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EU Announces That All Scientific Articles Should Be Freely Accessible by 2020
In what has been called a "life changing decision," the European Union's ministers of Science, Innovation, Trade, and Industry have decided to give individuals free access to science papers by 2020.
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As it should be.
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The Colorado River is a Blue Ribbon in the Desert When Seen From the ISS
Tim Peake snapped an amazing picture of the Grand Canyon earlier today as the International Space Station passed overhead. The Colorado River is a blue ribbon in the middle of a desert.
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A new community planned for Amsterdam will provide all of its own food and energy, without negatively impacting the environment.
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How to Spot Bullshit: A Primer by Princeton Philosopher Harry Frankfurt
We live in an age of truthiness. Comedian Stephen Colbert coined the word to describe the Bush administration’s tendency to fudge the facts in its favor.
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See Mars at its closest for over a decade and Saturn at opposition
At 10:29pm BST (21:29 UT) on Monday, 30 May 2016, Earth and Mars will be 46777480 miles (75281050 kilometres) apart — the closest that the pair have been since 30 October 2005. On 30 May, Mars rises an hour before sunset as seen from the centre of the British Isles, and by 11pm will be visible ...
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And Northern Europe with 3 days of storms. :(
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Starwatch: The June night sky
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Bristol Old Vic, the oldest continuously working theatre in the English speaking world, marks 250th anniversary
Bristol Old Vic theatre, the oldest continuously working theatre in Britain, marks its 250th anniversary.
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Is Switzerland about to introduce a universal basic income?
A referendum on 5 June, triggered by a 100,000-strong petition, will determine whether the country transforms its welfare state with a monthly no-obligations cash handout available to all.
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Discover the Joy and Meaning of Life through Science by Planting a Tree
Plants are such a familiar part of our landscape that we easily take them for granted. And our proclivity for ascribing human characteristics to non-human things — a helpful way to understand the world — often has us comparing the similarities between plants and animals. Both need water oxygen, and nutrients to grow, for example, and a host of loose metaphors are found: plants are said to be able to see, feel pain, and even speak to one another. ...
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Galaxy Evolution Tracking Animation. The 100-million light-year simulation starts about 20 million years after the Big Bang and runs until the present
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Is there a more urgent problem in the world today than war? And when I say “war” in this post, I mean also militarism, the culture of war, the armies, arms, industries, policies, plans, propaganda, prejudices, rationalizations that make lethal group conflict not only possible but also likely.
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probably not possible in our lifetime, too many fortunes and hierarchies depend on it. It will take many generations and better education to change people. 
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Major Tim Peake answers schoolchildren’s questions from space
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