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FAQ: What's the Future of OpenOffice.Org?

FAQ: What's the Future of OpenOffice.Org? | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Oracle suddenly announced Wednesday it was submitting the codebase for OpenOffice.org to the Apache Software Foundation, ending speculation about the open-source productivity suite's fate following Oracle's recent announcement it would be transitioned...
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Eating dirt can be good for the belly, researchers find

Most of us never considered eating the mud pies we made as kids, but for many people all over the world, dining on dirt is nothing out of the ordinary.
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Retina holds the key to better vision in deaf people

Retina holds the key to better vision in deaf people | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
People who are deaf benefit from better vision due to the fact their retinas develop differently, researchers in the UK have shown.
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Keeping warm: Coordinated movements in a penguin huddle

Keeping warm: Coordinated movements in a penguin huddle | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
To survive temperatures below -50 ° C and gale-force winds above 180 km/h during the Antarctic winter, Emperor penguins form tightly packed huddles and, as has recently been discovered -- the penguins actually coordinate their movements to give all members of the huddle a chance to warm up.
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Waste-To-Fuel Startup Enerkem Raises $60M From Valero, Investors

Waste-To-Fuel Startup Enerkem Raises $60M From Valero, Investors | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Waste to fuel startup Enerkem already had trash king Waste Management on its side -- now Enerkem has scored backing from oil refiner giant Valero.
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Project Icarus: The Gas Mines of Uranus : Discovery News

Project Icarus: The Gas Mines of Uranus : Discovery News | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Guest contributor Adam Crowl looks at the fuel required for an interstellar trip and finds a gas giant with huge mining potential.
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A Rare Eclipse of the Midnight Sun - NASA Science

A Rare Eclipse of the Midnight Sun - NASA Science | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
A solar eclipse in the middle of the night? Yes, it can happen. Sky watchers in the Arctic will witness such an event on June 1st when the Moon partially eclipses the midnight sun.
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Carbon emissions hit record: energy agency - Technology & Science - CBC News

Carbon emissions hit record: energy agency - Technology & Science - CBC News | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Carbon dioxide emissions related to energy consumption reached a record high in 2010, according to estimates by the International Energy Agency.
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Climate played big role in Vikings' disappearance from Greenland

Climate played big role in Vikings' disappearance from Greenland | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
The end of the Norse settlements on Greenland likely will remain shrouded in mystery. While there is scant written evidence of the colony's demise in the 14th and early 15th centuries, archaeological remains can fill some of the blanks, but not all.
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Moscow to build new metro lines in the air

Moscow to build new metro lines in the air | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
A group of specialists from the Moscow State Automobile and Road Technical University have developed a project of a new type of transport - the air metro.
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ASCO: Experimental vaccine made from frozen immune cells shows promise for prostate cancer patients

Metastatic prostate cancer patients who received an investigational vaccine made from their own frozen immune cells lived 10 months longer than those not treated with it, according to data being presented by researchers from the Kimmel Cancer...
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Special Report: An end to AIDS?

Special Report: An end to AIDS? | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
For his doctors, Timothy Ray Brown was a shot in the dark. An HIV-positive American who was cured by a unique type of bone marrow transplant, the man known as "the Berlin patient" has become an icon of what scientists hope could be the next phase of the AIDS pandemic: its end.
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Early women had to go forth and multiply, while men stayed home - Science, News - The Independent

Early women had to go forth and multiply, while men stayed home - Science, News - The Independent | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
The fossilised teeth of early human ancestors who lived two million years ago in southern Africa have provided a remarkable insight into their social organisation, which appears to have resulted in the females moving away from their childhood homes...
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Why childhood obesity? It's so much more than what kids eat

Why childhood obesity? It's so much more than what kids eat | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Scientists from a variety of disciplines have teamed up to examine the factors that contribute to childhood obesity. Why? Because individual researchers have found that the problem is too complicated for any of them to tackle alone.
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Acid oceans turn 'Nemo' fish deaf

Acid oceans turn 'Nemo' fish deaf | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Baby clownfish, the coral reef dwellers feted in the movie Finding Nemo, appear to lose some of their hearing capacity in water more acidic than normal.
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Study Finds Risk for Babies Born Just Weeks Early

Study Finds Risk for Babies Born Just Weeks Early | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Children born in the 37th or 38th week of pregnancy have a higher risk of dying before their first birthdays than those born after 39 weeks of gestation.
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Woman can literally feel the noise

Woman can literally feel the noise | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
A case of a 36-year-old woman who began to literally 'feel' noise about a year and a half after suffering a stroke sparked a new research project by neuroscientist Tony Ro from the City College of New York and the Graduate...
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30 Years In, We Are Still Learning From AIDS

30 Years In, We Are Still Learning From AIDS | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
In the decades since the disease emerged, the fight against it has shaped research, medical treatment and the public sphere, and highlighted the challenges that remain.
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