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NASA Gears Up for Intensified Solar Activity

Posted January 30th, 2012 at 11:30 pm (UTC-4)

Last week, a massive solar flare on the sun produced one of the strongest radiation storms Earth has experienced since May 2005. As a result, airlines were forced to reroute some flights that usually cross over the Polar regions. Many parts of the world, which usually can’t see the aurorae produced over the North and […]

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Stroke, Heart Attack Risk Greater Than Thought

Posted January 27th, 2012 at 11:30 pm (UTC-4)

If you think the odds of having a heart attack or stroke in your lifetime are low, you could be kidding yourself. A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reveals some sobering statistics. Even if you are at low risk of having a cardiac incident in the short term, having one or […]

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Science Scanner: Dispute Over Life on Venus

Posted January 25th, 2012 at 11:30 pm (UTC-4)
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A renowned Russian astronomer drew lots of attention after claiming there is life on Venus. Leonid Ksanfomaliti, of the Russian Academy of Sciences, analyzed photos made by Venera-13, a Soviet-era space probe that explored Venus. According to Ksanfomaliti, the photos showed objects – which looked like a disk, black flap and scorpion – that appeared […]

Effects of Solar Radiation Storm Headed for Earth

Posted January 23rd, 2012 at 9:25 pm (UTC-4)
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The sun is producing the strongest solar radiation storm since May 2005, according to NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center. NASA says it’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) observed the huge M8.7-class solar flare that erupted late on Sunday, Jan. 22 and peaked today, Jan. 23 at around 0400 UTC. Now heading for Earth, the Coronal Mass […]

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Scientists Sucessfully Hide Moment in Time

Posted January 20th, 2012 at 11:30 pm (UTC-4)

Scientists have managed to create a hole in time, making it appear as if an event never happened at all. It’s not quite Harry Potter’s cloak of invisibility, but researchers at Cornell University demonstrated time cloaking was possible, if only for a fraction of a second. They managed the feat by creating what they call […]

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Science Scanner: Did US Radar Bring Down Russian Probe?

Posted January 18th, 2012 at 11:30 pm (UTC-4)
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Did powerful radar signals from the United States bring down a Russian Mars moon probe? Russian scientists will examine whether a U.S. radar station transmitted radar signals which inadvertently interfered with the Phobos-Ground probe that recently fell back to Earth. Experts say the assertion is far-fetched. NASA says the military radar equipment in question wasn’t […]

Study Finds You Can Die of a Broken Heart

Posted January 13th, 2012 at 11:30 pm (UTC-4)
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We’ve all heard about people dying of a “broken heart.” A new Harvard study suggests it really can happen. Researchers found the risk of heart attack goes way up in the hours and days after the death of a loved one. Researchers  interviewed about 2,000 people who’d been hospitalized for a heart attack. The subjects  […]

Science Scanner: NASA Finds New Planets with Twin Suns

Posted January 11th, 2012 at 11:30 pm (UTC-4)
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Remember when Luke Skywalker watched the double sunset of Tatooine’s twin suns in 1977’s Star Wars “Episode IV: A New Hope?” Well, reality took a page from fiction today as NASA astronomers announced the discovery of two new “twin-sun” planets in Nature. According to NASA’s Kepler Mission,  planets which orbit two stars – like the […]

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