I think I will just go to the dentist.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
(Credit: Photo by Casey A. Cass/University of Colorado)
10,000 years old hunting weapon found in melting ice at Yellowstone.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Divorce Attorneys are mining reams of information from Facebook accounts.
Divorce Lawyers: Facebook Tops in Online Evidence
Forgot to de-friend your wife on Facebook while posting vacation shots of your mistress? Her divorce lawyer will be thrilled.
Oversharing on social networks has led to an overabundance of evidence in divorce cases....Read more here.
Monday, June 28, 2010
This takes a lot of the fun out of space travel.
International Space Station sex ban
Commanders do not allow sexual intercourse on the International Space Station, it has been disclosed.
"We are a group of professionals," said Alan Poindexter...Read more here.
A change in wind direction?
Sunday, June 27, 2010
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Image credit: Semouchkina, et al.
Scientists design a better invisibility cloak.
Oil Well Gushes Again as Federal Government Impedes States Efforts to Prevent Oil From Washing Up On Beaches
BP says it has reattached the containment cap that was knocked off the Gulf oil leak in a submarine accident earlier Wednesday.
Oil from the BP spill disaster had been spewing again into the Gulf of Mexico... Read more here.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
This has frightening implications.
President Obama is retiring the shuttle fleet, canceling the Constellation program, leaving the US dependent on private space launch programs and hitchhiking with the Russians, canceling the return to the moon and setting NASA's sights on what may be an unrealistic landing on an asteroid by 2025. Is President Obama Leading NASA to Nowhere?
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
This Man Will Do Anything You Tweet Him
David Perez must be one trusting guy. Because for the next six days, he's agreed to do anything you want him to do, as long as you tell him to do it over Twitter.
Breaking the law is out, he said. And maybe nothing that will make his mom wince too hard. But everything else sent to his Twitter account, @DavidOnDemand, the 29-year-old Chicagoan said, is fair game.
"There will definitely be antics involved in this," Perez said.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
This sounds like joke, but it is serious business. A Doctor in South Africa has invented a female condom with teeth to thwart would-be rapists. Rape is epidemic in many African countries. Not only does the condom prevent rape, the attacker has to go to the emergency room to have it removed. Ouch...
(CNN) -- South African Dr. Sonnet Ehlers was on call one night four decades ago when a devastated rape victim walked in. Her eyes were lifeless; she was like a breathing corpse.
"She looked at me and said, 'If only had teeth down there,'" recalled Ehlers, who was a 20-year-old medical researcher at the time. "I promised her I'd do something to help people like her one day."
Forty years later, Rape-aXe was born.
Ehlers is distributing the female condoms in the various South African cities where the World Cup soccer games are taking place.
The woman inserts the latex condom like a tampon. Jagged rows...Read more here.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Astronomers caught a glimpse of a future star just as it is being born out of the surrounding gas and dust, in a star-forming region similar to the one pictured above. (Photo: NASA, ESA)
Astronomers Witness the birth of a Star.
Friday, June 18, 2010
Here is some good news on the Gulf oil spill.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
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New bacteria has "extraordinary capacity" to produce rhamnolipids that could help break down oil.
(Illustration by University of Colorado) Credit: University of Colorado
Mars once was covered by large oceans according to a new study.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
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Friday, June 11, 2010
Artificial Antibody offers new hope in virus fighting.
A severe solar storm could cause economic damage many time larger than hurricane Katrina and the sun is 'waking up.'
'Sun Awakens': Scientists Warn of Solar Storms to Come
The sun is getting ready to ramp up its activity, and when it does we could be in for some real trouble, scientists say.
The sun's activity, which follows 11-year cycles, will experience its next peak in 2013. A solar storm of the strongest variety could cause 20 times more economic damage than Hurricane Katrina , said a 2008 National Academy of Sciences report on space weather.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Surprising study finds humans are the only ones who use diplomacy.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
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" (Credit: Image courtesy of North Carolina State University)
A rolling wind-blown shape is one of the options being explored for the next Mars rover.
Salt-water crocodiles are poor swimmers and have to ride ocean currents similar to surfing.
Friday, June 4, 2010
President Barack Obama walking away from the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle with Elon Musk, of SpaceX, right, at Kennedy Space Center, Fla. is show in this April 15, 2010 file photo. Space Exploration Technologies' Falcon 9 rocket will attempt to carry a mock-up of its Dragon capsule into orbit Friday. Collapse
(Alex Brandon/AP Photo)
The Falcon 9 rocket achieved Earth orbit nine minutes into the flight and is a success.
ABC News reported:
Millionaire's Test Rocket Reaches Orbit on 1st Try
A multimillionaire's test rocket blasted off on its maiden voyage Friday and successfully reached orbit in a dry run for NASA's push to go commercial.
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket achieved Earth orbit...
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Al Gore and Tipper Gore are separating after 40 years of marriage. People on Twitter are having fun with #Gorepickuplines.
Borowitz signed his tweets with the hashtag #Gorepickuplines, and thus an Internet meme was born, spawning a trend on Twitter that is yielding some pretty funny responses.
Here are some of the best -- and "cleanest" -- ones:
ruthbourdain: "Baby, all those other guys are unsustainable. Listen, I've got a renewable resource. We can go all night." #gorepickuplines
LickableToad: Let me know if I'm Goring you.. #GorePickupLines
roboutik : "Do you know how much that dress is contributing to global warming? Cuz you're makin me hot!" #gorepickuplines
Gwednesday: "I'd like to leave my carbon footprint..in your bedroom." #gorepickuplines
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
(Credit: iStockphoto/Frank Ramspott)
The time-line for Neanderthals entering Britain is being revised.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
If you thought storm chasers were crazy, now we have volcano chasers.
Common sense might dictate that when a volcano starts erupting, the best thing to do is run away. But for a small and somewhat obsessed band of photographers, news of a new lava-spewing giant somewhere in the world means one thing: It's time to book a flight.
In early April, Martin Rietze spent three sleepless nights...
Meet the Dinosaur With the Longest Horns.