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December 20, 2014 at 12:28AM

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The Other 364 Days of the Year: The Real Lives of Wild Reindeer

Caribou, North America’s wild reindeer, have lives apart from their famous role on Christmas Eve.

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Science Interpretation on a GRAND SCALE

Virtually all people everywhere enjoy the innovations of science but often without any appreciation of what it took to develop that innovation. We rely on and love our technology, but many people don’t seem to understand that the same scientists who bring us technology are the same ones who are telling us about the effects of humankind on global climate change. 551 more words

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2.6 Mag Earthquake Rattles Irving Wednesday Afternoon

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IRVING, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Another earthquake was detected in the Irving, Texas area Wednesday afternoon.

According to the USGS, the 2.6 magnitude earthquake happened at 4:19 pm and was located between the area of Hwy 114 and Spur 482 at a depth of 5km. 118 more words

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California Gets Federal Funding for Earthquake Early-Warning System

California has received congressional funding to begin rolling out an earthquake early-warning system next year, capping nearly a decade of planning, setbacks and technological breakthroughs, officials said Sunday. 171 more words

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2.6-Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Irving

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IRVING (CBSDFW.COM) – The U.S Geological Survey has confirmed another earthquake, this one measuring 2.6, happened in Irving late Thursday night. 163 more words

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Strong 6.6 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Panama Early Monday, No Tsunami Threat

(CBS SF) — A strong earthquake measuring a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 struck just offshore of Punta De Burica, Panama early Monday morning.

Strong shaking was felt across a 50-mile wide region of coastline, but the impact on large populated cities is initial expected to be relatively minor based on computer modeling. 217 more words

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