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Posted January 29th, 2016 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Curiosity Hits Silica Jackpot; Sleep Aid & Strokes; Freshwater Supply Threatened

Posted December 18th, 2015 at 4:27 pm (UTC-5)
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NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover Finds Plenty of Silica As they reviewed data gathered by the Mars Rover, scientists found that some rocks in Gale Crater contained the chemical compound silica.  In fact they say it’s a very high amount of the compound. According to the researchers, silica is actually a combination of silicon and oxygen. […]

Virginia Tech Researchers Learn How a Dog Drinks Water

Posted December 14th, 2015 at 3:13 pm (UTC-5)
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Have you ever watched a dog drink water and wondered how he was able to quench his thirst from what appeared to be some rather sloppy and haphazard actions? Well, it turns out the parched pooches know exactly what they’re doing, and according to a new study by researchers at Virginia Tech, they’re actually executing […]

Coffee Delays Diabetes; Dinosaur Tracks Found; Exiled Exoplanet

Posted December 2nd, 2015 at 6:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Coffee May Prevent Onset of Type 2 Diabetes A new Danish study finds that drinking between three and four cups of coffee a day can reduce the onset of type 2 or early onset diabetes. Researchers from Denmark’s Aarhus University Hospital say two compounds found in coffee, cafestol and caffeic acid, can help prevent diabetes. […]

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

Posted October 9th, 2015 at 4:34 pm (UTC-5)
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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. […]

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

Posted September 15th, 2015 at 8:31 pm (UTC-5)
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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 […]

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

Posted September 2nd, 2015 at 10:17 pm (UTC-5)
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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 […]

Universe Dying?; Seals Use Voice Recognition; Bacteria Helps Smokers Quit

Posted August 13th, 2015 at 2:42 pm (UTC-5)
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Astronomers Say our Universe is Dying Is our universe slowly dying?  An international group of astronomers, who studied more than 200,000 galaxies and precisely measured the energy produced within a large portion of the cosmos, have confirmed that a section of the Universe is generating about half as much energy as it did two billion […]

Pancreatic Cancer Test; Bonobos Talk Like Babies; Yeast Cleans Toxic Waste

Posted August 5th, 2015 at 8:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Simple Urine Test for Pancreatic Cancer Possible Researchers in the United Kingdom have found that high levels of three specific proteins in urine can indicate early-stage pancreatic cancer. They say that their discovery could lead to an inexpensive and noninvasive test to screen people who are at high risk of developing the disease, which is […]

Close Call for ISS; Threat to Polar Bears; Binary System Cannibal

Posted July 18th, 2015 at 1:00 am (UTC-5)
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ISS Crewmembers Back to Work after Close Call with Space Junk Fear that a floating piece of space junk could impact the ISS sent astronauts the station’s crew scrambling onto a docked Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft on Friday (07/17). Luckily, the debris passed the station harmlessly, and the crew was back at work. Houston’s Mission Control […]