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Archive for March, 2011 :


“New Planet” Discovered Between Mars and Jupiter?
March 30th, 2011

Astronomers are peeking deep into space trying to determine whether a particular “solid mass” found in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter can be classified as an asteroid or a planet.


2000 Year Old Metallic Codices May Hold Secrets to Jesus’ Life
March 30th, 2011

A trove of 70 lead codices that appear to be 2000 years old, which may include key clues to the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus has been found.


Whale Strandings Caused by Naval Sonar Exercises
March 29th, 2011

An international team of researchers presented data on how beaked whales respond to naval sonar exercises. Their results suggest that sonar indeed affects the behavior and movement of whales.


Music of a Solar Storm
March 28th, 2011

Did you know sunspots can make noise that sounds like the sea’s surf? Perhaps what the movie City of Angels “suggested” that there’s music during sunrise was right after all.


Science in an Extreme Environment
March 28th, 2011

An elite group of scientists is heading to one of the coldest places on Earth — the Arctic Circle, to carry out vital research on global warming.


Length of Days Shortened by Japan Quake
March 26th, 2011

A new NASA analysis claimed that the massive earthquake that struck Japan earlier this month was so powerful that it accelerated the Earth’s rotation speed, shortening the length of the day by 1.8 microseconds.


Makers of “Clovis Point” in Texas Weren’t the First Americans
March 26th, 2011

A newly found trove of 56 stone tools north of Austin confirms the makers of the “Clovis point” weren’t the first Americans.


How on Earth Could Humans Be from Mars?
March 26th, 2011

Here’s a theory concocted by bright minds from Harvard and MIT that would make all humans of Martian-descent.


Ill-Effects from Long-Term Cell Phone Use Revealed
March 23rd, 2011

The most conclusive finding yet on the link between cellphones and cancer were presented in an overview of the studies by Indian scientists on long-term mobile phone use.


New Image Reveal Secrets of Prehistoric Reptile Skin
March 23rd, 2011

A unique image, for the first time, has mapped organic compounds that are still surviving in a 50-million-year-old sample of reptile skin.


New Nanotech Tool for Alzheimer’s Inspired by Moth’s Antenna
March 23rd, 2011

University of Michigan researchers developed a better nanopore that could advance understanding of a class of neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s, by mimicking the structure of the silk moth’s antenna.


Predicting Site of Coming Earthquakes Using Coral Reefs
March 23rd, 2011

A geologist from Tel Aviv University and his team are examining coral reefs and submarine canyons to detect earthquake fault zones.


Studying Ancient Earthquakes Thru ‘Fossil Seismograph’
March 23rd, 2011

A new tool from Tel Aviv University may be able to learn from earthquakes of the ancient past to better predict earthquakes of the future.


Evolution Insight According to a New Plant Species
March 23rd, 2011

Scientists have revealed that a new plant species is providing an insight into how evolution works and could help improve crop plants.


Task Force: City Should Stop Fluoridation
March 22nd, 2011

A task force commissioned to determine whether or not the city of Fairbanks, Alaska should end water fluoridation has made its recommendation: END fluoridation.


Phone Users’ Exposure to Radiation Injurious
March 22nd, 2011

An increasing number of health experts in developing nations are warning against exposure to electro-magnetic fields.


Arctic Wetland — A Case for Permanent Protection
March 21st, 2011

A new research has underlined the critical importance of western Arctic Alaska’s Teshekpuk Lake region to tens of thousands of birds.


NASA Begins Climate Science Mission in the Arctic
March 21st, 2011

NASA researchers and university partners are in Greenland to continue what’s billed as the largest airborne survey of Earth’s polar ice ever flown.


Expect More Big Earthquakes in a World with Climate Change
March 19th, 2011

In the last few years, the frequency of major earthquakes (over 6.0) increased to 20, 17, 21, 25, and in just the first 3 months of this year we already have had 7 large earthquakes.


Ancient “Hyperthermals” Indicate Global Warming Getting Frequent
March 19th, 2011

Bursts of intense global warming that have lasted tens of thousands of years have taken place more frequently throughout Earth’s history than previously believe.


Reason Why Birds Collide with Human-Made Objects Revealed
March 19th, 2011

A new study recently published in IBIS outlines a new approach to understanding how birds see the world and why they find pylons and turbines so hard to avoid.


First Earthling Spacecraft Orbits Mercury
March 18th, 2011

A NASA spacecraft has become the first to enter the orbit of Mercury, the planet closest to the Sun, the agency announced Friday.


First Angolan Dinosaur Fossil Discovered
March 18th, 2011

In what may be a “fresh” break for a country slowly emerging from decades of war, a research renaissance may be in the offing as scientists say they have discovered the first fossil of a dinosaur in Angola, and that it’s a new creature.


The World’s Largest Atom Smasher Could Be the First Time Machine
March 17th, 2011

If the latest theory of Tom Weiler and Chui Man Ho is right, the Large Hadron Collider — the world’s largest atom smasher that started regular operation last year — could be the first machine capable of causing matter to travel backwards in time.


Cell-phone Radiation Affects the Brain’s Glucose Metabolism
March 16th, 2011

Does using a cell phone have an effect on the brain? According to a 2011 study titled “Effects of Cell Phone Radiofrequency Signal Exposure on Brain Glucose Metabolism,” the answer is ABSOLUTELY.


Cellphone: Worse Than Giving Cigarette to a Child
March 16th, 2011

A medical doctor pointed out in a video that regardless of how strongly anyone feels about being able to use cell phones and wireless technology, there is a price to be paid. And it’s none else but our body’s health that suffers.


“Frozen Smoke” Could Be An Energy Storage Potential
March 15th, 2011

A new form of “frozen smoke” holds the potential to detect pollutants, efficiently store energy, and even improve robotic surgeries.


Study Reveals Importance of Arctic’s Teshekpuk Lake
March 15th, 2011

A new study has revealed the critical importance of Teshekpuk Lake region in Arctic, where tens of thousands of birds breed during the brief, but productive arctic summers.


Getting Rid of Fluoride from Our Water
March 14th, 2011

The government’s sudden change of mind ignores the ample evidence showing that most of the damage wreaked by fluoride isn’t of the dental nature, but is instead found deep within the body, in our bones and organs.


Get Rid of Toxic Metals in Your Water by Using Bananas
March 14th, 2011

A team of researchers has found that minced banana peels can clean pollution from river water, such as lead and copper.


Enzyme That Causes Cells to Die, Also Drives Death Away
March 14th, 2011

An enzyme viewed as an executioner, because it can push cells to commit suicide, may actually short circuit a second form of cell death, researchers at Emory University School of Medicine have discovered.


People Who Relate to Their Racial Identity Are Happier: Study
March 14th, 2011

African American people who identify more strongly with their racial identity are generally happier, according to a study led by psychology researchers at Michigan State University.


Global Changes: A Scary Fact
March 14th, 2011

The shifting of the Earth’s axis has created severe changes in our global weather, seismic & volcanic activity. And it will get much worse. Know the facts & scientific details about these increasing global problems.


Urinals Hold Potential Fuel
March 14th, 2011

Professor Gerardine Botte of Ohio University has developed a process to extract hydrogen from the ammonia and urea found in urine.


Chickens Feel Empathy Too, Study Finds
March 14th, 2011

Domestic chickens display signs of empathy, the ability to ”feel another’s pain” that is at the heart of compassion, a study has found.


Most Arctic Seabirds Have Plastics Inside Their Bellies, Researchers Found
March 14th, 2011

Many birds swallow trash show biologists findings that 84% tested had junk in their guts.


Another Future for Batteries: Lithium and Seawater
March 12th, 2011

One California-based company called PolyPlus created a lithium-water battery that is making quite a splash.


Alternative Energy Source from the Earth’s Core is Possible
March 12th, 2011

Energy from the Earth’s core as a clean energy alternative? Maybe. Scientists are working on developing such an option.


100-Year Battery Powers Monitor for Buried Nuke Waste
March 12th, 2011

University of Bristol engineers have devised a “hundred-year battery” that could report the state of buried nuclear waste repositories wirelessly to the surface 100 years after it is buried, sealed, and cemented into the ground, with sensors attached.


Solar Powered Floating Scum Collector Makes Biofuel
March 12th, 2011

The ability to make your own oil may just get a bit easier in the future. A solar powered floating scum collector sucks up algae and combines it with a chemical and transforms it into bio-oil instantly.


ADD Drugs Cause Parkinson’s
March 10th, 2011

New research shows that the drugs commonly prescribed for ADD/ADHD can cause Parkinson’s disease.


Proven Cancer Cure Banned in Europe
March 10th, 2011

The cancer blocking herb thunder god vine and most other herbs and traditional medicines will no longer be available in the EU starting May 1.


Earth is on the Brink of Mass Extinction, Scientists Warn
March 7th, 2011

In a study published in the March 3 issue of the journal Nature, UC Berkeley’s paleobiologists assess where mammals and other species stand today in terms of possible extinction, compared with the past 540 million years, and they find cause for hope as well as alarm.


Early Humans Liked to Live Near Faults and Volcanoes
March 7th, 2011

Our earliest ancestors preferred to settle in locations that have something in common with cities such as San Francisco, Naples and Istanbul — they are often on active tectonic faults in areas that have an earthquake risk or volcanoes, or both.


NASA: Aliens Exist, and We Have Proof
March 7th, 2011

An astrobiologist at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center says he has found conclusive evidence of alien life — in a meteorite (There are only nine such meteorites on planet Earth).


A Regional Nuclear War Could Spark Global Cooling
March 3rd, 2011

A nuclear exchange between superpowers was predicted to cause a “nuclear winter.” But even a regional nuclear or small nuclear war could spark “unprecedented” global cooling and reduce rainfall for years, according to U.S. government computer models.


Missing Sunspots Mystery Explained by Researchers
March 3rd, 2011

Scientists were baffled when the ever occurring sunspots disappeared for two years. Now they know. An answer is being published in the March 3rd edition of Nature.


Aerosol Effect from Flushed Toilets Contaminate Toothbrushes
March 3rd, 2011

It may not be the water droplets from the toilet bowl, but the particles traveling from a flushed toilet will contaminate exposed toothbrushes, by what researches call as the “aerosol effect.”


GM-gene ‘Escape’ Route Discovered
March 3rd, 2011

Since GMOs existed, scientists thought that other are contaminated because of GM-genes that “escape” into the environment. However, this was proven untrue by a recent discovery.


Animal Miscarriages Due to Roundup Ready GMO Crops — Study
March 3rd, 2011

While we are still holding our breath because of the ill-effects that Roundup Ready GMO crops bring, here comes along another reason to throw it all to the bin.


Warming Arctic and the Big Freeze, What’s the Connection?
March 3rd, 2011

The freak big freezes that have paralysed parts of Europe and US has been linked to the breakdown of an Arctic weather system named the “Polar Vortex”.


Harmless Bacteria Turned Deadly When It “Drank” Scientist’s Blood
March 2nd, 2011

Post mortem reveals top researcher died from plague due to an unknown iron disorder that turned harmless bacteria into a deadly virus.


Men Dominate Heart Device Studies
March 2nd, 2011

Cardiovascular device development remains skewed against women, with too few trials adequately addressing gender despite long-standing requirements by the FDA, researchers found.


Climate Change Accelerates Evolution, But Will Species Keep Up?
March 2nd, 2011

Climate change may accelerate evolution in some species – but that doesn’t guarantee that threatened populations will cope in the long run.


The Missing Link of Electronics — Our Skin
March 2nd, 2011

The missing link of electronics, which evaded discovery until 2008, was at our fingertips the whole time. Ordinary human skin behaves like a memristor, a device that “remembers” the last current it experienced and varies its resistance accordingly.


Happy Children Are Most Likely to Become Happy Adults
March 1st, 2011

For the first time, researchers from the University of Cambridge and the MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing have analysed the link between a positive adolescence and well-being in midlife.


Modern Back Pain Turn to Ancient Bones for Cure
March 1st, 2011

The bones of people who died up to a hundred years ago are being used in the development of new treatments for chronic back pain. It is the first time old bones have been used in this way.


Humans Are Smellier Than Animals
March 1st, 2011

Humans turn out to be particularly smelly because odors are released from nearly every part of the body while other species living on us are simultaneously emitting odors too.


Be Careful of What You’re Looking At, Wolves Follow Your Gaze
March 1st, 2011

Wolves raised with humans pay close attention to our actions and even follow our eye gaze, say two researchers. They even pass a gazing test that dogs fail.


Dirty Air Deadlier than Cocaine
March 1st, 2011

Air pollution triggers more heart attacks than using cocaine and poses as high a risk of sparking a heart attack as alcohol, coffee and physical exertion, scientists said.


Sugary Soft Drink Raises Risk of High Blood Pressure
March 1st, 2011

Drinking too many sugary beverages appears to raise the risk of high blood pressure, experts are warning.


Warning: Kissing Your Dog May Be Dangerous to Your Health
March 1st, 2011

This may surely break the hearts of dog lovers and owners. But this is a very good reason for them to avoid kissing their pets. As the worn out, yet still wise, saying goes: it is better to be safe than sorry.


Nose Spray that Protects from Alzheimer’s and Stroke
March 1st, 2011

Researchers developed a vaccine that promises to protect against both Alzheimer’s and stroke. The vaccine is delivered via a nasal spray.


Reduce Cancer Risk with Higher Vitamin D Intake
March 1st, 2011

Markedly higher intake of vitamin D is needed to reach blood levels that can prevent or markedly cut the incidence of breast cancer and several other major diseases than had been originally thought.


Ice Age Peoples’ Remains Found in Alaska Burial Site
March 1st, 2011

A newly excavated archaeological site in Alaska contains the cremated remains of one of the earliest inhabitants of North America.


Have Technological Advances Stopped Us From Evolving?
March 1st, 2011

Did we pull ourselves out from the natural selection and progression of species, when we decided to use tools and technology?