Loss of Large Predators Has Caused Widespread Disruption of Ecosystems

Loss of Large Predators Has Caused Widespread Disruption of Ecosystems

The decline of large predators and other “apex consumers” at the top of the food chain has disrupted ecosystems all over the planet, according to a review of recent findings conducted by an international team of scientists and published in the July 15 issue of Science. The study looked at research on a wide range of terrestrial, freshwater, More...

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Minnesota Shutdown Sees Light At The End Of The Tunnel
By lik@admin On Friday, July 15th, 2011
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Minnesota Shutdown Sees Light At The End Of The Tunnel

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and top Republicans struck a deal Thursday to end a budget impasse that prompted the state government to shut down, with the Democratic governor giving up on raising taxes. The agreement More...

Ted Strickland: Dems' Concessions On Debt Debate Are 'Very Troubling'
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Ted Strickland: Dems’ Concessions On Debt Debate Are ‘Very Troubling’

WASHINGTON — A resolution to raise the nation’s debt ceiling may remain far off. But the long-term framing of the debate over spending and debt is becoming slightly clearer, and it’s causing philosophical More...

Obama Publicly Backs Means-Testing Medicare
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Obama Publicly Backs Means-Testing Medicare

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama formally acknowledged on Friday that he would support a plan to means-test Medicare as a part of a deal to raise the nation’s debt ceiling. “I have said that means-testing More...

By lik@admin On Friday, July 15th, 2011
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Goldman Sachs Took Biggest Loan During Fed’s Emergency Program

WASHINGTON – Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers, and European banks RBS and UBS were the biggest beneficiaries of very short-term Federal Reserve loans extended at the height of the financial crisis, according More...

What Activates a Supermassive Black Hole
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What Activates a Supermassive Black Hole? Even in the Jam-Packed Early Universe

A new study combining data from the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope and the European Space Agency’s XMM-Newton X-ray space observatory has turned up a surprise. Most of the huge More...

Roger Federer's Switzerland face a long trip to Australia in September's Davis Cup play-offs
By lik@admin On Friday, July 15th, 2011
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Roger Federer’s Switzerland face a long trip to Australia in September’s Davis Cup play-offs.

The Swiss must win the tie to return to the World Group – the top tier of the competition – in 2012. Federer played in last weekend’s Swiss win over Portugal, but given the next tie comes just More...

Swarms of Locusts Use Social Networking to Communicate
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Swarms of Locusts Use Social Networking to Communicate

Social studies of Facebook and Twitter have been adapted to gain a greater understanding of the swarming behaviour of locusts. The enormous success of social networking sites has vividly illustrated the importance More...

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Shaq: Heat will be back, LeBron hate was fair

Shaquille O’Neal guarantees that the Miami Heat will return to the NBA Finals and says the harsh treatment of LeBron James was fair. Posted by Ben Golliver. The last time the Miami Heat won a title, Shaquille More...

Marco Simoncelli topped the times in the second practice German Grand Prix.
By lik@admin On Friday, July 15th, 2011
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Marco Simoncelli topped the times in the second practice German Grand Prix.

The Honda Gresini rider posted a best time of one minute 22.225 seconds, over half a second quicker than his time in the opening practice session, in which the Italian also went quickest. The second session was More...