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Archive for April, 2011 :


Arctic Ice Melt: Report Identified Vulnerable Areas
April 30th, 2011

Two organizations released an Arctic-wide report of areas most important to Arctic marine life and vulnerable to additional stress on top of global warming.


Mercury Levels in Arctic Food Chain Alarm Scientists
April 30th, 2011

With the Arctic’s ice melt came a lot of wonders for the scientific world to discover, although not all are something to be happy about. Recent studies found mercury levels in the Arctic’s food chain is alarming.


Could Salt Clouds Really Help Lessen Arctic Warming?
April 30th, 2011

In this time of Earth’s warming, salt from sea spray forming into clouds in the Arctic, is already something to be thankful about. Let’s just hope it does what we expect it to do — deflect the sun’s heat rays.


The Not So Secret Radiation Source
April 29th, 2011

If you think of nuclear power plants are the only source of radiation risks, think again. Your X-ray tests could have been killing you slowly all along.


Look After Your Brain
April 28th, 2011

As the average life span becomes longer, dementia becomes more common. Swedish scientist Laura Fratiglioni has shown that everyone can minimise his or her risk of being affected.


The Myth About a “Safe” Mobile Call
April 27th, 2011

A new study has found that just one call can increase your risk of a brain tumour, as the cell signal can penetrate two inches (5 cm) into the adult skull—and even deeper into a child’s head.


Lower IQ May Be Due to Pesticide Exposure While in Womb
April 27th, 2011

Three studies claim that pesticide exposure in the womb results to lower IQ in later on in life.


Bacteria that Causes Diarrhea is Used to Produce Alternative Fuel
April 27th, 2011

The dreaded bacteria, Escherichia Coli, that causes diarrhea in humans if digested, is now the main “star” in the production of Butanol, an alternative fuel.


‘Dragon’ Space Ship is Ready for Mars
April 27th, 2011

Multimillionaire Elon Musk’s is claiming that his private space ship called Dragon capsule, ‘can land people on Mars, and may even be able to bring them back home.’


A Bamboo Car: Revolutionary or Just a Piece of Art?
April 27th, 2011

Henry Ford made an automobile frame made of wood and hemp fiber, but a car made out of bamboo and rattan? Would this really revolutionize the car industry or just become another contributor to the planet’s trash?


Jesus Did the Last Supper A Day Earlier
April 27th, 2011

Scientist claim that Jesus Christ’s Last Supper actually took place on the Wednesday before the crucifixion, and not on a Thursday, on which Christians have long celebrated on.


Nader on Chernobyl – Fukushima
April 26th, 2011

Ralph Nader’s straight talk on the real impact of Chernobyl (1 million dead) and what we should be learning from it.


Sugarcane can Cool Climate, Study Finds
April 25th, 2011

Sugarcane has the effect of cooling temperatures, thus playing role in stemming global warming, a new study has found.


Cancer Cure Found in Secret Native American Herbal Formulation
April 25th, 2011

To understand how a cancer cure works, it is important to understand how cancer begins and acts in the human body.


Ozone Layer Hole Found To Be ‘Big player’ in Climate Change
April 25th, 2011

The ozone hole over the Antarctic has been linked with climate change in the entire southern hemisphere of the Earth, from the south pole to the equator, according to a study published in Science on April 22.


MRI may Contribute to Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease
April 25th, 2011

Magnetic resonance imaging ( MRI) could help detect Alzheimer’s disease (AD) at an early stage, before irreversible damage has occurred, according to a new study published Monday in the online edition of Radiology.


Childhood Music Lessons may Provide Lifelong Boost in Brain Functioning
April 25th, 2011

Those childhood music lessons could pay off decades later — even for those who no longer play an instrument — by keeping the mind sharper as people age, according to a preliminary study published by the American Psychological Association (APA).


A Government of Monsanto, by Monsanto, and for Monsanto
April 23rd, 2011

With help from the FDA and USDA, the biotech industry is trying to completely take over our food supply with genetically modified ingredients, irrespective of the wishes of “we the people.”


God Particle Actually Detected?
April 23rd, 2011

Has CERN actually detected the God Particle or is it just another rumor?


Real Scientists Discuss Radiation Risk
April 23rd, 2011

Real nuclear experts discuss the real risks associated with the Fukushima fallout.


Japan’s Other Fear: Ceaseless Aftershocks
April 22nd, 2011

In light of the recent aftershocks in Japan, people everywhere can’t help but ask when all these earth movements will stop.


Venus’ Lovely Display at its South Pole
April 22nd, 2011

A team of scientists found that Venus’s swirling cloud cover, which obscures the planet’s surface from view in optical light, has a shape-shifting, rapidly migrating vortex over the south pole.


Solved: The Mysterious Pioneer Anomaly
April 22nd, 2011

Recent research could finally solve a longstanding mystery in astrophysics: the so-called “Pioneer anomaly.”


Countries to Share Viruses in Exchange for Cheap Drugs
April 22nd, 2011

A FOUR-year dispute ended with an all-night bargaining session in Geneva, Switzerland, on Saturday, as rich and poor countries and big pharma agreed a deal to share virus samples and vaccines in a bid to fight flu pandemics.


New Research: Don’t Worry About ‘Abnormal’ Blood Pressure
April 21st, 2011

In what may be a shock to everyone, a new research says we need not fret about abnormal blood pressure. Here’s why.


Gut Bacteria Classify People Into Only 3 Types
April 21st, 2011

Scientists have discovered that gut bacteria divides people into only 3 types. The discovery may pave the way into accurate medications for certain people.


Treating Depression with Tai chi, Not Drugs
April 21st, 2011

In a world of instants, most people seek instant cure for illness, which includes depression, by gulping a pill. A study says an old Chinese exercise is a better and healthier option than the pill.


405 New Islands Discovered in the Arctic
April 21st, 2011

A study reports that there are 405 new islands in the Alaskan Arctic shoreline alone, while the other 252 are discovered in other parts of the world.


NASA Scientist Finds World With Triple Sunsets
April 21st, 2011

A NASA-funded astronomer has discovered a world where the sun sets over the horizon, followed by a second sun and then a third.


Mind Control: No Drill Required
April 21st, 2011

Anybody who would want to mess with your mind, need not put as much holes in your head. A new wave of neuro-technology involves nothing more invasive than ultrasound, magnetic fields and light – and could make mind control commonplace.


Kids’ TV Time Could Lead to Early Heart Risks
April 21st, 2011

For kids, too much time spent in front of a computer or TV screen can lead to narrowed arteries in the back of the eyes — an early sign of high blood pressure and future heart disease, according to a new study.


Quantum Leap: Bits of Light Teleported to Another Place
April 21st, 2011

Our world is getting closer to “Star Trek” every day, it seems. Scientists announced they’ve been able to teleport special bits of light from one place to another, a la “Beam me up, Scotty.”


Arctic Soot Causing Rapid Ice Melt in the Area
April 21st, 2011

In spite of the Arctic’s vast white wasteland, scientists believe a thin layer of soot — mostly invisible — is causing it to absorb more heat.


Compact Fluorescent Bulbs Deadly
April 21st, 2011

More health fears are being raised over the use of energy saving light bulbs after a report claimed they emit cancer causing chemicals.


Arctic Sea Ice Shrinking Faster than Previously Known
April 19th, 2011

A new report from an international consortium of 30 environmental scientists found that, on average, Arctic sea ice was retreating at a rate of about a half-metre per year, but up to eight metres or more a year in some areas.


Poisonous Chemical Linked to Origin of Life on Earth
April 14th, 2011

The poisonous chemical formaldehyde may have helped create the organic compounds present in the universe that gave rise to life, new research suggests.


Scientists Create Schizophrenic Brain Cells
April 14th, 2011

Scientists have taken skin cells from schizophrenic patients and turned them into brain cells, allowing the mental illness to be studied using living brain cells for the first time.


Medical Headache: Increasing Antibiotic Resistance
April 11th, 2011

As more microorganisms develop mechanisms to survive existing drugs, urgent action is necessary to slow them down before new drugs can be found.


The War On Cancer, 40 Years After
April 11th, 2011

For the past 40 years, cancer has proved to be a formidable foe against generations of bright and well-funded researchers.


Finding and Treating Tumors with Organic Nanoparticles
April 11th, 2011

An organic nanoparticle that is completely non-toxic, and biodegradable uses light and heat to treat cancer and deliver drugs.


How One Man Predicted The Japan Tsunami
April 11th, 2011

In spite of the recent advances in technology, none has yet been able to predict a tsunami. But before the tsunami in Japan last month, a geologist warned of the imminent disaster.


Silver Particles Highly Dangerous to Arctic Ecosystem
April 11th, 2011

Extremely tiny silver particles found in products like odour-killing socks are highly toxic to some beneficial Arctic soil bacteria, a Canadian study has found.


US Radiation Levels Dangerously High
April 7th, 2011

Radiation levels in the US from the Japanese reactors is up to 1,000 times the safe level, according to leading experts.


Powering an Entire Home with Just One Leaf
April 6th, 2011

A device, shaped into an artificial leaf, capable of splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen could produce enough electricity to supply a house in developing countries, according to researchers.


Medical Truth: Uncertain Medications Given by Uncertain Doctors
April 6th, 2011

The healthcare industry in America is dangerously becoming uncertain with the increasing number of flawed and potentially dangerous medical treatments, and increase of “uncertain” doctors.


The Season of Fireballs
April 6th, 2011

Most people anticipate the coming of Spring because they want to see the beautiful flowers again, the birds singing at dawn, or even just simply enjoying the warmth of the sun. But other people wait for something else.