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Science Images of the Week

Posted September 28th, 2012 at 7:39 pm (UTC-4)

Hubble Looks Into the Depths of Space and Time

Posted September 26th, 2012 at 6:10 pm (UTC-4)

The Hubble Space Telescope has given us  the deepest view of space ever. Called the eXtreme Deep Field, or XDF, it’s a composite of more than 2,000 photos taken by Hubble over 10 years. “The XDF is the deepest image of the sky ever obtained and reveals the faintest and most distant galaxies ever seen. […]

Opium-like Brain Chemical Triggers Overeating

Posted September 24th, 2012 at 6:53 pm (UTC-4)
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Are you on a diet but  having a hard time resisting that candy bar or cheeseburger?  The problem  might really be in your head. Researchers have found that an opium-like chemical produced in the brain might explain why some people overeat sweet and fatty foods. “This means that the brain has more extensive systems to […]

Curiosity Makes Its Way to First Mars Experiment

Posted September 22nd, 2012 at 12:10 am (UTC-4)

The Mars rover Curiosity is about to undertake its first major scientific experiment on the Red Planet.Before Curiosity heads off to its primary destination, the foothills of Mount Sharp, scientists want to learn more about the terrain surrounding the rover’s landing site. The Mars mission team members are  fascinated with the geology of the area, […]

Science Images of the Week

Posted September 19th, 2012 at 5:20 pm (UTC-4)

Pre-marital Jitters Signal Trouble Ahead

Posted September 17th, 2012 at 6:37 pm (UTC-4)

A new study suggests brides should not ignore those pre-wedding day jitters. Women who have doubts right before their nuptials  are more likely to have an unhappy marriage and end up in divorce court, according to the report in the Journal of Family Psychology. “People think everybody has premarital doubts and you don’t have to […]

Scientists Recreate the Big Bang

Posted September 14th, 2012 at 7:08 pm (UTC-4)

Since they can’t turn back time to witness the creation of the universe almost 14 billion years ago, scientists are working on the next best thing: creating a virtual universe, starting at the beginning with the Big Bang. With the help of the world’s third–fastest computer, physicists from the US Department of Energy’s Argonne National […]

Noise Pollution Takes Toll On Health

Posted September 11th, 2012 at 7:26 pm (UTC-4)

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 […]

India Celebrates Historic Space Milestone

Posted September 10th, 2012 at 6:13 pm (UTC-4)
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India’s space program celebrated an historic milestone Sunday after successfully launching  its 100th space mission. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) put a French satellite and Japanese micro-satellite into polar orbit aboard its Polar Satellite Launch vehicle (PSLV). The mission’s payload included SPOT 6, an observation satellite from France’s space agency (CNES),  and Proiteres, a […]

Arctic Sea Ice Melts More Each Year

Posted September 7th, 2012 at 10:38 pm (UTC-4)

The Arctic sea ice cover has melted to its lowest extent since satellite observations of it began more than three decades ago, breaking a previous record low set in 2007. NASA and scientists at the University of Colorado, Boulder report the Arctic sea ice extent  –  the amount of ice covering the sea surface – […]

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