All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Science’

Queen Nefertiti Finally Found?

Queen Nefertiti is one of the most famous and mysterious characters in the study of ancient Egypt. The story of Queen Nefertiti has captured the imaginations of generations of historians, archaeologists and simple history lovers alike for thousands of years. Queen Nefertiti disappeared over 3,000 years ago, after ruling Egypt alongside her husband Amenhotep IV, in a fog of mystery. …

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Stephen Hawking: Does Theory About Black Holes Hold Water?

Stephen Hawking set the scientific world aflame last month when he announced that he could have possible solved the mystery of what happens to matter when it gets sucked into a black hole. Stephen Hawking proposed that all may not be lost if one is sucked into a black hole. In fact, he said you could possibly land in another …

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Bobbi Kristina Brown: Was Bobby Brown There to Say Goodbye?

Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away on Sunday at the age of 22. She died at the Peachtree Christian Hospice just outside of Atlanta, Georgia. A source shared a list of family members and friends who were with Bobbi Kristina as she drew her last breath–but Bobby Brown wasn’t among those mentioned. It’s possible, of course, that the media outlet simply …

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Dionne Warwick, Whitney Houston’s Cousin, Remembers Bobbi Kristina Brown, Calling Her ‘a Sweetheart’

Whitney Houston’s cousin Dionne Warwick, 74, commented on Bobbi Kristina Brown Sunday during Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live, just hours after Brown’s death was announced. Warwick had been scheduled to be on Andy Cohen’s show, and kept her commitment to the TV appearance despite the tragic news the Bobbi Kristina Brown had succumbed to injuries sustained after being found facedown …

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Bobby Brown Spotted Leaving Hospice After Bobbi Kristina’s Passing

Bobby Brown was spotted leaving the Peachtree Christian Hospice on Sunday night, following the death of his 22-year-old daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown. Bobbi Kristina was the only child Bobby Brown had with the late Whitney Houston during their marriage. TMZ shared a picture of Bobby Brown as he was driven away from the hospice. His face spoke volumes. While he …

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Bobbi Kristina Brown’s Passing: Oprah Winfrey, Taraji P. Henson, and More Share Their Grief

Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away on Sunday at the age of 22. The only child of the late Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, she was in a hospice facility outside of Atlanta, surrounded by close family members and friends, when she died. It was back on January 31st that Bobbi Kristina was discovered facedown in her bathtub–an eerily familiar scenario …

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Nick Gordon Reportedly on Suicide Watch Following Bobbi Kristina Brown’s Death

Nick Gordon was named in a $10 million civil suit filed on behalf of a conservator for Bobbi Kristina Brown a couple of weeks ago. The suit alleges Gordon both physically and mentally abused Bobbi Kristina in the days before she was discovered unconscious in a bathtub in her Roswell, Georgia townhouse back on January 31st. On Sunday, Bobbi Kristina …

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Bobby Brown, Whitney Houston’s Daughter Dies: Bobbi Kristina Brown Dead at 22

Bobby Brown welcomed a new baby girl with wife Alicia Etheredge just a couple of weeks ago in California. On Sunday he said goodbye to another. Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away on Sunday at the age of 22 at the Peachtree Christian Hospice outside of Atlanta. Bobby Brown was at her side. It was back on January 31 that Bobbi …

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Bobbi Kristina Brown Passes Away, Houston Family Confirms Death

Bobbi Kristina Brown has passed away at the age of 22. Her death was confirmed Sunday by the Houston family. Bobbi Kristina died earlier on Sunday at the Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, Georgia. She was surrounded by her family at the time of her passing. It was back on January 31st that Bobbi Kristina Brown was found unresponsive in …

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Facebook Points To Neuromarketing Research To Illustrate That Mobile Is More Effective Than TV For Ads

Facebook recently released a study it commissioned from neuromarketing agency SalesBrain looking at how people’s brains respond to ads on smartphones versus televisions. It’s certainly worth noting that much of Facebook’s business depends on people buying mobile ads, but the findings indicate that smartphone-based content tends to resonate more. Specifically, the study looked at how the brain responds via engagement, …

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Amazon Now Has a Store Focusing on STEM Toys

Amazon wants your kids to grow up knowing more about the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. The online retailer has just launched a dedicated marketplace for STEM toys for kids of all ages. “STEM toys encourage kids to develop skills in the core disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and math,” says Amazon on its new page. “We chose …

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Anne Boleyn Portraits May Not Actually Be Her

Anne Boleyn is one of the most famous faces and stories in all of history, but that famous face in now under speculation. Anne Boleyn had many portraits painted of her while she was Henry VIII’s second wife. These portraits are treasured items, since many of them were destroyed after Anne Boleyn’s infamous beheading for fear that her image would …

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Technology’s Impact On Our Understanding of the Brain

This post brought to you by HP Matter. The content and opinions expressed below are that of WebProNews. These days, massive technological shifts – driven by big data, mobility, security and cloud computing – are rapidly transforming business and society. Entire industries are being completely transformed, and healthcare is one of them. These trends are unlocking new possibilities for hospitals, …

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Google Talk Deals With Zombies And Neuroscience

On Halloween, Google hosted a talk with neuroscientists Timothy Verstynen and Bradley Voytek about neuroscience and zombies. Now as the holidays draw near, Google has made the talk available for our viewing pleasure (and in Night of the Living Dead black and white). The talk is mainly about Verstynen’s book “Do Zombies Dream of Undead Sheep?” Google says: In this …

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Annie Jump Cannon Gets Google Doodle On 151st Birthday

Annie Jump Cannon is the subject of a doodle today on Google’s homepage, as the search giant celebrates her 151st birthday. Cannon was an astronomer whose work was considered instrumental in the development of contemporary stellar classification. She, along with Edward C. Pickering, is credited with the creation of the Harvard Classification Scheme. This is said to be the first …

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ADHD Doesn’t Have To Be All That Bad

ADHD is often described by doctors and educators as one of the worst things a child can have. After all, it’s terrible if a child can’t pay attention, right? As it turns out, ADHD does have some benefits as well. Business Insider reports that recent research has found that ADHD isn’t quite as bad as we previously thought. In fact, …

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Puppy-Sized Spider Killed By Scientist Sparks Outrage Online

Piotr Naskrecki, a Harvard researcher, was recently crucified online for killing the puppy-sized spider he found while walking through a rainforest in Guyana at night. Naskrecki reportedly killed the spider, which was a South American Goliath birdeater, and brought it back to a museum for study. His blog post about the incident sparked a firestorm of criticism on the Internet. …

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk Associated With Pregnancy

Rheumatoid arthritis risk among women has always been higher than men, and now a new study finds that women who carry babies could be getting rheumatoid arthritis much more often. Rheumatoid arthritis has been tied to many factors, including lifestyle choices, diet, and previous infections, but a new study says that harmful cells from fetuses carrying harmful genes from the …

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Good Eats Hits Netflix Alongside Other Food/Travel Shows

Here’s some good news as you head into the weekend. Alton Brown’s instant-classic cooking/science show Good Eats is now on Netflix. For years, fans of the show have pestered Food Network, as well as Brown himself, to make this happen. It joins other Food Network shows like Cutthroat Kitchen (also an Alton Brown affair), Cupcake Wars, and Chopped – which …

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Stephen Hawking Says He’s An Athiest

Stephen Hawking is a man who loves to talk science and very rarely religion. While Hawking references God often in reports and findings, he recently admitted that he is an atheist and doesn’t believe in God. While attending the Starmus festival in the Canary Islands, Hawking was interviewed by the Spanish paper El Mundo. He talked about the origins of …

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Craig Venter Talked About Reprogramming DNA At Google’s Zeitgeist Conference

Scientist Craig Venter, known for being one of the first to sequence the human genome, spoke at Google’s Zeitgeist conference in Arizona this week. The topic: reprogamming DNA to create “a more information-driven species”. Yeah, it’s some pretty mind-bending stuff. We had the opportunity to listen to him speak in person at SXSW a few years ago, earlier in his …

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Thigh Bone On Mars: Is It Proof Of Alien Life?

Since the beginning of time humans have looked up to the heavens and wondered if anything or anyone is looking back. Scientists have said that there could be life on other planets, but most people want to know if there could be intelligent life somewhere out there. One of the planets that is most like Earth is Mars and some …

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Google’s Anti-Aging Company Calico Gets A Website

As you may recall, Google announced the formation of a new company called Calico lat fall, aimed at studying aging and its effects on health and well-being (or as some us put it, keeping us from dying). SFGate discovered (via Business Insider) that Calico now has a website up at CalicoLabs.com. Here’s what it says: We’re tackling aging, one of …

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Black Hole Theory to Supplant Big Bang?

While the big bang theory seems simple enough – the universe exploded forth from a single point due to ever-increasing temperatures and extreme pressure and has been expanding ever since – it is anything but. Since the 1920s, the big bang theory has been the best scientific explanation for how our universe came into existence. With new scientific discoveries coming …

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Star Trek Holodeck Gets a Step Closer to Reality

The Star Trek franchise has given us a vision of the future that looks pretty bright, for the most part. Aside from tangling with the occasional Borg cube, genetically-engineered Mexican Sikh, or omniscient smart-ass, things are almost utopian. And there are so many cool gadgets to play with: food replicators, transporters, phasers that can be adjusted to do almost anything. …

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Migraine Headaches, Be Gone: Old And New Treatments

There’s something about chronic pain that’s a bit… how should I put it… soul sucking. And migraines definitely rank up there as a day (or week or life) ruiner. It’s easy for the uninformed folk to wonder how big of a deal that little old headache of yours is when it’s caused you to cancel events and hide under the …

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Wireless Birth Control Could Hit the Market by 2018, Thanks to Bill Gates

The concept of implanting birth control that lasts for years is nothing new, but the idea of implanting remote-controlled birth control that can work for a decade and a half sure is. But if things go according to plan, that kind of technology could be on the market in the next few years. The MIT Technology Review reports on MicroCHIPS, …

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Sunblock You Can Drink: Is It Worth The Hype?

“I’d like my sunblock shaken – not stirred.” Actually, shaking is kind of what the drinkable sunscreen called UV Neutralizer Harmonized Water claims to do – shaking your body’s molecules, that is. By sipping a few milliliters before relaxing by the pool, the founder of the company (Osmosis Skincare) Ben Johnson, M.D. says the cocktail

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Allergy Treatments: From Pharmacy To Self-Hypnosis

Feeling like the respiratory spasmodic little dude from Snow White this summer? While that anticipated pollen vortex was not nearly as unpleasant as expected, we may not be out of the woods – so to speak. Experts concede that the most intense of summer allergies may be yet to come. For some of us that signifies a series of sneezing …

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Probiotics: Not As Beneficial As You Might Think

Probiotics are the good, positive bacteria inside our bodies that help with digestion. For a bacteria to be considered “probiotic,” there needs to be evidence of its health benefits when taken in adequate amounts. “Digestive health is really the only core benefit of many probiotics,” says Mary Ellen Sanders, a food science researcher who spends time examining probiotics. Many probiotic …

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