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Scientists find closest thing yet to Earth-sun twin system

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Scientists have identified a "close cousin...similar to our sun.Based on what scientists know today, Jenkins added, "This...is whether the planet is rocky. Scientists believe there's a better than...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-07-23/scientists-find-closest-thing-yet-e
Upcoming Events

...2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, Augusta-Richmond County Public Library; Davidson Magnet School high school citizen-scientists share discoveries and findings from National Park Foundation study of the canal and its environment; free; (706) 826-1511...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/richmond-neighbors/2015-07-28/upcoming-events
Phinizy Center for Water Sciences studying impact of Savannah River water flow through its insects and fish

...appropriate water releases from Thurmond Dam during droughts to protect the river's ecology.Oscar Flite, CEO and senior scientist at Phinizy Center, said there's a delicate balance to maintaining proper amounts of water in the lake and river."We...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-07-20/phinizy-center-water-science
Legalized marijuana industry faces pesticide questions

...destroy a marijuana operation faster than any police raid. Because the crop has been illegal for so long, neither growers nor scientists have any reliable research to help fight the infestations.As legal marijuana moves from basements to commercial fields...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-20/legalized-marijuana-indust
Pluto close-up: Spacecraft makes flyby of icy, mystery world

...chief."It's a moment of celebration," added principal scientist Alan Stern from Johns Hopkins University's Applied Physics...2006, but was demoted seven months later to dwarf status. Scientists in charge of the $720 million mission, as well as NASA brass...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/national/2015-07-14/pluto-close-spacecraft-mak
Several species of reptiles, amphibians beings considered for federal protection

...include habitat loss arising from development, farming, damming of rivers and stream impoundment. Tierra Currry, a senior scientist at the center based in Tucson, Arizona, said it is still awaiting a federal decision on about 26 of the other reptile and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/2015-07-10/several-species-reptiles
Iran nuke deal reached

...the agency extra authority in its attempts to go to the site and its demands - previously rejected by Tehran - to interview scientists it suspects were involved in the alleged nuclear weapons work.Any deal will go to the U.N. Security Council, which is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-07-14/iran-nuke-deal-reached
Augusta-area groups capitalize on New Horizons mission to Pluto

...tan-colored planet weren't the only thing that caught his attention this week.While watching a live NASA feed, he glimpsed scientists inside mission control holding up nine fingers in celebration, a nod to Pluto's former status as the solar system's ninth...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-07-16/augusta-area-groups-capit
Climate data skewed

...warming 'hiatus' never happened, NOAA scientists say."The first indication I had of...not be explained by global warming "scientists." President Obama stated that Earth's...temperature was increasing even faster than scientists had expected. But these studies indicated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-06-16/climate-data-skewed
Poison center fields synthetic pot calls

...week that between January and May, poison centers in 48 states reported receiving 3,572 calls related to the use of what scientists call synthetic cannabinoids.That's a 229 percent increase from the 1,085 calls received during the same period in 2014...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-16/poison-center-fields-synthet