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Water on the Moon

Posted May 31st, 2011 at 5:58 pm (UTC+0)
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Looking up at the Moon from our blue planet Earth, it’s hard to see anything other than a barren landscape.  Devoid of any life, it’s a visual study in dusty shades of gray. But recently scientists from Case Western Reserve University, the Carnegie Institution for Science, and Brown University have found that parts of the […]

Happiness, a bad thing?

Posted May 27th, 2011 at 3:55 pm (UTC+0)
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Who doesn’t want to be happy? For many, finding happiness is a treasured lifelong goal.  The “pursuit of happiness”  is a fundamental human right, at least according to the US Declaration of Independence alongside Liberty and Life itself.   And really – who couldn’t stand a little more happiness in their lives? But according the authors […]

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Science Scanner: NASA Readies for Human Deep Space Exploration

Posted May 25th, 2011 at 7:43 pm (UTC+0)
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NASA Spacecraft to Take Humans into Deep Space NASA has revealed the new US spacecraft which will take humans into deep space. The vehicle will carry four astronauts for 21-day missions and be able to land in the Pacific Ocean off the California coast. It is designed to be 10 times safer during ascent and […]

Improved Sense of Smell Led to Bigger Brains

Posted May 23rd, 2011 at 6:58 pm (UTC+0)
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We all enjoy the aroma of beautiful flowers or of those freshly baked cookies. Our acute sense of smell is something that is unique to mammals. And, according to a recent discovery, it also boosted brain evolution. The study, published in the journal Science, may help explain why mammals evolved such large and complex brains, […]

Bubbling Volcanic Ocean Found Beneath Jupiter Moon

Posted May 20th, 2011 at 1:32 pm (UTC+0)
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Scientists have discovered an enormous ocean of bubbling magma beneath the surface of Io, one of the many moons of Jupiter. A team of researchers studying this phenomenon says that the global ocean about 30 to 50 kilometers beneath Io’s crust helps explain the moon’s activity. While volcanoes on Earth tend to occur in localized […]

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Science Scanner: Exploding Watermelons and Silk-Shooting Tarantulas

Posted May 17th, 2011 at 8:09 pm (UTC+0)
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Fruit Land Mines Watermelons are exploding all over Eastern China. It sounds like the storyline from a movie but, unfortunately, its true. And it’s causing havoc for farmers who had hoped to quickly grow bigger melons. An investigative report by China Central Television finds farms in Jiangsu Province are losing acres of fruit to the […]

Fat “Master Switch” Gene Found

Posted May 16th, 2011 at 7:36 pm (UTC+0)
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Scientists may have discovered the so-called “master switch” gene that’s linked to obesity, type 2 diabetes and cholesterol levels. Researchers believe the gene, known as KLF14,  controls the behavior of other genes found in body fat. Although genetic researchers have known about KLF14′s connection to  diabetes and cholesterol levels for some time, this study shows […]

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Are Brain Waves as Unique as Fingerprints?

Posted May 13th, 2011 at 4:54 pm (UTC+0)
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When children enter adolescence their brains begin to undergo a series of rapid changes – actually a sort of neural overhaul – shedding what was needed in childhood and adding functions and abilities that are critical in adulthood. Despite these considerable and ongoing changes, when something in the brain remains so steadily unaltered, neuroscientists take […]

Science Scanner: 05/12/11

Posted May 12th, 2011 at 3:21 pm (UTC+0)
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Everywhere you look there’s something interesting and exciting in science news.  Here’s a rundown of some science-related stories that have caught my eye recently and may interest you as well. NASA Sets New Launch Date for Endeavor’s Final Flight NASA managers have set Monday, May 16 at 8:56 a.m. EDT as the new date for […]

Future Computers May Go Subatomic

Posted May 9th, 2011 at 7:19 pm (UTC+0)
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Imagine the computer of the future – which would process complicated sets of data instantly while also being capable of storing an almost-infinite amount of information. Physicists at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Garching, Germany have taken a significant step toward making that a reality. By reducing standard computer data down to […]

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