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Study: Lakes On Ancient Mars; Scientists Say They Know Why Elephants Rarely Get Cancer

Posted October 9th, 2015 at 4:34 pm (UTC-4)

New Caltech Study Finds That Mars Once Had Lakes A couple of weeks ago the science world was all a twitter after NASA announced that its scientists had found evidence of flowing water on Mars. The excitement raised expectations that life may exist on the Red Planet since, as some say, where there’s water, there’s life. […]

2015 Nobel Science Prizes Announced

Posted October 8th, 2015 at 12:20 am (UTC-4)

The 2015 Nobel Prizes for Physiology or Medicine, Physics, and Chemistry were announced this week in Sweden. On Monday (10/5/15) the Nobel Assembly at Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet said this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine has been awarded to three scientists who developed unique therapies for fighting parasitic diseases that especially impact the world’s […]

Study: Texting Hampers Girls School Performance More Than Boys

Posted October 5th, 2015 at 12:58 pm (UTC-4)
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According to a 2012 Pew Research Center report, 63% of American teenagers use text messaging to communicate with each other every day.  The study also showed that a U.S. teen sends an average of 60 texts per day. Now, a new study published by the American Psychological Association suggests that girls between 13 and 16 […]

We’re Surrounded with Personal Cloud of Microbes

Posted September 22nd, 2015 at 7:55 pm (UTC-4)
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Just like ‘Pig Pen’, the character from Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts cartoon, who walks in a cloud of dust, each of us is surrounded by our very own personal cloud of microbes. Every day we all release millions of bacteria that live on and in our bodies into the air around us, according to a […]

Alien Invasion Unlikely; Love Rooted in Evolution; Smokers Risk Losing Teeth

Posted September 15th, 2015 at 8:31 pm (UTC-4)

Dutch Scientist assures that An Alien Invasion is Unlikely Should we be fearful of an invasion by Aliens?  Probably not any time soon, according to researchers involved in scanning the skies for signs of extraterrestrial life. Professor Michael Garrett, from the University of Leiden and the General and Scientific Director of the Netherlands Institute for […]

Where Does Rain Go; Ocean Organics Form Cloud Ice; Hot Peppers May Fight Cancer

Posted September 9th, 2015 at 8:13 pm (UTC-4)
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What Happens to Precipitation After it Falls to Earth? Have you ever wondered what happens to rain or snow once it falls on Earth? Researchers from the University of Utah and Oregon State University analyzed measurements, taken by the Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES) on NASA’s Aura satellite, of the two forms of hydrogen contained within […]

Binge Watching TV Could Kill You

Posted September 4th, 2015 at 7:22 pm (UTC-4)

A new Japanese study finds that binge watching television could kill you. Binge watching, or viewing a number of movies or a television program’s episodes in one sitting, has become a popular pastime in parts of the world. This 18 year study, involving more than 86,000 people, revealed that those who sit and watch a […]

Ancient Dolphin; CPR is More Successful on TV; Blueberries Make Natural Antibiotic

Posted September 2nd, 2015 at 10:17 pm (UTC-4)

New Extinct Species of River Dolphin Discovered Scientists have recently discovered the fossils of a new extinct species of a river dolphin.  Since the fossils were found in ocean sediments just off the Caribbean coast of Panama, the new species have been named Isthminia panamensis. The newly identified species is closely related to the Amazon […]

Science Images of the Month – August 2015

Posted August 31st, 2015 at 7:00 pm (UTC-4)
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Bed-In for Science; Microbes Abound in House Dust ; Twin Black Holes Power Quasar

Posted August 28th, 2015 at 7:43 pm (UTC-4)

ESA Experiment Will Send a Dozen Men to Bed for 60 Days How would you like to spend the next 60 days in bed?  That’s what the European Space Agency is asking 12 men to do, all in the name of science. The first members of this group of a dozen will hit the sack […]