Archive: 08/14/2012

Dead men DO tell tales

You know you’re living in a culture of celebrity when the Twitter for the president of the United States ranks No. 6, trailing behind rock stars Justin Bieber and Katy Perry by millions of followers.

dateAug 14, 2012 in Social Sciences
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Need an expert? Try the crowd

In 1714, the British government held a contest. They offered a large cash prize to anyone who could solve the vexing "longitude problem" — how to determine a ship's east/west position on the open ocean ...

dateAug 14, 2012 in Computer Sciences
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Image: A whole new world for Curiosity

(Phys.org) -- This color-enhanced view -- taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter as the satellite flew overhead -- shows the terrain around ...

dateAug 14, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Endangered status considered for Bicknell's thrush

(AP) — The Bicknell's thrush, a rare songbird that breeds atop mountains in the northeastern United States and winters in the Caribbean, is being considered for endangered species status, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ...

dateAug 14, 2012 in Ecology
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