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Science Scanner: Mars Rover Sets Off-Earth Distance Record; Infants Smell Mom’s Fear

Posted July 30th, 2014 at 7:19 pm (UTC+0)
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Opportunity Mars Rover Sets Record Although NASA’s newest Mars rover, Curiosity, has hogged most of the attention since landing on the Red Planet nearly two years ago, Opportunity, the space agency’s Mars rover, which preceded its newer sibling by about 8 years, is the one to set a new record. Opportunity mission officials said that, […]

Science Images of the Week

Posted May 30th, 2014 at 7:21 pm (UTC+0)
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Want to Quit Smoking? Seek Professional Help

Posted December 20th, 2013 at 7:31 pm (UTC+0)
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If your New Year’s resolution is to quit smoking, you might want to consider what scientists in England have learned.  According to their study published in  Addiction, smokers who want to kick the habit are better off seeking the help of a trained advisor, rather than doing it themselves. The researchers found self-help aids such as nicotine […]

Health Concerns Could Ground Citizen Astronauts

Posted December 17th, 2012 at 9:23 pm (UTC+0)
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A group of former NASA executives plans to offer excursions to the moon to anyone who can afford the   $1.4-million-dollar-per-couple ticket price. Golden Spike Co. is the latest private company to join the burgeoning space tourism industry. Once operations launch, the public demand for seats on commercial spacecraft is expected to grow from 373 seats […]

Noise Pollution Takes Toll On Health

Posted September 11th, 2012 at 7:26 pm (UTC+0)
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Traffic noise can be hazardous to your health, according to the results of a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Researchers studied noise pollution in Fulton County, Georgia. Their findings suggest  many of the community’s residents are exposed to high levels of noise from local road traffic which affects their psychological well […]

Study: Not Keeping Physically Active Could Kill You

Posted August 18th, 2012 at 12:17 am (UTC+0)
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Are the technologies and comforts of modern society making us inactive and lazy? In a recent study published by the British medical journal, the “Lancet,” in 2008 physical inactivity led to the death of nearly 5.3 million people across the world – that’s one in every 10 deaths. It’s been reported that the problem of […]

New Web-based Program Helps Doctors Save Lives

Posted June 8th, 2012 at 6:51 pm (UTC+0)
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Heart failure is one of the most common causes of hospitalization and is among the most expensive chronic diseases to treat.  When a patient comes in to the emergency room complaining about having difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, fatigue, or chest tightness, the health care professionals must decide then and there if the patient is […]

Brain Blood Flow Changes Could Trigger Brain Freeze, Migraines

Posted April 23rd, 2012 at 11:30 pm (UTC+0)
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You’ve got a delicious ice cream cone in your hand and you can’t wait to taste it. You quickly take a big bite out of the frozen treat when – BANG – you get this incredibly intense shooting pain in your head. Some call it an ice cream headache or brain freeze.  Although it can […]

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