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How To Write Effectively To Congress

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Writing to Congress is the single best way to express your view on public policy. The average consumer has a surprising ability to influence legislation by crafting a well written missive

NASA - Getting Ready for the Next Big Solar Storm

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June 21, 2011: In Sept. 1859, on the eve of a below-average solar cycle, the sun unleashed one of the most powerful storms in centuries. The underlying flare was so unusual, researchers still aren't sure how to categorize it. The blast peppered Earth with the most energetic protons in half-a-millennium, induced electrical currents that set telegraph offices on fire, and sparked Northern Lights over Cuba and Hawaii. "A similar storm today might knock us for a loop," says Lika Guhathakurta, a solar physicist at NASA headquarters. "Modern society depends on high-tech systems such as smart power grids, GPS, and satellite communications--all of which are vulnerable to solar storms."

Hugo Chávez 'in critical condition' in Cuban hospital

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The Venezuelan president, who was last seen in public on June 9, is said to be in 'critical condition, not grave, but critical, in a complicated situation' and is receiving treatment for a pelvic abscess.

First Evidence That Birds Tweet Using Grammar

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Experiments with Bengal finches challenge the assumption that grammatical rules are unique to humans

VIDEO: Rob Zombie Directed a Commercial For Woolite, Obviously

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"What has Rob Zombie been up to lately?" you asked to no one in particular. Directing a horror spoof commercial for Woolite, of course!

Texas Teacher Says His "Sex With Student" Story Totally Isn't That Bad

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A teacher in Plano, TX is trying to get his job back after sexxing up a student, and using the whole "she wasn't MY student" defense.

Pesticides that Increase Risk of Parkinson's Disease

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Pesticides such as paraquat, maneb and ziram increase one's chances of developing Parkinson's disease, a neurological disorder that is on the rise.

$120 trillion: The shocking true size of our nation's debt

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The Congressional Budget Office released a new report this week showing that the federal government's publicly held debt would top 101% of GDP by 2021, more than the value of everything produced in

Gay Pride Celebrations Rock the Social Media World [PICS]

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The last Sunday in June is officially Gay Pride Day, and today there were parades and exuberant celebrations breaking out worldwide.

This artist has a fear of flesh

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Billed as 'the Glastonbury rock festival of cyberculture,' the only mud to be found at the Virtual Futures 2.0 conference, which took place last week at Warwick University, was made on campus mainframes.

The Red Flag Act of 1865

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In the second half of the 1800s, cars started appearing in Western Europe. At first, they were powered by steam engines, and later by various liquid fuels. We're currently seeing a rerun of the political game surrounding that development.

UFOs spotted over London?

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A video of bright disc-shaped objects dashing through the blue skies over central London has been posted on YouTube.

A sad Stormtrooper plays SWG for the last time [PIC]

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We are so sad to see this game go that we would like to ask one question to the corporate suits: How much?

Mobile virtualization finds its home in the enterprise

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Mobile virtualization is hot topic today for businesses and consumers alike as enterprise employers keep their eye on security while employees just want a device that works for them, rather than one device for business and another for personal use.

Infinitely Discreet: The Music Of Electroacoustic Pioneer Eliane Radigue

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In light of a current retrospective of her work, we take the time to salut the career of Elaine Radigue.

'Bad Teacher' Fails Film School With Critics

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Want Extra Credit from Diaz? Get Some Popcorn. Cameron Diaz is such a Bad Teacher that she will put on a bikini, spray herself with water and rub her soaped-all-over parts on your car, just for the heck of it. But if reviews for the new comedy are any indication, critics aren't so happy with Diaz's unorthodox teaching method.

The Battle of Bull Run: The End of Illusions

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Both North and South expected victory to be glorious and quick, but the first major battle signaled the long and deadly war to come

Why the World faces a Massive Traffic jam

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"Global Gridlock" -- is quietly taking its place.

The dark science of the traffic jam: Ever wondered why you're stuck in one when there's no jam?

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The technology required to keep our cars on the road - and actually moving - could hardly be more complex. But is the jam as we know it about to disappear forever?

Magellan Reveals $150 Wireless Back-Up Cam For GPS Units

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Standalone GPS units aren't the hot commodity that they once were. But that's not saying that companies are halting the innovation behind them. Magellan's a good example of that; this week they introduced quite the unique accessory for a solo PND, with the RoadMate Safety series GPS units gaining compatibility with a new wireless back-up camera....

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