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2012-07-11 09:04:10

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online “Knowledge is power.” Sir Francis Bacon, an English author and philosopher once spoke these words. With this theme in mind, the results from a research project on a pandemic strain of the H5N1 bird flu virus were recently published in Science. Scientists were interested in studying how the changes in the H5N1 virus can spread among people through the air by people´s coughs and sneezes. In the study, researchers...

'Hotspot' Causing Sea Level Rise Acceleration In Eastern US
2012-06-25 04:46:11

The sea level of the eastern coast of the United States is accelerating at a much faster rate than the country's other coasts due to global warming, claim researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). According to Damian Carrington, a reporter with the UK newspaper The Guardian, the sea level rise of the "densely populated" Atlantic coast from Cape Hatteras, North Carolina to Boston, Massachusetts is increasing at a rate three to four times faster than the rest of the country's...

Study Suggests Calcium Supplements Increase Heart Attack Risk
2012-05-26 06:07:11

A team of German and Swiss researchers are warning people to be cautious when taking calcium supplements, as new findings suggest that they could double an individual's risk of suffering a heart attack. According to a Wednesday report by the Daily Mail's Jenny Hope, the supplements, which are often recommended for women at risk of osteoporosis, are more dangerous than consuming additional amounts of milk, cheese, and other calcium-rich food products. Hope and Denis Campbell of The...

Wind Energy Under Hot Air Attack
2012-05-15 07:37:34

D.M. Crumbliss Wind energy is under attack from a network of ultra-conservative groups and “think tanks.” These think tanks are simply propaganda machines for the fossil fuel industry. Americans for Prosperity and the American Legislative Exchange Council are both funded by the Kansas-based Koch brothers. The Guardian has obtained a memo outlining a confidential strategy of “subversion” to destroy the wind power industry in the United States. According to the...


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