Monthly Archives: June 2013

Bumper Crop of Habitable Worlds Discovered?

Bumper Crop of Habitable Worlds Discovered?News from National Geographic: This artist illustration shows one of three super-Earth exoplanet in orbit around Gliese 667c, a red dwarf star that is a companion to two other low-mass stars, which are seen here … Continue reading

Posted in Science Tagged , , , ,

Plants ‘do maths’ to control overnight food supplies

Plants ‘do maths’ to control overnight food suppliesNews from BBC News: 23 June 2013 Last updated at 01:04 ET By Helen Briggs BBC News Arabidopsis thaliana: A model plant for scientific experiments Plants have a built-in capacity to do maths, … Continue reading

Posted in Science Tagged , , , , ,

See you next year, ‘supermoon’

See you next year, ‘supermoon’News from Boston Globe: If you missed the full moon on Sunday, you’ll have to wait until next year to see the next “supermoon” — the full moon at its closest approach to Earth. The moon … Continue reading

Posted in Science Tagged , ,

Supermoon lights up Planet Earth

Supermoon lights up Planet EarthNews from Telegraph.co.uk: <</a> > A cotton candy vendor walks in front of the “supermoon” during the Los Angeles Angels’ baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The rare phenomenon sees the Moon appear substantially larger than … Continue reading

Posted in Science Tagged , , ,

Supermoon This Sunday: Look Out the Window to See Brightened Sky

Supermoon This Sunday: Look Out the Window to See Brightened SkyNews from ABC News: Full moons come and go each month, but supermoons come only once a year. And this Sunday is the supermoon’s time to shine. At 7 a.m. … Continue reading

Posted in Science Tagged , , , , ,

Scientists Create 3D Roadmap of Human Brain

Scientists Create 3D Roadmap of Human BrainNews from Voice of America: The nooks and crannies of the human brain are now on display in 3-D, offering scientists an invaluable tool in the quest to better understand brain form and function.  … Continue reading

Posted in Science Tagged , , , ,

A Homely Rodent May Hold Cancer-Fighting Clues

A Homely Rodent May Hold Cancer-Fighting CluesNews from New York Times: Brandon Vick/University of Rochester Is the naked mole rat a cancerproof rodent? New research shows that the animals produce a unique compound that appears to protect them against the … Continue reading

Posted in Science Tagged , , , ,

Earth To Appear As A ‘Pale Blue Dot’ In A Photo From Saturn’s Neighborhood …

Earth To Appear As A ‘Pale Blue Dot’ In A Photo From Saturn’s Neighborhood …News from International Business Times: By Kukil Bora | June 19 2013 1:18 AM Earth will be captured in a photo, taken from hundreds of millions … Continue reading

Posted in Science Tagged , , , , , , , ,

Spokane woman living dream of being an astronaut

Spokane woman living dream of being an astronautNews from KXLY Spokane: SPOKANE, Wash. – How many people have dreamt of being an astronaut someday and then found out what we’d need to do get there, and gave up? One Spokane woman … Continue reading

Posted in Science Tagged , , , , ,

China’s Tianhe-2 retakes fastest supercomputer crown

China’s Tianhe-2 retakes fastest supercomputer crownNews from BBC News: 17 June 2013 Last updated at 09:39 ET The Tianhe-2 is nearly twice as fast as the next computer on the list A China-based supercomputer has leapfrogged rivals to be named … Continue reading

Posted in Science Tagged , , , , ,