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Noaa Study Finds Highest Temps Ever in June

NOAA finds the highest temperatures ever recorded in June 2010.  A study published on July 15, 2010 by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration found the world wide average land and ocean surface temperatures were the hwarmest on record for the month of June.  NOAA also reported...

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Stone Aged Carved "Phallic Object" Found in Swedish Excavation

Stone aged carved "phallic object" found by a team of scientists during a Swedish excavation during the week of July 15, 2010.  Scientists are uncertain just what conclusions to draw from the ancient supposed "sex toy" and are looking for answers regarding the tool. Archaelogist Gsaran Gruber...

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Hurricane Earl Becoming Major- Update

With the good news that Hurricane Danielle has been downgraded, another one has struck the United States of America in the shape of Hurricane Earl. According to the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Earl is moving west towards the Northern Leeward Islands from its low-lying position in the...

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What Is Fracking?

Fracking is media term applied to a process known as Hydraulic Fracturing. Hydraulic fracturing was first used in the United States in 1947. Fracking (or hydraulic fracturing) is a process that creates fractures in rocks to force natural gas, water, and oil reserves trapped 5,000 to 20,000 feet...

Wandering Minds Lead to Unhappiness Per Study

Wandering Minds Lead to Unhappiness Per Study

A new U.S. study conducted by a team of researchers found wandering minds lead to unhappiness. The results of the study are available in the most recent installment of Science journal released Thursday. Psychologists Matthew Killingsworth and Daniel Gilbert of Harvard University published the...

NASA Press Conference to Discuss Life Beyond Earth

NASA Press Conference to Discuss Life Beyond Earth

NASA's website issued an important message Wednesday regarding "a news conference on Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 2 p.m. EST to discuss an astrobiology finding that will impact the search for evidence of extraterrestrial life." Astrobiology is the study of the origin and evolution of the universe....

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What Is the Ethmoid Bone?

The ethmoid or ethmoidal bone is a pnumatized part of the human skull, technically one of the pieces that make-up the neurocranium. It constitutes to portions of the nasal cavity, cranium floor, and eye sockets. Pnumatized bone are bones that have air-filled cavities, making them much lighter when...

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Winter Solstice, Lunar Eclipse Overlap First Time in 456 Years

For the first time in 456 years, the Winter Solstice this year (December 21st) will coincide with a lunar eclipse (very early in the morning). Historically, the winter solstice has played an important part in different cultural traditions. It is often seen as a time of renewal and rebirth,...

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What Are Tendons?

Tendons, also called sinews, are connective tissues that connect the muscles to the bone which send the mechanical force of muscle contraction to the bones. Muscle fibers connect the tendons to both the bone and the muscle. Composed mainly by spindle-shaped cells called fibrocytes and tough...

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What Caused Early Primates to Evolve Into Modern Humans?

Over three million years ago, the early primates left the protection of the rainforest, choosing to live in the open plains. This kick started many adaptations to the new environment. They no longer needed to move in a hunched manner as they did under the dense rainforest foliage. Australopithecus...