Posts Tagged 'USA'

SURYA Sunscreen Sculpture: A Creative Way to Deal with Unwanted Solar Glare

This awesome sunscreen looks like it would be at home in deep space, but it’s actually designed for the arts district in Dallas, Texas. The sculpture/sunscreen was commissioned by the police to protect us from brain scans by aliens (NOT!).

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Thousands of Mysterious Purple Spheres Discovered in the Desert

In Tucson, Arizona, locals have discovered a strange collection of purple spheres in the middle of the desert. It’s not yet certain what these spheres are, but analyses are being made to ascertain their exact nature.

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Dryland Farmers Work With Little Water

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A new generation of extremely efficient farmers sees irrigation as a non-viable alternative. These farmers use dryland farming, which has helped farmers to get through the drought and allow their crops to better handle low moisture conditions.

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Rising Temperatures & Persistent Drought Threaten to Create a Second Dust Bowl

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Rising temperatures, persistent drought, and depleted aquifers could set the stage for a second Dust Bowl, a period of drought and dust storms that affected the prairies in the USA and Canada during the 1930s.

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Ranchers in the USA Are Struggling to Adapt to Climate Change

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In Boulder, Colorado, local cattle have developed immunity against the poisonous larkspur flowers that grow amongst the more edible grasses, making decisions to sell cattle a tough one. A rancher culling a herd he can’t afford to feed faces a problem restocking once economics improve, the replacements may die if they binge on the larkspur.

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US Concerns about Biosecurity Could Hamper Collaborations in Viral Research

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U.S. Federal health agencies have started to tighten security surrounding the research on deadly pathogens. The move is to enhance public safety, but some fear that this might hamper research.

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American Online News Consumption Finally Surpasses Radio & Print

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Image Credit: Pew Research Center

The conclusion of Pew Research Center’s latest study is that a new generation of consumers is getting their news from online sources, and no longer relies on radio or print. Even television is increasingly vulnerable.

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