Science Journals

  • April 2012 heats up as 5th warmest month globally
    4fafa521c41a0.image 2012-05-15 17:35:44 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Unseasonable weather pushed last month to the fifth warmest April on record worldwide, federal weather statistics show. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Climatic Data Center calculated that April's average temperature of 57.9 degrees (14.4 degree...

  • Three-man Soyuz crew departs for space station
    Photo_1337054910331-1-0 2012-05-15 05:06:32 UTC
    ALMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) — A three-man crew blasted off from a space center in southern Kazakhstan on board a Russian-made Soyuz craft for a half-year stay at the International Space Station. NASA astronaut Joseph Acaba and Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Sergei Revin set off from the Ba...

  • Maya wall calendar discovered
    Home_improvement 2012-05-11 21:16:20 UTC
    Science News - Astronomical tables dating to the golden age of Maya civilization have unexpectedly come to light on the walls of a roughly 1,200-year-old room in Guatemala. Hieroglyphs and numbers painted on the stucco walls of a structure built during the Classic Maya civilization record cycl...

  • More than one way to explode a star
    Prepped_43392 2012-05-11 21:19:48 UTC
    Science News - New observations confirm two leading theories of type 1a supernova production There are two ways to light a cosmic candle. One technique calls for two white dwarf stars; another positions a white dwarf near a larger stellar companion. Both combinations produce type 1a supernovas...

  • Supermoon glows around the globe
    4fa69286c6f3f.image 2012-05-07 06:58:13 UTC
    It may have been only an optical illusion, but what a sight. The biggest and brightest full moon of the year arrived Saturday night and glowed around the world. In Brazil it illuminated the landmark Christ the Redeemer statue and later set behind a shanty town. In Florida, fishermen worked the...

  • Look! Up in the sky! It's Supermoon! Due Saturday
    Cosmic_show-total_lunar_eclipse_coincides_with_a_supermoon 2012-05-05 06:52:02 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — The biggest and brightest full moon of the year arrives Saturday night as our celestial neighbor passes closer to Earth than usual. But don't expect any "must-have-been-a-full-moon" spike in crime or crazy behavior. That's just folklore. Saturday's event is a "supermoon," th...

  • First of 2 papers on lab-made bird flu published
    Untitled 2012-05-03 19:42:42 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Four months ago the U.S. government sought to block publication of two studies about how scientists created an easily spread form of bird flu. Now a revised version of one paper is seeing the light of day with the government's blessing. The revision appears online Wednesday in ...

  • Greenland losing ice fast, but not runaway pace
    2c59c9bbd87e49d2afca80f1aa52c9e9-8268d46e11d1423d876fdc2c99cfe2b6-0 2012-05-03 19:36:17 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Greenland's glaciers are hemorrhaging ice at an increasingly faster rate but not at the breakneck pace that scientists once feared, a new study says. The loss of ice from the glaciers that cover the island is about 30 percent faster than it was a decade ago, researchers said....

  • Scientists to use blimp to look for meteorites
    Meteroite 2012-05-03 19:21:59 UTC
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A group of scientists will board a blimp to search for meteorites that rained over California's gold country last month. The researchers from NASA and the SETI Institute plan to depart from a Sacramento airfield sometime Thursday. From the air, they hope to spot sites...

  • 1st private cargo run to space station delayed
    Delay-for-space-station__039_s-1st-private-cargo-run 2012-05-02 19:28:06 UTC
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The first commercial cargo run to the International Space Station has been delayed again for more software testing. Space Exploration Technologies Corp., better known as SpaceX, was aiming for a Monday liftoff of its Falcon rocket and Dragon capsule. But on Wednesda...

  • Scientists urge balance of consumption to fight poverty
    0__15912096_401_00 2012-05-01 01:42:15 UTC
    A group of 23 scientists from across the globe have called for a drastic rethink on consumption to fight poverty as global population rises. They say incentives and regulation are needed to achieve a balance. Levels of consumption between developing and developed nations must be rebalanced to fi...

  • Wind Farms Warm the Night
    Sn-windfarms 2012-04-30 05:49:52 UTC
    Large wind farms can substantially influence local climate, most notably by boosting nighttime temperatures, a new study suggests. Utilizing the same analytical techniques used to discern temperature trends in urban heat islands, researchers scrutinized satellite images of a 10,000-square-kilomet...

  • Ohio man's fossil find in Kentucky stumps experts
    Images 2012-04-28 05:23:10 UTC
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Experts are trying to figure out what a fossil dubbed "Godzillus" used to be. The 150-pound fossil recovered last year in northern Kentucky is more than 6 feet long and 3 feet wide. To the untrained eye, it looks like a bunch of rocks or a concrete blob. Experts are trying ...

  • Meteorites found in Calif. along path of fireball
    4f99506eb3821.preview-300 2012-04-28 05:19:12 UTC
    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Robert Ward has been hunting and collecting meteorites for more than 20 years, so he knew he'd found something special in the Sierra foothills along the path of a flaming fireball that shook parts of Northern California and Nevada with a sonic boom over the weekend. And scien...

  • Study: Antarctic ice melting from warm water below
    Ice 2012-04-28 05:12:06 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Antarctica's massive ice shelves are shrinking because they are being eaten away from below by warm water, a new study finds. That suggests that future sea levels could rise faster than many scientists have been predicting. The western chunk of Antarctica is losing 23 feet of...

  • Study: Ancient migrants spread farming in Europe
    _59893303_skoglund1hr-1 2012-04-28 05:03:03 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of years ago, farming spread across Europe and replaced the hunter-gatherer lifestyle of early inhabitants. Now a study of ancient DNA says that trend was driven by farmers moving from place to place. Scientists have long debated how farming expanded across Europe. Di...

  • Student researcher spies odd lava spirals on Mars
    Student-spies-odd-lava-spirals-on-mars-5n1ci82t-x-large 2012-04-28 04:59:02 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A researcher has spotted lava flows shaped like coils of rope near the equator of Mars, the first time such geologic features have been discovered outside of Earth. These twisty volcanic patterns can be found on Hawaii's Big Island and in the Pacific seafloor on our planet. ...

  • Ohio man's fossil find in Kentucky stumps experts
    358-wvvfr.aust.55 2012-04-25 18:21:03 UTC
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Experts are trying to figure out what a fossil dubbed "Godzillus" used to be. The 150-pound fossil recovered last year in northern Kentucky is more than 6 feet long and 3 feet wide. To the untrained eye, it looks like a bunch of rocks or a concrete blob. Experts are trying ...

  • Swiss scientists demonstrate mind-controlled robot
    628x471 2012-04-24 16:00:55 UTC
    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Swiss scientists have demonstrated how a partially paralyzed person can control a robot by thought alone, a step they hope will one day allow immobile people to interact with their surroundings through so-called avatars. Similar experiments have taken place in the ...

  • London Olympic laboratory declared ready by WADA
    1-gsk-doping 2012-04-23 19:12:39 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — The laboratory that will test athletes for drugs at the London Olympics has been declared ready by the World Anti-Doping Agency. The lab at King's College London Drug Control Center was accredited by WADA on Monday following a two-year testing program that examined the lab's equi...

  • Adobe to launch new software suite for designers
    Adobecs6 2012-04-23 13:41:17 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Adobe is launching the latest version of its software package for designers and Web developers. Adobe Systems Inc. is set to announce CS6 on Monday at an event in San Francisco. Creative Suite 6 includes Photoshop, Illustrator and other programs aimed at designers. Unlike pr...

  • UK abortion provider under threat from hackers
    Provider 2012-04-20 06:11:37 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Britain's largest abortion provider said Thursday that thousands of attempts have been made to hack its website following a high-profile security breach when personal details of 10,000 women were stolen. Last week a judge jailed a computer hacker for breaking into the website of ...

  • How Much Vitamin D Should I Take?
    How_much_vitamin_d_should_i_take_ 2020-12-28 19:18:56 UTC
    How much vitamin D do you need to ensure strong, healthy bones? Unfortunately, there isn’t an easy answer. “It’s incredibly controversial,” says Neil Binkley, MD, a UW Health geriatrician and internationally recognized researcher who leads the UW Osteoporosis Clinical Research Program. “The ex...