Research - page 56

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Biggest extinction in history caused by climate-changing meteor

It's well known that the dinosaurs were wiped out 66 million years ago when a meteor hit what is now southern Mexico but evidence is accumulating that the biggest extinction of all, 252.3m years ago, at the end of the Permian period, was also triggered by an impact

September 20, 2013

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Study suggests possibility of selectively erasing unwanted memories

  The human brain is exquisitely adept at linking seemingly random details into a cohesive memory that can trigger myriad associations—some good, some not so good. For recovering addicts and individuals suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder

September 20, 2013

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Earth's axial precession regulates life-supporting system of oceans

Researchers from Princeton University and the Swiss Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH) report that during the past 160 000 years nitrogen fixation rose and fell in a pattern that closely matched the changing orientation of Earth's axis of

September 16, 2013

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Study finds a strong link between cell phone use and cancer

The dangers of cell phone use have long been debated but for the first time a clear connection between cell phone use and higher risk of cancer has been established in a study by Tel Aviv University. Scientists from TAU, Rabin Medical Center and the Technion

September 14, 2013

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Study: 'Safety assessments' on nearly all common food additives found to be manipulated by processed food industry

New research published in the journal, JAMA Internal Medicine, has verified that the vast majority of the 10,000-or-so chemical additives currently allowed in food are backed only by industry-funded and supported safety assessments. And a large percentage of these

August 21, 2013

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Yet more science proves breastfeeding boosts IQs of babies

Nurturing a baby through breastfeeding is a proven method of care that boosts a child's IQ. A new study out of Boston, published in the AMA Journal of Pediatrics, points out that the longer a child is breastfed, the higher their IQ will be. The correlation was made

August 08, 2013

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Expensive medications rendered useless by gut bacteria

The human body appears to have its own built-in safety mechanism for breaking down questionable pharmaceutical components and rendering them inactive. A recent study published in the journal Science reveals that gut flora, which naturally populate human

August 03, 2013

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What is the true age of pieces of Mars that landed on Earth?

This question was a long-standing puzzle in Martian science which is now answered by a team of well-equipped geologists. They directed energy beams at tiny crystals found in Martian meteorite and discovered that the most common group of

July 25, 2013

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Colliding neutron stars source of all the gold in universe

Contrary to what most people think, it appears that gold did not form inside our planet eons ago. The reason for this conclusion is simple. Gold is heavy, and have it formed before Earth's crust solidified it would have sunk through the liquid

July 21, 2013

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New MRI research reveals cancer cells thrive on processed sugar

Do you have a sweet tooth? If so, your dietary habits could be significantly adding to your risk of developing cancer. New research published in the journal Nature Medicine has confirmed that processed sugar is one of the primary driving forces behind the

July 17, 2013

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Why current climate is anomaly, and ice age climate is normal Earth's climate

The Ice Age isn't coming, because it is already here. According to author and researcher Rolf Witzsche the Ice Age Climate is the normal climate for the Earth and it has been for more than 85% of the last million years. Because glaciation

July 15, 2013

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Life under 4 km of ice - Over 3,500 life forms found in water samples from Lake Vostok, Antarctic

A team of scientists led by professor of biological sciences at Bowling Green State University, Scott O. Rogers, did a genetic study on the contents of half a liter of water obtained from the Lake Vostok, an underground Antarctic water

July 08, 2013

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Global warming debunked: NASA report verifies carbon dioxide actually cools atmosphere

Practically everything you have been told by the mainstream scientific community and the media about the alleged detriments of greenhouse gases, and particularly carbon dioxide, appears to be false, according to new data compiled by NASA's Langley Research Center.

July 07, 2013

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New study links over 7,000 cancer deaths to cell phone tower radiation exposures

Could exposure to radiation from cell phone towers really responsible for over 7,000 cancer deaths? According to research findings from Brazil, the facts speak for themselves. The study established a direct link between cancer deaths in Belo Horizonte, Brazil's

June 24, 2013

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New study: GMOs linked to blood cell disorders, leukemia

Widespread industry claims that the altered traits of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) do not persist in food and are thus harmless to humans have once again been proven to be false. A new study published in the open-access, peer-reviewed Journal of

June 19, 2013

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Herbicide and pesticide exposure linked to Parkinson's disease

A recent study from UCLA has confirmed that exposure to the herbicide Paraquat is linked with a heightened risk of Parkinson's disease. This combines with other research that has found other chemicals used on our foods and landscapes significantly

June 05, 2013

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What lies beneath the Antarctic ice sheet

NASA has released a new product called Bedmap2 with clear picture of Antarctica from the ice surface down to the bedrock below. Up until now, researchers used 10 years old collection of Antarctic data. The product was a result of work led by the British

June 05, 2013