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Flu Forecasts Could Soon Join Weathercasts

Posted November 30th, 2012 at 8:10 pm (UTC+0)
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Imagine that one day soon when you tune in to your favorite radio or TV station for the latest weather forecast, you’re given a flu forecast as well. Adapting techniques used in modern weather prediction, scientists at Columbia University and the National Center for Atmospheric Research have come up with a way to produce localized […]

New Microbes May Hold Clues To Extraterrestrial Life

Posted November 29th, 2012 at 12:40 am (UTC+0)
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Scientists say they have found ancient microbial life in dark and very salty water some 20 meters below the surface of a frozen and isolated Antarctic lake. The finding could provide scientists with insight into how life could possibly exist in the most extreme environments on Earth as well as elsewhere throughout the cosmos. In […]

Science Images of the Week

Posted November 21st, 2012 at 3:27 pm (UTC+0)
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Study: A Person’s DNA Isn’t Always Identical

Posted November 19th, 2012 at 7:48 pm (UTC+0)
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Prevailing wisdom holds that every cell in the body contains identical DNA. But Yale researchers say they examined skin stem cells and found a number of genetic variations in a variety of skin tissue. The study, published in Nature, could have profound implications for genetic screening. “We found that humans are made up of a […]

Astronomers Discover Furthest Galaxy Ever

Posted November 16th, 2012 at 7:05 pm (UTC+0)
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Scientists have discovered what could be the oldest, most distant galaxy in the universe, thanks to a unique combination of man-made and natural telescopes. The newly discovered galaxy, MACS0647-JD, was found by the Cluster Lensing And Supernova Survey with Hubble (CLASH). It is about 13.3 billion light years, or 125,825,000,000,000,000,000,000 km, from Earth. Scientists are […]

Astronomers Identify Orphan Exoplanet Close to Our Solar System

Posted November 14th, 2012 at 6:32 pm (UTC+0)
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An international team of astronomers using the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) and the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope has identified what they’re calling the most exciting free-floating, or rogue planet ever found. Writing in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics, the scientists say this rogue planet, located relatively close to our own Solar System – about […]

Coral Sounds Alarm When Threatened

Posted November 9th, 2012 at 7:50 pm (UTC+0)
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Coral reefs provide one of the world’s most vital ecosystems and some of these reefs are in danger of being destroyed. While people are to blame for much of the destruction, nature also plays a role. Encroaching species of seaweed with poisonous compounds on their surfaces are one of nature’s threats. The toxic seaweed begins […]

Looking Old? It Could Be Heart Disease

Posted November 7th, 2012 at 8:10 pm (UTC+0)
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Looking old on the outside might be a clue to what’s going on inside your body, according to new research from the American Heart Association. The study finds that people who have three or four physical signs of aging —a receding hairline, baldness, a crease in the earlobe, or  yellow fatty deposits around the eyelid— […]

NASA Makes it Easier to Spot Space Station

Posted November 5th, 2012 at 8:10 pm (UTC+0)
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NASA is making it easier to spot the International Space Station (ISS) with the naked eye. The US space agency is offering a new service which alerts people a few hours before the space station is visible flying overhead. Enthusiasts who sign up the new service, Spot the Station, will receive notifications via email or […]

Antibiotics Might Contribute to Bee Die-Off

Posted November 2nd, 2012 at 7:28 pm (UTC+0)
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A new study finds prolonged antibiotic use by beekeepers might play a role in the mysterious drop in honey bee populations in the United States. Yale researchers found genetic evidence that helpful bacteria, which normally live the bellies of honeybees, have become highly resistant to the antibiotic tetracycline, possibly weakening the bees’ ability to fight […]

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