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August 24, 2012 USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds more negative view of politicsSource: Detroit Free Press
As Democrats and Republicans prepare to open back-to-back conventions, a nationwide USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds Americans taking a decidedly more negative view of the presidential candidates and the tenor of their campaigns than...
The year 2012 is breaking all-time records for lack of tornado activity, inviting the question whether global warming is causing a long-term decline in destructive extreme weather events. According the National Oceanic and...
August 23, 2012 Antarctic Peninsula Warms Rapidly … AgainSource: Live Science
The Antarctic Peninsula, which juts out about 1,000 miles (1,610 kilometers) from the western flank of the frozen continent, is one of the fastest warming places on Earth. In the past 50 years, the air temperature has increased...
August 22, 2012 Is Gen Y Underemployed - Or Just Lazy?Source: Forbes
As unemployment in the U.S. hovers around 8.2%, millions of other Americans remain underemployed – working jobs for which they are overqualified and which often don’t even pay the bills. A new report, released today by PayScale...
Physicians reveal in a DoctorDirectory survey that healthcare reform ranks below the economy, unemployment, and the national debt when it comes to key political issues. In the May survey, physicians also report that while Obama...
Source: Washington Post
Japanese researchers have found very low amounts of radioactivity in the bodies of about 10,000 people who lived near the Fukushima Daiichi power plant when it melted down. The first published study that measured the radiation...
August 14, 2012 A Closer Look at Extreme Drought in a Warming ClimateSource: NY Times
The extraordinarily hot, dry summer in the American heartland has seen higher temperatures, so far, than any single year during the devastating 1930s dry spell described in the Son House tune in the video above [performed by my...
August 14, 2012 Want energy independence? 5 on-site generation players to watchSource: ZDNET.com
Combined heat and power, and waste-to-heat systems are among the technologies attracting more venture capital activity, according to a new report on green buildings VC from Lux Research.
August 14, 2012 Is US income gap wider than you think?
Do Americans understand how vast the nation's wealth gap is? And if they had their way, what income distribution sounds just about right to most people? That's what two behavioral economists have attempted to find out. On both...
August 7, 2012 UT study sees link of wells, quakesSource: Houston Chronicle
Most recent earthquakes in North Texas happened close to injection wells used to dispose of wastewater from oil and gas drilling in the region, according to new research. A two-year study by the University of Texas at Austin also...
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