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Archive for December, 2012 :


Divert Power to Shields–Solar Maximum Is Coming
December 20th, 2012

The main reason for this is that there has been an increase in society’s dependence on space-based services that are severely influenced by these disturbances.


Multitasking Humpback Whales Sing in Feeding Grounds
December 20th, 2012

All 10 of the whales sang while they ate, but two of them sang the long and complex songs that are usually only heard in mating season.


Shot Away from its Companion, Giant Star Makes Waves
December 20th, 2012

NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has captured a dramatic, infrared portrait of these glowing waves, also known as a bow shock.


10-Point Model For A Mental Health System That Works
December 20th, 2012

The mental health system in America is an embarrassing failure.


Closest Single Star Like Our Sun May Have Habitable Planet
December 20th, 2012

Its five planets are estimated to have masses between two and six times the mass of Earth — making it the lowest-mass planetary system yet detected.


Stars Reveal the Secret of Aging Well
December 20th, 2012

Globular clusters are spherical collections of stars, tightly bound to each other by their mutual gravity.


When the Ice Melts, the Earth Spews Fire
December 20th, 2012

Researchers at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, together with colleagues from Harvard University have found evidence that the reverse process also occurs: Climate affects volcanic activity.


Scientists Construct First Detailed Map of How the Brain Organizes Everything We See
December 20th, 2012

Brain is wired to put in order all the categories of objects and actions that we see.


Carbon Tax Proven Useless Against Global Warming
December 18th, 2012

Impact on global carbon emissions would amount to little or nothing – making the imposition of a carbon tax useless.


Infant Formula Kills Infants Through Cytotoxicity
December 18th, 2012

The study suggests that infant formula may pose a risk to any infant with gastrointestinal problems, not just those born prematurely.


Neurological Disorder MMF Found To Be Caused By Vaccines
December 18th, 2012

Research shows that macrophagic myofasciitis, or MMF, is a very real condition brought about as a direct result of vaccines that contain aluminum adjuvants, which become lodged in muscle tissue and lead to severe neurological damage and other problems.


New Form of Cell Division Found
December 18th, 2012

Natural Back-Up Mechanism During Faulty Cell Division.


‘Gusty Winds’ in Space Turbulence
December 18th, 2012

First Direct Measurement of Its Kind in the Lab.


Wind and Solar Power Paired With Storage Could Power Grid 99.9 Percent of the Time
December 18th, 2012

Renewable energy could fully power a large electric grid 99.9 percent of the time by 2030 at costs comparable to today’s electricity expenses.


Human Eye Proteins Detect Red Beyond Red
December 16th, 2012

Colour vision in nearly all animals depends on specialised chemicals called chromophores, which sit inside proteins and absorb different wavelengths of light.


New Knowledge About The Remarkable Properties Of Black Holes
December 16th, 2012

The research shows that black holes have properties that resemble the dynamics of both solids and liquids.


Ancient Red Dye Powers New “Green” Battery
December 16th, 2012

CCNY chemists use plant extract in eco-friendly, sustainable lithium-ion battery.


You May Be Living in a Simulated Universe
December 15th, 2012

Computer simulations of complex phenomena are everywhere in science, and cosmologists aren’t the only ones that marvel at synthetic chunks of the real universe.


NASA Researchers Discover Ancient Microbes in Antarctic Lake
December 12th, 2012

Report finds the brine harbors a surprisingly diverse and abundant variety of bacteria that survive without a current source of energy from the sun.


Nature’s Remedy For Sexual Dysfunction And Stress
December 12th, 2012

Arginine is a health bolstering amino-acid with a heap of beneficial effects, and that can be easily acquired from plant sources.


Low-Level Pesticide Exposure Damages Cognitive Ability
December 12th, 2012

Even low-level exposure to a widely used group of pesticides can produce long-term damage to cognitive abilities.


Ancient Red Dye Powers New ‘Green’ Battery
December 12th, 2012

Chemists Use Plant Extract in Eco-Friendly, Sustainable Lithium-Ion Battery.


New Insights About The Star All Others Are Measured By
December 12th, 2012

The researchers estimated Vega’s age by precisely measuring its spin speed with a tool called the Michigan Infrared Combiner.


Engineers Make Tiny, Low-Cost, Terahertz Imager Chip
December 11th, 2012

The new chips boast signals more than a thousand times stronger than existing approaches, and emanate terahertz signals that can be dynamically programmed to point in a specified direction, making them the world’s first integrated terahertz scanning arrays.


Research Reveals How Fins Became Legs
December 11th, 2012

Vertebrates’ transition to living on land, instead of only in water, represented a major event in the history of life.


Wind and Solar Power Paired With Storage Could Power Grid 99.9 Percent of the Time
December 11th, 2012

A well-designed combination of wind power, solar power and storage in batteries and fuel cells would nearly always exceed electricity demands while keeping costs low, the scientists found.


European Sellouts Reject Study Linking GM Corn To Cancer
December 11th, 2012

EFSA, announced that the infamous GM corn study out of France “cannot be regarded as scientifically sound” because of alleged “inadequacies in its design, reporting and analysis.”


Omega-3 Fats Again Vindicated In The Prevention Of Cardiovascular Disease And Chronic Illnesses
December 11th, 2012

Monster drug giants benefit by pushing their ineffective prescription medications that at best, mask symptoms of disease and do little to treat those vascular conditions that respond positively to Omega-3 fat enriched foods and fish oil capsules.


Is Bigfoot in the Process of Becoming Real?
December 11th, 2012

Perhaps some day soon Bigfoot will be every bit as real as such things as Quarks and Higgs boson.


Misguided Apple Maps Could Kill You
December 10th, 2012

Apple’s much-maligned mapping system is so flawed that motorists who rely on it run the risk of ending up dead in the wilderness.


Hyped-Up Nuclear ‘Wonder Fuel’ Not So Wonderful, Scientists Warn
December 10th, 2012

A radioactive element being promoted as a “wonder fuel” by the nuclear power industry is much less benign than it has been presented as being, according to a paper by four nuclear energy specialists published in the journal Nature.


Live Longer And Better With These Five Immortality Herbs
December 10th, 2012

A great number of the most effective herbs are known as adaptogens, which assist the body in its natural task of maintaining homeostasis – the delicate state of balance necessary to survival and healing.


The Ten Worst Ways Your Children Are Being Poisoned Right Now
December 10th, 2012

Children are also being poisoned in other insidious ways that suppress free thinking, assault good health and crush children’s souls.


Text Messages Direct To Your Contact Lens
December 9th, 2012

New technology that will allow information, such as text messages from a mobile phone, to be projected onto a contact lens worn in the human eye has been developed by Belgian researchers.


Multiple Media Usage Linked To Depression And Anxiety
December 9th, 2012

Using multiple forms of media at the same time – such as playing a cellphone game while watching TV – is linked to symptoms of anxiety and depression, scientists have found for the first time.


Economic Crisis Fuels Military Intervention As The Chemical Weapons ‘Threat’ Becomes The New Pretext
December 9th, 2012

The Democrats and Republicans once more cannot agree on what to do about the alleged “fiscal cliff” that threatens to further unravel the economy, even as analysts say that the whole notion of going over the “cliff “ has been fabricated by the right to force more cuts in social benefits.


We’re Eating What? The Drugstore in U.S. Meat.
December 5th, 2012

Synthetic growth hormones are central to U.S. meat production, especially beef, and the reason Europe has banned a lot of U.S. meat since 1989.


Climate Models Project Increase in U.S. Wildfire Risk
December 5th, 2012

Doug Morton of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., presented the new analysis of future U.S. fire activity.


Titan, Saturn’s Largest Moon, Icier Than Thought
December 4th, 2012

The new study suggests that the internally generated heat that keeps that ocean from freezing solid depends far more on Titan’s interactions with Saturn and its other moons than had been suspected.


Engraved Stone Dating Back 30,000 Years Found in China
December 4th, 2012

Chinese archaeologists have discovered a stunning 30,000-year-old engraved stone artifact in a collection of stone tools unearthed at the Paleolithic site of Shuidonggou in 1980.


Planet Rings Could Be Behind the Formation of Solar System Satellites
December 4th, 2012

Two French researchers have recently proposed the first ever model explaining how the great majority of regular satellites in our solar system were formed out of planet rings.


Are Aliens Communicating With Us Via The Stars?
December 4th, 2012

Lucianne Walkowicz wants to conduct a search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI), not by doing anything so conventional as listening for radio transmissions or watching for flashes of laser light.


Earliest Known Dinosaur Discovered
December 4th, 2012

Researchers have found what could be the earliest known dinosaur to walk the Earth lurking in the corridors of London’s Natural History Museum.


NASA Voyager 1 Probe Encounters New Region in Deep Space
December 3rd, 2012

Scientists refer to this new region as a magnetic highway for charged particles because our sun’s magnetic field lines are connected to interstellar magnetic field lines.


Making Music Together Connects Brains
December 3rd, 2012

When guitarists play together, networks of nerve cells are formed between their brains.


Simulated Brain Scores Top Test Marks
December 3rd, 2012

First computer model to produce complex behaviour performs almost as well as humans at simple number tasks.