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The Rim fire spread deeper into Yosemite National Park on Tuesday with flames racing unimpeded to the east even as firefighters shored up defenses for communities on the western edges of the blaze. …read more Source: EurekAlert

Four alcohol brands — Patron tequila, Hennessy cognac, Grey Goose vodka, and Jack Daniel’s whiskey — accounted for more than half of alcohol brand mentions in the songs that mentioned alcohol use in Billboard’s most popular song lists in 2009, 2010 and 2011, according to …

A newly released report by the Council of Canadian Academies entitled, The State of Industrial IR&D in Canada, provides a thorough analysis of Canada’s R&D strengths in industry and how these strengths are distributed regionally. This authoritative, evidence-based assessment has identified four sectors of R&D …

In the latest advance in efforts to find an inexpensive way to make hydrogen from ordinary water — one of the keys to the much-discussed “hydrogen economy” — scientists are reporting that powder from high-grade charcoal and other forms of carbon can free hydrogen from …

MOND, a modified law of gravity, correctly predicted in advance of observations the velocity dispersion — the average speed of stars within a galaxy relative to each other — in 10 dwarf satellite galaxies of the Milky Way’s giant neighbor Andromeda. MOND also detected subtle …

A team led by astronomers in Brazil has used ESO’s Very Large Telescope to study the oldest solar twin known to date. Located 250 light-years away, the star HIP 102152 is more like the Sun than any other solar twin — except that it is …

Leveraging the amazing natural properties of the Morpho butterfly’s wings, scientists have developed a nanobiocomposite material that shows promise for wearable electronic devices, highly sensitive light sensors and sustainable batteries. A report on the new hybrid material appears in the journal ACS Nano. …read more …

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