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  • China’s PandaX Project Looks For Dark Matter In the Heart of a Marble Mountain
    By on January 31, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments


    the_newsbeagle writes “Chinese engineers love their superlatives: Biggest dam, fastest train, etc etc. Now they’ve constructed the deepest underground dark matter detector beneath a mountain in Sichuan province. Such dark matter seekers have to be buried deep to shield them from cosmic rays, because that radiation would be picked up by the detector and could be confused for radiation generated by dark matter. Other dark matter detectors are similarly (more…)

  • VIDEO: Deadline Day’s expected deals
    By on January 31, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Manchester City close in on Porto duo Eliaquim Mangala and Fernando in a deal worth £35 million and other expected Transfer Deadline Day deals.

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  • VIDEO: Ashes win extra special – Edwards
    By on January 31, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    England captain Charlotte Edwards says winning the Women’s Ashes in Australia is “extra special” after her side clinched the multi-format series.

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  • Atlanta Gambled With Winter Storm and Lost
    By on January 30, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Hugh Pickens DOT Com writes “Kim Severson reports at the NYT that by keeping schools and government offices open, and by not requiring tractor-trailers to use chains or stay out of the city’s core, metropolitan Atlanta gambled and lost. “We don’t want to be accused of crying wolf,” said Gov. Nathan Deal, who pointed out that the storm had been forecast to just brush the south side of the city. If the city had been closed and the storm had been as (more…)

  • VIDEO: Hirscher in shock slalom slip-up
    By on January 25, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Home favourite Marcel Hirscher straddles a gate in the Kitzbuhel slalom, handing victory to Germany’s Felix Neureuther.

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  • RNC Calls For Halt To Unconstitutional Surveillance
    By on January 25, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Bob9113 writes “According to an article on Ars Technica, the Republican National Committee (RNC) has passed a resolution that “encourages Republican lawmakers to immediately take action to halt current unconstitutional surveillance programs and provide a full public accounting of the NSA’s data collection programs.” The resolution, according to Time, was approved by an overwhelming majority voice vote at the Republican National Committee’s Winter (more…)

  • ‘Hughton out’ sign boosts Norwich
    By on January 20, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Norwich’s Ryan Bennett says a banner wanting boss Chris Hughton to be sacked spurred on the players to beat Hull.

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  • Global-Warming Skepticism Hits 6-Year High
    By on January 20, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Hugh Pickens DOT Com writes “Chris Mooney writes at Mother Jones that a new study, from the Yale and George Mason University research teams on climate change communication, shows a 7-percentage-point increase in the proportion of Americans who say they do not believe that global warming is happening. And that’s just since the spring of 2013. The number of deniers is now 23 percent; back at the start of last year, it was 16 percent (PDF). The obvious (more…)

  • Phil Zimmerman Launching Secure “Blackphone”
    By on January 16, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    judgecorp writes “Famed cryptography activist Phil Zimmerman is set to launch Blackphone, a privacy-oriented phone which allows secure calls and messages. The phone is a joint venture between Zimmerman’s Silent Circle communications provider and Geeksphone, the creator of the first Firefox phone, and will run PrivatOS, a secure version of Android. Zimmerman says the venture will be taking orders for the devices from February 24, after it is unveiled (more…)

  • Fenlon was my worst boss – O’Connor
    By on January 15, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Former Hibernian striker Garry O’Connor describes Pat Fenlon as the worst manager he ever worked under.

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