Professor Peter Higgs to get Edinburgh Medal

The Edinburgh Medal is to be presented to world renowned scientist Professor Peter Higgs and scientific organisation CERN – the first joint award in the medal’s history…
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New research shows complexity of global warming

Jan. 30, 2013 — Global warming from greenhouse gases affects rainfall patterns in the world differently than that from solar heating, according to a study by an international team of scientists in the January 31 issue of Nature. Using computer model simulations, the scientists, led by Jian Liu (Chinese Academy of Sciences) and Bin Wang (International Pacific Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa), showed that global rainfall has increased less over the present-day warming period than during the Medieval Warm Period, even though temperatures are higher today than they were then…
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Missouri lawmakers mull photo ID for voting

Missouri lawmakers are taking another stab at requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls.

The House Elections Committee heard testimony Wednesday on a proposed amendment to the Missouri Constitution that would allow for a photo ID requirement. The panel also considered a separate bill that would enact the mandate.

Proponents argue the law would help prevent election fraud. Opponents argue there are no recent known instances of voter fraud. They say the proposal could make voting harder for many Missourians.

Missouri lawmakers have debated photo ID requirements in recent years. A 2006 state law imposing the requirement was ruled unconstitutional by the Missouri Supreme Court.

| The Associated Press