Friday, November 20, 2015

Satellite will map Earth's plant glow

The European Space Agency will build a satellite to map from orbit the glow of photosynthesis taking place on Earth.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Bees and pesticides 'missing link'

A new study shed light on unanswered questions about the risks of pesticides to bees.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Peake's training nears conclusion

British astronaut Tim Peake is going through a gruelling round of final training before liftoff to the International Space Station next month.

Monday, November 9, 2015

$22m science prize winners announced

The winners of science and maths prizes worth $22m have been announced at a glittering ceremony in Silicon Valley.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Donald Trump's 'SNL' monologue is short, sweet and self-aware


Donald Trump kept it short, sweet and in triplicate.

Trump's monologue on Saturday Night Live didn't linger, and it didn't shy away from the controversy surrounding the presumptive GOP front-runner. And it featured not one, but two of the show's Trump impersonators.

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"People think I'm controversial, but the truth is, I'm a nice guy," he said. "I don't hold grudges against anybody. Like Rosie O'Donnell. She said some things that were hurtful and untrue. I said some things about her that were mean, and completely accurate." Read more...

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Doctor Who Episode 8 Review: The truth of consequences


Doctor Who Season 9 Episode 8: "The Zygon Inversion"

Grade: B+

For all the wars throughout human history, very few have been described accurately to the participants in advance. First World War generals marched into the fields of Flanders and France confident it would all be over by Christmas. Lyndon Johnson had no idea how much blood and treasure Vietnam had cost him, while the second Bush administration infamously assumed the people of Iraq would treat U.S. troops as liberators.

So it is particularly poignant that the Doctor manages to head off a similarly costly conflict in The Zygon Inversion, simply by making its full scope clear to the warmongering Zygon Bonnie, who has assumed the shape of Clara Oswald. And that full scope involves looking in the mirror. Read more...

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

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