Category: Science

Understanding Autism: Baby’s Delivery May Be Key

Understanding Autism: Baby’s Delivery May Be Key

| February 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

A maiden with autism embraces a horse at a specialized riding discipline in Germany. Photograph by Ulla Kimmig, Cosmos/Redux Autism is in the same proportion that mysterious a disease as it is mournful. While there is clearly a genetic constituent to some forms of the disorder, it remains unclear how many genes are involved and [...]

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New Fly-Through Video of the Ancient Flood Plain Kasei Valles

New Fly-Through Video of the Ancient Flood Plain Kasei Valles

| February 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

This tessellated, which features the spectacular Kasei Valles, comprises 67 images taken with the High Resolution Stereo Camera without ceasing ESA’s Mars Express. The inlaid spans 987 km north–south (19–36°N) and 1550 km east–western (280–310°E). Credit: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum)Source featured

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Australia to Dump Dredged Sand in Great Barrier Reef Waters, Adding to Site’s Mounting Woes

Australia to Dump Dredged Sand in Great Barrier Reef Waters, Adding to Site’s Mounting Woes

| February 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

A diver enjoys the underwater prospect of the Great Barrier Reef. PHOTOGRAPH BY IMAGEBROKER, ALAMY   This week’s decision to dump dredged sand and silt in Great Barrier Reef waters has prompted warnings that the troubled ecological valuable is one step closer to a site on World Heritage’s “list of mortification.” “We’re going backwards on [...]

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Astronomers Track the Motions of Masers, Find That They Move at 45,000 MPH

Astronomers Track the Motions of Masers, Find That They Move at 45,000 MPH

| February 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

The young eminent person AFGL 2591 star is expelling elastic fluid and dust as seen in the infrared. Amidst the mistiness and rings of activity are clumps emitting since water vapor masers. New measurements be in possession of tracked the motions of these masers in addition a ten year period, and discovery them moving at [...]

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Could Some Alien Worlds Be More Habitable Than Earth?

Could Some Alien Worlds Be More Habitable Than Earth?

| February 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

This exemplification shows the planet orbiting the destiny Alpha Centauri B, the lightest exoplanet to the end of time discovered around a sunlike star. ARTIST RENDERING HANDOUT/REUTERS/CORBIS Planet hunters acquire always been keen to find Earth’s in pairs, but an astrobiology team now suggests that “superhabitable” planets may have existence even better places to look [...]

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How Heroin Kills: What Might Have Happened to Philip Seymour Hoffman

How Heroin Kills: What Might Have Happened to Philip Seymour Hoffman

| February 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Acclaimed performer Hoffman was found dead with a syringe in his arm. Photograph by Andrew Burton, Getty When commonalty hear the phrase “accidental drug overdose,” they naturally assume that someone mistakenly snorted, projectile up, or swallowed too much. But a heroin overdose, similar as the one likely suffered by the actor Philip Seymour Hoffman from [...]

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Q&A: Youngest Person to Ski to South Pole Is Also Fastest

Q&A: Youngest Person to Ski to South Pole Is Also Fastest

| February 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Parker Liautaud and Doug Stoup ascertain by enumeration their way across the Antarctic Plateau. Photograph by Paddy Scott, www.paddyscott.com Parker Liautaud arrived at the South Pole forward December 24, 2013, and finally got to act like a indicative teenager—he got to sleep in. And during the time that there were no traditional holiday celebrations at [...]

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What’s the Chemical Behind West Virginia’s River Spill?

What’s the Chemical Behind West Virginia’s River Spill?

| February 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Crews free from dirt up a chemical spill along the Elk River in Charleston, WV. (AP Photo/Tyler Evert) Nearly 200,000 persons in West Virginia have been told not to drink, cook, or shower with the water from their faucets, after a large-scale chemical spill adhering a river near the state’s involving death on Thursday. “I [...]

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Propane Shortages Leave Many U.S. Homeowners in the Cold

Propane Shortages Leave Many U.S. Homeowners in the Cold

| February 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

A propane elocution arrives at a farm January 24 in Wisconsin. Increased inquire from both farms and residences amongst freezing weather has caused fuel shortages and price spikes, especially in the Midwest. Photograph by Scott Olson, Getty Early last week, Sue Arganek, a 58-year-crafty postal worker in Amberg, Wisconsin, huddled in her depression dressed in [...]

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Nazi Scientists May Have Plotted Malaria Mosquito Warfare

Nazi Scientists May Have Plotted Malaria Mosquito Warfare

| February 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Female Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes urge the malaria parasite. PHOTOGRAPH BY DR. TONY BRAIN, SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY, CORBIS Nazi scientists at the base Dachau concentration camp may have planned to employment offensive biological warfare on Germany’s World War II enemies. Newly ground records suggest they made plans to dispensation malaria-carrying mosquitoes from airplanes. (See moreover: “Malaria-Bedlam [...]

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