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Archive for ‘July, 2012’

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    An Oasis for Bears in Romania

    It's the largest refuge for bears in the world. Journalist Claudia Flisi gets a tour of Romania's LiBearty Sanctuary for orphans and other rescues.

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    At Sundance, a Triumph for "Unlocking the Cage"

    Premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to a cheering ovation, the movie follows the work of attorney Steven M. Wise as he argues to a group of high court judges that a…

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    Mice with Human Brains

    The Ancient Greek Chimaera had the body of a goat with a lion’s head and a dragon's rear end. But why settle for mythology when you can make your own real-life chimera in the…

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    Spot the Clone!

    Hello again, viewers, and welcome back to America’s favorite quiz show: Spot the Clone! I’ll be your host as our contestants try to decide who the real clone is: the one with…

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    How We Moved from Denial to Anger

    The recognition is finally dawning on people that Planet Earth is in deep trouble. In terms of the well-known five stages of trying to cope with one’s impending demise, we…

    Scientists Declare: Nonhuman Animals Are Conscious

    Science leaders have reached a critical consensus: Humans are not the only conscious beings; other animals, specifically mammals and birds, are indeed conscious, too. The official decision was reached in late night discussions two weeks ago during the prestigious annual Francis Crick Memorial Conference.

    Weekly Recap, July 28 2012

    Stunning verdict in elephant case … SeaWorld video released … Brits argue over kitten experiment … best book on climate change … Rick Warren’s weird remark … how to have faith when the world is going to hell … what’s happening to the ice in Greenland … what’s under the ice in Antarctica … and lots more.

    Best Simple Book on Climate Change

    Pound for pound, I’d rate Global Weirdness, the new book from the folks at Climate Central, the best book I’ve come across for a simple, objective, science-based explanation of what climate change is and how it’s affecting the planet.