Articles by Chelsea Whyte

sea turtle
Warming Climates Threaten Leatherback Sea Turtles
Jul 02, 2012 18:49 PM E
Leatherbacks, the largest sea turtle species, are among the most critically endangered due to a combination of historical and ongoing threats including egg poaching at nesting beaches and juvenile and adult turtles being caught in fishing operations. And with the added difficulty that climate change poses to their breeding grounds, researchers say the turtle population may not be able to recover.
fermilab tevatron
Tevatron Data Strengthens Hints of the Higgs Boson
Jul 02, 2012 18:02 PM E
As the world waits for CERN scientists to reveal whether they have enough data to claim a true discovery of the elusive particle, physicists at Fermilab have released their own data analysis after combing through 500 trillion collisions created over more than a decade.
milky way
Milky Way Still Ringing Like A Bell After 100 Million Year Old Collision
Jun 30, 2012 00:30 AM E
Observations of 300,000 nearby Milky way stars by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey showed researchers that the positions of these stars were not as regular are previously thought. The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) found that while stars in the disk of the Milky Way orbit the center of the galaxy at a rapid 136 miles per second, they also move up and down at a speed of about 12-18 miles per second.
evaporating planet
NASA's Hubble Detects Evaporating Exoplanet
Jun 29, 2012 23:46 PM E
Spectacular events on a planet outside our solar system have given NASA scientists a view of an exploding star and the planet that orbits it emitting an intense plume of gas.
white rot
Ancient Fungus That May Have Ended Coal Era Could Help Make Biofuels
Jun 29, 2012 23:11 PM E
A new study, which was conducted by a team of 71 researchers from 12 countries, was published in Science and includes the first large-scale comparison of fungi that cause rot decay suggests that the evolution of white rot may have brought the Carboniferous period to an end.
blood cell art
New Particles Inject Life-Saving Oxygen Into Blood
Jun 29, 2012 20:45 PM E
By creating microparticles that trap oxygen gas inside a fatty membrane only 2 to 4 micrometers in size, researchers have created an oxygen delivery system that can be directly injected into the vein of a person with a blocked airway.
exercising woman
Exercise Reduces Menopausal Hot Flashes
Jun 29, 2012 20:17 PM E
Having hot flashes? You may want to hit the gym. As counterintuitive as it sounds, exercise can keep hot flashes at bay, according to research by neurologists and physiologists from Texas Tech University, Penn State Stanford University.
coffee beans
Caffeine Gives A Boost To Aging Muscles
Jun 29, 2012 19:45 PM E
A cup of joe in the morning may do more than just wake you up. A new study finds that caffeine may boost power in the muscles of senior citizens.
gecko
Geckos Evolved Sticky Toe Pads Repeatedly
Jun 28, 2012 23:25 PM E
Geckos get their wall-climbing ability from microscopic hairs on their toes that allow them to cling to vertical surfaces. Many geckos have these sticky toes, but not all of them. And new research shows that even though many of the species have toe pads that look similar, these super-feet evolved as many as 11 separate times.
space tornado
Super-Tornadoes 1,000 Miles Wide Heat the Sun's Atmosphere
Jun 28, 2012 23:09 PM E
The trick to the sun's immense heat may lie in thousands of tornados that cover the star at any moment. An international team of solar researchers discovered 14 of these supersized tornados that may be the reason the sun's atmosphere is 300 times hotter than its surface.
fairy circles
Mysterious 'Fairy Circles' of Namibia are Alive
Jun 28, 2012 22:11 PM E
In the grasslands of Namibia, mysterious patches of soil called 'fairy circles' - round bare spots ringed by taller grasses - form and disappear years later, for no discernible reason. Crop circle enthusiasts may cry conspiracy, but a new study of these strange circles reveals that these oddities have a life cycle that may be related to their surrounding environment.
Dinosaur fossil
Bones Reveal that Dinosaurs May Have Been Warm-Blooded
Jun 28, 2012 20:37 PM E
A team of Spanish scientists studying markings on dinosaur bones known as lines of arrested growth - thin, dark rings that form during slow-growing seasons similar to the those found in trees - said their work "dismantles the key argument of the hypothesis that dinosaurs could have been cold-blooded reptiles".
pregnant at doctor
Standing Long Hours During Pregnancy May Slow Baby's Growth
Jun 28, 2012 19:40 PM E
A study from The Netherlands used ultrasounds to measure the growth rates of fetuses carried by 4680 moms-to-be from early pregnancy until delivery between 2002 and 2006. They found that standing for long periods of time may curb the growth of the fetus.
spray on battery rice university
High-Tech Spray Paint Could Turn Any Surface Into a Battery
Jun 28, 2012 18:53 PM E
Batteries have traditionally come in rectangular or cylindrical shapes, but that's about to change. Scientists at Rice University have developed a spray-on battery paint that can be affixed to just about any surface.
Follow iScience Times
us on facebook RSS
 
us on google
 
Most Popular
INSIDE iScience Times
Do Dolphins Get High? BBC Cameras Catch Dolphins Chewing On Pufferfish Toxins
Do Dolphins Get High? BBC Cameras Catch Dolphins Chewing On Pufferfish Toxins
How Many Ways Can You Tie A Tie?
How Many Ways Can You Tie A Tie?
Ribbon Of Charged Particles At Solar System's Edge Acts Like A Wind Sock For Interstellar Magnetism
Ribbon Of Charged Particles At Solar System's Edge Acts Like A Wind Sock For Interstellar Magnetism
How to Turn Your Tap Water Faucet  Into a Coffee Spout [VIDEO]
How to Turn Your Tap Water Faucet Into a Coffee Spout [VIDEO]
Coolest Science Photos Of 2013: From Blobfish To Two-Headed Shark, Comet ISON To Mars Selfie
Coolest Science Photos Of 2013: From Blobfish To Two-Headed Shark, Comet ISON To Mars Selfie
This Is A Scientifically-Proven Rock-Paper-Scissors Winning Strategy (But If Your Opponent Uses It Too, It's A Draw)
This Is A Scientifically-Proven Rock-Paper-Scissors Winning Strategy (But If Your Opponent Uses It Too, It's A Draw)