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Mountaintop Removal, the perfect symbol for America

When future historians study our time, they really should focus on mountaintop removal strip mining in Appalachia.

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Related Topix: Appalachia, VA, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Robert Byrd, US Geological Survey, Geology, Science, Liberal Political News

Sun Jul 13, 2014

Summit County Voice

Arctic: Satellite images help track polar bears

The latest generation of high-resolution satellite images may help scientists gain a better understanding of Arctic polar bear populations.

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Related Topix: US Geological Survey, Geology, Science

Channelnewsasia.com

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits off northern Chile

SANTIAGO: A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off northern Chile's coast on Sunday, the US Geological Survey said, with no immediate reports of major damage or casualties.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, US Geological Survey, Geology, Science, Chile, World News,

CBS Local

3.4 Magnitude Quake Rattles Area Near Gilroy

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.4 struck near Gilroy Sunday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey is reporting.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Earthquake, US Geological Survey, Geology, Science

KTVU Oakland

Magnitude 3.4 earthquake strikes near Gilroy

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.4 struck about six miles east southeast of Gilroy Sunday morning, according to the US Geological Survey.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Santa Clara County, CA, Gilroy, CA, Natural Disasters, US Geological Survey, Geology, Science, Hollister, CA

The Columbus Dispatch

Scientists use birds to track pollution

U.S. Geological Survey scientists put up bird boxes so they can test blood and eggs to keep track of contaminants in the environment.

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Related Topix: US Geological Survey, Environment, Science, Ohio, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law

WPMT-TV York

Fill the Boot Drive

Firefighters in York County are asking the public to help fill their boots. Members of the Hanover Fire Department spent Saturday collecting money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

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Related Topix: York County, PA, Muscular Dystrophy Association

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Green Car Congress

Researchers observe hydrogen-oxygen reaction in ceria fuel cell; insights may improve efficiency

Researchers at Stanford, working with colleagues at SLAC, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories, have observed the hydrogen-oxygen reaction in a cerium oxide fuel cell and taken atomic-scale "snapshots" of this process using a synchrotron.

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Related Topix: Sandia, Alternative Energy, Energy

Los Angeles Times

At least 4 earthquakes, including a 4.3, strike central Oklahoma

At least four earthquakes struck central Oklahoma on Saturday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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Related Topix: US Geological Survey, Geology, Science, Langston, OK

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ALCTS Presidential Citation awarded to OCLC Research for Understanding the Collective Collection

OCLC Research has been awarded the Presidential Citation of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services for outstanding service to ALCTS in the report, 'Understanding the Collective Collection: Towards a System-wide Perspective on Library Print Collections.'

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Related Topix: Libraries, OCLC, Dublin, OH

NewsTarget.com

'Intersex' fish in Pennsylvania spur search for chemical contaminants

Pennsylvania officials are conducting extensive sampling of chemical contaminants throughout the state following the discovery of intersex fish in three of the state's major waterways.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, US Geological Survey, Geology, Science, Agriculture

Customer Interaction Solutions

The 25th Neuronal Plasticity Prize of the Fondation Ipsen Has Been...

The 25th annual Neuronal Plasticity Prize of the Fondation Ipsen has been awarded to three researchers for their pioneer works in the domain of "Neuropsychology of drug addiction": Barry J. Everitt , George F. Koob and Michel Le Moal .

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Related Topix: Ipsen, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, France, World News, Germany

Data Center Knowledge

Cray's $174M Supercomputer on Order by Agency Overseeing US Nukes

Supercomputer maker Cray has been awarded one of its largest contracts ever, to provide a $174 million XC supercomputer and Sonexion storage system to the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration , an agency within the Department of Energy that oversees management of the country's nuclear stockpile.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, High Performance Computing, Department of Energy, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sandia, CPU, Computers

Fri Jul 11, 2014

10News

El Nino not expected to be as strong next year

San Diego is known for its gorgeous beaches and beautiful weather, but there is a concern -- El Nino is not predicted to be as strong next year, and that means less rain for the area.

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Related Topix: Morena (San Diego, CA), San Diego, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, US Geological Survey, San Diego County, CA

Business Wire

Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings

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Related Topix: Southwest Research Institute

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Earthquake hits Japan; tsunami advisories out

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake early Saturday struck offshore not far from Fukushima, Japan -- the epicenter of a nuclear crisis following a massive 2011 earthquake and tsunami -- the Japan Meteorological Agency reported.

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Related Topix: Tsunami, Natural Disasters, Earthquake, World News, Japan, Asian Tsunami Disaster, US Geological Survey, Geology, Science

The Independent

Japan earthquake: Tsunami warning issued after 6.8 magnitude quake hit near Fukushima power plant

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Related Topix: Tsunami, Natural Disasters, Earthquake, Asian Tsunami Disaster, US Geological Survey

Russia Taday

6.8 magnitude earthquake strikes off Fukushima coast, tsunami warning issued

A 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of Japan, with its epicenter located some 129 kilometers from the city of Namie in Fukishima prefecture, US Geological Survey reported.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Earthquake, US Geological Survey, Geology, Science

Bioscience Technology

Scientists Shed New Light on Nerve Cell Growth

Amidst the astounding complexity of the billions of nerve cells and trillions of synaptic connections in the brain, how do nerve cells decide how far to grow or how many connections to build? How do they coordinate these events within the developing brain? In a new study, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have ... (more)

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Related Topix: Scripps Research Institute, Genetics, Medicine

Forbes.com

An Intergalactic Light That Shines Too Bright

If ordinary interplanetary space is dark, the depths of intergalactic space, a million light years from the nearest star, ought to be pretty nearly pitch black.

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Related Topix: Astronomy, Science, Carnegie Institution

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