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Advocates and Regulators Press for Cleaner New York City Waterways

Advocates and Regulators Press for Cleaner New York City Waterways

by daily insanity since 5 hours in Science via nytimes.com

More stringent regulations governing water quality standards are expected soon from state environmental officials.

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Farmers Agree to Water Cuts in California

Farmers Agree to Water Cuts in California

by daily insanity since 5 hours in Science via nytimes.com

State officials accepted an offer from growers in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to give up a quarter of their water this season.

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National Briefing | West: California: Tests Ordered After Oil Leak

National Briefing | West: California: Tests Ordered After Oil Leak

by daily insanity since 5 hours in Science via nytimes.com

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration required Plains All American Pipeline to remove the damaged section of pipe, test it...

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Dot Earth Blog: The R&B Star Akon and an Emirates Foundation Invest in a So

Dot Earth Blog: The R&B Star Akon and an Emirates Foundation Invest in a So

by daily insanity since 11 hours in Science via nytimes.com

A hip-hop star, Akon, and a young solar-technology instructor visit the U.N. to show how they are lighting up Africa.

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Why Honest People Do Dishonest Things

Why Honest People Do Dishonest Things

by FlyingHight since 9 hours in Science via scientificamerican.com

A failure to anticipate an ethical decision makes men and women more likely to lie or cheat.-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Your smartphone is a target, so make it secure

Your smartphone is a target, so make it secure

by Piggy since 17 hours in Science via phys.org

Consumers beware: Your smartphone represents a uniquely valuable and vulnerable target for hackers, scam artists and other bad actors.

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Visualizing how radiation bombardment boosts superconductivity

Visualizing how radiation bombardment boosts superconductivity

by Piggy since 15 hours in Science via phys.org

Sometimes a little damage can do a lot of good—at least in the case of iron-based high-temperature superconductors. Bombarding these materials...

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Top 10 Most Fascinating New Species Unveiled

Top 10 Most Fascinating New Species Unveiled

by FlyingHight since 17 hours in Science via scientificamerican.com

To commemorate Carl Linnaeus’s Birthday, an international committee of taxonomists has released its annual roundup of the most noteworthy...

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Podcast: Ancient dogs, martian moons, and testing female athletes for testo

Podcast: Ancient dogs, martian moons, and testing female athletes for testo

by knowledge since 15 hours in Science via sciencemag.org

Listen to a roundup of some of our favorite stories from the week

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From plant matter to jet fuel: Streamlining the production of ultraclean fu

From plant matter to jet fuel: Streamlining the production of ultraclean fu

by Piggy since 16 hours in Science via phys.org

Plant materials are one of the oldest renewable energy sources, and today scientists are working to produce ultra-clean fuels from them using...

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Announcing the 2015 'Dance Your Ph.D.' contest!

Announcing the 2015 'Dance Your Ph.D.' contest!

by knowledge since 16 hours in Science via sciencemag.org

Show us your graduate work … in dance form

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Can't Touch This--New Encryption Scheme Targets Transaction Tampering

Can't Touch This--New Encryption Scheme Targets Transaction Tampering

by FlyingHight since 19 hours in Science via scientificamerican.com

An Estonia-based cybersecurity firm adopts a “blockchain” public ledger system to verify online transfers of sensitive information--...

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Wal-Mart presses meat suppliers on antibiotics, treatment

Wal-Mart presses meat suppliers on antibiotics, treatment

by Piggy since 16 hours in Science via phys.org

Wal-Mart, the nation's largest food retailer, is urging its thousands of U.S. suppliers to curb the use of antibiotics in farm animals and improve...

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A computer algorithm that mines rap lyrics to create its own song

A computer algorithm that mines rap lyrics to create its own song

by Piggy since 17 hours in Science via phys.org

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers working at Aalto University in Finland has devised an algorithm that mines a database full of rap songs, picks...

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Intuition May Reveal Where Expertise Resides in the Brain

Intuition May Reveal Where Expertise Resides in the Brain

by FlyingHight since 16 hours in Science via scientificamerican.com

Our ability to provide rapid, accurate answers engages a small area in the brain’s basal ganglia, a hub for learning and automatic...

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Locals Versus Corporate Carbon Offsets in British Columbia

Locals Versus Corporate Carbon Offsets in British Columbia

by FlyingHight since 18 hours in Science via scientificamerican.com

Tree plantations draw the wrath of farmers and ranchers who see the practice driving up land prices-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Earthquake preparations need to start now, expert advises federal officials

Earthquake preparations need to start now, expert advises federal officials

by Piggy since 19 hours in Science via phys.org

Developing the resilience to withstand a massive earthquake along the Pacific Northwest's Cascadia Subduction Zone is the responsibility of public...

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Science still seen as male profession, according to international study of

Science still seen as male profession, according to international study of

by knowledge since 11 hours in Science via sciencemag.org

But the more women in the field, the less people feel this way

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House spending panel does its best to hide large cut to NSF social and geos

House spending panel does its best to hide large cut to NSF social and geos

by knowledge since 17 hours in Science via sciencemag.org

Those fields would lose 16% after lawmakers protect other scientific disciplines within a nearly flat budget

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Top stories: Homebrewed heroin, jumping spiders, and fusion energy

Top stories: Homebrewed heroin, jumping spiders, and fusion energy

by knowledge since 14 hours in Science via sciencemag.org

This week’s top science news

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