Massachusetts Reports First Case of EEE Virus for This Year

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 08:46

Owing to recent weather conditions of Massachusetts, arrival of the eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEE) has been reported in the state. The state's department of health informed one person has been infected with EEE.

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Researchers Create ‘Biological Pacemaker’ Cells

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 08:00

A breakthrough revelation has been made as researchers have been able to transform ordinary cardiac muscle cells into specialized cells that provide quick heartbeat. The process was possible due to a gene therapy.

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Health Officials Confirm Three New Cases of Plague in Colorado

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 07:57

A pet dog has been confirmed dead after contracting pneumonic plague. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said the bacteria disease is attributable for the demise of the dog. The Yersinia pestis bacterium is known to cause pneumonic plague.

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Invasive carp spreads north in Mississippi River

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 06:59

Experts have said that invasive carp is continuing to spread north wards in the Mississippi River even as authorities try to control its spread.

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Expert claims New Jersey authorities are looking for an anaconda

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 06:55

In a surprising development, a reptile expert has claimed on Friday that he believes that New Jersey authorities are searching for an anaconda in the state's largest lake and not for a boa constrictor.

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Obese Women Not Able to Block Their Craving when Enthused by Food

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 09:58

In a small lab experiment, it was found that obese women showed imprecise learning when the reward was food, not when the reward was money. As many as 135 obese and normal weight men and women were tested on how good they were at predicting when they would see a food or money reward.

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UK Space Agency Announces Great British Space Dinner Winners

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 09:25

The winners of the competition to find a special menu for Britain's Tim Peake, who will fly to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2015, have been announced by the UK Space Agency.

The Great British Space Dinner contest saw many schoolchildren participating in the competition to help Peake take along some unique dishes with him for his stint on the ISS next year.

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Mexican Gray Wolves’ Litter Born in Wild for First Time after Extinction Three Decades Ago

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 09:22

Conservationists have achieved success in their three-year effort to re-introduce Mexican gray wolves to a habitat where it disappeared three decades ago. Mexican officials have reported that the first known litter of Mexican gray wolves has been born in the wild.

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Average Temperature rising on Earth: Climate Report

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 16:32

On Thursday, climate scientists publicized State of the Climate in 2013 report. One of the main points mentioned in the report is earth is becoming a warmer place.

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