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Space Weather: Why NASA Scientists Say Severe Sun Storms Could Destroy Life as We Know It
Aug 16, 2012 14:51 PM E
Due to the incredibly harsh potential strength of upcoming space weather, we may have to start covering our iPhones in sunscreen.
Samson
Three-Thousand Year Old Jerusalem Fossil Find Could Prove That One of the Craziest Bible Stories Is True
Aug 15, 2012 05:23 AM E
Here's a headline you don't see often: science and religion are working together to prove that things actually may have been pretty 'effing crazy in bible times.
Meshworm
VIDEO: The Pentagon Is Developing an Indestructible Robotic Worm to Fight Our Wars
Aug 15, 2012 04:59 AM E
Apparently, the Pentagon's Defense Advances Research Projects Agency (or DARPA, for those of us who aren't fluent in REDACTED), has teamed up with researchers hailing from top universities including MIT, Harvard University, and Seoul National University for a project that would make any Bond villain squeal with delight: a virtually indest...
Drugs
Cure for Tourette Syndrome? Breakthrough, Pill-Free Treatment Gives New Hope
Aug 14, 2012 14:02 PM E
A breakthrough treatment is giving new hope to people suffering with Tourette syndrome. Through the use of behavior therapy, those suffering with the affliction receive help suppressing tics that can be humiliating or offensive.
cow
Scientists Grow Synthetic Meat in Laboratory: Could It Save Our Planet, or at Least Our Vegetarians?
Aug 13, 2012 12:33 PM E
Do you like eating delicious food but hate when it comes from natural sources? Baby, your prayers have been answered!
Mars
Plate Tectonics? Scientist Unearths Massive Crystal Plates Under Surface of Mars
Aug 10, 2012 14:54 PM E
Sure, you've all probably heard of earthquakes-- especially those of us science fans who live in Los Angeles-- but chances are you've probably never heard of a Mars-quake.
ATLAS detector CERN
Beyond the God Particle: CERN Scientists Search for a New World in SUSY
Aug 10, 2012 14:17 PM E
CERN scientists who recently dazzled the world with their unfathomably important discovery of the holy grail of physics-- the once-fabled, now-confirmed God particle that could very well be the most simple, fundamental building block of the entire universe-- are now on a joinery to chart an unmapped, undiscovered world of particles that could very ...
Mars
Why Medvedev Says His Failed Space Program is Bankrupting Russia
Aug 09, 2012 19:03 PM E
According to his department's own estimates, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev of Russia claims that Moscow's golden era of being a frontrunner in the space race may be over thanks in no small part to a loss of respectability and serious funds from a series of hackneyed, failed space projects, which include two satellites that failed to even launch.
Penis Snake
VIDEO: Penis Snake? Bizarre New Species Discovered in Brazil Looks Like... Well... 
Aug 09, 2012 15:03 PM E
A group of hydro-engineers tasked with a building a dam in the Amazon recently unearthed a new species of caecilian, or "limbless amphibian" for those of us who are more used to seeing those. It's called the Atretochoana Eiseltis officially by scientists. For those of us who are laymen, and we mean immature laymen at that, the media ...
Frisky Sea Turtles
VIDEO: Shattered Nesting Record Shows Sea Turtles Are Getting Friskier Than Ever
Aug 09, 2012 14:39 PM E
It looks like human beings aren't the only ones getting really hot this summer. We're only halfway through the six-month nesting season, and already the sea turtles who make their nests in the Gasparilla Island area have decimated a twenty-five year-old world record.
Global Warming
Which Green Energy Source Is Responsible for Global Warming?
Aug 09, 2012 14:05 PM E
Scientists at Washington State University now believe that our dams and reservoirs are releasing harrowing levels of harmful greenhouse gases and dangerously large amounts of methane into the air. They see a strong causal relationship between periods of drastic change in our water lines and a 20% spike in harmful gas emissions.
Face on Mars
Pareidolia: What Does an Enormous Face Found on Mars Say About the Human Brain?
Aug 08, 2012 14:09 PM E
This isn't the ramblings of that crazy-looking dude who goes on Ancient Aliens and says that space travelers gave the Wright Brothers the idea to not make such stupid-looking airplanes.
Twins
Why Are Identical Twins More Likely to Faint than Their Fraternal Counterparts?
Aug 07, 2012 14:01 PM E
According to an analysis of a new study undertaken by Neurology, the industry leader and golden standard for all science findings related to the field of brain study, identical twins are conclusively more inclined to bouts of fainting than their fraternal counterparts.
Elephant
Are Elephants Secretly Singing to One Another? The Shocking Infrasonic Secret
Aug 06, 2012 13:44 PM E
A new study carried out by the University of Vienna has produced an astounding find: not only do elephants never forget, but they love singing to each other too. In fact, they communicate to each other through infrasound, a term used to refer to any sonic vibration lower in frequency than 20 Hz cycles per second, or lower than the absolute lowest limit of human hearing.
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