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NASA’s Journey To Mars Challenge — Awards Of Up To $15,000 On Offer For Solutions To The Establishment Of Continuous Human Presence On Mars

Those with the bent of an inventor will probably like this one — NASA’s new “Journey to Mars Challenge” will be awarding up to $15,000 (from a total prize pot of $15,000) to contest entrants who come up with, and describe in great detail, one or more “Mars surface systems/capabilities and operations” necessary for the […]

May 8th

Lowe’s Offers 3-D Printing Out of Any Material, Including Gold

Lowe’s Innovation Labs is now offering 3-D printing of household hardware items from a Lowe’s-owned Orchard Supply Store in Mountain View, California.  While 3-D printing is becoming more commonplace, it takes a certain knowledge to program a printer to create an item.  With Lowe’s new system, average homeowners are able to design and print their […]

May 5th

First US Power-to-Gas Plants Open in California and Colorado

Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) is bringing science fiction to life, launching two demonstration projects to create and test a carbon-free, power-to-gas system for the first time ever in the U.S. The technology converts electricity into gaseous energy and could provide North America with a large-scale, cost-effective solution for storing excess energy produced from renewable […]

April 24th

Meteor Shower Tonight — Lyrids Peak Tonight, April 22 2015

The Lyrids meteor shower will be reaching its peak tonight on April 22, 2015 (technically during the early morning hours of April 23, 2015). Considering that the Lyrid meteor shower is consistently one of the best of the year… Make you sure that you get out there tonight! Regardless of the exact time that you […]

April 22nd

Solar Eclipse Tomorrow Morning, March 20, 2015

A solar eclipse will be visible tomorrow morning — the morning of March 20, 2015 — to those in Europe, North Africa, West Asia, and eastern Greenland. While totality will ‘only’ be visible from the Faroe Islands and the island of Svalbard (north of mainland Norway), the show will still be quite good for everyone […]

March 19th

Peanuts Associated With Lowered Death Rates, In Particular Via Heart Disease, Research Finds

Regular consumption of peanuts is associated with decreased death rates — in particular via heart disease — amongst low-income, but racially diverse, populations, new research has found. “Nuts are rich in nutrients, such as unsaturated fatty acids, fiber, vitamins, phenolic antioxidants, arginine and other phytochemicals. All of them are known to be beneficial to cardiovascular […]

March 9th

Extinct Animal Not Extinct — Bird Last Seen In 1941 ‘Rediscovered’

An ‘extinct’ animal known as the Jerdon’s babbler (Chrysomma altirostre) has been found to not actually be extinct after all, after being ‘rediscovered’ by researchers working in Myanmar. I guess this means that even if you’re declared extinct, that perhaps you’re not necessarily actually extinct…. Well if you’re lucky anyways… And being a small, easy […]

March 7th

Licorice Root Extract Protects Skin Against UV-Induced Damage By Strengthening Skin’s Own Defense Systems

Licorice root (liquorice root) extract protects skin against the damaging effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation, according to new research published in the journal Experimental Dermatology. Interestingly, the licorice root extract works by strengthening the skin’s own protective defense subsystems, rather than any specific direct action. Given the rising levels of sun-damage-induced skin damage in many […]

March 4th

2 New Species Of Peacock Spiders Discovered — Skeletorus & Sparklemuffin

Two new species of peacock spiders — which have been dubbed “Skeletorus” and”Sparklemuffin” — have been discovered (and scientifically described) in Australia, according to recent reports. The two new species of peacock spider were discovered in southeast Queensland by a graduate student at UC Berkeley by the name of Madeline Girard — with help from […]

March 3rd

Is Urbanization Causing Spiders To Get Bigger & Birds To Get Bolder? Research Exposes Rapid Evolution Caused By Human Changes To The Environment

It’s been noted for a number of years now that urbanization has an effect on various animal and plant species — driving changes in various qualities or traits. Spiders in cities are known to generally be larger than their compatriots in rural areas, for instance (possibly due to reduced predation and higher temperatures, etc); salmon […]

February 21st

Milk Thistle Extract Fights Cushing Disease Brain Tumor, Research Finds

Milk thistle extract (silbinin) works effectively to alleviate symptoms of Cushing Disease (caused by a tumor in the pituitary gland in the brain), according to new comprehensive research from the Max Planck Institute. The research included work done using cell cultures, animal models, and also human tumor tissue. The treatment appears to be so effective […]

February 17th

Major Global Coral Reef Bleaching Events Predicted For 2015

Warm ocean temperatures in the tropical Indian and Pacific Oceans could be bringing major coral bleaching events to reefs around the world in 2015, according to the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) latest forecast. Coming fresh on the heels of 2014’s severe coral bleaching events, this prediction doesn’t bode well for one of the […]

February 17th

Antibiotics Do More Than Just Kill Bacteria, They Kill Intestinal Cells & Change Behavior Of Mitochondria, Amongst Other Things, Research Finds

While it’s long been known that antibiotic use can cause problems for patients owing to the killing off of beneficial microbes throughout the body, notable further effects on human health have otherwise been sparsely recorded by the health/science establishment. New research supported by Oregon State University, the Medical Research Foundation of Oregon, and the National […]

February 16th

Critically Endangered & Elusive Saharan Cheetah Glimpsed In New Images

One of the rarest animals in the world, the critically endangered and elusive Saharan Cheetah, was recently caught on film by a camera trap in Ahaggar Cultural Park, Algeria. These are, believe it or not, actually some of the only images ever taken of these human-avoiding animals. Something you can definately get a sense of […]

February 12th