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Wastewater from oil and gas operations—including fracking for shale gas—at a West Virginia site altered microbes downstream. Findings point to the need to understand the impacts on microbial ecosystems from accidental releases or improper treatment of fracking-related wastewater.


Wastewater from oil and gas operations—including fracking for shale gas—at a West Virginia site altered microbes downstream. Findings point to the need to understand the impacts on microbial ecosystems from accidental releases or improper treatment of fracking-related wastewater.
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Virus found to cause obesity.

Virus 8036 has been discovered to cause obesity in humans. Often accompanied with symptoms of the common cold, the virus can trigger fat cells to multiply. 12 more words

The Sky Dweller

There to the logic of looking up high
The big eye, looking down from above

To the sea of emotion below
Reigning in on itself, a control out, with focus… 91 more words

Metaphysics

Catfish: Cats or Fish?

It is widely known that cats have a strong dislike for water. When you throw water at them they run. I conduct an empirical study of this hypothesis using a glass of water, and my cat. 282 more words

Culture

Still a Cool Time to be Human

Last summer, I shared some news about the discovery of more than a thousand exoplanets. That was exciting because, with one announcement, astronomers doubled the number of known exoplanets. 430 more words

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Fukushima – Forgotten News - What a Nightmare.

Title Image:Fact Monster

When Japan was struck so mightily by the powers of nature back in March 2011, the first concerns were, of course, for the safety of the Japanese people.

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Amazon Alexa surpasses 10,000 skills

In the midst of rapid growth, Alexa team says News & Gaming skills are the most popular categories.

Please visit Marketing Land for the full article.