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Hubble Spots Cloudy Atmospheres on Two Nearby Exoplanets Hubble Spots Cloudy Atmospheres on Two Nearby Exoplanets

On the eve of a new year, astronomers have just revealed that two nearby exoplanets are covered in an atmosphere thick with clouds. Two new papers, both to be published in the journal Nature, examine the planets GJ 436b and …

Cholesterol Linked To Alzheimers Disease? Cholesterol Linked To Alzheimers Disease?
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A study being conducted on the onset of Alzheimer’s might be attributed to cholesterol. The study is showing risk factors connected to this heart damaging substance, has been observed in high levels in Alzheimer’s patients. “One of the important themes …

Fukushima Radiation – Homeless To Clean Up? Fukushima Radiation – Homeless To Clean Up?
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A man named Seiji Sasa is on a mission – recruiting homeless people from the Sendai Train Station for labor on the worst job in the world, cleaning up the nuclear waste of Fukushima. According to Sasa – the homeless …

Social Factors Heavily Influence Food Habits, Shows Study Social Factors Heavily Influence Food Habits, Shows Study
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It’s often pointed out anecdotally that food portion sizes in the U.S. are larger than those in other countries, which could contribute to the country’s increasing obesity epidemic. Now a new study has shown that this and other social factors …

Shark Photobomb, Just When You Thought it Was Safe! Shark Photobomb, Just When You Thought it Was Safe!

Some types of sharks such as great whites have a reputation for being fierce predators, the type that can easily capture prey. So, when a shark is noticed as part of the backdrop within a family picture after-the-fact, surprise is …

Plantar Fasciitis Now Being Treated With Stem Cells Plantar Fasciitis Now Being Treated With Stem Cells
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Plantar fasciitis, a chronic pain condition involving the sole of the foot, is now being treated using regenerative medicine like stem cell therapy, and offering the first form of real relief for many sufferers. Plantar fasciitis affects millions of Americans, …

Antarctica Ship Stranded – Rescue Ship In Trouble Antarctica Ship Stranded – Rescue Ship In Trouble
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The Russian polar expedition ship in Antarctica became stuck after winds and freezing weather wedged it into a sea of ice, with no escape. The MV Akademik Shokalskiy, with 74 people aboard has been waiting for rescue by an ice-breaking …

Swine Flu (H1N1) An Epidemic In The U.S? Swine Flu (H1N1) An Epidemic In The U.S?
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The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) claim that the swine flu, known as H1N1 is spreading widely throughout the U.S. and has now extended into 10 states. This is the same flu that in 2009 was seen as a worldwide …

Antibiotic Overuse Could Create Global Health Crisis, Shows Study Antibiotic Overuse Could Create Global Health Crisis, Shows Study

For years now, the medical community, including the U.S. Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), have been warning that antibiotic-resistant bacteria are on the rise. The problem is becoming serious as antibiotic use has become widespread and commonplace, with …

Angelina Jolie Ups Cancer Awareness, Not Knowledge Angelina Jolie Ups Cancer Awareness, Not Knowledge
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Angelina Jolie, despite not having held many large movie roles in recent years, is still one of the most followed stars in Hollywood – perhaps due to her good looks, philanthropic actions, and the fact that she is married to …

We Could See A 3D Printed Liver By Next Year We Could See A 3D Printed Liver By Next Year

One of the most ambitious uses of 3D printers today is the creation of working organs. Researchers have already come a long way in making organ tissue with 3D printers, but getting it to work is the hard part. One …

Mars Rover Curiosity Got a Software Upgrade For Christmas Mars Rover Curiosity Got a Software Upgrade For Christmas
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While people on Earth were finishing up their Christmas shopping last week, NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity was receiving its own Christmas gift in the form of new software. According to NASA, Curiosity has now received its third software upgrade since …

You Can Make Your Own ‘Snow’ With Science You Can Make Your Own ‘Snow’ With Science

Are you one of the many people around the world who had to go another year without a white Christmas? Those of us in the weather dominator-controlled state of Kentucky know it all too well as it snows a lot …

Predictions for 2014 – What Will Our Weather Bring? Predictions for 2014 – What Will Our Weather Bring?

As the end of 2013 quickly approaches and New Years Resolutions fill early 2014 – predictions are also high on the list for the future of Americans. Most of us love predictions and getting a peek into the future. No …

FDA Warns of Supplement Containing Steroid FDA Warns of Supplement Containing Steroid
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week warned consumers against a dietary supplement named Mass Destruction. The bodybuilding supplement has been found to contain a synthetic anabolic steroid. The FDA warning came on the heels of a death …

New Autism Checklist More Accurate, Says NIH New Autism Checklist More Accurate, Says NIH
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When it comes to autism, diagnostic speed is key. Treatments for the condition rely on early intervention therapies and the sooner in the life of a child with autism they begin, the better. This week a new study published in …

NASA Spacewalk Finishes 1.5 Hours Early NASA Spacewalk Finishes 1.5 Hours Early

Without a doubt, the most awe-inspiring and visually stunning movie of 2013 was Gravity, a movie concerning space starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock. In Alfonso Cuarón’s film, both Clooney’s and Bullock’s characters are sent hurtling through space after their …

Winter Solstice – The Shortest/Longest Day Of The Year – And So Much More… Winter Solstice – The Shortest/Longest Day Of The Year – And So Much More…
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It happens every year between December 20th and the 23rd, the first day of winter – the Winter Solstice – and this year it falls on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 17:11 UTC. This is a time when the sun …

Winter Solstice: Prepare For A Really Long Night Winter Solstice: Prepare For A Really Long Night

Saturday night, Dec. 21st will be the longest night of the year — it will be Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. This means that North America will get only 9 hours and 32 minutes of sunshine as the night …

Scientists Use Vodka to Send World’s First Molecular Text Message Scientists Use Vodka to Send World’s First Molecular Text Message
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Researchers at York University in Toronto have finally found a good use for vodka. Using a simple setup with a spritzer and a receiver, placed apart from one another on a table, they were able to send the world’s first …

FDA to Require Food Supply Protections FDA to Require Food Supply Protections

Most food scares in the U.S. are caused by negligence or accidents, not someone intentionally poisoning a large amount of food. The latter scenario might seem more like the scheme of a comic book villain, but the U.S. Food and …