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  • Time outdoors is the crucial factor in children’s avoiding near-sightedness: http://digg.com/d319REl , http://bit.ly/1SnlHx
  • A parasite that replaces its victim’s tongue: http://bit.ly/12MUGM
  • Eisenhower’s 1953 Chance for Peace Speech: http://bit.ly/1fwfa5
  • “What will it take to force political action on climate change?” http://digg.com/d319OFx
  • “the Amazon rain forest may be largely a human artifact” http://digg.com/d319OWr
  • Beached: visual metaphor for global warming (http://digg.com/d3kA1x)
  • “Clever fools: Why a high IQ doesn’t mean you’re smart” http://digg.com/d318rtt
  • The science of temptation: http://digg.com/d318xR9
  • 70 insect photos: http://digg.com/d319HiO
  • The economic case for slashing carbon emissions: http://digg.com/d319Nns
  • “A Blueprint for Restoring the Worlds Oceans to Health” http://digg.com/d319Nmy
  • “NF3 is one of the most potent greenhouse gases known and persists in the atmosphere for 550 years.” http://digg.com/d319NmO
  • Brain-like chip may solve computers’ big problem: Energy (http://digg.com/d319K8R)
  • Future computers “could be operating not on electrons, but on tiny waves traveling through an electron ‘fluid'” http://digg.com/d319FUX #EDA
  • Obama “was extremely excited that he had a real nerd on his team. He talked about it for weeks on end.” http://digg.com/d319Ipx
  • The mortal enemy of creativity is entertainment: http://digg.com/d319GFx
  • Is the internet “killing storytelling”? http://digg.com/d319Foa
  • “Do you need someone to nag you?” http://bit.ly/3mSfpz
  • The moodraising effect of constitutionals: http://digg.com/d319Fr8
  • In any field, find the strangest thing and explore it. http://bit.ly/h44DE
  • Dont write your to-do list at the start of the day, write it at the END of the day: http://bit.ly/IX5tx
  • The absurdity of US maize production: http://digg.com/d3Gvzu
  • “people are actually rather easy to influence and predict (once we know the triggering environmental cues or prompts)” http://bit.ly/1zTMZ1
  • Dynamic world under Antarctica’s ice: http://digg.com/d319A0g
  • Is the world outsourcing Its greenhouse emissions to China? http://digg.com/d319Bh7
  • In US, 5 climate lobbyists for each member of Congress: http://digg.com/d3199QT
  • Toward a stalemate in Copenhagen. How industry pressures and national agendas dim prospects for a climate treaty: http://digg.com/d319CPb
  • Unhealthy food ads pervasive on US children’s TV: http://digg.com/d319BRk
  • @NCForestRanger Fresno uses 3x the US average per capita. Water level used to be < 30ft below surface, now 120ft below. http://bit.ly/1qxdC5
  • 3-year-olds + TV –> “increased risk for exhibiting aggressive behavior” http://digg.com/d3195Zm
  • Sacramento, CA, is not expected to have water meters fully installed until 2025: http://digg.com/d3198BZ
  • A fundamental weather theory “marginalised for 80 years” has been “suddenly and decisively proven”: http://digg.com/d3196aF
  • @dave_59 🙂 http://bit.ly/17wmUY http://bit.ly/LdHWU http://bit.ly/kTN5o
  • “Aquacalypse Now: The End of Fish” http://digg.com/d316UVR
  • Mind-altering parasites in the human brain. Up to 60 million in USA infected, but most don’t know it. (http://digg.com/d3193QQ) T. gondii
  • Zombie creatures: What happens when animals are possessed by a parasitic puppet master? http://digg.com/d318gfh
  • Nazca civilization succumbed to soil erosion after cutting down huarango trees to grow crops: http://digg.com/d318vAE
  • Methane’s impact on global warming far higher than thought: http://digg.com/d3191Ur
  • 1.02 Billion People Hungry: One Sixth Of Humanity (http://digg.com/d3191Vd)
  • Unlike plowed fields, “native prairie vegetation actually improves the soil year after year.” http://digg.com/d317ult
  • Rats on a junk food diet behave like drug addicts: http://digg.com/d3191RJ
  • The convergence of social and technological networks: http://digg.com/d3l2uA
  • The bridge personality: a key to success for multidisciplinary projects (http://bit.ly/LeOFp)
  • Biochar the carbon negative topsoil doctor: http://bit.ly/37meth
  • “A content-rich pedagogy makes better citizens and smarter kids.” http://digg.com/d318wfn
  • Little spider with only 600K neurons, yet a learning, intelligent predator: http://bit.ly/488GYE
  • The wasp that feeds on the goliath birdeater tarantula is the size of a sparrow: http://bit.ly/4xvRtt
  • “The pitcher cries for water to carry and a person for work that is real.” http://digg.com/d318qoO
  • The secret behind Mona Lisa’s enigmatic smile: http://digg.com/d318TKy “(Es una sonrisa eterna)
  • “How snakes on the brain sharpened our eyes” http://digg.com/d318pBy , http://digg.com/d318qkH
  • The evil of banality: troubling new revelations about Arendt and Heidegger: http://digg.com/d318q9D
  • Leveling Appalachia: the legacy of mountaintop removal coal mining: http://digg.com/d317Efu
  • Greenest US city? New York: http://digg.com/d318VMW
  • “which DOJ figures were involved in the decision not to prosecute and why did they take those decisions”? http://digg.com/d318ltb
  • “Their three-storey house is in fact made out of ‘garbage’, from the floor to the roof.” http://digg.com/d318nCA
  • How Goldman secretly bet on the U.S. housing crash: http://digg.com/d318mvo
  • Why did Goldman stop scrutinizing loans it bought? http://digg.com/d318n7l
  • Cheaper desalination: http://digg.com/d318lEc , http://bit.ly/3GtziC
  • “financial inequality among populations largely depends on the ‘technologies’ that produce a people’s livelihood” http://digg.com/d318kSO
  • The mass marketing of elitism: http://bit.ly/480dtu
  • You dont even know what youre procrastinating on: http://digg.com/d3kbzR
  • Practice only makes perfect if youre paying attention: http://digg.com/d3jFuq
  • “The time is never right.” http://digg.com/d3lf2n “If youre waiting for everything to be just right before taking action, …
  • “Keep that crackpot project bubbling on the side and stay open-minded about what it might one day become.” http://bit.ly/lZZ7h
  • The age of the Informavore: http://digg.com/d318Uk1
  • Cute little primate — a “loris”: http://digg.com/d318UXX
  • Sculptures made from old hubcaps: http://digg.com/d318cm0
  • The power of setting a good example: http://digg.com/d318epd
  • How green is your pet? http://digg.com/d318FIQ
  • “Timewarp: How your brain creates the fourth dimension” http://digg.com/d317pY0
  • “New research makes the case for hard tests, and suggests an unusual technique that anyone can use to learn”: http://digg.com/d317fdw
  • XMRV and chronic fatigue: http://digg.com/d317LQA
  • Leyton in “Symmetry, Causality & Mind” argued that causal explanation is a primary drive. Review: http://bit.ly/Jyf8z
  • Why we always want to know the answer: http://digg.com/d3175mi
  • Extrasynaptic neuron signalling: “You can’t explain how the brain works … just based on synaptic communication.” http://digg.com/d318bFl
  • @Numetrics “magnetic refrigeration might become the first technological application of magnetic shape-memory foam
  • A shape-memory alloy that reacts to magnetic fields by stretching or contracting almost 10%: http://digg.com/d318YGQ
  • Super slow-motion camera can follow firing neurons: http://digg.com/d318XCN
  • ESL standards: Sperling, Schirrmeister, Kaiser, Sanguinetti, and Perrier (http://digg.com/d318Yhd) #EDA #46DAC
  • @ocoudert “The Pathologies of Big Data”: http://bit.ly/9RrKh #EDA #46DAC
  • You are never going to get caught up: http://digg.com/d318TQX
  • Truth is a niche market: http://digg.com/d3nM0E
  • Origins and history of Halloween: http://digg.com/d318P6x
  • Tune into the genius channel 24/7: http://digg.com/d318OPR
  • First acoustic hyperlens: http://digg.com/d318Ddl
  • Only one last hurdle for SystemVerilog 2009 — the IEEE Standards Board Meeting in early December: http://bit.ly/1YauYt #EDA #46DAC
  • “Is the exclusive TED conference intellectual nirvana — or just a return to high school?” http://digg.com/d318K6U
  • Zombies and the moral imagination: http://digg.com/d318K3z
  • Biophysical economics: does the neoclassical mantra of constant growth violate the laws of physics? http://digg.com/d3186dr
  • Bamboo: does this wood substitute really make for greener floors, clothing and other products? http://digg.com/d3xKwI
  • Green styrofoam: an eco-friendly insulation made from mushrooms (http://digg.com/d318Jqo)
  • Corals reefs could starve in high CO2: http://digg.com/d316NS3
  • Green roofs: http://digg.com/d318IzD
  • RT @yaron_think_ver Some thoughts about the all new VMM1.2 (Beta) – a big step forward for VMM http://bit.ly/IK9FI #EDA #46DAC
  • Mapping Earth’s hotter future: http://digg.com/d318FQw
  • An octopus brain has at least as many neurons as a mouse brain: http://bit.ly/1uvkg
  • Like taking candy from a baby: our war on the future (http://digg.com/d318CJ2)
  • Transparent dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) using artificial porphyrin and zinc: http://digg.com/d3181Fh
  • “We live in a tenth-of-a-second world.” http://digg.com/d3189c2
  • Mary Anning and the birth of paleontology: http://digg.com/d317x16
  • Illusion optics via metamaterials: http://digg.com/d317ztj
  • “How did Americans end up with a system in which employers pay for our health insurance?” http://digg.com/d317x2C
  • Jose Delgado and the forgotten era of brain chips: http://digg.com/d31848m
  • “Algae and light help injured mice walk again”: http://digg.com/d317qba
  • Memory of sleep-deprived mice improved with Rolipram: http://digg.com/d317rJK
  • Adequate sleep is as essential for childhood development as are nutrition and exercise: http://digg.com/d31843Y
  • “About a third (32%) [of Americans] says global warming is not too serious (15%) or not a problem at all (17%).” http://digg.com/d317wV7
  • Science and the sustainable intensification of global agriculture: http://digg.com/d317pEm
  • Heidegger — “a prolific, provincial Nazi hack” who “should be the butt of jokes, not the subject of dissertations.” http://digg.com/d317sNy
  • Toxic legacy of the Cold War: http://digg.com/d317hap
  • Ten Young Geniuses Shaking Up Science Today: http://digg.com/d317eMy
  • “The relative decline of the book is part of a broader shift toward short and to the point.” http://digg.com/d317m44
  • “Nearly everyone reads. Soon, nearly everyone will publish.” http://digg.com/d317iM8
  • Was our oldest ancestor a proton-powered rock? http://digg.com/d317dVd
  • RT @myEARTH360 @ThePhoenixSun @Climatechg: Killer Algae: Key Player In Mass Extinctions (http://digg.com/d317iYH)
  • A bank run by street kids, for street kids: http://digg.com/d317fvQ
  • Glia — the dark matter of the brain: http://digg.com/d312P68
  • Brain cells that keep track of time with extreme precision: http://digg.com/d317dvq
  • “The best way to fight poverty and extremism is to educate and empower women and girls.” http://digg.com/d317fHB
  • “When they turn on their faucets, water sometimes pours out in a gray gush.” http://digg.com/d317fWc
  • Coal is dirty and dangerous: http://digg.com/d317fWH
  • “IBM and the Holocaust is the stunning story of IBM’s strategic alliance with Nazi Germany”: http://digg.com/d317f3N
  • The U.S.-India nuclear deal — one year later: http://digg.com/d317eyl
  • Prison time, felony charges rare for US relic looters: http://digg.com/d317dCl
  • Migraines linked to slightly lower risk of breast cancer: http://digg.com/d317d4u
  • “They are clichs, and they belong to you: as a speaker of English, they are your birthright. Use them proudly.” : http://digg.com/d317cvh
  • 1989! http://digg.com/d317ZXN
  • CO2 climate change will be largely irreversible: http://digg.com/d317LfD
  • Industry-funded studies the most likely to show no link between mobile phone use and cancer: http://digg.com/d317ILP
  • “How stereotyping students became a thriving industry and a bundle of contradictions”: http://digg.com/d317IAX
  • Russia and the Napoleonic Wars: http://digg.com/d317I99
  • Novel microfluidic chip for monitoring breast cancer: http://digg.com/d317HzH
  • Peter Paul Rubens, diplomat: http://digg.com/d317Bwy
  • The muddy, take-no-prisoners carnage of 191418: http://digg.com/d317Bvi
  • William Herschel and the discovery of infrared: http://digg.com/d317VJ8
  • Massively collaborative mathematics: http://digg.com/d317XVk
  • New pendant camera memorizes the scene in front of you at least twice per minute: http://digg.com/d317N8A
  • How your brain tells time: http://digg.com/d317HTE
  • Organisms that produced oxygen 3B years ago may also have been spawning toxic nuclear reactors: http://digg.com/d317GEA
  • Tres Amigas proposal to use superconducting cables to transport renewable energy across the United States: http://digg.com/d317CBs
  • “in three years the number of analysts covering #EDA has effectively been cut in half”: http://bit.ly/49H9zU #46DAC
  • Refract House: Team California in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2009 (http://digg.com/d3179Nn)
  • Unscientific assumptions in economic theory are undermining efforts to solve environmental problems: http://digg.com/d3179JO
  • Nobel descendant slams Economics prize: http://digg.com/d3179IM
  • Earth and Moon as seen from Mars: http://digg.com/d317639
  • Climate record from last 2.5 million years may sit at the surface of Allan Hills: http://digg.com/d3172u7
  • Simply cleaning up soot could work wonders for the climate: http://digg.com/d316vKK
  • The great sardine run: dolphins, sharks, whales and birds competing underwater for fish (http://digg.com/d316ysc)
  • A neglected climate strategy: Empower women, slow population growth (http://digg.com/d3170mz)
  • Blogged an archive of my tweets so far: http://bit.ly/KAztx
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