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Separating Earthquake Fact From Fiction in 'San Andreas'

geology topix - 6 hours 27 min ago

The San Andreas Fault awakens, unleashing back-to-back jolts that leave a trail of misery from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Skyscrapers crumble.

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So you’re related to Charlemagne? You and every other living European…

The Guardian - 7 hours 3 min ago

The advent of cheap genetic sequencing has given birth to a burgeoning ancestry industry. But before you pay to spit in a tube, let me give you a few facts for free

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Cleveland protests erupt after officer found not guilty in fatal shooting of two unarmed suspects

Reuters - 7 hours 13 min ago
CLEVELAND (Reuters) - A Cleveland police officer was found not guilty on Saturday in the shooting deaths of an unarmed black man and a woman after a high-speed car chase in 2012, one in a series of cases that have raised questions over police conduct and race relations in the United States.







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China readies national carbon market to fight climate change

AP News - 7 hours 23 min ago
BEIJING (AP) -- At first, the numbers and company names flashing on a big board in Beijing's financial district suggest a booming market....
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Tens of thousands march worldwide against Monsanto and GM crops

The Guardian - May 23, 2015 - 8:59pm

The third annual March Against Monsanto was held in around 400 cities in more than 40 countries from the Americas to Africa and Europe

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The great 'Mars bake-off' begins

BBC - May 23, 2015 - 8:43pm
A look inside the lab where the Mars Rover will be assembled
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Saudi clerics urge calm as village hit by Islamic State seethes

Reuters - May 23, 2015 - 8:02pm
DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's top Sunni cleric on Saturday branded a deadly attack on Shi'ite Muslims a bid to sow chaos, after villagers targeted in the bombing vented their anger at what they saw as the Sunni-dominated government's indifference to their safety.







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Irish voters back gay marriage in 'social revolution'

Reuters - May 23, 2015 - 7:45pm
DUBLIN (Reuters) - The people of Ireland backed same-sex marriage by a landslide in a referendum that marked a dramatic social shift in a traditionally Catholic country that only decriminalized homosexuality two decades ago.
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Saving coffee from extinction

BBC - May 23, 2015 - 5:17pm
Breeding a new plant to save coffee from extinction
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Irish voters back gay marriage in 'social revolution'

Reuters - May 23, 2015 - 4:12pm
DUBLIN (Reuters) - The people of Ireland backed same-sex marriage by a landslide in a referendum that marked a dramatic social shift in a traditionally Catholic country that only decriminalized homosexuality two decades ago.







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Tree Project Aims to Put the Oak Back in Oakland

NY Times - May 23, 2015 - 3:35pm
A campaign to “re-oak” Oakland has begun, which started when volunteers planted an inaugural stand of 72 coast live oak saplings in plastic buckets in a West Oakland park.







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Arab air strikes hit military bases in Yemen

Reuters - May 23, 2015 - 2:47pm
CAIRO (Reuters) - Saudi-led air strikes hit three military bases in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Saturday and the Yemeni government in exile expressed reservations about United Nations-led talks aimed at ending the eight-week war.
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Greek PM says on final stretch toward deal with lenders

Reuters - May 23, 2015 - 2:46pm
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Saturday his government was on the final stretch of negotiations with its international lenders on a cash-for-reforms deal that would not involve further pension cuts and harsh austerity.







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Colorado city going dark this weekend to help stargazers

AP News - May 23, 2015 - 2:30pm
TELLURIDE, Colo. (AP) -- Telluride residents were asked to turn out the lights on Saturday night and early Sunday to help stargazers see the night sky free of light pollution....
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Are anti-NSA pranksters invading people's privacy?

CBC - May 23, 2015 - 1:05pm

An anonymous group of anti-NSA pranksters has planted dozens of mini tape recorders around New York City. They're taping people's conversations - from the mundane to the intimate - and posting them to their website, posing as "pro bono" contractors for the NSA.

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Separating earthquake fact from fiction in 'San Andreas'

AP News - May 23, 2015 - 12:36pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The San Andreas Fault awakens, unleashing back-to-back jolts that leave a trail of misery from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Skyscrapers crumble. Fires erupt. The letters of the Hollywood sign topple. Tsunami waves swamp the Golden Gate Bridge....
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Israel thanks U.S. for stand on Mideast nuclear arms ban at U.N.

Reuters - May 23, 2015 - 12:30pm
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked the United States for blocking an Egyptian-led drive on a possible Middle East nuclear weapons ban at a major United Nations conference, an Israeli official said on Saturday.







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Separating earthquake fact from fiction in 'San Andreas'

geology topix - May 23, 2015 - 12:00pm

Pictures shows Dwayne Johnson, left, as Ray, and Carla Gugino as Emma, in a scene from the action thriller, "San Andreas." The movie releases in theaters on May 29, 2015.

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See Jupiter and the Moon Tonight in Cosmic Spectacle

Discovery - May 23, 2015 - 11:40am
Jupiter and our moon will perform a celestial dance tonight, clear skies willing.
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Social media spawns Kent earthquake satire

geology topix - May 23, 2015 - 10:58am

It was the biggest earthquake to hit Britain in seven years, but people living near the epicentre in Kent would have been forgiven for not feeling the earth move yesterday. A quake measuring a magnitude of 4.2 shook windows and caused walls to creak when it struck in the early hours.

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