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Elysium and Futuristic Films About Vanquishing the 1%

Elysium and Futuristic Films About Vanquishing the 1%

     In the recently released film, Elysium, the wealthy live in Newport, Rhode Island mansions on a luxurious satellite called Elysium, while the benighted population of Earth must survive in a global barrio run by street gangs.  These films reflect the feeling of the populace toward 1% in their gated communities, but they also […]

Ancient Protein Linked to Ancestors of All Life

Ancient Protein Linked to Ancestors of All Life

      Proteins resurrected from reconstructions of prototypic forms may have existed in single-celled organisms that are the progenitors of all life. The results of a study of one such protein were reported by Spanish and US scientists in the journal Structure. Through computer analysis, gene sequences in a protein called thioredoxin, sampled from […]

Apple Conspiracy Conviction Awaits Trial for Damages

Apple Conspiracy Conviction Awaits Trial for Damages

Apple conspired with other major publishers to control prices so as to undermine Amazon.com. That was the position of the Justice Department in U.S. v. Apple Inc., a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in April of 2012.  The allegations were that Apple joined with other five […]

Meteor Shower Show Owes Splendor to Victories against Light Pollution

Meteor Shower Show Owes Splendor to Victories against Light Pollution

   In Galloway Forest Park, resting among the regions of East Ayrshire, Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland, one can enjoy the Perseid meteor shower crossing the sky in an annual ceremony that extends from the end of July to the middle of August and peaks between the 10th and 12th of August.  Up to 100 […]

Deaths of Dolphins Elude Diagnosis

Deaths of Dolphins Elude Diagnosis

Bottlenose dolphins are dying and being washed ashore in the waters along the east coast, from New York to Virginia.  Federal wildlife officials say that a rapidly spreading infection could be attacking dolphin populations. But a specific diagnosis cannot be made for now. In July, 89 dolphins were beached in three states, seven times the […]

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