Monthly Archives: January 2012

Scientists intrigued by atoms from beyond the solar system

Scientists intrigued by atoms from beyond the solar systemNews from Christian Science Monitor: NASA’s IBEX spacecraft has snagged atoms that came from outside our solar system. Interstellar space includes the raw material that becomes new stars, planets, and organic life.  … Continue reading

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Volcanic origin for Little Ice Age

Volcanic origin for Little Ice AgeNews from BBC News: 30 January 2012 Last updated at 11:49 ET By Richard Black Environment correspondent, BBC News Plants trapped under Iceland’s icecaps store a record of ancient temperatures The Little Ice Age was … Continue reading

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More northern lights sky shows coming from solar storms

More northern lights sky shows coming from solar stormsNews from USA TODAY: By Dan Vergano, USA TODAY Updated Here’s some solace for anyone sad they missed last week’s fabulous Northern Lights show. Science Snapshot By Dan Vergano AFP/Getty Images The … Continue reading

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The science and engineering behind Lego Man’s balloon voyage

The science and engineering behind Lego Man’s balloon voyageNews from Toronto Star: Mary Ormsby Feature Writer Teenaged imaginations dreamed up Lego Man’s sky-high adventure but science — not just whimsy — made the little toy’s voyage a headline-grabbing success. A … Continue reading

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Lego space man puts the spotlight on Toronto teens

Lego space man puts the spotlight on Toronto teensNews from Toronto Star: Mathew Ho, left, and Asad Muhammad both 17 years old, hold Lego Man attached to his capsule, at a press conference in the science lab at their school … Continue reading

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This virus evolves and mutates

This virus evolves and mutatesNews from TG Daily: Researchers at Michigan State University have successfully demonstrated how a new virus is capable of evolving and mutating. In the current issue of Science, the researchers showed – for the first time … Continue reading

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NASA mission piles on the planets

NASA mission piles on the planetsNews from msnbc.com: NASA’s Kepler planet-hunting mission has confirmed the existence of 26 more planets beyond our solar system. Msnbc.com’s Alan Boyle explains how the confirmations were made. By Alan Boyle The science team for … Continue reading

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Tanzania’s Hadza group sheds light on ancient social networks

Tanzania’s Hadza group sheds light on ancient social networksNews from Los Angeles Times: Long before Facebook made it possible to share photos of your breakfast with hundreds of friends and let them know just how you feel about your latest … Continue reading

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Largest Solar Radiation Storm Since 2003

Largest Solar Radiation Storm Since 2003News from Discovery News: As the Earth’s magnetic field begins to calm after several days of intense geomagnetic activity, the NOAA has announced that we experienced the largest solar radiation storm since 2003. “Earlier, it … Continue reading

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Magic mushrooms could treat depression

Magic mushrooms could treat depressionNews from TG Daily: Brain scans of people under the influence of psilocybin – the active ingredient in magic mushrooms – show that brain activity is suppressed by the drug. And, says the Imperial College London … Continue reading

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