Sep 28th, 2012
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NASA rover Curiosity has beamed back pictures of bedrock that suggest a fast-moving stream, possibly waist-deep, once flowed on Mars — a find that the mission’s chief scientist called exciting.
There have been previous signs that water existed on the red planet long ago, but the images released Thursday showing pebbles rounded off, likely by water, offered the most convincing...
Sep 1st, 2012
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Critics call him a puritanical scold, Gotham’s Dr. No and a nursemaid to Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s nanny state. Meet Thomas Farley, New York City’s health commissioner.
Farley, a pediatrician and endurance athlete, says they are wrong about his efforts to help New Yorkers eat better, smoke less and exercise more — moves that have been linked to New York’s...
Jul 31st, 2012
He finally came around to what other climate scientists have been spouting for years. Richard A. Muller, a physics professor at the University of California-Berkeley, announced over the weekend that his much-publicized investigation into climate data has found that humans’ production of carbon dioxide is causing the world to slowly warm up. And this process could speed up dramatically in the coming...
Jul 4th, 2012
The Independence Day is the American holiday celebrated on the occasion of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. July 4, 1776, representatives of thirteen colonies signed in establishing the Philadelphia City Council document proclaiming the United States independent of the British Empire.
It became obvious that the break with the metropolis was inevitable after the start in April 1775, the armed struggle...
Jun 21st, 2012
German researchers have discovered the fossilized carcasses of nine pairs of tortoises that died while they were copulating, Remains of turtles mating 47 million years ago, officials reported on Wednesday.
This would, according to scientists, the first vertebrate fossils to be found in such a position.
“We are not aware of any other vertebrate animal that died during the act before being fossilized,”...
May 31st, 2012
The American scientific community has long ignored the first evidence of the presenceof water on the Moon, obtained during the last lunar mission Soviet Luna 24, said Arlin Crottsbelieves, professor of Columbia University in New York.
According to the scientist in the early 1970s, most Western scholars believed that the moon does not contain water.
In August 1976 the unmanned...
May 25th, 2012
New Zealand is poised to become the first smoke-free country in the world, and will continue to increase taxes on cigarettes to get there.
On Thursday, Finance Minister Bill English said that the tobacco excise taxes would increase by 10% annually over the next four years. The increases will take effect every January 1.
A pack of 20 cigarettes, which cost about NZ $ 15 today, is expected to rise to over $ 20 NZD...
May 14th, 2012
The music is excellent for the cognitive development of young children, according to a study by researchers at McMaster University in Ontario.
Toddlers who participate in interactive activities involving music – play percussion instruments, singing nursery rhymes, etc.. – It would be easier to communicate, would be easier to console and would also be quieter.
To reach these conclusions, the scientists...