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NASA Prevents Space Wreck; Black Hole Winds; Oldest Fossils Found

Posted March 3rd, 2017 at 4:15 pm (UTC-4)
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NASA Prevents a Wreck at Mars The folks at NASA’s MAVEN program recently had to give their spacecraft a small unscheduled course correction so that it wouldn’t smash into Mars’s moon Phobos. The spacecraft that’s been circling the Red Planet for a little over two years conducted a motor burn that give it a slight […]

‘Medieval Warm Period’ May Not Have Been Global Climate Event

Posted December 4th, 2015 at 2:00 pm (UTC-4)
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Some of those who argue against human causation of climate change often point to a number of Earth’s past climatic events and periods such as the ‘Medieval Warm Period’ and the ‘Little Ice Age’ as examples that climate change can be the result of natural and not necessarily anthropogenic in origin. But now a new study published in the journal ‘Science […]

Science Scanner: Heart of Space Telescope Survives Deep Freeze, Pain-Free Blood Tests and 3-D Videogames Trigger Player Anger

Posted October 22nd, 2014 at 7:13 pm (UTC-4)
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Key Space Telescope Component Passes Deep Freeze Test Officials with the James Webb Space Telescope project at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland report success in a crucial test to see if a key component, which  they refer to as the ‘heart’ of the space telescope, can take the incredibly cold conditions of space. […]

Hand Washing, Zinc Are Best Defense Against Colds

Posted January 27th, 2014 at 5:27 pm (UTC-4)
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Finding a cure for the common cold has long been seen by many as something akin to the search for the Holy Grail, but Canadian researchers say they have a good idea about what best prevents and treats the malady. Writing in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), the researchers suggest that simply washing your […]

Warmer Climate Linked to Increased Human Violence

Posted August 2nd, 2013 at 7:45 pm (UTC-4)
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As global temperatures rise, so do our levels of hostility and violence, according to a new study. Scientists from the University of California, Berkeley and Princeton University  discovered a strong link between shifts in climate to human violence around the world.  The study found that even minor climate deviations, such as slight changes in normal […]