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Aesthetics and the Art of Audio Field Recording

'What is the artistic element of so seemingly ‘passive’ an activity as pointing a mic and pushing the record button?' Steven Miller teaches us how to record, and how to listen....

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Daring to Have Dreams

All too many individuals had their dreams kicked out of them at an early age. We must come back to fantasy to keep a grip on reality....

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Puke-Perfumed Lampreys Looking for Love

Sea lampreys and silver lampreys were drawn upstream by the smell of bile salts. Only the sea lampreys, though, swam in looking for love...

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Animals Feel the Rhythm of the Ocean

Animals living in marine environments keep to their schedules with the aid of multiple independent—and, in at least some cases, interacting—internal clocks....

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Fracking: The Battle for Balcombe

Balcombe has become the front line in the battle against not simply fracking – but our right to have a say in the big decisions that shape our world...

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Ecocide and the Soul of a Nation

Estrangement from nature is estrangement from the landscape of the soul. ...

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Hot Sex for Lampreys

Some like it hot: The role of heat in sea lampreys' sex lives... cold lover's with hot hot mouths....

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Bosky Man Visits Scarfolk

I became convinced that the village had a darker secret. I was quite certain that it had its very own coven of witches....

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Robot Arse Teaches Students Crap

Former UC Riverside student builds replica human colon (Robot Arse) and feeds it three times per day....

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Fortune’s Fools

When questioned by the youth of future generations about how you responded when the earth was burning, will you reply that you went to the mall staring at a glowing electronic box, engaged in...

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Evidence of Mars Water

Mars Water? Rocks analyzed by NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover team provide solid evidence that Mars had rivers or streams ...

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Pulsating Coral

Scientists resolve the age old mystery of pulsating coral video...

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Fat worms confirm biofuel experiment

Fat worms confirm that researchers from Michigan State University have successfully engineered a (biofuel) plant with oily leaves...

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Snow Globe: Climate Change Shake Up

A new climate change model predicts an increase in snowfall for the Earth's polar regions and highest altitudes, but an overall drop in snowfall for the globe, as carbon dioxide levels rise over the...

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“Cities can cut greenhouse emissions by 70%”

Cities around the world can significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by implementing aggressive but practical policy changes....

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Global warming less extreme than feared?

Global warming less extreme than feared? Internationally renowned climate researcher Caroline Leck of Stockholm University has evaluated the Norwegian project and is enthusiastic....

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James Cameron new eco-film revealed

Trees and the insects that eat them wage constant war. Insects burrow and munch; trees deploy lethal and disruptive defenses in the form of chemicals....

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Oh, Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree

The needles of the plant Pseudotsuga menziesii, commonly known as the Douglas fir could be used to sterilize nano devices destined for medical applications....

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How cold will a winter be in 2 years?

How well are the most important climate models able to predict the weather conditions for the coming year or even the next decade?...

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A Financial Cliff, a War on Christmas, and Other Dim Tidings

The conversation, between humankind and catastrophic natural phenomenon, tends to be a bit one-sided....

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Plant growth in zero-gravity

It is well known that plant growth patterns are influenced by a variety of stimuli, gravity being one amongst many. What happens to plant growth when you remove gravity?...

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Synthetic fuel could eliminate US need for crude oil

The United States could eliminate the need for crude oil by using a combination of coal, natural gas and non-food crops to make synthetic fuel, a team of Princeton researchers has found....

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Of Grief and Hope

Climate chaos. Dying oceans. The degradation of U.S. corporate/militarist empire and the concomitant collapse of the global, neoliberal order. Our child will be born into a world where there will be...

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The Tribes of Britain

To be an activist is to suffer defeat after defeat after defeat. Without spirituality to recharge and revive us the danger is we fall into bitterness or despair or worse, self-righteousness. ...

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Foreign Invaders Cost Taxpayer £1.7bn

An acceptable price to pay?...

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The Island President: [DVD]

The Maldives are known to the rest of the world as an idyllic holiday spot, whereas the everyday reality is growing deadly, and director Jon Shenk does a wonderful job of capturing the islands'...

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Poo Power – Energy from Excrement

Energy from excrement: Scientists have invented a new toilet system that will turn human waste into electricity...

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Air pollution can trigger heart attacks

Air pollution triggers around the same amount of heart attacks as individual risk factors such as physical exertion, alcohol, and coffee....

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Climate Change Trial Collapses as Undercover Officer Testifies

The trial against six climate change protesters collapsed today when a former undercover officer who had been with the group for a number of years testified for their defense....

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