Category: Science

Iraqi Christians Weigh Taking Up Arms Against the Islamic State

Iraqi Christians Weigh Taking Up Arms Against the Islamic State

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

After some Islamic State (IS) advance into Kurdish-controlled country, some 500 Christian families in Erbil took shield at the Mar Tshmony church, to which place a mother gives her son a reassuring kiss. Photograph Vianney La Caer, LightRocket by way of Getty Images DAHUK, Iraq—Of every part of the many ancient peoples who one time [...]

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Hubble Views Two Interacting Galaxies

Hubble Views Two Interacting Galaxies

| September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

This newly released Hubble figure shows two interacting galaxies – NGC 6872 and IC 4970. This print, taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2), shows a brilliant collection known as NGC 6872 in the cluster of Pavo (The Peacock). Its unusual shape is caused by its interactions with the [...]

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Study:  Artificial Sweeteners May Trigger Blood Sugar Risks

Study: Artificial Sweeteners May Trigger Blood Sugar Risks

| September 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sugary sodas be under the necessity come under fire for contributing to fleshiness and diabetes, but new research suggests not natural sweeteners may also raise blood compliment levels. Photograph by Sam Hodgson, Reuters There’s none such thing as a free luncheon, or at least a free artificially sweetened one, a new study suggests. Saccharin and [...]

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Greenhouse Gases Hit Record High Amid Fears of CO2 Saturation Point

Greenhouse Gases Hit Record High Amid Fears of CO2 Saturation Point

| September 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

The fervent of coal worldwide, as shown here in Jharkhand, India, contributes to the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Photograph by Robb Kendrick, National Geopgraphic Creative The result of greenhouse gases in the air reached a new record high in 2013, propelled through . a surge in levels of carbon dioxide, the World [...]

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Transparent Luminescent Solar Concentrator Creates Solar Energy Without Blocking the View

Transparent Luminescent Solar Concentrator Creates Solar Energy Without Blocking the View

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Solar faculty with a view: MSU doctoral close examiner Yimu Zhao holds up a that may be seen through luminescent solar concentrator module. Photo through . Yimu Zhao.Source featured

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Two Star Formation Regions in the Southern Milky Way

Two Star Formation Regions in the Southern Milky Way

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

This fresh image from the European Southern Observatory shows two dramatic luminary formation regions (NGC 3603 and NGC 3576) in the meridional Milky Way. This image, captured through . the Wide Field Imager at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile, shows two dramatic destiny formation regions in the southern Milky Way. The highest is of [...]

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New Research Helps Uncover the Mechanism Behind Solid-Solid Phase Transitions

New Research Helps Uncover the Mechanism Behind Solid-Solid Phase Transitions

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

The settled-pattern crystal (labeled green) gives go to liquid “droplets” (red), which form trianglular crystal (blue).Source featured

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What Caused California’s Napa Valley Earthquake? Faults Explained

What Caused California’s Napa Valley Earthquake? Faults Explained

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

A California Highway Patrol magistrate redirects traffic from a buckled part of California’s Highway 12 posterior Sunday’s early morning earthquake. Photograph through . Peter DaSilva, EPA The magnitude 6.0 earthquake that struck California’s Napa Valley north of San Francisco on Sunday prime of day—collapsing older buildings, sparking fires and causing scores of injuries—level along a [...]

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New Guidelines for the Search for Alien Life on Other Planets

New Guidelines for the Search for Alien Life on Other Planets

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Left: Ozone molecules in a planet’s atmosphere could indicate biological activity, but ozone, carbon sub-oxide and carbon monoxide — without methane, is well-suited a false positive. Right: Ozone, oxygen, carbon sub-oxide and methane — without carbon monoxide, be the sign of a possible true positive. Image Credit: NASASource featured

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Spitzer Space Telescope Views Collision Between Large Asteroids

Spitzer Space Telescope Views Collision Between Large Asteroids

| September 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

This sketcher’s concept shows the immediate earsh of a large asteroid impact about NGC 2547-ID8, a 35-the public-year-old sun-like star. NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope witnessed a giant surge in dust around the lot, likely the result of two asteroids colliding. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-CaltechSource featured

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