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Save Science Funding. Tell the US Senate not to slash Earth & Space science funding in 2016

The U.S. House has set its federal science funding levels for NOAA, NASA, and NSF, and some critical Earth and space science programs will be negatively impacted if the budget numbers do not change.

No funding for NOAA's next generation of polar-orbiting wetaher satellites.
A 5% budget cut to NOAA overall.
Cuts to NASA Earth science program.
Funding for NSF at 4% below the President's request for FY2016.

You have another chance to show how critical Earth and space science research is.

Please follow the link below to send a message to your legislators and let them know how important funding Earth & Space science is to you.

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In case you missed it: "Because of stigma, discrimination, and other issues that are barriers to accessing traditional mental health services, too many people face depression, stress, and anxiety alone."
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"I'm back... again." - Michael Jordan
Reports have been circulating all morning about the possible return of Michael Jordan to the NBA after more than a decade since his retirement from the Washington Wizards in 2003. We can now CONFIRM that MJ has been activated to the Charlotte Hornets roster; effective immediately.

Jordan had this to say at an impromptu press conference at the Hornets' practice facility:

"After more than a decade away from the game, I'm electing to end my retirement and resume my career as an NBA player."

When asked why he had arrived at this decision, especially so late in the season, Jordan said:

"I may be 52 years old, but I'm confident I can play against anyone, anywhere, at any time. And there's no way I'm going to just stand by while Kobe sits above me on the all-time scorers list."

With only a few games left in the season and hope for a playoff run dwindling, Jordan pledged to use these next few weeks to springboard towards a grander return next season where he guaranteed a championship run for Charlotte.

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Astronaut Terry Virts captured this photo from the International Space Station flying over Boston, where Leonard Nimoy was born.

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"When I looked at it, I was disturbed by it," says Russ Hicks, who teaches at the police academy in Washington state.

Standing near a gym where the recruits practice hand-to-hand combat, he says his students have asked him what he thinks of the video.

"The person who was actually in control of that situation was the suspect," he says. "The officer has to be able to control."

Hicks is actually a big believer in finding ways to avoid using deadly force, but he calls Kidder's failure to shoot "irresponsible."
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What does copyright have to do with car repair? As ridiculous as it sounds, sections of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act could actually prevent car owners from looking under the hood—or even protecting themselves from vulnerabilities and malware. But there's something you can do.
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The eight-year-old was diagnosed with bone cancer and has just weeks to live - but she's making every moment count with a bucket list of must-do activities.
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Randy Olson uses machine learning to find the optimal road trip across the U.S.
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The Supreme Court's disastrous Citizens United decision opened the door for Republicans to rig our elections. That's why we're fighting to end Citizens United once and for all. Paid for by End Citizens United. Privacy Policy.
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Today in History

On this day in 1954, a group of children from Arsenal Elementary School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, receive the first injections of the new polio vaccine developed by Dr. Jonas Salk.

Though not as devastating as the plague or influenza, poliomyelitis was a highly contagious disease that emerged in terrifying outbreaks and seemed impossible to stop. Attacking the nerve cells and sometimes the central nervous system, polio caused muscle deterioration, paralysis and even death. Even as medicine vastly improved in the first half of the 20th century in the Western world, polio still struck, affecting mostly children but sometimes adults as well. The most famous victim of a 1921 outbreak in America was future President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, then a young politician. The disease spread quickly, leaving his legs permanently paralyzed.

In the late 1940s, the March of Dimes, a grassroots organization founded with President Roosevelt's help to find a way to defend against polio, enlisted Dr. Jonas Salk, head of the Virus Research Lab at the University of Pittsburgh. Salk found that polio had as many as 125 strains of three basic types, and that an effective vaccine needed to combat all three. By growing samples of the polio virus and then deactivating, or "killing" them by adding a chemical called formalin, Salk developed his vaccine, which was able to immunize without infecting the patient.

After mass inoculations began in 1954, everyone marveled at the high success rate--some 60-70 percent--until the vaccine caused a sudden outbreak of some 200 cases. After it was determined that the cases were all caused by one faulty batch of the vaccine, production standards were improved, and by August 1955 some 4 million shots had been given. Cases of polio in the U.S. dropped from 14,647 in 1955 to 5,894 in 1956, and by 1959 some 90 other countries were using Salk's vaccine.   

A later version of the polio vaccine, developed by Albert Sabin, used a weakened form of the live virus and was swallowed instead of injected. It was licensed in 1962 and soon became more popular than Salk's vaccine, as it was cheaper to make and easier for people to take. There is still no cure for polio once it has been contracted, but the use of vaccines has virtually eliminated polio in the United States. Globally, there are now around 250,000 cases each year, mostly in developing countries. The World Health Organization has set a goal of eradicating polio from the entire world by 2010.

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