Archive for March, 2010 :

Widespread Use of Antibiotics in 1960s Produced Superbugs
March 31st, 2010

A study found out that antibiotic-resistant superbugs, also known as methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), was caused by the widespread use of synthetic antibiotic drugs which began in the 1960s.

Transforming Sewage Waste to Biofuel with the Q Microbe
March 31st, 2010

A microbe has been found that can break down anything that contains cellulose and turn it into ethanol.

Are Venus and Earth In a Long-Distance Relationship?
March 30th, 2010

The heart of Venus may belong to Earth. Our planet could be tugging on the core of Venus, exerting control over its spin.

Why Human Blood Drives Mosquitoes Wild
March 25th, 2010

When the time came for chemical ecologist Walter Leal to test whether humans make a natural odor that attracts mosquitoes, Leal himself was the first to volunteer.

Kitchen Conspiracy: Cookwares and Thyroid Disease
March 25th, 2010

A new study links (for the first time) thyroid disease with human exposure to perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), a chemical used in industrial and consumer goods, including nonstick cookware and stain- and water-resistant coatings for carpets and fabrics.

A Measure for Multiple Worlds
March 25th, 2010

A group of scientists had gathered to debate on the “many worlds” theory of parallel universes, and perhaps find the right measure for the multiverse.

Possible New Human Ancestor Found in Siberia
March 25th, 2010

A different type of human may have existed alongside Homo sapiens and Neanderthals, according to a new find in Siberia.

The Mystery of Identical Arctic and Antarctic Water Creatures
March 25th, 2010

One of the most surprising results of a research conducted on the North and South poles was the discovery of 235 identical species that lived on these opposite sides of the world.

Obesity May Protect Against Repeat Heart Problems
March 25th, 2010

While obesity puts people at risk for a whole host of chronic illnesses, including heart disease, there’s at least one situation in which extra pounds appear to provide a health advantage.

The Multiplying Mystery of Moonwater
March 25th, 2010

Moonwater. Look it up. You won’t find it. It’s not in the dictionary. That’s because we thought, until recently, that the Moon was just about the driest place in the solar system.

Insect Colonies As ‘Superorganisms’ – Study
March 18th, 2010

Insect societies, a study suggests, operate like a single “superorganism” in terms of their physiology and life cycle.

Ice Deposits Found at Moon’s Pole
March 18th, 2010

A radar experiment aboard India’s Chandrayaan-1 lunar spacecraft has identified thick deposits of water-ice near the Moon’s north pole.

Is the Moon a Relic of a Nuclear Explosion?
March 16th, 2010

The origin of the Moon is still a mystery to scientists. One possible scenario includes a natural nuclear reactor running amok on ancient Earth.

Solar Slumber May Have Been Caused by Magnetic Flows
March 16th, 2010

Newly reported observations of gas flows on the solar surface may explain why the sun recently had such an extended case of the doldrums.

Laptops Could Be Key To Earthquake Detection
March 15th, 2010

Seismologists envision a ‘Quake Catchers’ network of volunteers using their computers to precisely map tremors.

Nanotoxicity in Regulatory Vacuum
March 15th, 2010

A vast and rapidly expanding array of engineered nano-products floods the consumer market unregulated as evidence of toxicities accumulate.

Why Trees Won’t Help Arctic
March 15th, 2010

In keeping options viable for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and avoiding dangerous levels of warming, planting more trees, just could possibly make things worse.

The Real Importance of the Amazon Rain Forest
March 15th, 2010

Rain forests power atmospheric circulation that bring rain to continental land masses from the oceans; new theory explains why losing forests will cause catastrophic desertification

Easter Island Holds Cure for Alzheimer’s Disease
March 15th, 2010

The drug — a bacterial product first isolated in soil from Easter Island — rescued learning and memory deficits in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s.

Velikovsky’s Comet Venus
March 13th, 2010

Immanuel Velikovsky concluded from his extensive interdisciplinary research that the planet Venus was remembered from the time of the dawn of civilization as a brilliant cometary body.

Adventures in the Fourth Dimension
March 13th, 2010

The genius who authored “The Island of Dr. Moreau” and “War of the Worlds” got an unusual invitation from an inventor who wanted to design a device for travel in the fourth dimension, the way it was suggested in the author’s book “Time Machine”.

Prayer: A Challenge for Science
March 13th, 2010

Not only do traditions throughout the world share a belief that prayers may in some way help (or invoke help from) deceased ancestors, many cultures throughout history have believed that prayer can bring about changes in the physical circumstances of the living.

Psi-verts and Psychic Piracy: The Future of Parapsychology?
March 12th, 2010

If science can identify techniques for reliably producing psychic abilities (termed ‘psi’) then PR executives will soon be pumping millions into pumping adverts directly into our minds.

Predicting the Future With the New Nostradamus
March 11th, 2010

Bruce Bueno de Mesquita’s work as a consultant with the CIA has earned him the name ‘The New Nostradamus’. Know the modern prophet to find out what to expect in the future.

How to Reboot Your Corpse
March 11th, 2010

Thousands of bodies are already cryonically frozen, waiting for faster computers and medical advances that will undo their cause of death.

Nuclear Rockets May Get Mankind To Other Planets
March 8th, 2010

Humans on Mars and beyond, and protecting the Earth from asteroids… A new nuclear propulsion system to be used in spacecrafts is set to be developed in Russia.

Printing New Organs – Sci-Fi Becomes True
March 8th, 2010

Patients in need of a transplant know they could face a dangerously long wait. But now scientists may have some good news on the horizon – as human organs in the future may simply be printed out.

What Bigu Means to Me
March 7th, 2010

Bigu is a state of being in which one does not need to eat food for extended periods of time. Nourishment from food is replaced by life-force energy.

Arctic Shelf Leaking Potent Greenhouse Gas
March 5th, 2010

As predicted nearly 30 years ago, climate change is causing the Arctic to release massive amounts of methane and Co2.

Space Gamma Radiation Still a Mystery
March 3rd, 2010

The ever-present fog of energetic gamma rays permeating the universe isn’t created by what astronomers expected.

Rejuvenating Power of Blood Not Fiction
March 3rd, 2010

The image of notorious Countess Elizabeth Bathory, who was said to take baths filled with the blood of virgins to regain her youth, may have some scientific basis after all.

Darkness Begets Dishonesty, Study Finds
March 2nd, 2010

Dim lights can make it seem as if no one is watching, triggering moral transgressions in many people, a new study suggests.