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Earth’s Atmosphere Got Its Oxygen in Periodic Bursts Over a 100 Million Year Period

Posted November 20th, 2015 at 5:11 pm (UTC-5)

For about the first 2.1 billion years of Earth’s history, its atmosphere didn’t have enough oxygen to support complex life. Scientists believe that Earth’s first atmosphere,formed after its creation, was probably made up of hydrogen and helium. Then as a result of volcanic eruptions that spewed gases from Earth’s interior, in a process known as […]

Science Scanner: Curiosity’s Mars Selfie, Jurassic Caterpillar & an X-ray of Dark Matter?

Posted June 25th, 2014 at 7:26 pm (UTC-5)
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Odd X-ray Signal Might be Sign of Dark Matter Strange X-ray emissions from galaxy clusters– hundreds of galaxies connected to each other by gravity–are providing clues about mysterious dark matter. Dark matter–if it really does exist–is thought to be invisible, doesn’t produce or attract light, and makes up a majority, 84.5 percent, of the matter […]

Science Images of the Month

Posted March 28th, 2014 at 8:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Coral Sounds Alarm When Threatened

Posted November 9th, 2012 at 7:50 pm (UTC-5)
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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 […]

Glove Improves Sensation, Motor Skills for People with Spinal Cord Injuries

Posted July 18th, 2012 at 6:51 pm (UTC-5)
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Researchers in Georgia have developed a glove which seems to improve touch sensation and motor skills for people with severe spinal cord injuries. The Mobile Music Touch (MMT) looks like a regular workout glove, except for the small box mounted on the back. Along with a piano keyboard, the glove is used to help people […]