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Brain Activity May Hasten Death in Cardiac Arrest Patients

Posted April 6th, 2015 at 7:00 pm (UTC+0)
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A multidisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Michigan has found that when death induced by cardiac arrest is near, the brain bursts into a flurry of activity that may actually play a role in hastening the patient’s death. It is generally thought that the sudden eruption of signals between the brain and heart […]

Science Scanner: MAVEN Finds Surprises, Iron Rain, Exercise Boosts Cancer Treatment

Posted March 18th, 2015 at 8:18 pm (UTC+0)
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NASA’S MAVEN Gives Scientists Double Surprise Scientists studying data transmitted by NASA’s ‘Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution’ or MAVEN spacecraft were surprised when they spotted unforeseen dust clouds that formed in an area about 150-300 kilometers above the surface of Mars and an aurora that glowed across the planet’s northern hemisphere. “If the dust originates […]

Tiny Protein Keeps Heart Beating in Time

Posted February 23rd, 2015 at 8:41 pm (UTC+0)
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The simple ‘thump-thump, thump-thump’ rhythm of a heartbeat can be quite deceiving. With each heartbeat or cardiac cycle, the heart pumps in blood and then pushes it back out. One half of the heart receives the deoxygenated (venous) blood used by our body and then sends it to our pulmonary system (lungs etc.) to again […]

Science Scanner – A Fish for Your Wounds? US Megadroughts; Help for MRI Stress

Posted February 13th, 2015 at 8:20 pm (UTC+0)
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“Megadroughts” May Impact Parts of US in the Late 21st Century California has been contending with one of the most severe droughts on record.  Now a new study is predicting that in the second-half of our current century, the U.S. Great Plains and the Southwest, including California, will face what could be considered “mega-drought” conditions […]

Science Scanner: Stars Younger than Thought, E-Cigarettes Not Really a Healthier Alternative, Red Grapes Help Burn Fat

Posted February 6th, 2015 at 8:48 pm (UTC+0)
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Stars Are Younger than Thought A preliminary analysis of data gathered by the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Planck mission has shown that the first stars of our universe are younger than first thought. Scientists said data gathered by the Planck mission between 2009 and 2013 shows that the universe remained completely dark for about 550 […]

ISS Crew Safe After Early Morning Scare, Ouchless Glucose Testing, ESA Tests Reentry Technologies, Hope For Binge Eaters

Posted January 14th, 2015 at 10:00 pm (UTC+0)
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Space Station Crew Safe After Dangerous Leak Scare The six crew members aboard the International Space Station have returned to the US portion of the space station after being evacuated to the Russian Orbital Section (ROS) early this morning. An alarm went off within the US module and flight controllers at NASA’s Mission Control in […]

Science Scanner: Venus Mission Ends, Organic Chemistry on Mars, Hormone Changes in Expectant Dads, New High in CO2 Output

Posted December 17th, 2014 at 9:24 pm (UTC+0)
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ESA’s Venus Express Mission Ends The European Space Agency (ESA) announced this week that the space probe it sent to orbit Venus back in 2006 has reached the end of its life. Called the Venus Express, the spacecraft ran out of its propellant after executing a number of thruster burns that returned the probe to […]

Science Scanner – Big Asteroid Won’t Hit Us, Artificial Skin Detects Pressure, Link Found: ER Visits and Internet Searches

Posted December 10th, 2014 at 8:59 pm (UTC+0)
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Huge Asteroid Won’t Hit Us After All The NASA/JPL Near-Earth Object Program Office says that we can all breathe easier now: Reports indicating that a gigantic asteroid is heading our way and would possibly impact the Earth are not true. The 400-meter wide ‘2014 UR116’ asteroid, found on October 27 at the MASTER-II observatory in […]

Science Scanner: Mapping an Asteroid; Why the Universe Didn’t Collapse; Spicy Food Saves Lives

Posted November 19th, 2014 at 9:07 pm (UTC+0)
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Scientists Create Geologic and Tectonic Map of Vesta the Asteroid A group of scientists used high-resolution images captured by NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft between 2011 and 2012 to create what they say is the first total geologic and tectonic map of the asteroid Vesta. Details on the work appear in the December edition of the journal […]

Science Scanner: All Systems ‘Go’ for Comet Touchdown, Cigarette Ash Removes Arsenic from Water, Is Earth’s Magnetic Field Ready to Flip?, Building the World’s Biggest Cosmic Ray Detector

Posted October 15th, 2014 at 8:17 pm (UTC+0)
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Rosetta’s Philae Lander Given Green Light for Comet Touchdown in November The European Space Agency announced that all systems are ‘go’ for the Rosetta Mission to send its Philae lander to the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on November 12, 2014. This will the first-ever attempt of a soft touchdown landing on a comet. A month […]