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The Richest Reef: Time to Call It a Day

Scientific American - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 15:50
Of the course of nearly 1,200 scientific dives conducted on an expedition to the Philippines' Verde Island Passage, a team from the California Academy of Sciences discovered approximately 100 new...

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Bird Literally Weighs Its Food Options

Scientific American - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 15:36
Mexican Jays compare peanuts to determine which one has the most meat inside before choosing one for a meal. Karen Hopkin reports.  

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SpaceX Rocket Failure Threatens Support for Commercial Spaceflight

Scientific American - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 15:20
The destruction of an unmanned rocket on Sunday comes at a tricky time for NASA and the International Space Station

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Liberia Records Ebola Death after Country Declared Virus-Free

Scientific American - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 15:03
A Liberian has died of Ebola in the first recorded case of the disease since a country at the heart of an epidemic that has killed more than 11,000 people was declared virus-free on May 9 after going...

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Cuba Named 1st Country to End Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

Scientific American - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 14:12
The World Health Organization credited Cuba with offering women early access to prenatal care, HIV and syphilis testing, and treatment for mothers who test positive

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Step Aside, Freud: Josef Breuer Is the True Father of Modern Psychotherapy

Scientific American - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 14:01

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2:00PM Water Cooler 6/30/15

Naked Capitalism - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 13:59
Water Cooler: All Grexit, all the time! Sanders video, Clinton's Pinterest page, Conflicting stats, F-35 "dead meat," Apple and the web

Superconductivity Record Bolstered by Magnetic Data

Scientific American - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 13:00
Measurements show that hydrogen sulfide superconducts much closer to room temperature than other materials do

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NS Power: Wind Generates 50% Of Nova Scotia's Electricity

American Wind Power News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 12:37
On June 24, 50% of electricity generated in Nova Scotia came from wind power - a new record in the province, according to utility NS [...]

The American Wind Energy Association

American Wind Power News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 12:31
The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is characterizing an Ohio budget bill as a quot;missed opportunityquot; to re-open wind energy development in the state. quot;While [...]

How to Reduce Heat Wave Exposure among the Most Vulnerable

Scientific American - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 12:30
During extreme heat in India, the populations that were reported to perish in highest numbers were the very poor, elderly, outdoor laborers and homeless, likely with pre-existing health problems and...

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Duke Energy Upgrades Notrees Energy Storage System

American Wind Power News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 12:17
Duke Energy is in the process of updating its 36 MW energy storage and power management system located at the company's 153 MW Notrees Windpower [...]

Gamesa Lands First Latin American Order For The G128

American Wind Power News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 12:06
Gamesa has received an order for the G128-5.0 MW turbine in the Latin American market - the first time the turbine platform will operate in [...]

Innovative Breakthrough Demonstrated for Biological Ethanol Production

U.S. Dept. of Energy News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 11:43
June 30, 2015Innovative Breakthrough Demonstrated for Biological Ethanol Production

Microvi Biotechnologies, a leading innovator of biocatalytic processes, together with the Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit (ABPDU) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), has demonstrated a major breakthrough to biological ethanol production. 

As Earth's Spin Slows, Clocks Get Another Leap Second

Scientific American - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 11:35
The history of the leap second reveals a curious pattern of decreasing frequency since its adoption 43 years ago

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Gardner Capital And MC Power Dedicate Solar Plant In Missouri

Solar Industry News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 11:30
Investor and solar developer Gardner Capital Inc. and MC Power Cos. have dedicated a 3.2 MW solar farm in Macon, Mo., and broken ground on [...]

Kingspan Energy Acquires Solar Developer ASAP

Solar Industry News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 11:25
Maryland-based Kingspan Energy, a subsidiary of Ireland-based Kingspan Group PLC, has acquired American Solar & Alternative Power LLC (ASAP) of Stamford, Conn. The deal represents [...]

Greece Asks for Last Minute Deal Before Bailout Expires

Naked Capitalism - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 11:03
So much for that referendum! Just kidding!

A Top Chef's Recipes for Eating Invasive Species

Scientific American - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 11:00
What's the best way to control ecological pests? Feed them to the world's greatest predator—us

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Will the US Keep Winning Indefinitely? With ISDS Trade Panels, That Is

Naked Capitalism - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 09:55
The threat to regulation, democracy, and the rule of law posed by investor-state dispute settlement is very real.


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