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Declining Natural Science Can Become Trouble for Society

According to University of Washington Professor and WWF International scientist Joshua Tewksbury, support for natural history, both private and government, is lacking. Natural history, which studies the habitat, behaviour and ecosystem of organisms, appears to be in steep decline in many developed countries, according to Tewksbury. He, along with 16 other North American scientists have [...]

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Some of the Most Amazing Scientific Discoveries in 2013

Another year ends and scientists rejoice at the discoveries professional researchers have discovered all over the world. Here is a list of the most astounding science discoveries and milestones in 2013. 1. Voyager 1 Reaches Interstellar Space The NASA Voyager 1 spacecraft is the first spacecraft to leave the solar system, which is beyond Pluto. [...]

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Moon Crash Site Named After Sally Ride


Ebb and Flow, the twin spacecraft for a mission to measure the moon’s lumpy gravity field to learn more about its early history and the satellite’s internal composition, was recently put out of commission by NASA after more than a year of orbiting the moon. The twin spacecraft’s crash site on a lunar mountain was [...]

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Scotch-Tape The New Smart Material for Capturing Bacteria


Doctoral student Manuel Ochoa of Purdue university found another good use for the scotch tape instead of just having paper and gift-wrapping stick properly; he finds the scotch tape useful for getting bacteria and pollen samples. An experiment was performed by a team of researchers using the scotch tape, which reveals it to make a [...]

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DNA Genetic Mosaic Discovery Disproves Identical DNA Pattern In All Cells


Through the usage of genome sequencing, Dr. Flora Vaccarino, a Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry at the Yale Child Study Center, and her team discovered that not all DNA in every cell in the body is identical. The study, which serves as a pre-cursor to future plans of studying the developing brains of humans and [...]

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Flickering Advanced Stone Age Technologies Show Historical Modern Human Evolution


Researchers working at the south coast of South Africa uncovered evidence for an advanced stone age technology that is around 71,000 years old at Pinnacle Point near the Mossel Bay. The weapon’s development allowed projectiles to be catapulted at great distance with minimal danger and greater killing power. More than the development of the weapon, [...]

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eXtreme Deep Field Photo Shows the Deepest View of the Galaxy Ever Seen


Scientists at NASA who have compiled a “best of” compilation of shots they have collected from the NASA Hubble Space Telescope reveal the farthest view that humanity has of space. The assembled photo taken from a patch at the center of the original Hubble Ultra Deep Field view shows thousands of galaxies from the nearest [...]

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Science and Existence: What Mars Curiosity’s Success Might Mean to Humanity


The science community has made a great feat this year by landing the Mars Curiosity rover successfully into Martian soil. Curiosity is a rover designed to collect samples, observe the climate in Mars and try to find microbiological life forms in the planet, if any. Recently, it has sent images of the Martian terrain as [...]

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The Emerging Possibilities for Light Propulsion


The success of NASA’s Curiosity Rover stunned the entire world after using unmanned means of delivering the exploration rover into the planet Mars unattended for 8 months. While unmanned delivery of robots on the planet was achieved before, carrying a larger load, in the form of the Curiosity Rover, meant utilization of new technologies. One [...]

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The Higgs Boson: Why It Is a Significant Discovery for 2012


The Standard Model, developed by physicists in the early 1970′s, was revolutionized by the scientists’ discovery of the Higgs Boson particle. The Higgs Boson, also known as the “God Particle”, can resolve many mysteries about how the universe works. Scientists have been searching for the particle for almost 50 years, and now, the discovery was [...]

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