Category Archives: Science

Mars Curiosity Discovery ‘One for the History Books’

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 Wall of Gale Crater where NASA scientists can see a fluvial system on Mars Mars Curiosity has made an exciting discovery. The exciting results are coming from an instrument in the rover called SAM. But we … Continue reading

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Space Weather Expert Makes Ominous Prediction

Saturday, May 5, 2012 Mike Hapgood, a space weather scientist at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near Oxford, UK, made a startling prediction. A stream of highly charged particles from the sun is headed straight toward Earth, threatening to plunge cities … Continue reading

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Guess What? Albert Einstein Was Wrong

Friday, September 23, 2011 Back in 1905, Albert Einstein posited that nothing in the universe could travel faster than the speed of light. Light travels at 186,282 miles per second. Call it the universe’s speed limit. Guess what? It turns … Continue reading

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“Master Switch” Gene for Obesity Discovered

Monday, May 16, 2011 With 129.6 million Americans, or 64% of the population overweight or obese, the news that scientists have found that a “master switch” gene that controls fat in the body couldn’t come at a more crucial time. … Continue reading

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Japan’s 8.9 Mega Earthquake Shortened the Earth’s Day

Sunday, March 13, 2011 Geophysicist Richard Gross at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA says the 8.9 earthquake that struck Japan on Friday shortened the length Earth’s day by a fraction and shifted how the planet’s mass is distributed. … Continue reading

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Two Suns for Earth by 2012?

Friday, January 21, 2011 It looks like earth could be in for a once-in-a-lifetime visual treat. According to Dr Brad Carter, Senior Lecturer of Physics at the University of Southern Queensland, Betelgeuse — the second biggest star in the universe, … Continue reading

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Scientists Claim Breakthrough in Antimatter Hunt

Thursday, November 18, 2010 This is cool. A team of scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, have for the first time, solved one of the biggest mysteries of physics, successfully trapping the first “anti-atom” that they … Continue reading

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Stephen Hawking says Universe Not Created by God

Friday, September 3, 2010 British Professor Stephan Hawking is smart. Hawking is arguably the Albert Einstein of this generation so when he speaks, people listen. So listen up Bible thumpers. Stephen Hawking says universe was not created by God. God … Continue reading

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As the Sun Awakens, NASA Keeps a Wary Eye on Space Weather

Monday, June 7, 2010 Like a scene out of the movie 2012, the earth and space are about to come into contact in a way that’s new to humanity. To make preparations, authorities in Washington DC are holding a meeting: … Continue reading

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NASA Discovers Evidence ‘alien life exists on Saturn’s moon, Titan’

Sunday, June 6, 2010 This is just so cool and suggests what we don’t know about the existence of life and the universe could fill an ocean! NASA scientists believe they have discovered vital clues that appear to indicate that … Continue reading

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Building Block of Life Found on Comet

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 This, is very cool. It looks increasingly like the origin of life on earth (and probably elsewhere too) has a scientific explanation and nothing whatsoever to do with God or the Bible. The amino acid glycine, … Continue reading

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Genetically Modified Crops Get Vatican’s Blessing

Tuesday, June 9, 2009 Pope RatNAZI’s Vatican seldom approves of scientists meddling with God’s creation. So the decision from the Pontifical Academy of Sciences to approve of the  oft-demonized genetically modified crops as an answer to world hunger and poverty … Continue reading

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Southern Loon Watch: the Texas Edition

Thursday, May 7, 2009 People tell me I’m far too hard on Texas. They say I just don’t understand the soul and character of the state and the strikingly independent nature of the people who call Texas home. Perhaps so. … Continue reading

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Fertility expert: ‘I can clone a human being’

Wednesday, April 22, 2009 A controversial fertility doctor named Panayiotis Zavos claimed yesterday to have cloned 14 human embryos and transferred 11 of them into the wombs of four women prepared to give birth to cloned babies. “There is absolutely … Continue reading

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Artificial Intelligence in Five Years

Thursday, March 12, 2009 In what’s being described as one of the greatest scientific breakthroughs of all time, laboratories across the world are closing in on a “second genesis” — the creation of true, artificial intelligence. Prof David Deamer, from … Continue reading

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Obama Set to Reverse Bush’s Stem-Cell Restrictions

Saturday, March 7, 2009 With a single executive action by President Obama, American scientific research is set to join the 21st century — already nearly a decade late. On Monday, President Obama will announce he is reversing the Bush administration … Continue reading

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Scientists Celebrate Dawn of Barack Obama’s Age of Reason

Sunday, February 15, 2009 Opening on the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth, the 175th conference of the world’s largest science society is likely to have a celebratory feel to it. There was indeed a palpable buzz yesterday in Chicago … Continue reading

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Arkansas Earthquakes Could Be a Warning of Something Bigger to Come

Saturday, November 29, 2008 I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. I spent my early professional life living in Southern California. For me, earthquakes, although not pleasant, are a part of life. You learn to live … Continue reading

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