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My Audible Change

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Life can be complicated. You know it. I know it. Complications can create obstacles and obstacles can get in the way of fixing what needs fixing, achieving what we want or reaching the heights we dream of. I know that the power to achieve your goals and make positive changes in your life can seem […]

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China says ‘no’ to genetically engineered rice

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The origins of rice cultivation can be traced to the valleys of China’s Yangtze River, with some estimates putting it at over 7,000 years ago. In that time, rice has become an integral part of Chinese life and culture. It dictates the lives of millions of farmers in the Chinese countryside, feeds over a billion […]

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The Music of Trees

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From Michelle Werts for American Forests As covered in the autumn issue of American Forests, tree rings tell compelling stories. Far from just revealing a tree’s age, they record natural events like volcano eruptions, the history of civilizations like the Roman and Aztec Empires and other moments in time. And, now, they make music. Yes, […]

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Digital Afterlife

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From Robert A MacDonald for The Sun: Peggy was dying. She had battled cancer for years, but at the age of 45 she was losing her fight. A wife and stay-at-home mother of three children in Ventura, Peggy had caught the online bug and couldn’t stop writing about what was happening to her and the […]

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The Open Prosthetic Project

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This story is a Google search story, one used to help you understand the power of being able to search for what information you need or want in the moment. I happen to be an information and trivia junkie. So, when it comes to learning something new, I’m kinda like a kitten and knowledge is […]

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Earthlike Planet Found Orbiting at Right Distance for Life

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By Ker Than for National Geographic News Kepler-22b is first planet confirmed “smack in the middle of the habitable zone.” A possible Earth twin has been confirmed orbiting a sunlike star 600 light-years away—and the new planet may be in just the right spot for supporting life, NASA announced Monday, Dec 5, 2011. Discovered by […]

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Top Spot for HP in New Guide to Greener Electronics

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We just released a new version of the Guide to Greener Electronics, which this time ranks 15 gadget and electronics companies on energy, greener products and sustainable operations. HP takes the lead at 5.9 out of a possible 10 points, followed by Dell, Nokia and Apple. HP is in top position because it scores strongly for […]

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When MurdochGate Met ClimateGate

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From Keith Olbermann I’m cross-posting this from our Current website because, well, because. And because the Murdoch Phone-Hacking Scandal may have just metastasized. The so-called “Climate-Gate” controversy – in which e-mails about Global Warming were stolen from researchers at Britain’s University of East Anglia in November, 2009 – now turns out to bear the stamp […]

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REX – Enter walking

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A few weeks ago we ran an article about an exoskeleton product to help paraplegics stand and walk.  Now, through the magic of our Facebook friend community we have found another, even more impressive, exoskeleton from Rex Bionics in New Zealand and launched in July of this year. Enter Rex, appropriately given a human name […]

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Looking for new chemicals – Do not try this at home!

by Valerie C Clark

Valerie Clark is on a mission to find unique chemicals in nature that can have life-saving potential for human beings. She needed to find a way to figure out which frogs and salamanders should go to the lab for analysis and which could be left in their natural environment. Valerie found a piece of equipment […]

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