Latest David Rubin Stories

Distant Supernova Dates Back To 10 Billion Years
2013-01-10 08:09:44

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Have you ever wished for a time machine to be able to travel to the distant past? What about a "Wayback Television Set" that would allow you to watch an entire month of ancient prehistory in real time? Berkeley Lab´s David Rubin gave just such a scenario to attendees at the American Astronomical Society meeting this week when he unveiled the discovery of a striking astronomical object. Rubin announced a Type Ia supernova with...

2011-06-02 15:56:26

The first study of the social and ethical issues associated with a provocative approach to treatment for ulcerative colitis has found that the majority of potential patients are eager for what is now called "fecal microbiota transplantation" to become available, although many have concerns about donor selection, screening, and methods of delivery. Bacterial aggregates derived from fecal matter have been used sporadically to treat gastrointestinal disease for more than 50 years. These were...

2010-02-10 08:20:00

In a novel study that used historical tape of a thrilling overtime basketball game between Duke and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, brain researchers at Duke have found that fans remember the good things their team did much better than the bad. It's serious science, aimed at understanding the links between emotion and memory that might affect Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and how well people recall their personal histories. Struggling to find a way to measure a person's...

2009-08-27 12:26:20

U.S. scientists have developed an alternate theory for the origin of linear dunes on the surface of Titan, Saturn's largest moon, similar to ones on Earth. Louisiana State University Professor Patrick Hesp and U.S. Geological Survey scientist David Rubin said they examined the linear -- or longitudinal -- dunes stretching across the surface of China's Qaidam Basin, finding them composed of sand and some salt and silt. The scientists said the latter two elements make the dunes cohesive or...

2009-08-25 14:15:00

A new and likely controversial paper has just been published online in Nature Geoscience by LSU Department of Geography and Anthropology Chair Patrick Hesp and United States Geological Survey scientist David Rubin. The paper, "Multiple origins of linear dunes on Earth and Titan," examines a possible new mechanism for the development of very large linear dunes formed on the surface of Titan, Saturn's largest moon. The authors examined the linear "“ or longitudinal "“ dunes that...

2008-12-16 12:45:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- David Rubin, author of "God, Israel, & Shiloh: Returning To The Land" (http://www.GodIsraelShiloh.com) and founder of the Shiloh Israel Children's Fund (http://www.ShilohIsraelChildren.org), will speak at the 2009 International Christian Prayer and Action Dinner for Israel on Feb. 9, along with Michael Little, president and chief executive officer of the Christian Broadcasting Network. Alaska governor and former vice presidential candidate...

2008-09-05 21:00:07

By Marni Pyke mpyke@@dailyherald.com Help is out there - About 1.4 million Americans suffer from Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, both inflammatory bowel diseases. - Most patients develop these disorders between the ages of 15 and 35. - For more information about inflammatory bowel diseases, call the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America at (800) 886-6664 or visit illinois.ccfa.org. High school senior Ally Bain is having a tough time deciding what college to attend this...

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