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The Sun has cooled, so why are the deep oceans warming?

The Sun Has Cooled, So Why Are The Deep Oceans Warming? (via Skeptical Science) Posted on 28 October 2013 by Rob Painting Key Points: In keeping with scientific expectations, the ongoing emission of greenhouse gases from human industrial activity is causing the Earth to build up heat – a process…

Meteor that exploded over Russia may have skimmed the Sun

The meteor that injured over 1,500 people when it exploded and showered debris over Russia in February may have had a close shave with the Sun earlier, researchers said Tuesday. A study of its composition showed the space rock had undergone “intensive melting” before entering Earth’s atmosphere and streaking over…

Extremophile microbes to inherit the Earth in two billion years

Two billion years from now, an ever-hotter Sun will have cooked the Earth, leaving microbes confined to pockets of water in mountains or caves as the last survivors, a study said Monday. The bleak scenario is proposed by astrobiologist Jack O’Malley-James of the University of St. Andrews, Edinburgh. As the…

Shipwreck may contain near-mythical Viking navigation aid

An oblong crystal found in the wreck of a 16th-century English warship is a sunstone, a near-mythical navigational aid said to have been used by Viking mariners, researchers said on Wednesday. The stone is made of Iceland spar, a transparent, naturally-occurring calcite crystal that polarises light and can get a…

Murdoch eyes two million sales for Sun on Sunday

Rupert Murdoch said he wanted his new Sun on Sunday tabloid to sell well over two million copies as the paper intended to replace the scandal-hit News of the World was about to roll off the presses. The benchmark would make the new edition comfortably the most-read weekly newspaper in Britain, topping the 1.9 million…

LulzSec claims to have obtained trove of News Corp. emails

Online hacking group LulzSec said Monday night it had obtained a large cache of emails from the servers of News International, the News Corp. subsidiary which oversees global media baron Rupert Murdoch’s British newspapers. Along with the emails, LulzSec said it had unearthed the email logins and passwords for News…

LulzSec hacks The Sun, publishes fake story about Murdoch’s death

The infamous hacker group LulzSec made a comeback on Monday by hacking the website of the British tabloid The Sun, owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, and redirecting the frontpage to a fake story about Murdoch being found dead. The story read: “Rupert Murdoch, the controversial media mogul, has reportedly…

Brown accuses Murdoch papers of hiring criminals

Former prime minister Gordon Brown accused Rupert Murdoch’s media empire on Tuesday of using criminals to obtain his private documents, as MPs prepared to quiz police over phone hacking. In a major new twist in the row that led to the closure of the Murdoch-owned News of the World, Brown…

Better make it worth it, “Lost”

Spoilers. There are many important political issues I could no doubt be writing about, but it’s sunny and I’m cheery and I want to write about TV. About “Lost” in particular, since the latest episode caused so much grief. It caused me grief, too! In a bout of narcissism, I…

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