Archive for February 7, 2013


NASA is sending the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft to sample near-Earth Asteroid 1999 RQ36

Near-Earth Objects, or NEOs, cross our planet's orbit on a regular basis, but only a handful are large enough to pose a threat. One of these objects is asteroid 1999 RQ36, a "leftover" from the formation of our solar system four-and-a-half billion...


Space to Relax / Earth & Mars: 2 Planets, 1 Blueprint

Watch landscapes easily blend from one world to the other in this gallery of Earth and Mars images taken from space. Images: ESA/DLR/FU BerlinMusic: Crystals licensed by Ambient Music Garden.Credit:


Cancer breakthrough: Grape seed extract kills colorectal cancer cells

Cancer researchers are working to find chemotherapies that destroy cancer cells but are harmless to normal cells. It turns out, a natural substance already exists that does just that. University of Colorado Cancer Center scientists have just published a study in the


Exoplanets: detection, atmospheres and habitability

In this 8th session of the internet-based live lectures between Universities and Institutes, Dr Heike Rauer gives an overview on the current status of exoplanet detections with focus on terrestrial planets in and near the habitable zone, detected by different


Active volcanoes in the world: January 30 – February 5, 2013

This week, 6 volcanoes were noticed to have new activity, whereas ongoing activity was reported for 11 volcanoes. This report covers active volcanoes in the world recorded from January 30 – February 5, 2013 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria.New


Recent major earthquakes show underestimated potential for 'Superquakes'

Recent destructive M 8.0 earthquake that struck Solomon Islands on February 6, 2013, as well as ongoing seismic swarm in the area, is fair reminder that we live in a planet that is undergoing constant change.According to seismologist's theories of earthquake cycles.


Eight reasons why water fluoridation has failed modern civilization

If you went up to the average person on the street today and tried to explain that most Americans drink, bathe in, and wash their dishes and clothes in an industrial waste product that is linked to causing endocrine disruption and cancer, you might be labeled a loon.


Cleveland volcano in Aleutian Islands woke up - A new dome has formed in the summit crater

Elevated surface temperatures were detected in satellite images of Cleveland volcano over the last 24 hours. The aviation color code and volcano alert level were changed to ORANGE/WATCH based on evidence that a new dome has formed in the summit crater of Cleveland. The