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Scientists Say Geothermal Warming Responsible For Melting Of Antarctic Ice Sheet – No Mention Of ‘Climate Change’

Scientists Say Geothermal Warming Responsible For Melting Of Antarctic Ice Sheet – No Mention Of ‘Climate Change’

A study released last week by researchers at the University of Texas reveals the West Antarctic ice sheet indeed appears to be melting – but human activity’s got nothing to do with it.

Chimpanzees Make Monkeys Of Humans In Computer Game

(MCT) — When it comes to simple competitive games, chimps make a monkey out of humans and make a genius out of John Forbes Nash Jr. Chimpanzees playing each other in a simple matching game outperformed human players, apparently by paying closer attention to opponents’ patterns and adjusting more optimally, according to a study published […]

Roadkill Counter Is An App For That Splat

(MCT) — The dirty business of counting doe DOAs has gone high-tech, courtesy of a Utah State University team that developed a smartphone application to chart collisions between motor vehicles and animals. The system could help reduce collisions that cause an estimated 200 human deaths and $8.4 billion in property damage annually nationwide, not to […]

Mars Or Bust, Says New Report On NASA Human Space Exploration

(MCT) — If NASA is to make great strides in its human spaceflight program, it needs to go big or go home — and get to the Martian surface, says a new Congressionally mandated report. But the 285-page report from the National Research Council goes on to say the agency won’t succeed unless it does […]

Carbon Emissions Rule Relies On A Broad View Of ‘System’

WASHINGTON (MCT) — The coming legal battle over President Barack Obama’s far-reaching climate-change rules will probably turn on the meaning of one word in the Clean Air Act of 1970: “system.” Under the landmark anti-pollution law, the Environmental Protection Agency is empowered to require States to apply “the best system of emission reduction” to existing […]

People Less Prepared For Hurricanes With Feminine Names, Study Shows

(MCT) — Bertha, Dolly, Fay and Hanna could be on the way now that the Atlantic hurricane season started Sunday. And recent research suggests it’s time to give the Atlantic storms with feminine names a bit more respect. According to a study released Monday by University of Illinois researchers, hurricanes with women’s names are likely […]

13 West Coast Fish Species Added To ‘Sustainable’ List

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (MCT) — West Coast trawler fishermen just got some new opportunities. The Marine Stewardship Council on Tuesday listed 13 species of fish as “sustainable,” opening up new markets for boats working out of ports in California, Oregon and Washington. The designation, announced in Portland, Ore., comes after three years of rebuilding stocks under […]

Brain’s Limits Lead To Unconscious Choices In What We See And Remember

(MCT) — The human brain is a marvel of power and flexibility, and a pair of new studies demonstrates that when it runs up against the limits of its capacity to take in and store information, the brain often relies on its agility to fill the gap. In the process, however, information can be lost. […]

Giant Volcano With Glacier On Mars May Have Been A Nice Place For Life

(MCT) — If life existed on Mars in the recent past, the best spot for it could have been on a giant volcano once encrusted with a glacier, according to a team of Brown University scientists using data from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Microbial life could potentially have thrived for a time at the foot […]

Space Group Suggests Firing Missiles At Mars To Find Alien Life

BEVERLY, Mass. (UPI) — Scientists have long hypothesized that evidence of life could be hiding deep below Mars’ subsurface ice. But digging for such evidence is not currently in the cards for NASA and its Mars rover, as Curiosity’s drill only extends an inch or so. That’s why Massachusetts-based nonprofit group Explore Mars is urging […]

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