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2012-06-13 14:32:55

Building a terrestrial planet requires raw materials that weren't available in the early history of the universe. The Big Bang filled space with hydrogen and helium. Chemical elements like silicon and oxygen - key components of rocks - had to be cooked up over time by stars. But how long did that take? How many of such heavy elements do you need to form planets? Previous studies have shown that Jupiter-sized gas giants tend to form around stars containing more heavy elements than the Sun....

2012-06-08 23:03:28

Daily helpings of red meat–especially processed red meats like cold cuts and hot dogs–can shorten life. Better choices include fish, poultry, nuts, beans, and other healthy sources of protein. Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 08, 2012 New research from the Harvard School of Public Health indicates that daily helpings of red meat–especially processed red meats like cold cuts and hot dogs–can shorten life. If that's the case, what are better choices for getting protein? The...

2012-06-04 17:35:02

A pair of new studies by computer scientists, biologists, and cognitive psychologists at Harvard, Northwestern, Wellesley, and Tufts suggest that collaborative touch-screen games have value beyond just play. Two games, developed with the goal of teaching important evolutionary concepts, were tested on families in a busy museum environment and on pairs of college students. In both cases, the educational games succeeded at making the process of learning difficult material engaging and...

2012-06-01 23:03:01

“Light at night is bad for health” is the opening statement in the article in Harvard Medical School´s Health Letter (1) that identifies the problem as the blue rays from ordinary light bulbs. Photonic Developments LLC sells eyeglasses that block blue light and light bulbs that don´t produce blue light. Use of these products solves this serious health problem that affects everyone. University Heights, OH (PRWEB) June 01, 2012 The Harvard Medical School Health Letter...

2012-05-10 09:27:42

Harvard's Robert Wood and MIT's Scott Aaronson win NSF's most prestigious award, which will help fuel their research pursuits Researchers Scott Aaronson of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Robert Wood of Harvard University were recognized as Alan T. Waterman Awardees at a ceremony at the U.S. Department of State last week. While in the Washington, D.C. area, Aaronson and Wood also visited NSF headquarters, where they discussed their research in talks at the National...

Word of the Day
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'