Archive for August, 2011 :

Opening of Two Arctic Sea Routes Due to Ice Loss
August 31st, 2011

The opening of two major Arctic Ocean sea routes can only mean one thing: the Arctic is experiencing massive ice loss.

Oil Is Coming to An End
August 31st, 2011

The scuffle for oil even in the remote areas such as the Arctic is proof that oil is becoming closer to its end.

Yesterday’s News Could Be Tomorrow’s Fuel
August 31st, 2011

Tulane University scientists discovered a strain of clostridia bacteria, dubbed “TU-103,” that can devour old newspapers to produce butanol, a substitute for gasoline.

Chocolate Reduces Heart Disease and Stroke
August 31st, 2011

Researchers have discovered chocolate (especially the organic, not junked up with additives and sugar type) contains phytochemicals which appear to promote good health.

Man Revived After 96 Minutes Thanks to New Technology
August 30th, 2011

The miraculous story of how paramedics saved a man’s life after more than an hour of cardiac arrest using new technology broke.

Mind-Altering Bugs
August 29th, 2011

Now, a new study suggests that gut bacteria can even mess with the mind, altering brain chemistry and changing mood and behavior.

How Vitamin B-12 Treats Alzheimer’s Disease
August 29th, 2011

There’s a treatment that is not only offering hope, it’s so simple it’s hard to believe it could help.

How Hurricane Irene Will Help Predict Future Floods
August 29th, 2011

Researchers are gearing up to test a water level prediction system this weekend as Hurricane Irene approaches the coastline.

Lack Of Vitamin D Can Lead To Diabetes, Study Finds
August 29th, 2011

The array of undiscovered health benefits afforded by high vitamin D intake is vast thanks to several new studies linking deficiency in this important hormone to diabetes.

Mean Bosses & Co-Workers Cause Damage Beyond the Workplace
August 29th, 2011

A co-worker’s rudeness can have a great impact on relationships far beyond the workplace, according to a Baylor University study published online in the Journal of Organizational Behavior.

Recycling Urine to Combat Cimate Change
August 27th, 2011

The droughts devastating Texas have led the city of Big Spring to invest $13 million in a treatment plant that will recycle human urine into potable drinking water.

New Hope for Alzheimer’s Disease
August 26th, 2011

Scientists find way to make brain-saving compound found in rare moss.

Climate Change Will Cause Mass Extinctions
August 26th, 2011

If climate changes continues as expected, it is estimated that almost a third of all flora and fauna species worldwide could become extinct.

Astronomers Discover Planet Made of Diamond
August 25th, 2011

Astronomers have spotted an exotic planet that seems to be made of diamond racing around a tiny star in our galactic backyard.

Baby’s First Pet May Protect Against Allergies
August 25th, 2011

Exposure to dog or cat during first year of life doesn’t cause allergies and can actually lower risk for some children, 18-year study finds.

NASA: Earth Swallowed by Solar Storm
August 25th, 2011

Unknown to almost all of us, the planet was recently engulfed by a solar storm. We survived, that’s the good news.

Amazing Health Benefits of Chocolate
August 25th, 2011

One of the most sought after foods in modern society is chocolate. This ancient food source has been used in many cultures and has been revered for its outstanding taste and surprising health benefits.

Naturally Improve Your Sleep by Avoiding Blue Light
August 25th, 2011

Avoiding blue light before going to bed is a great way to allow your body to produce the natural levels of melatonin that it needs to fall asleep and even a reduced risk of cancer.

How Dogs Beat Doctors in Identifying Early-Stage Lung Cancer
August 24th, 2011

With a little training, your dog could have a promising future as a biochemist.

Unplug – Protect Yourself from EMF Exposure
August 24th, 2011

Many people believe that unplugging electronic devices will help protect them against EMF exposure. But can it? Certainly.

Does Surfing the Internet Makes You a Productive Worker?
August 24th, 2011

A new study could quell the guilt you may feel for Facebooking on the clock. According to a report from National University of Singapore, surfing the Internet at work actually tends to improve productivity.

Growing GM Engineered Organs in Animals to Replace Human Parts
August 24th, 2011

Scientists have found they can create chimeric animals that have organs belonging to another species by injecting stem cells into the embryo of another species.

Pain-Free Way of Tackling Dental Decay that Re-builds Teeth
August 24th, 2011

Researchers at the University of Leeds have discovered a pain-free way of tackling dental decay that reverses the damage of acid attack and re-builds teeth as new.

Tons of Carbon Headed for Atmosphere as Permafrost Thaws
August 24th, 2011

Billions of tons of carbon trapped in high-latitude permafrost may be released into the atmosphere by the end of this century as the Earth’s climate changes, further accelerating global warming, a new computer modeling study indicates.

The Day When Computers Overtake Us
August 15th, 2011

The signs are clear. People and even governments cannot do most things anymore without the aid of a computer. One way or another, machines with Artificial Intelligence (AIs) look set to take over. Should we evolve too?

Hi-Tech Farming: No Sunlight, No Windows, Less Water
August 15th, 2011

You’ve heard of paint by numbers? Get ready for feed-the-world by numbers. Dutch agricultural company PlantLab wants to change almost everything you know about growing plants.

Grape Compound May Provide Protection From Skin Cancer
August 12th, 2011

Flavonoids found in grapes could be used to protect skin from sun damage, according to a new study.

A Volcanic Idea to Reverse Climate Change
August 12th, 2011

Scientists and policy-makers believe it might be necessary for them to take an active hand in engineering a solution to our climate problems.

Coal-Black Alien Planet Is Darkest Ever Seen
August 12th, 2011

An alien world blacker than coal, the darkest planet known, has been discovered in the galaxy.

‘Serial Killer’ Cells Eradicate Leukemia Tumours
August 11th, 2011

In a breakthrough for leukemia patients that was 20 years in the making, researchers in Pennsylvania say they have developed a groundbreaking technique to create co-called ‘serial killer’ T cells that eradicate tumours in patients who have few treatment options left.

Pet Oxygen Masks Save Dogs, Cats
August 11th, 2011

An Anaheim woman is on a mission to make sure firefighters and first responders have cone-shaped oxygen masks designed to save dogs, cats and other pets.

Prenatal Exposure to Pets may Reduce Allergy Risk
August 11th, 2011

Children whose mothers had a household pet during pregnancy may be less likely to develop allergies during their first two years of life, new research suggests.

Large Study Confirms that Omega 3s Produce Healthy Babies
August 11th, 2011

Study shows protective benefits of DHA taken during pregnancy.

NASA Proves Building Blocks Of DNA Come From Space
August 10th, 2011

NASA researchers studying meteorites have found that they contain several of the components needed to make DNA on Earth.

Music Can Soothe Cancer Patients’ Anxiety
August 9th, 2011

Music therapy may be a useful treatment for cancer patients in conjunction with their regular treatment.

3D Movies Boost Headaches, Not Enjoyment
August 9th, 2011

3D movies don’t make you feel more immersed in a film and may give you a headache.

Vitamin D a Cure for Cancer?
August 9th, 2011

What if a cure for cancer has been right here all along? What if the very agency charged with protecting your health is the one keeping you from that cure?

Outdated Power Plants Harm the Environment
August 9th, 2011

A new report details the damage from outdated once-through cooling systems used by power plants in the Gulf of Mexico, the Mississippi River, and several others.

How Easily Can a Power Plant Be Hacked?
August 7th, 2011

In under an hour, researchers showed just how vulnerable our facilities are.

Making Music Proves to be Powerful Antidepressant
August 7th, 2011

Making music might help lift more depressed people out of the dumps than common antidepressant medications do, the results of a new study suggest.

Human Body Vulnerable to Cyberattack
August 7th, 2011

The next frontier of cybercrime could be the human body, a researcher at the Black Hat Security Conference demonstrated.

Flowing Water On Mars?
August 4th, 2011

NASA reports stunning new discovery which reaffirms Mars as an important future destination for human exploration.

What Makes You Happy? It May Depend on Your Age
August 2nd, 2011

People’s happiness levels change with age, an idea reflected in personal experiences and public opinion polls, but a new study shows that much of that change may boil down to how people define happiness itself.

Oxygen Molecules Discovered in Deep Space for First Time
August 1st, 2011

Astronomers can finally breathe a sigh of relief: A team of scientists has discovered the first oxygen molecules in deep space, capping a nearly 230-year search for the elusive cosmic molecule.