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Former Michigan Rep. Vern Ehlers, a physicist, dies at 83

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Former Michigan Rep. Vern Ehlers, a physicist, dies at 83

- LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Vern Ehlers, a research physicist and moderate Republican who represented a western Michigan congressional district for 17 years and advocated for Great Lakes cleanup funding, has died. He was 83. Ehlers died late Tuesday at a Grand Rapids nursing facility, Melissa Morrison, funeral director at Zaagman Memorial Chapel, said Wednesday. Ehlers decided in 2010 against seeking re-election to the 3rd District, which currently includes much of the Grand Rapids region and stretches beyond Battle Creek
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Scientists potentially narrow Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 search area to 3 spots

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Scientists potentially narrow Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 search area to 3 spots

- CANBERRA, Australia - Scientists have potentially narrowed the search area for the missing Malaysian airliner to three specific locations in the southern Indian Ocean, through new satellite and drift analysis of the 2014 crash released Wednesday. But the Australian Transport Safety Bureau cautioned that the drift analysis by Australian science agency CSIRO is based on French satellite images of “probably man-made” floating objects without evidence that they were from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
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Silly scientists, spoiling all our fun by insisting that climate change exists

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Silly scientists, spoiling all our fun by insisting that climate change exists

- Those darned scientists. Why do they have to be so negative? A new Climate Science Special Report says it’s “extremely likely” that human activity has caused more than half the rise in global temperatures during the last 40 years. The report, which is under review by our Climate Denier-in-Chief, is based on the work of scientists in 13 federal agencies. Can’t we just fire all these people so they’ll quit talking about this stuff? A recent draft of the report states: “Many lines of evidence demonstrate that human activities, especially emission of greenhouse (heat trapping) gases, are primarily responsible for recent observed climate changes
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Scientists Have Just Discovered 91 Volcanoes in Antarctica

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Scientists Have Just Discovered 91 Volcanoes in Antarctica

- Scientists have discovered what they believe could be the world’s biggest volcanic region in western Antarctica. A recent study conducted by Edinburgh University researchers found a total of 138 volcanoes in the West Antarctic Ice Sheet overlying the West Antarctic Rift System — 91 of these had never before been identified. While the area has one of the world's most extensive regions of stretched continental crust, according to project's researchers, ice coverings have made it difficult to fully map the extent of volcanic activity in the area
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Scientists to Take Flight for Longer Views of the Eclipse

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Scientists to Take Flight for Longer Views of the Eclipse

- BROOMFIELD, Colo. — The Gulfstream V parked in the airport hangar here has tracked thunderstorms, blizzards and hurricanes around the world. But on Aug. 21 the jet will soar about 45,000 feet into the sky in pursuit of a natural phenomenon unlike any it’s faced before: a total solar eclipse. “There’s no second shot for this, when usually we have a little more room for error,” said Louis Lussier, the research aircraft project manager at the National Center for Atmospheric Research
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Scientists name prehistoric croc after Lemmy from Motorhead

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Scientists name prehistoric croc after Lemmy from Motorhead

- LONDON (AP) — Scientists have named a pre-historic crocodile described as “one of the nastiest sea creatures to have ever inhabited the earth” after late Motorhead frontman and British heavy metal icon Lemmy Kilmister. London’s Natural History Museum says the fossil of what’s now known as Lemmysuchus obtusidens was dug up in England in the early 20th century but was incorrectly categorized with other sea crocodiles found in the area
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Tired of Mother Earth? Scientists discover two ‘potentially habitable’ nearby planets

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Tired of Mother Earth? Scientists discover two ‘potentially habitable’ nearby planets

- If you’re a little bored of life on Earth, have no fear – scientists have discovered two potentially habitable planets orbiting a sun just 12 light-years away. The team of astronomers, which includes researchers from the UK’s University of Hertfordshire and the University of California Santa Cruz, revealed four Earth-size planets in total have been detected orbiting the sun-like star, known as the tau Ceti
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Scientists urge no changes to Cascade-Siskiyou Monument (Guest opinion)

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Scientists urge no changes to Cascade-Siskiyou Monument (Guest opinion)

- BY MICHAEL PARKER, PEPPER TRAIL and JACK WILLIALMS. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke visited the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in mid-July as part of the Trump Administration's review of selected monuments established under the Antiquities Act. As scientists with many years of research experience in the monument area, we briefly met with Zinke to discuss the scientific basis for the monument's recent expansion and need for continued protection
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You can help scientists study how animals react to an eclipse

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You can help scientists study how animals react to an eclipse

- In 1994, Doug Duncan was standing on the Bolivian Altiplano with of group of fellow astronomers. The scientists had come to witness a total solar eclipse, and as such, most of their gazes were turned skyward as the totality approached. That is, until a woman starting shouting, “Look down! Look down!” “I can still hear her voice,” said Duncan, the director of the Fiske Planetarium at the University of Colorado
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During eclipse, Nebraska will be a hot spot for scientists studying the sun

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During eclipse, Nebraska will be a hot spot for scientists studying the sun

- Scientists hope to crack some of the mysteries of our closest star when they fan out across Nebraska on Eclipse Day. Total solar eclipses like the one Aug. 21 can be predicted “down to the millisecond,” said Mariana Lazarova, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. “Yet, the sun itself is still a big enigma
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Scientists on research vessel spot rare whale in Bering Sea

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Scientists on research vessel spot rare whale in Bering Sea

- ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Federal researchers studying critically endangered North Pacific right whales sometimes go years without finding their subjects. Over the weekend they got lucky. A research vessel in the Bering Sea photographed two of the animals Sunday and obtained a biopsy sample from one, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Thursday. NOAA Fisheries research biologist Jessica Crance was on board the Yushin Maru 2, when the whales were spotted
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How clean is the air on your block? Baltimore 'citizen scientists' build monitors to find out

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How clean is the air on your block? Baltimore 'citizen scientists' build monitors to find out

- Scientists know, based on data from eight monitoring stations in and around Baltimore, that smog levels are not healthy on many hot summer days. But the air on some blocks is surely fresher than others. Hundreds of simpler air pollution sensors will soon be scattered around the city to show where those oases lie, and what about them makes the air healthier to breathe
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Climate change will hit New England hard, report says

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Climate change will hit New England hard, report says

- The Northeast will experience warmer temperatures, higher seas, and greater amounts of rain and snow than federal scientists forecast only three years ago, according to a draft of a major report about climate change awaiting the approval of the Trump administration. The findings were based on an array of new research tools and methods that have sharpened climate scientists’ understanding of how climate change will affect the United States, a greater clarity that one scientist likened to the vast improvement in the images of cellphone cameras over the years
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Scientists name prehistoric crocodile after Lemmy from Motorhead

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Scientists name prehistoric crocodile after Lemmy from Motorhead

- Scientists have named a prehistoric crocodile described as "one of the nastiest sea creatures to have ever inhabited the earth" after late Motorhead frontman and British heavy metal icon Lemmy Kilmister. London's Natural History Museum says the fossil of what's now known as Lemmysuchus obtusidens was dug up in England in the early 20th century but was incorrectly categorized with other sea crocodiles found in the area
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Climate change will hit New England hard, report says

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Climate change will hit New England hard, report says

- The Northeast will experience warmer temperatures, higher seas, and greater amounts of rain and snow than federal scientists forecast only three years ago, according to a draft of a major report about climate change awaiting the approval of the Trump administration. The findings were based on an array of new research tools and methods that have sharpened climate scientists’ understanding of how climate change will affect the United States, a greater clarity that one scientist likened to the vast improvement in the images of cellphone cameras over the years
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Scientists name prehistoric croc after Lemmy from Motorhead

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Scientists name prehistoric croc after Lemmy from Motorhead

- LONDON (AP) — Scientists have named a prehistoric crocodile described as "one of the nastiest sea creatures to have ever inhabited the earth" after late Motorhead frontman and British heavy metal icon Lemmy Kilmister. London's Natural History Museum says the fossil of what's now known as Lemmysuchus obtusidens was dug up in England in the early 20th century but was incorrectly categorized with other sea crocodiles found in the area
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Former Michigan Rep. Vern Ehlers, a physicist, dies at 83
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3 lessons this former NASA scientist learned from selling Girl Scout cookies
3 lessons this former NASA scientist learned from selling Girl Scout cookies Girl Scouts of the USA CEO Sylvia Acevedo first became a Girl Scout at 7 years old. Although today she boasts previous careers at NASA, IBM, Apple, Autodesk and Dell, Acevedo tells that she feared her family couldn't afford for her to be a part of the program as a child. "When I got into Girl Scouts I really loved it   Read More ...
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Cathleen Morawetz, Mathematician With Real-World Impact, Dies at 94
Cathleen Morawetz, Mathematician With Real-World Impact, Dies at 94 Cathleen S. Morawetz, a mathematician whose theorems often found use in solving real-world engineering problems, died on Tuesday at her home in Manhattan. She was 94. Her death was reported by New York University, where she had been a professor. Much of Dr. Morawetz’s research centered on equations that describe the motion of fluids and waves — in water, sound, light and vibrating solids   Read More ...
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Scientists on research vessel spot rare whale in Bering Sea
Scientists on research vessel spot rare whale in Bering Sea ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Federal researchers studying critically endangered North Pacific right whales sometimes go years without finding their subjects. Over the weekend they got lucky. A research vessel in the Bering Sea photographed two of the animals Sunday and obtained a biopsy sample from one, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Thursday. NOAA Fisheries research biologist Jessica Crance was on board the Yushin Maru 2, when the whales were spotted   Read More ...
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Scientists closer to using pig organs in humans, working on 'Pig 2.0'
Scientists closer to using pig organs in humans, working on 'Pig 2.0' Scientists at an American biotechnology company achieved an important milestone in its quest for animal-o-human organ transplant: Creating piglets free of a retrovirus that has plagued advancement. Researchers at Cambridge, Massachusetts-based eGenesis announced Thursday it raised the first animals, a litter of 37 piglets, free of PERVs — Active Porcine Endogenous Retrovirus. The company seeks to use xenotransplantation, using animal organs for human transplant, as a way to "alleviate the severe shortage of organs for human transplantation   Read More ...
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Scientists celebrate rare sighting of endangered whales in Bering Sea
Scientists celebrate rare sighting of endangered whales in Bering Sea Anchorage, AlaskaFederal researchers studying critically endangered North Pacific right whales sometimes go years without finding their subjects. Over the weekend they got lucky. A research vessel in the Bering Sea photographed two of the animals Sunday and obtained a biopsy sample from one, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Thursday. NOAA Fisheries research biologist Jessica Crance was on board the Yushin Maru 2, when the whales were spotted   Read More ...
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Scientists on research vessel spot rare whale in Bering Sea
Scientists on research vessel spot rare whale in Bering Sea ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Federal researchers studying critically endangered North Pacific right whales sometimes go years without finding their subjects. Over the weekend they got lucky. A research vessel in the Bering Sea photographed two of the animals Sunday and obtained a biopsy sample from one, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Thursday. NOAA Fisheries research biologist Jessica Crance was on board the Yushin Maru 2, when the whales were spotted   Read More ...
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Scientists spot rare whale in Bering Sea
Scientists spot rare whale in Bering Sea Anchorage, Alaska — Federal researchers studying critically endangered North Pacific right whales sometimes go years without finding their subjects. Over the weekend they got lucky. A research vessel in the Bering Sea photographed two of the animals Sunday and obtained a biopsy sample from one, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Thursday. NOAA Fisheries research biologist Jessica Crance was on board the Yushin Maru 2, when the whales were spotted   Read More ...
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How clean is the air on your block? Baltimore 'citizen scientists' build monitors to find out
How clean is the air on your block? Baltimore 'citizen scientists' build monitors to find out Scientists know, based on data from eight monitoring stations in and around Baltimore, that smog levels are not healthy on many hot summer days. But the air on some blocks is surely fresher than others. Hundreds of simpler air pollution sensors will soon be scattered around the city to show where those oases lie, and what about them makes the air healthier to breathe   Read More ...
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Scientists on research vessel spot rare whale in Bering Sea
Scientists on research vessel spot rare whale in Bering Sea Here’s what’s happening in Southcentral Alaska this weekend Eagle River Challenge 5K and 10k When: Aug 12, 10 a.m. Location: Eagle River Nature Center Price: $30 Reservation required Plastic Garden Pot Recycling Alaska Botanical Garden Aug. 12, 10 a.m. to 5 .m. Faltz Nursery, 1401 Labar St. Up to Aug. 12 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 9 […] Reality Check w/ John Tracy: Does Stacey Graham deserve reduced sentence? by John Tracy on Aug 10, 19:56 I wanted to talk about the subject of risk   Read More ...
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