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Black President wants the world to be white

Slapping a few new coats of paint on the roof is the next big step in energy efficiency, according to US Energy Secretary Steven Chu.
At a recent climate change symposium in London, Chu presented the Obama administration’s plan to paint flat roofs with an energy-reflecting white paint.
This would keep buildings cooler and reflect sunlight away from the Earth, a change that could be equivalent to taking every car in the world off the road for 11 years.

Swine flu adopts vintage chic

Research by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has shown that swine flu is not so new, and may have existed for years.
Able to determine the origin of the each gene in the H1N1 virus, researchers have found a mixture of human, pig and bird genes—some dating back to viruses first present in 1998.
It is still a mystery as to how the H1N1 virus arose and how it transferred so easily from animals to humans.

Giant blob found in Nirvana. Fuck you, make your own Elvis joke

Scientists from the Arizona State University have detected a giant blob of rocky metal dripping like honey below the US West’s Great Basin.
The rocky abnormality, described by scientist John West as a “lithospheric drip,” consists of heavy rocky material sinking into the earth’s mantle due to intense heat.
The researchers believe the newfound drip poses no risk to the landscape, or anyone living above it.

NASA eyes up Moon, Moon eyes up NASA. Fuck you, make your own arse joke

In preparation for its return to the Moon, NASA is launching two satellites in June that will return a wealth of information about Earth’s satellite.
The Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite, and the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO—not the unsuccessful ELO tribute band—will map out potential landing sites for future human explorers, locate potential resources on the lunar surface, and test new technology.
There has been no timeframe set for man’s return to the moon, which Salient News Editor Michael Oliver finds most disconcerting.

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