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Hints of 'time before Big Bang'
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A team of physicists has claimed that our view of the early Universe may contain the signature of a time before the Big Bang. The discovery comes from studying the cosmic microwave background (CMB), light emitted when the Universe was just 400,000 years old. Their model may help explain why we experience time moving in a straight line from yester....(more) (added: Jun 10, 2008 at 08:10 am)

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New research: Calif. quake scientists detail impact of 'Big One'
submitted by GG92 in disasters from CityTools members
The "Big One," as earthquake scientists imagine it in a detailed, first-of-its-kind script, unzips California's mighty San Andreas Fault north of the Mexican border. In less than two minutes, Los Angeles and its sprawling suburbs are shaking like a bowl of jelly. The jolt from the 7.8-magnitude temblor lasts for three minutes - 15 ti....(more) (added: May 21, 2008 at 04:46 pm)

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Surfer's monster ride puts big-wave spotlight on Europe
submitted by Gretchen Wright in action and alternative sports from CityTools members
When it comes to monstrous surf, Europe doesn't get much respect among surfers who ride big waves for a living. But that could soon change thanks to Benjamin Sanchis' recent taming of a bona fide monster beyond the Basque Country south of Hossegor, France. The ride (see video), at a break called Belharra, has made Sanchis a leading contende....(more) (added: Feb 19, 2011 at 10:24 am)

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Big-cat experts say tiger unlikely to be provoked by waving, yelling
submitted by Grace in news and events from CityTools members
Yelling and waving hands at a tiger likely wouldn't be enough to provoke it to attack, and even throwing rocks wouldn't necessarily cause the cat to leave its home and track down its taunter, according to two experts. What might fuel a tiger to jump 12 1/2 feet to get outside its pen? "Hitting it in the face, or poking any animal rep....(more) (added: Jan 19, 2008 at 04:04 pm)

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'Big defeat' for French Socialists
submitted by Robby in news and events from CityTools members
Early results show big losses for France's governing Socialists in local polls, as the centre right claims victory and the far right makes big gains. (added: Mar 30, 2014 at 12:42 pm)

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Golf-'Big Three' get 78th Masters under way in bright sunshine
submitted by Robby in sports from CityTools members
By Mark Lamport-Stokes AUGUSTA, Georgia, April 10 (Reuters) - In front of a huge crowd, the 'Big Three' of Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player launched the 78th Masters on Thursday while Adam Scott prepared to begin his title defence later in the day. On a glorious morning of bright sunshine at Augusta National, four-times champion....(more) (added: Apr 10, 2014 at 05:42 am)

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New California rules target big-rig pollution
submitted by Gretchen Wright in environment from CityTools members
California's Air Resources Board on Friday released long-awaited draft rules to clean up big-rig pollution that can aggravate asthma, cancer and heart disease. The statewide rules, which are scheduled to take effect in 2010, would apply to more than 1 million heavy-duty diesel trucks, many of which transport merchandise from the ports of L.A. ....(more) (added: Oct 24, 2008 at 11:46 pm)












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