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"Monsanto, along with other chemical corporations, has also been fighting to block mandatory state and federal labeling of genetically engineered foods for years. Their lawsuit is yet another example of the company’s continued commitment to denying consumers’ right to know"
The biotech giant would prefer it if people didn’t know that glyphosate, the main ingredient in its bestselling weedkiller Roundup, is a probable carcinogen.
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"For well meaning people who want to help the refugee crisis, or make your donations directly to an organization like UNICEF, write a check, or just write “for the drinks last night” in the note."
U.S. laws cause frustration for people trying to use payment apps to fundraise for humanitarian aid.
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This artist incorporates climate data into her pieces.
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"Until now, it was assumed that sea levels rose an average of 0.7 to 1.0 millimeters a year due to this "thermometer effect." According to the new calculations, however, the ocean's expansion contributed with about 1.4 millimeters a year—in other words, almost twice as much as previously assumed. "This height difference corresponds to roughly twice the volume from the melting ice sheets in Greenland," says Dr. Rietbroek."

To date, research on the effects of climate change has underestimated the contribution of seawater expansion to sea level rise due to warming of the oceans. A team of researchers at the University of Bonn has now investigated, using satellite data, that this effect was almost twice as large over the past twelve years than previously assumed. That may result in, for example, significantly increased risks of storm surges. The scientists are present...
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Interesting article looking at the procrastination and 'ignore it for now' reaction to having an overwhelming amount of too many choices. 
                                                                                                               "There’s another problem with choice: it can be more apparent than real – that is, a seeming increase in choice masks the fact that you’re paying more for the same stuff you had before."
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Interesting implications about microbial cloud privacy rights, and our microbiomes in general. 
Your microbiome extends into the air around you, in your own personal "microbial cloud."
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" 8,619 tenants officially received eviction notices from 2010 to 2015. Remember how the city has a population of about 900,000? Accounting for migration, that means that around 1% of the city was served eviction notices (remember, more than one person lives in most units)."
You hear about evictions and displacement all the time in San Francisco. In fact, it’s one of the most dominant international news stories about our foggy city: the real estate “explosion,”…
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"The consequences are dire, and expensive. Infected food workers cause about 70% of reported norovirus outbreaks from contaminated food, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Each year, norovirus costs about $2 billion in the United States for healthcare and lost productivity from foodborne illness, according to the agency."
Food workers are the source of about 70% of norovirus outbreaks from contaminated food.
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"Algae happen to be one of the most promising sources of biofuel we’ve got. If we could harvest deadly blooms and juice them for fuel, we’d be cleaning up the environment and our energy profile in one fell swoop."
How researchers want to turn one of our worst environmental problems into fuel for the future.
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"It is time to think creatively about how Greek debt and migration into Europe could be linked into a diplomatic package that helps to fix both problems"
Financial Times commentator Gideon Rachman suggests that Europe should offer the writing-off Greek debt in exchange for establishing refugee camps within the country
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A cool take on book sharing!
Nautilus, 2015, Katie Hudnall. Plywood, reclaimed wood, wood, fasteners & hardware, plexiglass, paint, ink, dye, lacquer, wax with two ink on paper drawings framed in wood by the artist. Nautilus, side view. Engaging new audiences and attracting people to libraries in 2015 can be tough, but so
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Can you imagine all the possibilities with this stuff?!?!?! So cool!!
A transparent sensor that is so stretchy it can be pulled to twice its original length and then bounce back perfectly has potential for use with prosthetic limbs, robotics, and touch-sensitive compute...
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  • University of California, Santa Cruz
    Literature
  • San Francisco State University
    Paralegal Certificate Program
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Foodie, adventurer, homebody, 9-to-5er
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Hello, I have ecliptic tastes and interests >.<  I'm into urban and wilderness adventures, curling up with a good story and a warm beverage, dancing, and expanding my horizons with all the wonders of the internet :p 
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