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New Exotic Particle Could Help Explain What Holds Matter Together

A new exotic particle has been hiding out amidst the gobs of data collected by the world’s largest atom smasher, physicists have discovered. The new particle, called Ds3*, is a meson — a type of unstable particle  made of one … Continue reading

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Study: Natural gas surge won’t slow global warming

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cheap and plentiful natural gas isn’t quite a bridge to a brighter energy future as claimed and won’t slow global warming, a new study projects. Abundant natural gas in the United States has been displacing coal, which … Continue reading

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Comet Buzzes Mars in Once-in-a-Lifetime Flyby

A comet zoomed by Mars today (Oct. 19) in an extremely rare close encounter that scientists billed as a “once-in-a-lifetime” event that may help researchers better understand the earliest days of our solar system. Comet Siding Spring came within just 87,000 … Continue reading

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Comet makes rare close pass by Mars as spacecraft watch

By Irene Klotz NEW YORK (Reuters) – A comet from the outer reaches of the solar system on Sunday made a rare, close pass by Mars where a fleet of robotic science probes were poised for studies. Comet Siding Spring … Continue reading

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Cooks progressing towards 2020 renewable energy target

The $3 million project was funded by New Zealand, as part of the government’s target to have all islands powered by renewables by 2020. Journalist Helen Greig says the new plant puts Cook Islands well on its way to achieving … Continue reading

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How Renewable Energy Could Leave You Mired in Blackouts

There are plenty of things to like about renewable power sources like solar and wind. However, these sources, on a large scale, are relatively new to the U.S. electric grid. That has major implications that utilities may not be ready … Continue reading

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Biomass and renewable energy

Sir, – Dr Anthony White (“Wind is not a solution to our renewable energy problem”, Opinion Analysis, October 15th) makes the case that burning wood pellet “sustainable biomass” instead of coal at Ireland’s largest C02 emitting power plant at Moneypoint … Continue reading

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Large-scale batteries are integral in shift to renewable energy – Tribune

At Turkey Hill Dairy in Lancaster County, the secret ingredient in its ice cream is wind. Along with conventionally derived power used to make its sweet treats, the dairy is the sole customer of a nearby wind farm, built in … Continue reading

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Female orgasm: battleground of science?

By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Hapless lovers are not the only ones who get lost down there: even sexologists can’t agree on what’s what, and where, among women’s female parts. At least, that’s according to a father-daughter … Continue reading

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Science meets voodoo in a New Orleans festival of water

By Kathy Finn NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – Perhaps no other city in the United States is as well-suited as New Orleans to wed a scientific discussion of environment with a celebration of the occult. That’s exactly what unfolded on Saturday … Continue reading

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