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Oldest known stone tools found in Kenya

Originally Published by EarthSky

Scientists in northwestern Kenya have found stone tools dating back 3.3 million years. They are now the oldest stone tools yet discovered. Their makers may or may not have been some sort of human ancestor. They may challenge the notion that our own most direct ancestors were the first to bang two rocks together to create a new technology.

Obama just unveiled a big new plan to save the honeybees

Originally Published by The Vox

Pacific ‘blob’ is changing weather patterns

Originally Published by EarthSky

A pup lies with older sea lions at the Coast Guard Pier in Monterey, California March 17, 2015. Animal rescue centers in California are being inundated with stranded, starving sea lion pups, raising the possibility that the facilities could soon be overwhelmed, the federal agency coordinating the rescue said. Photo credit: Reuters/Michael Fiala

Learning to See the Forest for the Trees: Using a Health Index to Communicate Change

Smuggler Mountain in the fall. Image Credit: AGCI

Mitigating effects of xenon emissions

Originally Published by EurekAlert! – Earth Science

The world’s experts in nuclear explosion monitoring teamed up with pharmaceutical producers from across the globe in Brussels, Belgium, from 12 to 14 May 2015, to address a growing challenge to nuclear test monitoring.

Do nano-sunscreens harm sea life?

Originally Published by EarthSky

Image via CNTraveler.com

Call For Papers: Water For Agriculture

2015 Quarterly Theme, Issue 3

 Keith Weller

US Long Grain Rice. Image Credit: Keith Weller

‘Warm-blooded fish’ traps own heat

Originally Published by BBC News – Science & Environment

The deep-water opah becomes the first fish known to regulate its own temperature, using heat from its flapping fins to warm its heart and brain.

The Birth of the Weather Forecast

Originally Published by BBC News – Magazine

The man who invented the weather forecast in the 1860s faced scepticism and even mockery. But science was on his side, writes Peter Moore.
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