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Archive for May, 2011 :


Italian Seismologists Face Trial for Not Predicting Earthquake in 2009
May 31st, 2011

The judge said the accused seismologists gave inaccurate and incomplete information 6 days before the earthquake. Could the Pentagon and Nuclear Energy scientists can be criminally charged too for their “Oooops” moments?


Fusion Reactor Built in a Garage
May 31st, 2011

Neighborhoods may probably be quieter with the teenagers busy building fusion reactors in their garage. But would the neighborhoods – or the country – be safer?


Exhaling Asthma Away
May 31st, 2011

Asthma sufferers may be surprised that the cure for their ailment is just a breath away, free from adverse side effects.


The Moon is Wet
May 31st, 2011

The moon never fails to inspire mysteries. Not even in the scientific realm. Famously photographed as dry and barren, the thought of a “wet” moon somehow solicits a big question – What?


GM Poison in 93% of Unborn Babies
May 31st, 2011

The toxins produced by many genetically modified crops are now found in most all mothers and their fetuses.


Is Climate Change Causing the Record-Breaking Tornadoes & Floods?
May 30th, 2011

Already this year, nearly 1,200 tornadoes have crisscrossed Tornado Alley, killing more than 500 people and leaving thousands more homeless.


Hand Sanitizer Can Lead to Positive Alcohol Test
May 30th, 2011

Frequent use of alcohol-containing hand sanitizer won’t get you drunk, but it may lead you to test positive in a urine test for alcohol consumption, according to a recent study.


The Science Behind This Terrible Tornado Season
May 30th, 2011

So far, 2011 has proved a year destined for the tornado record books.


Atmospheric Change May Warn of Impending Earthquakes
May 23rd, 2011

The atmosphere above Japan heated rapidly before the M9 earthquake. Suggesting that earthquakes may someday be detected before they actually happen.


Aboriginal Artifacts Destroyed with KFC Constructed Atop It
May 23rd, 2011

An indigenous activist has labeled as a “cultural genocide” the destruction of aboriginal heritage in New South Wales, where permits to build on significant historical sites are being granted almost daily.


SETI’s Back and Peering Into Planets Again, But Why the Rush?
May 23rd, 2011

So, SETI is back and peering for alien life again, and this time into just 86 planets. But why do they seem to be in a rush?


Nanopatch Could Reverse Heart Attack Damage
May 19th, 2011

Every heart attack kills part of the heart. It chokes off blood to the nerve and muscle cells that keep the heart beating. But future surgeons might implant a nanopatch that serves as scaffolding to regrow heart cells and resurrect the dead region.


Talking About Spiders Could Cause Car Crashes
May 19th, 2011

Not all cellphone conversations create the same amount of distraction for drivers. Recent research found talking about spiders turned spider-phobic people into more error-prone, less-aware drivers.


Want to Be Happy? Stop Trying
May 19th, 2011

While the pursuit of happiness may seem like a reasonable aim, new research shows that making happiness a personal goal will only stand in the way of your achieving it.


Japan Earthquake Was ‘In the Air’ Days Before, Scientist Claims
May 19th, 2011

The atmosphere above the epicenter of the March 11 earthquake in Japan underwent unusual changes in the days leading up to the disaster, according to preliminary data.


Helping Kids Beat Depression… by Treating Mom
May 17th, 2011

Successfully treating a mother with depression isn’t just good for the mom; it also can provide long-lasting benefits for her children’s mental health, new research shows.


A Book a Day Helps Keep Doctors Away
May 17th, 2011

New retirees suddenly confronted with plenty of time on their hands might be happy to learn that reading keeps one mentally alert and abreast of current aff airs, says Ursula Lenz of Germany’s working group of senior citizens’ organizations, BAGSO.


Teen Discovers Promising Cystic Fibrosis Treatment
May 15th, 2011

A 16-year-old from the Toronto area used a supercomputer system to find a new drug combination that shows potential in treating the genetic disorder cystic fibrosis, and won top honors for his work.


Canadian Researchers Find Cure For Cancer, Big Pharma Not Interested
May 15th, 2011

Researchers at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Canada have cured cancer last week, yet there is a little ripple in the news or in TV.


Friendly Co-workers May Increase Your Lifespan
May 12th, 2011

Here’s a reason to be thankful for friendly co-workers: They may help you live longer, a new study says.


Mothers Who Breast-Feed Are Viewed as Incompetent
May 12th, 2011

Although breast-feeding provides proven health benefits for both mother and baby, women who choose to breast-feed are perceived as less competent than women who do not breast-feed, a new study suggests.


Exercise Can’t Undo the Damage of Too Much Screen Time
May 12th, 2011

Spending more than four hours a day sitting in front of a television or computer more than doubles your risk of dying from or being hospitalized for heart disease, according to a new study.


Did Modern Humans Meet Neanderthals?
May 12th, 2011

Neanderthals might have died off millennia earlier than before thought, suggesting they weren’t around to mingle with modern humans, an international research team hints. But other scientists argue over these new findings.


Musical Training May Keep Aging Memories Sharp
May 12th, 2011

Knowing how to play a musical instrument may protect against some of the ill effects of aging, a new study suggests.


Sugar Makes Antibiotics More Potent
May 12th, 2011

A spoonful of sugar not only makes medicine easier to swallow, but it also might increase its potency, according to a new study.


How Rogue Alien Planets Could Host Extraterrestrial Life
May 12th, 2011

Interstellar planets — those without stars to orbit — could serve as havens for life, according to a new study.


Depressed People Make Better Decisions
May 5th, 2011

Depression may not be a walk in the park, but those who have a clinical form of depression make better decisions, research shows.


Largest 3-D Map Opens Window to the Ancient Universe
May 5th, 2011

The largest-ever three-dimensional map of the distant universe has been created using the light of the brightest objects in the cosmos.


Canadian Study: Stillbirths tied to Secondhand Smoke
May 3rd, 2011

Pregnant women who live or work with smokers may be at slightly higher risk of having a stillborn baby, giving birth to a slightly smaller baby or having a baby with a smaller head, according to a Canadian study.


Too Little or Too Much Sleep Linked with Cognitive Decline
May 3rd, 2011

Middle-aged adults who sleep too less or too much may be more likely to suffer cognitive decline, a study suggests.


How to Avoid Raising a Bully
May 2nd, 2011

Parents who don’t want their children to become bullies should stay positive, talk to their kids and meet their children’s friends.


Japanese Breast Milk Radioactive
May 1st, 2011

Both radioactive Iodine and Cessium have been detected in the breast milk of Japanese mothers.