Science/Environment
Consumers budgets are already stretched out. Cash Advances help, but will the upcoming global warming bill make things worse? (Photo: flickr.com)

People Use Cash Advances as They Brace for Global Warming Bill

New Global Warming Bill Studies are showing people are increasing cash advances as they wait for new massive global warming bill to go into effect. In the next few weeks, Congress will be reviewing a huge global warming bill.  The bill, named Waxman-Markey, will create a cap-and-trade program that aims to police greenhouse gas emissions.
Apollo 11 Moon Landing Salute

Apollo Landing Back Up Tapes Lost | NASA Refurbishes Old Tapes

Apollo Moon landing tapes missing – possibly found? Certainly some among us remember watching the moon landing on July 20th, 1969. It was one of the most watched moments in all of televisions history. Neil Armstrong descended from the Lunar Module and said those famous words, becoming the first human being to walk on the
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Leonid Meteor Shower 2009 Time | Free Activity!

Leonid Meteor Shower tonight Welcome to the holiday season during a recession. Millions of consumers rack up credit card debt every year during the holiday season, but this year an unusually high number of Americans already are in debt, but the holiday spirit will no doubt convince them to accumulate even more debt, even if
Starlings

Romanian birds drank themselves to death on wine

In yet another mass bird die-off, dozens of starlings were found dead outside Constanta, Romania. There were worries that the Romanian bird die-off was due to Avian flu. However, tests revealed that the Romanian birds drank themselves to death. Mass bird die-off in Romania Dozens of starlings were found on the outskirts of Constanta, Romania,
File photo of a litter of mice.

Mice created from two fathers via stem cell technology

While human stem cell research in the U.S. continues to struggle to secure adequate funding, the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, is making advances with mice. According to Physorg.com, Dr. Richard Berhringer has produced male and female mice from two fathers using stem cell technology. The study was posted today in the scientific
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Kenneth Biros Execution Starts Debate on New Method

Kenneth Biros executed in Ohio Regardless of the outcome of the debate over a new lethal injection method, the results of the Kenneth Biros execution will remain the same. Convicted murderer Kenneth Biros was executed this morning in Ohio by lethal injection. After 18 years in prison, Biros, 51, told his siblings “Now I am

Top 10 ways to help Haiti

If you can give, here’s how The Haiti earthquake has proven to be a great disaster. Many organizations are sending cash advances and other forms of aid to help the Haitian people. I certainly don’t want to take credit for the following info, but I feel it is it is worth bringing to the attention
oil slick reaching rocky shoreline

2010 oil spill in Gulf of Mexico worsens

The Gulf of Mexico oil spill 2010, which reached the shoreline Friday, could be one of the worst environmental disasters in history. Thursday cleanup officials determined the oil spill leaking from the wellhead is five times worse than first thought. Following the explosion and sinking of an oil rig 50 miles off the Louisiana coast
Sea World trainer Dawn Brancheau was killed by a killer whale.

When Sea World strikes back! Dawn Brancheau tragedy revisited

Last month was a solemn one for Sea World and the nation. Whenever humans put their trust and faith in a wild animal, certain risks need careful consideration. Dawn Brancheau was an excellent trainer of marine animals who paid the ultimate price. It’s not clear whether Dawn let complacency skew her view of danger when
A California plastic bag ban sought to eliminate scenes such as this

California plastic bag ban defeated by plastic industry lobbyists

A California plastic bag ban was rejected by the state senate on Wednesday. The ban, in a state that is known for setting national trends, was supported by grocers, retailers and Republican governor Arnold Schwartzenegger. But plastic industry lobbyists went all out to defeat the measure. Use of plastic grocery bags has rapidly increased worldwide.
a solar energy farm that will be dwarfed by the blythe solar plant

Solar Millennium Blythe to be largest solar energy plant on Earth

Solar Millennium has been planning to build the world’s largest solar energy farm near Blythe, Calif. On Tuesday, the federal government approved the company’s plans to build a 1,000 megawatt solar power plant that covers 7,000 acres and supplies enough power for more than 300,000 homes. Native Americans have opposed the Solar Millennium project, saying
Launch of the space shuttle Discovery

Space Shuttle Landing | Two attempts scrubbed, more tomorrow

NASA this morning announced that the space shuttle landing originally scheduled for this morning, April 19, was “scrubbed.” With two canceled landing attempts, the space shuttle landing will be attempted again tomorrow. The first attempt will be at 7:34 a.m. in Florida, and if needed the second attempt will aim for Edwards Air Force Base
national clean energy policy

Stakes are high for a national clean energy policy in the U.S.

Clean energy was a major theme of President Obama’s State of the Union address. In his speech the President proposed a clean energy goal of 80 percent of electricity in the U.S. by 2035.  But while Republicans talk about simply drilling for more oil, China’s national clean energy policy has been attracting twice the world’s
CERN

CERN researchers capture antimatter for the first time

For the first time in the history of mankind, scientists have been able to find antimatter. The discovery was made at the CERN research laboratory. It is the first time entire atoms of antimatter have been observed. Antimatter atoms captured for the first time Scientists at the CERN laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland, were able to
Oil spill in water

Company stock tanks as BP criminal investigation begins

It isn’t the first time that BP will have been called criminals, but the Attorney General has launched a BP criminal investigation.  As if the government and Eric Holder making life even more miserable for the energy giant was not enough, it was also announced that on the heels of that news, the stock price
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Hexavalent chromium found in tap water from 31 U.S. cities

A cancer-causing chemical has been detected in drinking water samples from numerous U.S. cities. A study released by the Environmental Working Group released Monday found that hexavalent chromium contaminated municipal water supplies in 31 of 35 cities tested. Hexavalent chromium, also known as chromium-6, achieved notoriety in the movie “Erin Brockovich.” Why hexavalent chromium is
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Blue Moon New Year’s Eve | How Often Does THAT Happen?

No, the New Year’s Eve moon won’t look blue New Year’s Eve is always a special day, but this year it is extra special. We’ve all heard the phrase “once in a blue moon,” and that “once” is happening on New Year’s Eve. A blue moon is when there are two full moons in one