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Doomsday Paranoia Prompts the Search for Threats outside of Earth

Doomsday Paranoia Prompts the Search for Threats outside of Earth

December 22, 2012, was a good day for some; this is because the world is still standing and did not come to an end the day before as some doomsday prophecies have theorized. However, while Dec [...]

Discovery Changes Current Views on the Origins of the Solar System

Discovery Changes Current Views on the Origins of the Solar System

The astronomy community is in shock and delight as a new discovery may completely change the current theory about the evolution of our solar system. It is common knowledge that the sun is about 4.6 billion [...]

Asteroid Time!

According to NASA a newly discovered asteroid will experience a close encounter with Earth this coming Monday; but worry not – it will not spell disaster. NASA’s Near-Earth Object Program Office contends that the small space [...]

What’s With All This Algae: Dead Zone in the Gulf

Scientists are predicting that this year’s “dead zone” of low-oxygen water in the northern Gulf of Mexico will be the largest to date. Every year when the nutrient-rich freshwater of the Mississippi and Atchafalaya rivers pour [...]

Introducing: The Conversation

A group of Australian scientists recently began a new online effort to correlate the body of science and the rising human influence on the climate system. Their initial piece, “Climate change is real: an open letter [...]

Moon Eclipse To Last Longer Than Usual

This year’s first total eclipse of the moon will last an unusually long time. That is, unless you live in Canada or the United States. North America will not be privy to Wednesday’s lunar spectacle. The [...]

Oconee Nuclear Station: Analog is Still Alive

Enough already about the Arab Spring, the digital revolution is now coming to America’s nuclear power plants. In the coming weeks, technicians will finish installing digital controls for the safety systems and operating of a nuclear [...]

Foreign Accent Syndrome? That’s right, Foreign Accent Syndrome!

Karen Butler is from Newport, Oregon but she speaks with an Irish accent. Though, she did not acquire it from spending time across the Atlantic. She picked it up at the dentist’s office. Butler explained recently [...]

New Discovery in the Journal of Applied Physics

New Discovery in the Journal of Applied Physics

Researchers at the University of Michigan have made a discovery that presents a breakthrough in solar power generation. Stephen Rand, is a professor at the University of Michigan and author of the report that discusses his [...]

Reduce Carbon Emissions: Grow Pot Outdoors

A recent study shows that indoor marijuana production carries a formidably large carbon footprint. Evan Mills, Ph.D of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory research has released a new independent report, “Energy up in Smoke: The Carbon Footprint [...]