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The Pope Gives Facebook and Twitter a ‘Like’

No one can accuse Pope Benedict XVI of being old-fashioned, even if his beliefs on doctrine are strictly traditionalist. The Pontiff proved he holds his traditional views in a very modern social landscape by praising the usefulness of social media communication.

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What Role Does Biology Play in Politics?

When it comes to politics, our stances may not just be a matter of opinion. They could be based in biology, too.

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When It Comes to Accepting Evolution, Gut Feelings Trump Facts

Students will only accept the theory of evolution if they feel in their gut that its actually true, according to a new study conducted by Ohio State University. Researchers found that am immediate internal confirmation, or a “gut feeling”, heavily affects whether a person believes evolution is a true and proper theory.

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NASA Says 2011 Was Insanely Warm on Planet Earth

Some people may think climate change is just a myth, but there’s no arguing with this: NASA scientists say the earth’s surface temperature in 2011 was the ninth warmest since 1880. What’s more, nine of the 10 warmest years in modern recorded history have occurred since the year 2000.

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Twitter Helps Shy Students Take Part in Classroom Discussions Without Saying a Word

Twitter isn’t just a place for news or idle chatter. In fact, a new study reveals the microblogging service could be a powerful tool for educators, too.

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What Websites Went Dark For the SOPA Blackout? [IMAGES]

On Tuesday, we told you about some of the sites — Wikipedia, Reddit and the Cheezburger network among them — that planned to go dark today in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and PROTECT IP Act (PIPA), anti-piracy legislation under consideration by the US Congress.

They weren’t the only stops on the internet to take a stand — here’s a roundup of some of the most prominent peaceful protestors.

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U.S. Works to Create Space Code of Conduct

The United States and other countries in the European Union are joining together to develop a "code of conduct" that would establish rules for orbiting spacecraft and for mitigating the growing problem of debris, or "space junk".

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Your Music, News, and Weather – Now on radioPup 2.0!

Have you checked out the new radioPup 2.0? The same mobile app that lets you listen to KSFA860 anywhere you go now includes the latest posts, videos, and pictures from our website; up-to-date weather forecasts; and commenting with Facebook.

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