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World Cancer Day 2010
Today is World Cancer Day. Led by International Union Against Cancer (UICC), its members and with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO), will raise awareness of cancer prevention.
According to UICC, over 12 million people receive a cancer diagnosis and 7.6 million die of the disease every year. The theme of the campaign this year is... [Read more]
Recent Earthquakes A Cause for Alarm?
The Haiti earthquake of 2010 measured a devastating 7.0 on the Richter scale, the equivalent (an approximated measurement of internal energy) to the most powerful nuclear weapon ever detonated, the Russian AN602 Hydrogen bomb.
Article by Elias Hawke
It is fairly common to rate the magnitude of an earthquake on what is known as the Richter scale. ... [Read more]
Gigantic New Ring Around Saturn Discovered
NASA announced the discovery of an enormous ring around the planet Saturn. A system of rings, consisting mostly of ice particles with a smaller amount of rocky debris and dust exist around Saturn, so how did we miss this one?
A section of Saturn's largest ring as seen in infrared light.
The sparse ice and debris of this ring is spaced... [Read more]
Invasion of the Botnets: The Secret Is Out!
It is the year of tomorrow and Legions of “Bots” have established control of all the electronic assets around the world. Weapons, transports, utilities, communications and markets are out of control. The bots nullified the worlds most powerful firewalls breaching internet borders with ease. Now held prisoner, the electronically-weaved... [Read more]
Insulin boost restores muscle growth in elderly
GALVESTON, Texas – When most people think of insulin, they think of diabetes — a disease that arises when, for one reason or another, insulin can’t do the critical job of helping the body process sugar. But the hormone has another, less well-known function. It’s also necessary for muscle growth, increasing blood flow through muscle tissue,... [Read more]
NASA’s Mars Rover Update: This May Take A While…
As we reported back in June the NASA Mars Rover “Spirit” became stuck between a rock and soft soil. After 3 months of simulations on Earth by JPL and Cal-Tech engineers, it appears that getting Spirit to rove again will be very difficult.
Report by Elias Hawke
The JPL engineers have engaged plan “b” : They are creating... [Read more]
Lights Out For The Traditional Light Bulb
Since its invention in the late 19th century, attributed primarily to Thomas Edison, our homes have been lit in the darkest night by the humble incandescent light bulb. However this, one of the top popular inventions of all time, is soon to be a thing of the past.
Natalie Brady, Senior Science Editor
The new European Union (EU) Directive banning... [Read more]
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