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Conservapedia calls Theory of Relativity a ‘liberal conspiracy’

8 Comments 13 August 2010

Conservapedia calls Theory of Relativity a ‘liberal conspiracy’

The Catholic Church attacked the revolutionary 16th century idea that Earth actually revolves around the sun. Some conservative Christian groups continue to rail against the Theories of Evolution and Natural Selection. Many believe the Earth...

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Scientist studies sound sleepers, spindles

4 Comments 12 August 2010

Scientist studies sound sleepers, spindles

Sleep enthusiasts have long wondered why some people are awakened by whispers while others can dream through any din. Now, a new study (PDF 137 KB) conducted by Harvard neurologist Jeffrey Ellenbogen, and published in Current Science's August 10...

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New tech turns ordinary windows into solar cells

4 Comments 12 August 2010

New tech turns ordinary windows into solar cells

A new thin-film technology has been developed that can turn an ordinary window into a power-generating solar cell. The Norwegian company EnSol AS, in collaboration with scientists from the University of Leicester Department of Physics and...

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Beijing puts the ‘work’ in workout

Leave a Comment 10 August 2010

Beijing puts the ‘work’ in workout

Compulsory workplace exercise has returned to Beijing after a three-year hiatus. On August 9, employees all around the capital city assembled at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. for eight minutes of aerobics to a soundtrack of lively music on Beijing Sports...

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Turks turn tires into ‘stardust’

3 Comments 10 August 2010

Turks turn tires into ‘stardust’

A team of researchers in Turkey is attempting to turn abandoned tires into synthetic silicon carbide—an extremely hard and valuable abrasive element whose natural occurrence is usually in the form of interstellar stardust. If successful, the...

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Researchers on track to prevent train wrecks

Leave a Comment 05 August 2010

Researchers on track to prevent train wrecks

Trains may become safer soon, due to an EU-funded, multinational research project. A team of European and Israeli scientists is devising an electromagnetic sensing system that could serve as an early-warning mechanism for the natural disasters...

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A damming effect on giant catfish

1 Comment 05 August 2010

A damming effect on giant catfish

The giant Southeast Asian catfish is in danger of extinction, a recent report concluded. According to the report, "River of Giants: Giant Fish of the Mekong," a plan to build hydropower dams along the Mekong River in Laos will threaten the...

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Russian rap star arrested for song against police brutality

1 Comment 05 August 2010

Russian rap star arrested for song against police brutality

Insulting the Russian police might just get you arrested and thrown in prison. The famous Russian rap star Noize MC, known for his attacks against official corruption and police brutality, was arrested July 31 for lyrics considered insulting...

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Cantonese speakers defend their language

Leave a Comment 03 August 2010

Cantonese speakers defend their language

Hundreds of Chinese took to the streets in recent weeks in the southeastern cities of Hong Kong and Guangzhou to defend one of their most important treasures—their language. The protests on July 25 and Aug. 1 were in response to recent...

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Swiss party seeks to expel foreign criminals

Leave a Comment 03 August 2010

Swiss party seeks to expel foreign criminals

Swiss voters in November will decide whether to activate a right-wing proposal to deport all foreign criminals in the country. The Swiss People's Party (SVP) introduced a people's initiative—which garnered more than double the required 100,000...

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