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Solar Flip Soon
2013-08-06 13:41:02

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online [ Watch the Video: Preparing For The Solar Max Magnetic Flip ] Solar experts are anticipating a major event that is about to happen within the next three or four months - the sun is going to flip. Every eleven years, the Sun reaches the peak of its cycle and proceeds to switch polarity, making north become south and south become north. NASA scientists said the upcoming change will also mark the halfway point of solar max, a period...

Volunteer Mars Colonist Gather In DC
2013-08-06 12:25:45

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Forty of the volunteers chosen to take a one-way trip to the Red Planet gathered in Washington, DC yesterday to hear Dutch entrepreneur Bas Lansdorp explain his plans to build a permanent base on Mars by 2023. Should Lansdorp succeed in raising the necessary $6 billion to send these volunteers to Earth's neighbor, they'll embark on a seven-month, one-way journey to set up the planet's first colony. Lansdorp's non-profit...

gum tissue stem cells heal inflammation
2013-08-06 09:38:00

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from the Ostrow School of Dentistry of the University of Southern California (USC) reveals stem cells found in mouth tissue can relieve inflammatory disease, as well as become other types of cells. The study, published in a recent issue of the Journal of Dental Research, focused on gingival mesenchymal stem cells (GMSC) that are found in the gingival, or gum tissue, of the mouth. Like other stem cells, GMSC have the...

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2010-10-14 10:55:00

Science portal offers human touch along with cutting-edge biology The Arizona State University online children's science portal, "Ask A Biologist," provides the backdrop for an editor's pick in the Oct. 12 online edition of Public Library of Science (PLoS). In the article "Ask A Biologist: Bringing Science to the Public," ASU's Charles Kazilek, the creative force behind the popular site (with a million or more visitors each year), points to the power of providing science education in a format...