Archive for February, 2010 :

Saturn Moon Could Host Life
February 25th, 2010

If NASA can be believed, Saturn’s moon Enceladus has the heat and organic compounds necessary for life.

The Food, Inc. Horror Movie
February 24th, 2010

Food, Inc. is a movie that all ominivores should watch so they will know the real consequences of their dietary choices.

Diversity of Corals, Algae Suggests Resilience to Global Warming
February 23rd, 2010

A new finding gives hope that coral reefs and the ecosystems they support may persist in the face of global warming.

Life-Extending Cocktail Cooked Up For Mice
February 23rd, 2010

Despite the hype, mega-doses of antioxidants have failed to deliver the promise of a long, healthy life.

Memory-Erasing Drugs Could Result from New Brain Discovery
February 23rd, 2010

A newfound brain mechanism erases memories on purpose to help make way for new ones. Scientists suggest it could lead to the development of memory-erasing drugs that make a person forget certain things.

Does Insomnia Shrink Your Brain?
February 18th, 2010

Chronic lack of sleep could end up costing you more than the price of that extra cup of coffee you need to stay awake.

Ed Chouinard’s Web of Love Experiment
February 16th, 2010

Mind-Matter Interrelationships between two conscious entities are seen to couple information and transfer energy, a dynamic and repeatable phenomena that ultimately needs some kind of a non-local quantum explanation.

Future Soldiers May Get Brain Boosters
February 16th, 2010

The soldiers of the future might controversially boost their brains with drugs and prosthetics, with mechanical exoskeletons, and have artificially intelligent “digital buddies”.

Terrestrial Gamma-ray Flashes, A Danger To Air Travelers?
February 11th, 2010

Intense flashes of terrestrial gamma-ray energy blast through thunderstorms close to the altitude where commercial airliners fly.

Third-hand Tobacco Smoke Causes Cancer
February 10th, 2010

New studies show that cigarette smoke clings to surfaces and makes dangerous cancer-causing compounds.

Bt Brinjal Unfit for Human Consumption
February 10th, 2010

Expert independent scientist verdict contradicts Indian regulatory authorities on biosafety of GM aubergine (eggplant).

India Reverses Toxic Eggplant Approval, For Now
February 10th, 2010

After approving the introduction of a toxic genetically modified eggplant, the Indian govt. has reversed its decision.

Is Your Brain Really Necessary?
February 10th, 2010

John Lorber, a British neurologist, claims that some patients are more normal than would be inferred from their brain scans.

This Tree’s A Lady!
February 10th, 2010

Scientists have discovered the female sex hormone progesterone in a walnut tree, shaking up what’s known about the difference between plants and animals.

Reactions Faster Than Actions, Study Finds
February 10th, 2010

The mythology of the Wild West suggests the person who draws first in a gunfight is usually the first to get shot, and new findings now hint at a reason why this might happen.

Transgenic Tomatoes Last Longer
February 10th, 2010

Grown tomatoes cannot last more than 10 to 15 days. But crop scientists in India were able to enhance them, so that a storage system is not anymore needed.

Quantum Mechanics at Work in Photosynthesis
February 5th, 2010

A team of chemists have observed quantum mechanics at work in photosynthesis in marine algae.