Thursday, February 26, 2009

Science Wonders

  • Oldest English Words Revealed?
  • Odd Life Found in Great Lakes
  • "Eye of God" seen staring down from space! ANI - Thu, Feb 26
    London, Feb 26 (ANI): A stunning new photo taken by astronomers shows a Big Brother-style cosmic eye, nicknamed the "Eye of God", staring down from space.
  • Sex is 380 million years old ANI - Thu, Feb 26
    Melbourne, Feb 26 (ANI): Sex has been around for much longer than many scientists had previously believed - 380 million years to be exact. That's the conclusion of new study which discovered a fossilised pregnant fish and her embryo.
  • Brand aid for India HT - Thu, Feb 26
    In the days to come, there will be widespread discussion on Slumdog Millionaire and whether it reflects the true worth of India and is indeed a representation of life in India. There will be many who will suddenly change their stance, now that the film has won eight Oscars.
  • Silent Valley India Today - Wed, Feb 25
    A unique preserve of natural rainforests, this national park retains its glory, thanks to a challenging terrain and location.

Neal Adams animation about his theory the Earth is growing, which collides with the Pangea theory.

NPR: Expert: 10-Minute Workouts Can Have Big Payoff
Reuters: China launches campaign to break sex taboos

Engineers probe why Mars orbiter entered safe mode AP - Thu Feb 26, 7:05 PM ET
PASADENA, Calif. - NASA engineers are trying to figure out why an orbiting Mars spacecraft went into safe mode this week.
Winter storm brewing for Midwest - Thu Feb 26, 6:06 AM ET
Weather around the U.S.A. AP - Thu Feb 26, 8:50 AM ET
Weather around the U.S.A.
Moon and Venus Converge Friday Night - Thu Feb 26, 5:22 PM ET
It has been a superb winter for viewing the queen of the planets, Venus. February marks the pinnacle of its evening visibility as it stands like a sequined showgirl nearly halfway up in the western sky at sunset.
Doodling Is Good For Your Noodle - Thu Feb 26, 10:03 PM ET
Doodling is often frowned upon in meetings and classrooms, but now scientist say it might help you remember details in an otherwise boring presentation. The back-of-the-envelope speculation as to why? Doodlers don't daydream as much.
Missing Asteroids Reveal Planet-Sized Mystery - Thu Feb 26, 10:22 AM ET
Missing asteroids in our solar system may be the handiwork of rampaging giant planets as they migrated to their current positions, according to a new computer simulation.
Rare Jaguars Spotted in Arizona and Mexico - Sun Feb 22, 11:05 AM ET
The once-common jaguar has become a rare sight in North America, thanks to hunting and habitat fragmentation.
China's environment problems serious: minister AFP - Wed Feb 25, 1:24 AM ET
SHANGHAI (AFP) - China's environmental problems remain serious with local governments not putting enough pressure on businesses to control pollution, the nation's environment protection minister has said.
NASA rocket failure blow to Earth watching network AP - Tue Feb 24, 6:39 PM ET
WASHINGTON - A new satellite to track the chief culprit in global warming crashed into the ocean near Antarctica after launch Tuesday, dealing a major setback to NASA's already weak network for monitoring Earth and its environment from above.
The Ethical and Legal Implications of Octuplets - Wed Feb 25, 9:19 AM ET
We all know about the old woman who lived in a shoe, the one with all those kids and who didn't know what to do. Well, one thing she didn't do was have eight more kids. And this wasn't because nothing rhymes with octuplets.
Research reveals some of Alzheimer's secrets Reuters - Thu Feb 26, 2:18 PM ET
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Scientists are unraveling some of the mechanisms behind the plaques in the brain that are a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease, offering new leads for drugs to treat the fatal brain-wasting disease.
China opens bidding on moon probe technology Reuters - Wed Feb 25, 1:19 AM ET
BEIJING (Reuters) - China will open competitive bidding so that domestic schools and institutions can help build crucial parts of the country's moon exploration craft, an official newspaper said on Wednesday.
A Sliver of Chance for Life on Mars - Thu Feb 26, 12:30 PM ET
The Phoenix Mars Lander ended its mission last November, but scientists are still pondering the data. One intriguing discovery was a nightly cycle in which water vapor in the atmosphere collapsed into the Martian soil. One researcher thinks this may hint of dew-like films that could have supported life in a previous Martian climate.

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