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Illustris simulation
2014-05-08 05:17:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers at MIT and Harvard have devised the most accurate model to date of how our universe first took shape. Dubbed Illustris, the new virtual cosmos covers the 13 billion-year evolution of the universe beginning just 12 million years after the Big Bang. It includes details never before achieved in a simulation, and accurately portrays the distribution and composition of numerous types of galaxies. "Until now, no single...

2014-05-06 23:09:04

Taking multiple medications, poor health, and older age can make aggressive drug therapy for high blood pressure riskier. Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 Many men with high blood pressure were surprised—and a little confused—when a panel of experts convened by the National Institutes of Health recommended a change in the treatment goal for people over age 60. Instead of taking medications to lower pressures to 140/90, they can now settle for a target of 150/90. Several factors come...

2014-05-06 08:28:48

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today one of the nation's most successful independent bookstores, Harvard Book Store (HBS), and a local MIT tech start-up AisleConnect®, launch an innovative mobile shopping application that helps retailers connect with shoppers on-line and in-store and provide a novel shopping experience with product location and social recommendations available on any iOS device. Experience a new way to shop with a more productive tool called...

2014-05-02 23:04:53

Adapting a home to suit an older person's needs can help him live there longer. Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 02, 2014 A home should evolve as its owners' needs change. What's right for a 40-something may not be safe for someone who is older. Simple changes can sometimes make a big difference, reports the May 2014 Harvard Health Letter. A good place to start is in the kitchen. Rearrange storage cabinets and drawers so food and cooking utensils are on lower shelves. "There are so...

old-growth forest study site in Savage Gulf
2014-04-18 06:48:19

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online So far, the spring of 2014 has seen more than 40 percent of the western US in a drought that the USDA has deemed "severe" or "exceptional." In 2013, the drought was just as severe, and in 2012 it spread to the humid eastern states. Looking at the effects of a drought in geological terms, it would be easy to assume that a three-year drought is inconsequential in the long term, despite the devastating effects it might have on farmers...

2014-04-11 23:03:31

To eat healthier food when on the go, try planning ahead, cooking in batches, choosing nutrient-dense foods, making smoothies, and keeping snacks simple. Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 A hectic lifestyle often forces people to rely on less-than-healthy convenience and prepackaged foods. But nutrition doesn't have to be sacrificed when time is short, reports the April 2014 Harvard Health Letter. Planning is the key. "Healthy meals don't just happen. People have to make them...

gospel of jesus wife
2014-04-11 06:09:11

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A faded fragment of papyrus that allegedly includes a passage in which Jesus Christ refers to “my wife” is not a modern forgery, according to scientific analysis of the document itself and the ink-like pigments used to write it appearing in the Harvard Theological Review. The document, which has been dubbed “The Gospel of Jesus’s Wife” and was unveiled by Harvard divinity professor Karen L. King at the International...

2014-04-08 23:25:29

Routine screening for dementia is currently not recommended for people without symptoms. Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 Millions of American women have routine mammograms and colonoscopies to detect breast and colorectal cancer early, when they're most treatable. So why don't they also get periodically tested for memory loss or a decline in thinking skills? The April 2014 issue of the Harvard Women's Health Watch explores and explains the recent U.S. Preventive Services...

2014-04-04 23:21:46

Even after many years of not exercising, there are compelling reasons to get active. People who increase their activity in mid- to late life reap benefits in terms of longer life and lower heart disease risk. Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 04, 2014 Even for people who've gone many years without exercising, there are compelling reasons to get active, no matter what their age, reports the April 2014 Harvard Heart Letter. "The fitter and more active you become, the longer you'll live...

2014-04-01 23:25:57

Taking a multivitamin does not reduce the chance of heart disease or mental decline, but it does reduce the risk of being diagnosed with cancer or developing cataracts. Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 Half of American men take a daily multivitamin in hopes of protecting themselves from heart disease, cancer, and other problems caused by missing nutrients in their diets. Even though the best studies to date have failed to support this widespread health practice, some Harvard experts...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.