Tag: science

Scientists Share Images Of Lost City In Honduras

A high-tech team of scientists and filmmakers shared pictures of what appears to have been a centuries-old civilization in Honduras, one year after they used laser-mapping technology to identify traces of structures in the thick jungle. The square-shaped and rounded structures, seen in computerized elevation maps of a rugged rain forest, may have been the…

Astronauts Prep For Spacewalk After Ammonia Starts Leaking Out Of The International Space Station

The International Space Station has a radiator leak in its power system. The outpost’s commander calls the situation serious, but not life-threatening. The six-member crew on Thursday noticed white flakes of ammonia leaking out of the station. Ammonia runs through multiple radiator loops to cool the station’s power system. NASA said the leak is increasing…

Monster Hurricane Spotted On Saturn

Spectacular new images from a NASA spacecraft orbiting Saturn have captured the most detailed views ever of an enormous hurricane churning around the ringed planet’s north pole. The stunning new images and video of the Saturn hurricane, which were taken by NASA’s Cassini probe, show that the storm’s eye is 1,250 miles (2,000 kilometers) wide…

Professor Wants To Dig Deep Into The Health Benefits Of Nose Picking

An associate professor of biochemistry at the University of Saskatchewan is trying to get more students interested in science by looking at the health benefits of picking your nose and eating it. Scott Napper says nature pushes us to do different things because it is to our advantage to have certain behaviours, to consume different…

Computers Can Now ‘Predict Your Dreams’

Computers Can Now ‘Predict Your Dreams’

A computer can predict what you’re dreaming about based on brain wave activity, new research suggests. By measuring people’s brain activity during waking moments, researchers were able to pick out the signatures of specific dream imagery — such as keys or a bed — while the dreamer was asleep. NBC News

Large Hadron Collider Gets An Upgrade

Engineers have begun a major upgrade of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Their work should double the energy of what’s already the most powerful particle accelerator in the world. Scientists believe the upgrade will enable them to discover new particles which will lead to a more complete theory of how the Universe works. BBC News

Gold Veins Produced In An Instant During Earthquakes, New Study Claims

Gold Veins Produced In An Instant During Earthquakes, New Study Claims Long thought to be a slow process, a new study published in Nature Geoscience says that gold veins are produced in an instant by earthquakes. Scientists have long known that veins of gold and other precious minerals form around fault lines, but it was…

Baby Now Free Of HIV Has Doctors Talking

A baby born infected with the AIDS virus who got immediate treatment now has no detectable virus in her blood. Her case, presented to a meeting of AIDS researchers, will prompt questions about how early babies should be treated. It also illustrates the possibility that immediate treatment with HIV drugs could do a lot to…

Coronal Mass Injection Find Could See ‘Textbooks Rewritten’

NASA says it has made a discovery which will require “rewriting textbooks” after it found the two rings of charged particles surrounding the Earth – called Van Allen belts – were reconfigured by a coronal mass injection. Not only are the belts now believed to be more malleable, the mass injection revealed for the first…

Iran Launches Monkey Into Space

Iran has sent a capsule containing a live monkey into space and later retrieved the “shipment” intact, the Tehran-based Arab-language Al-Alam channel said, quoting an official statement. Previous attempts by the Islamic republic to put a monkey into space have failed. AFP

Greenhouse Gases In The Earth’s Atmosphere Hit A Record High In 2011

Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere hit a new record high in 2011, the World Meteorological Organization reports. In an annual report released Tuesday, the organization said carbon dioxide levels reached 391 parts per million in 2011. The organization estimates that 375 billion tons of carbon have been released into the atmosphere since 1750; half of…