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Earliest Human Species Possibly Found in Ethiopia

An ancient jawbone fragment is the oldest human fossil discovered yet, a bone potentially from a new species that reveals the human family may have arose a half million years earlier than previously thought, researchers say. This find also sheds … Continue reading

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Sunken Japanese WWII Battleship Located in the Philippines

More than 70 years after it sank during World War II, the legendary Japanese battleship Musashi has been discovered off the coast of the Philippines. Billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has been leading an expedition to find the Musashi — … Continue reading

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Cleaner Air Really Does Improve Kids’ Lung Health

Tougher air pollution control strategies in California may have resulted in better lung health in children, a new study suggests. Researchers found that children in California experienced improved lung function as levels of air pollution in the state declined between … Continue reading

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Israel uses military expertise to join commercial space race

By Ari Rabinovitch HAIFA, Israel (Reuters) – Israel is embarking on a five-year mission to stake its claim on a crowded new frontier, the $250 billion a year commercial space market. Using the expertise of a defense industry that created … Continue reading

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Hawaii’s renewable energy goal should be 100% – Honolulu Star

Under the state’s existing renewable energy laws, in 2031 — around the time today’s preschoolers will graduate high school — the majority of our energy could still come from fossil fuels. We owe it to the kids growing up today, … Continue reading

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Coal cess to boost clean energy generation – CEOs

(Follow @coalguru on Twitter for important updates) Mr Arun Jaitley’s, union finance minister budget announcement to double the green energy cess on coal to INR 200 per tonne will boost renewable energy generation, industry CEOs said. The government has set … Continue reading

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Renewable energy is a long shot

Renewable energy options have a long way to go to match conventional fuels. I don’t think they will ever get there. First, without subsidies renewable energy is far more costly than conventional sources. Second, wind and solar cannot be relied … Continue reading

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USDA will pay for more rural renewable energy projects

Farmers and rural small-business owners now can apply for resources to purchase and install renewable energy systems or make energy efficiency improvements. The resources announced recently by Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack are made possible by the 2014 Farm Bill. … Continue reading

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Ceres Science: NASA Probe to Study Dwarf Planet’s Bright Spots and More

There’s something highly reflective on Ceres twinkling at NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, and scientists hope to figure out what it is after the probe arrives at the dwarf planet later this week. The bright-spot mystery is just one question Dawn will … Continue reading

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Image Captures Light’s Spooky Dual Nature for 1st Time

It’s a wave. It’s a particle. It’s … both. Scientists have long known that light can act as a particle or a wave, depending on the experiment. But for the first time, scientists have captured a glimpse of light acting … Continue reading

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