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Could Salty Soil Suck Water Out Of The Martian Atmosphere?
2012-02-29 03:51:57

The frigid McMurdo Dry Valleys in Antarctica are a cold, polar desert, yet the sandy soils there are frequently dotted with moist patches in the spring despite a lack of snowmelt and no possibility of rain. A new study, led by an Oregon State University geologist, has found that that the salty soils in the region actually suck moisture out of the atmosphere, raising the possibility that such a process could take place on Mars or on other planets. The study, which was supported by the...

2008-11-05 03:00:17

People should have their vitamin D levels checked annually, just as they get a flu shot every year, a Canadian non-profit group official said. Joseph Levy, executive director of the The Vitamin D Society, said vitamin D has long been known as the body's catalyst for proper calcium absorption, but vitamin D also plays a role in the prevention of more than 30 forms of cancer as well as heart disease, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis and several other disorders. "What's clear -- but still...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.