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Dark matter might matter

dark matter

Dark matter might matter indeed.  According to a new analysis detailed in research papers published in Physical Review D and ArXiv, the steady stream of gamma rays that has been picked up for the past six years by the Fermi ...

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US $5.15 BILLION ENVIRONMENTAL SETTLEMENT for radioactive waste left behind by the region’s abandoned uranium mines to 22 states and the Navajo Nation

FILE - In this May 7, 1953, file photo, Navajo miners work at the Kerr McGee uranium mine at Cove, Ariz., on the Navajo reservation in Arizona. Kerr-McGee left abandoned uranium mine sites, including contaminated waste rock piles, in the Lukachukai mountains of Arizona and in the Ambrosia Lake area of New Mexico. The Lukachukai mountains are located immediately west of Cove, Ariz., and are a culturally significant part of the Navajo Nation. This site is among thousands that are part of the $5.15 billion settlement with Anadarko Petroleum Corp. with approximate amount of funding for cleanup efforts and details about the sites, in information provided by the Justice Department. (AP Photo)

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government on Thursday reached a $5.15 billion environmental settlement with Anadarko Petroleum Corp., the largest ever for environmental contamination, to settle claims related to the cleanup of thousands of sites tainted with hazardous chemicals ...

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Mars and Earth get close April 14

mars and earth

Mars and Earth are getting closer even as you read this.  As April opens, the distance between the two planets is lessening by approximately 300 kilometers a minute.  This convergence will end on April 14 when the distance between Mars ...

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2 reasons to not pee in the pool

pee in the pool

There are now two reasons not to pee in the pool.  Yes, it’s often common comic fodder in poolside comedies such as Grown Ups and even Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps once told the press that he has done it.  Phelps, ...

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NSA infiltrates RSA with 2 spy tools


This past fall a special encryption tool distributed through the successful security company RSA was pulled due to specific concerns that it could easily be decoded by the NSA (U.S. National Security Agency), which made it.  Yesterday a team of ...

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