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Environmental group seeks greater protection for USDA scientists

By Carey Gillam (Reuters) – An environmental activist group has filed a legal petition with the U.S. Department of Agriculture seeking new rules that would enhance job protection for government scientists whose research questions the safety of farm chemicals. The … Continue reading

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One-Year Crew Begins Epic Trip on International Space Station

Three new crewmembers just arrived at the International Space Station, and two of them won’t be leaving for about one year. NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko are expected to spend about 342 days living and working on … Continue reading

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Star Power: Spring’s Night Sky Dazzles with Constellations Aplenty

With spring officially underway in the Northern Hemisphere, the evening sky is transitioning to the stars and constellations that will adorn the heavens for the next few months. So, if you are a fan of Orion and its retinue, get your … Continue reading

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U.S.-Russian crew reaches space station for year-long stay

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla (Reuters) – A Russian Soyuz rocket blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Friday, sending a U.S.-Russia crew to the International Space Station for a year-long flight, a NASA Television broadcast showed. … Continue reading

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Renewable Energy Key For Utilities

(Photo courtesy of Kevin_P via morgueFile) After the North Kent Wind Project received Chatham-Kent council backing, Entegrus CEO Jim Hogan is calling it key for utilities to get on board with renewable energy. Hogan says it is a growing trend … Continue reading

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Children’s Museum unveils new renewable energy exibit

Children enjoy the new exhibit. Courtesy photo. New exhibit sponsored by PGE’s Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant educates kids about renewable energy sources. A new exhibit at the Paso Robles Children’s Museum titled “Solar, Wind and Water” is opening to … Continue reading

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Deadly Oklahoma Twister Ends Slow Start to Tornado Season

After some of the quietest three months of a U.S. tornado season in 60 years, severe thunderstorms and tornadoes ripped through Oklahoma and Arkansas yesterday. A damaging tornado touched down outside Tulsa, Oklahoma, last night (March 25). One person was … Continue reading

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Ancient 4-Eyed Predator Wielded Wicked Toothy Claws

A newly discovered Cambrian predator with a wicked set of arms under its four-eyed face reveals that early arthropods were experimentalists when it came to using their limbs. The marine creature, now called Yawunik kootenayi, lived 508 million years ago … Continue reading

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Valeo’s self-driving car systems learn from Safran drones

By Laurence Frost and Gilles Guillaume PARIS (Reuters) – French auto parts maker Valeo plans to draw on drone software and other military technologies from partner Safran to offer self-driving vehicle platforms to carmakers by the end of the decade. … Continue reading

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Primordial sea creature with spiky claws unearthed in Canada

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A fossil site in the Canadian Rockies that provides a wondrous peek into life on Earth more than half a billion years ago has offered up the remains of an intriguing sea creature, a … Continue reading

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