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Alien sea worms that ride the current discovered

Nov 18, 2011 by

Scientists have discovered what they say alien deep-sea worms which dump ballast sand and sediment from their guts and catch a ride on an ocean current… See it on Scoop.it, via Mindscape

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Super-Powerful X-Ray Beam Will Probe the Center of the Earth

Nov 18, 2011 by

It is much easier to get to Mars than to get deep inside this planet, so for all our knowledge about things like earthquakes and the magnetic field, Earth’s interior is actually very poorly understood. See it on Scoop.it, via Mindscape

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Eli Pariser: Beware online "filter bubbles"

Nov 18, 2011 by

http://www.ted.com As web companies strive to tailor their services (including news and search results) to our personal tastes, there’s a dangerous unintended consequence: We get trapped in a “filter bubble” and don’t get exposed to information that could challenge or broaden our worldview. Eli Pariser argues powerfully that this will ultimately prove to be bad for [...]

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Ex-MI5 chief: Rethink drug laws

Nov 18, 2011

The former head of MI5, Lady Manningham-Buller, calls for the government to consider decriminalising cannabis in a speech to a drugs conference. See it on Scoop.it, via Mindscape

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Archaeologists uncover Pictish seat of power in tiny Scottish village

Nov 18, 2011

An excavation has revealed a Pictish fortified settlement and unearthed significant artefacts suggesting a seat of major political power and influence… See it on Scoop.it, via Mindscape

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Jupiter moon ‘has shallow lakes’

Nov 17, 2011

Scientists find the best evidence yet for a giant lake beneath the surface of Jupiter’s moon. See it on Scoop.it, via Mindscape

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Murmuration

Nov 16, 2011

A chance encounter and shared moment with one of natures greatest and most fleeting phenomena. See it on Scoop.it, via Mindscape

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Mysterious White Lines in China Desert

Nov 16, 2011

White lines in Gobi desert, northwestern China. Google Maps Just what are those lines? And what are they doing in the middle of nowhere, out in the Gobi desert of northwestern China? If you’re into crop circles, Area 51 or UFOs, you’ll love these. See it on Scoop.it, via Mindscape

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Sarasota Chalk Festival 2011

Nov 16, 2011

The international “pavement art” event has gone on for years, dazzling local residents, but Sarasota, Fla. officials decided to clean the streets immediately after the festival was finished. See it on Scoop.it, via Mindscape

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Socotra Island – The Most Bizarre Place on Earth

Nov 16, 2011

Socotra is home to more than 800 species of plants, some 240 of which are endemic to the island, and there are certainly many more plant species that have yet to be discovered. The climate is harsh, hot and dry, and yet – the most amazing plant life thrives there. See it on Scoop.it, via [...]

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