Climate Change Skepticism Growing
The number of Americans who are worried about global warming—just 51 percent—has fallen to nearly the historic low reached in 1998, said a new Gallup poll released on Monday.\r\n
New public opinion data was gathered in Gallup's annual environmental poll: "In 2008, a year after former U.S. vice-president Al Gore and the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change won the Nobel Peace Prize, two-thirds of Americans were concerned about climate change. The rate of concern among Americans has fallen steadily since then to 60 percent in 2009 and 52 percent last year. The poll also found that for the first time since the late 1990s, a minority of Americans—49 percent—believe global warming has already begun to impact the planet, down sharply from more than six in 10 Americans three years ago."
The controversy around the Torah codes gets a new life.
- Mathematicians claim to see a predictive pattern in the ancient Torah texts.
- The code is revealed by a method found with special computer software.
- Some events described by reading the code took place after the code was written.
Be glad your name isn't attached to any of these bad ideas.
- Some inventions can be celebrated during their time, but are proven to be devastating in the long run.
- The inventions doesn't have to be physical. Complex mathematical creations that create money for Wall Street can do as much damage, in theory, as a gas that destroys the ozone layer.
- Inventors can even see their creations be used for purposes far different than they had intended.
Orangutans join humans and bees in a very exclusive club
- Orangutan mothers wait to sound a danger alarm to avoid tipping off predators to their location
- It took a couple of researchers crawling around the Sumatran jungle to discover the phenomenon
- This ability may come from a common ancestor
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