If you were to put a human being up against the Planet Earth in a contest of intelligence which of the two do you think would win? Lets say we used the game show Jeopardy as the platform for this contest.
Alex: Welcome to the game of century where we will pit the intelligence of all of humankind against mother earth. Humans will be represented by all of humankind and the earth will represent itself. For this game there will be only one question under the category of General Knowledge. Humans won the backstage coin toss so let begin the game. Read more
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The president, preparing to make a fourth trip to the gulf, is set to pressure oil-company executives to create a ‘substantial’ escrow account for damage claims. Governors of affected states cite the blow to tourism. President Obama will try this week to exert more control over the handling of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico by meeting with BP executives and pressing them to set up an escrow … Read more
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Residents were able to return home Saturday morning as officials lifted a mandatory evacuation that had been in place since late Friday afternoon due to the cleanup from Thursday’s trail derailment.
Officials said that the evacuation had been lifted and residents were able to retun to their homes around 7:30 Saturday morning after cleanup crews worked throughout the night to remove debris and possible hazardous materials from the area. Late Friday afternoon, about 100 people had to be evacuated as crews worked to remove a train car filled with a chemical called TDI off the tracks. The chemical still remains in the area, but is in a train car that has been removed from the tracks awaiting removal to another container. Read more
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The academy, calling it ‘the most comprehensive report ever on climate change,’ suggests taxing carbon emissions. The papers also raise the possibility that global warming might make it necessary to shift vulnerable populations away from coasts.
In a sharp change from its cautious approach in the past, the National Academy of Sciences on Wednesday called for taxes on carbon emissions, a cap-and-trade program for such emissions or some other strong action to curb runaway global warming. Read more
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(AP) — ALONG THE GULF COAST – It’s barely 5 a.m., and last night’s sliver of moon still hangs in a charcoal sky as Dave Marino eases the 24-foot bayboat from the dock and into the flat, dark waters of the canal leading … Read more
Californians like to live on the edge — in more ways than one. Some of the most desirable real estate in Redding sits on the ridgetops above steep canyons, where the views and open space have obvious attractions for … Read more
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For more than two decades microbiologists have used a highly conserved microbial gene as a phylogenetic marker for bacteria and archaea. The small-subunit ribosomal RNA gene, also known as 16S rRNA, is encoded by … Read more
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