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Scientists Find Jupiter’s Younger Sibling

Posted August 15th, 2015 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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A group of scientists have discovered a new exoplanet they say resembles a young Jupiter. Called 51 Eridani b, the gas giant is about 100 light years away, has twice the mass of Jupiter, orbits its star – 51 Eridani – at a distance comparable to between Saturn and Uranus in our solar system and […]

Yawning May Cool Your Brain

Posted May 7th, 2014 at 7:39 pm (UTC-5)
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Yawning might be more than a sign you are tired, it could also cool your brain. A new study published in Physiology and Behavior  links yawning to thermoregulation. Humans have a tendency to yawn when tired, after waking up, or when we’re bored or under-stimulated. Of course, many of us yawn after seeing or hearing […]

Study: Air Pollution Over Asia Found to Impact Global Weather

Posted April 16th, 2014 at 8:01 pm (UTC-5)

Researchers from Texas, California and Washington recently compared air pollution data provided by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for the years 1850 through 2000 and found that human-made atmospheric particulates (aerosols) from Asia are having an impact on the Pacific storm track, which is a critical driver of global atmospheric circulation that influences weather […]

Study Finds Energy Use in Cities Causes Winter Warming

Posted January 28th, 2013 at 7:48 pm (UTC-5)

Everyday energy consumption in urban areas could be significant enough to cause winter temperatures to rise. According to a new study funded by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), waste heat released in major cities in the Northern Hemisphere in the northern-most parts of North America and Eurasia. “The world’s most populated metropolitan areas, which […]