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NASA map reveals paths of 1,400 asteroids

NASA map reveals paths of 1,400 asteroids

A new map released by NASA has plotted the journeys of the majority of Earth’s most potentially dangerous asteroids through space, creating a swirling spirograph of over 1,400 gigantic asteroids that pass close to the planet’s orbit. The “potentially hazardous asteroids” (PHA) depicted on the map measure at least 140 meters in length – larger […]

The Sun’s Magnetic Field is About to Flip

The Sun’s Magnetic Field is About to Flip

Something big is about to happen on the sun.  According to measurements from NASA-supported observatories, the sun’s vast magnetic field is about to flip. “It looks like we’re no more than 3 to 4 months away from a complete field reversal,” says solar physicist Todd Hoeksema of Stanford University. “This change will have ripple effects […]

New evidence proves existence of space wind

New evidence proves existence of space wind

Scientists have revealed new evidence of space wind, confirming a theory proposed 20 years ago. ‘Plasmaspheric wind’ is an elusive phenomenon and its existence helps scientists understand how the atmosphere protects us from violent solar winds. Proof of space wind was uncovered in a study in European Geosciences Union journal Annales Geophysicae. The so-called ‘plasmaspheric […]

Chinese scientists slammed for creating ‘deadly’ influenza strains

Chinese scientists slammed for creating ‘deadly’ influenza strains

News that a research laboratory in China is deliberately engineering new hybrid strains of bird-flu virus and human influenza which could cause a pandemic has some experts alarmed. Lord May of Oxford, former president of the UK’s Royal Society, has denounced the results conducted by a team under Professor Chen Hualan, the director of China’s […]

Researchers create rat kidneys in a laboratory

Researchers create rat kidneys in a laboratory

Researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital have created laboratory-grown rat kidneys that function when transplanted into rats according to a study published online yesterday in the medical journal Nature Medicine. The kidneys were capable of urine production and excretion without blood clots in both the laboratory and inside living rats. The researchers were able to […]

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