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August 2009 - Posts

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are worried that the H1N1 virus or swine flu may be responsible for anywhere from 30,000 to 90,000 deaths this winter. Estimates from the World Health Organization include projections of 1 in 3 Read More...
Posted on August 25,2009

 The all-white humpback whale named Migaloo was spotted after a two year abscence off the coast of Australia. A fan favorite among whale watchers and scientists, many consider Migaloo to be the only albino humpback whale in the world, which has earned Read More...
Posted on August 20,2009

Animal rights organization PETA has stirred up controversy again with their new Save the Whales billboard, which targets fat women and promotes vegetarianism. The illustration on the billboard depicts an overweight bikini-clad woman at the beach with the Read More...
Posted on August 19,2009

NOAA - the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (also responsible for the recent NOAA Hurricane forecast of reduced hurricanes this year) declared that this past July broke previous records for the warmest global ocean surface temperature.  Read More...
Posted on August 17,2009

Must-see award-winning documentary The Cove stirs up dark waters around dolphin capture and slaughter. Action-packed dolphin doc The Cove follows activists as they attempt to infiltrate a highly guarded cove in Taji, Japan where more than 20,000 dolphins Read More...
Posted on August 13,2009

Stargazers will be in for a treat Tuesday night when the annual Perseid meteor shower occurs. Unlike the July 2009 solar eclipse, this meteor shower will be visible from anywhere in the world; with the possibility of seeing up to 80 meteors per hour Read More...
Posted on August 10,2009

Scientists have created a mutant strain of corn that can signal when it's under attack according to a new study. This feat has been achieved by augmenting natural defenses that are already present in the corn to emit a sort of 'distress call' when beetle Read More...
Posted on August 6,2009

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is finally getting some attention from the scientific community. We talked about the island of trash in a previous post, outlining its massive size (twice the size of Texas by some estimates) and its unknown origins. Read More...
Posted on August 4,2009

The much-heralded "Cash for Clunkers" or CARS program might be out of money just a week after its launch, but a similar program targeting old refrigerators is steadily growing. According to Sam Sirkin, program development manager for refrigerator and Read More...
Posted on August 4,2009
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