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Your Mind as the Key to Time Travel

Posted July 29th, 2011 at 11:01 pm (UTC+0)
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Have you ever traveled in time? Before you say no, consider this; when you think of peanut butter, you probably also think of jelly, and then probably bread. Or, when you remember the fun you had skiing last winter, you may then also think of the hot chocolate you had afterward, what clothes you were […]

Science Scanner: Windpipe Made from Stem Cells Transplanted into Ailing Man

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 8:22 pm (UTC+0)
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In what seems like the plot of a science fiction novel, researchers successfully built and transplanted a new windpipe for an Eritrean man who had a rare but deadly form of tracheal cancer. Although human tissue has been generated outside the body, the trachea transplant is a first, according to David Green of Harvard Bioscience, […]

Optimists Have Fewer Strokes

Posted July 25th, 2011 at 7:26 pm (UTC+0)
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The Monty Python song, “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life”, takes on new meaning with the release of a new study from the American Heart Association, which finds  that having an optimistic outlook just might save your life by reducing your risk of stroke. The study is the first to discover a correlation […]

Got HIV? Plan on a Long Life

Posted July 23rd, 2011 at 12:46 am (UTC+0)
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HIV-infected people in Africa should plan on being around for a long time, according to a new study, which shows  patients who take a combination of HIV medications  can expect to live a near-normal lifespan. Combined antiretroviral therapy (cART) is the use of more than one HIV medication. The study suggests that those who undergo […]

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Science Scanner: Jumping on the Asteroid Belt Between Mars and Jupiter

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 8:25 pm (UTC+0)
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In the first stop of its mission to explore the origins of the solar system,  NASA’s space probe Dawn sent back its first close-up picture of the giant asteroid Vesta on Friday, July 15. Dawn is the very first spacecraft to orbit around an object in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Vesta […]

Twin Space Probes to Give 3D Look at Moon

Posted July 15th, 2011 at 7:18 pm (UTC+0)
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The second phase of a project to acquire a 3-D view of the magnetic fields on and around the moon launches this weekend. On Sunday, July 17, the second of two space probes will join its twin as it drops into a permanent orbit around the moon. While the two probes will have similar orbits, […]

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Science Scanner: Catching a Comet’s Kamikaze Move

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 7:21 pm (UTC+0)
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For the first time ever, NASA has captured images of a comet flying into the sun. The occurrence is not that unusual. It even has a name; sungrazer. What makes this sighting unique is that, up to this point, no one has actually seen the end of a comet’s journey. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) […]

Does It Rain or Snow More Around Airports?

Posted July 11th, 2011 at 7:25 pm (UTC+0)
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Do you live near an airport?  Does it seem like you get more rain and snow than folks who live further away? There just might be a scientific reason for that. A new study finds that areas around airports are more likely to experience increased rain or snow when aircraft are landing or taking off. […]

Survival of the Fittest Theory Gets a Boost

Posted July 8th, 2011 at 7:32 pm (UTC+0)
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Do certain species survive at the expense of others? The question of competition between the species was at the heart of a premise first explored by Charles Darwin in 1859. A new study lends further support to this aspect of Darwin’s still-controversial theory of natural selection. Darwin’s  “On the Origin of Species by Means of […]

Science Scanner: Why Food is Like a Drug

Posted July 6th, 2011 at 6:59 pm (UTC+0)
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“You can’t eat just one.” That was a slogan used by a large potato chip company years ago. Turns out, it might have been scientifically correct. Researchers in a new study say fatty but delightful snacks like chips trigger natural, marijuana-like chemicals in our bodies which make them nearly irresistible. For a long time, craving […]

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