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Now You Can Torrent (and Explore) The Galaxy... in Your Browser! - TorrentFreak - 0 views

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    " Ernesto on October 9, 2016 C: 20 Opinion Have you ever wanted to explore an accurate 3D map of the galaxy from the comfort of your own home? Thanks to data from ESA's Gaia satellite, you can. Float through two million stars and explore the universe, in part powered by WebTorrent."
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US groups want presidential candidates to answer 20 science questions | us-presidential... - 0 views

  • A coalition of US groups representing more than 10 million scientists and engineers published 20 questions on Wednesday they want every US presidential candidate to answer ahead of November’s vote. The questions range from how to support vaccine science, to defining the scope of America’s goals in space, to the candidates’ views on climate change and what would they would do about it. Stances on nuclear power, protecting the world’s oceans, reducing the human and economic costs of mental illness, and the controversy over visa programs that allow highly skilled immigrants into the United States also feature in the list, made public by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
  • The full list is available at ScienceDebate.org/20qs. The 56 groups that helped create the list by crowd sourcing the questions has asked for the candidates to answer the questions by September 6. All are described by AAAS as non-partisan groups, including the National Academy of Sciences, the American Geophysical Union, the American Chemical Society and the Union of Concerned Scientists.
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    Includes question about cyber-security and privacy.
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Editorial: Wikipedia fails as an encyclopedia, to science's detriment | Ars Technica UK... - 0 views

    • Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.
       
      # ! Still many detractors of the social-driven knowledge, with perhaps a certain number of inaccuracies, in favor of the more biased multinational publishers' facts statements... (Special Report Internet encyclopaedias go head to head - Jim Giles http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v438/n7070/full/438900a.html)
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    "by John Timmer (US) - Dec 29, 2015 4:35pm CET Ever look up an obscure scientific topic? Who is that information meant for?"
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    " by John Timmer (US) - Dec 29, 2015 4:35pm CET"
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A World Without Linux Would Mean a World Without Our Favorite Movies - 0 views

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    "World Without Linux Episode Ep. 4: Avatar Reimagined OK guys, the fourth episode of the World Without Linux animated series created by Amelia Lorenz, a beautiful and talented graphic artist working for Disney, has just been published online on Linux Foundation's YouTube channel."
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Socially controversial science topics on Wikipedia draw edit wars | Ars Technica - 0 views

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    "by John Timmer - Aug 18, 2015 9:42pm CEST Share Tweet 70 Gene Likens (Wikipedia link, naturally) is an ecologist who set up a longterm study of a forest in New Hampshire. That study found that the water entering the ecosystem was unusually acidic, a finding that was eventually tied back to pollution. This turned out to be one of the earliest indications of acid rain."
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Why TPP Threatens To Undermine One Of The Fundamental Principles Of Science | Techdirt - 1 views

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    "from the and-that's-a-fact dept Last week, we wrote that among the final obstacles to completing the TPP agreement was the issue of enhanced protection for drugs. More specifically, the fight is over an important new class of medicines called "biologics," which are produced from living organisms, and tend to be more complex and expensive to devise."
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To Promote the Progress of Science and Useful Arts - 0 views

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    "The Congress shall have power . . . . To promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries." (U.S. Constitution, 1787)"
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    "New to Creative Commons? [ Considerations before licensing ] [ How the licenses work ] Explore the Creative Commons licenses. [ Want public domain instead? ]"
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