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Creation of Life

2.27.11 - Creation of Life - a topic that has been keeping scientists busy for as long as we can think of. Much progress has been made ever since. Scientists are able to clone life in various forms, even animals that have been dead and frozen for many years can be resurrected in form of a clone. In 2008 several Japanese scientists were able to produce healthy cloned mice from bodies frozen at -20C for 16 years.

Lightning That Shoots Straight Into Space

8.25.09 - Some of you might be scared of it. Usually you see it flashing downwards from the sky followed by thunder. Lightning is an atmospheric discharge of electricity accompanied by thunder. Now for the first time researchers discovered a different type of lightning -- lightning that shoots straight into the upper atmosphere.

Genomes Have Been Transferred Between Branches Of Life

8.24.09 - On August 20, 2009 The J. Craig Venter Institute published results describing new methods in which, for the first time, genomes have been transferred between branches of life.

"James Bond"-like worms discovered in the deep sea

8.20.09 - What sounds like a gadget that was developed by Q in a James Bond movie is actually a gadget that was developed by nature and is used by a newly discovered species of worms.
Karen Osborn discovered seven new species of worms that blind their predators when attacked.

Asian Hornets Kill Honeybees In France

8.19.09 - In 2004 the Asian Hornet (Vespa velutina) was discovered in France which probably arrived with a consignment of imported pottery.
It turned out to be a mass murderer for honeybees.

Volcanoes Are Dangerous Sources Of Energy

8.18.09 - Volcanoes are one of the most dangerous natural forces on earth. They can destroy complete regions and even influence our climate. Nevertheless researchers dare to study them in-depth by drilling holes around them.

Ground Beetles Produce Limonene As Their Defensive Chemical

8.17.09 - Limonene is a colorless liquid at room temperatures with an extremely strong smell of oranges.
Now researchers report for the first time that some ground beetles produce this chemical as their major defensive chemical.

Your Chance To Make Contact With Aliens

8.16.09 - Four years ago, about twenty light-years away, researchers discovered a place outside of our solar system where life could be possible, at least theoretically. Gliese 581 is a star that is smaller than our sun.

This is your chance to make contact with potential aliens.

Surf's Up for Penguin Ralph

8.15.09 - The penguin Ralph at the Hampshire wildlife park is living up to Cody Maverick's lifestyle. By wearing a wetsuit he looks like the famous Rockhopper penguin Cody Maverick in the movie Surf's Up.

Jurassic Park comes true

8.14.09 - The woolly mammoth was the last species of the genus. They died out at the end of the last Ice Age. Since then research has come a very long way. Why not clone a Mammoth?

Planet Crash on Milky Way

8.13.09 - Accidents don't happen just on our freeways but also in outer space. That's what NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has just found evidence for. It proves a high-speed collision between two burgeoning planets around a young star.

Solar Storms could create Chaos in 2010

8.12.09 - So called solar storms created by the sun can cause chaos on Earth. Experts predict the next big storm in 2010.

The United States are already alarmed however Europe does not have an emergency plan yet.

Rings of Saturn will disappear today

8.11.09 - The rings of Saturn are the most extensive planetary ring system of any planet in the Solar System.

In a celestial feat any magician would appreciate, Saturn will make its wide but thin ring system disappear from our view Aug. 11.

Researchers discover over 350 new Species

8.10.09 - The Yeti or Abominable Snowman is not among the 350 new species that researchers discovered in the fragile Eastern Himalayas. However the world's smallest deer and a "flying frog" are among them.

The Planet Hunt is on!

8.07.09 - The Planet hunt is on! Will our children's children still live on planet Earth? Or will they live on other planets in the green zone. This question that might have sounded like science fiction several decades ago does not seem very unrealistic anymore.

Fuel Cell Power

8.06.09 - Power generated from hydrogen and oxygen - clean, quiet and most efficient. Fuel cells powered cars drive without noise and don't produce harmful gases. Even big ships are now powered by fuel cells.

Endeavour - Mission in Space complete

7.31.09 - All astronauts of the US spaceship Endeavour landed sound and safe at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida after a 16 days long mission in space.

Jellyfish stir up the Ocean

7.31.09 - Small ocean animals like jellyfish stir up the oceans of the world in the same magnitude as winds and tides. The movements of jellyfish contribute significantly to the mixing of water.

Sunscreen alters Gene Expression related to Brain Development

7.30.09 - Sunscreen absorbs or reflects some of the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation on the skin exposed to sunlight and thus helps protect against sunburn. Scientists have now shown that maternal exposure to nanoparticulate titanium dioxide during the prenatal period alters gene expression related to brain development in mice.

Wasps minimize the Costs of Conflict by assessing Rivals Faces

7.29.09 - Wasps are known to be much more aggressive than bees. However before they decide to pick up a fight with one another they first judge their opponent based on certain patterns in their faces. Based on the pattern they are able to assess if they would win or loose the fight.

Genetics proof Turbo Evolution of Fishes

7.28.09 - The Great Lakes region of East Africa, including Lake Victoria, is the center of diversity of the mega-diverse cichlid fishes. A new study shows that 500 of extant endemic haplochromine species in the lake must have evolved over the last 15,000 to 18,000 years.

Researchers discover four new Dinosaur Species

7.26.09 - Researchers in Germany and Australia now discovered four new dinosaur species. While digging in Tambach-Dietharz in Thueringen, Germany researchers found the skull of a so far unknown dinosaur species. Australian scientists hailed the country's most significant dinosaur discovery in decades on Friday July 3, 2009.

Chicken Feathers may help Cars use hydrogen Fuel

7.26.09 - Other than a traditional car, that converts gas into mechanical energy, a hydrogen vehicle is a vehicle that uses hydrogen as its onboard fuel for motive power. The power plants of such vehicles convert the chemical energy of hydrogen to mechanical energy.
Now researchers found out that chicken feathers may help cars use hydrogen fuel in the future.

A Gigantic Collision on Planet Jupiter

7.23.09 - NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has taken the sharpest visible-light picture yet of atmospheric debris from an object that collided with Jupiter on July 19. A cosmic object hit the planet and left a scar which has the size of the Pacific Ocean.

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