2012 August News Archive Seekers of the Truth
August 31, 2012
Their idea involves spraying tiny droplets of seawater into the air to "brighten" the clouds and make them more reflective.
It is highly unlikely these genes evolved independently in the soil microbes and the disease-causing ones.
In the Amazon rain forest, salty particles from spore-launching fungi help make clouds and rain, according to new research.
Researchers in Denmark say they've devised a new method to track the world's ocean-dwellers using DNA tests on seawater samples.
The Belt of Venus is the pinkish streak caused by the atmosphere reflecting light from the setting or rising sun — giving the reddish hue.
There's more than one way to knock out a planet, at least theoretically; antimatter or black hole "bombs" could certainly wreck some havoc.
The cosmic find comes from data collected by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey (WISE) telescope, which scanned the entire sky in infrared light from December 2009 to February 2011.
Digital maps on smartphones are brilliantly useful tools, but what sort of information do they gather about us – and how do they shape the way we look at the world?
Isaac’s high winds and rains, they speculate, could also stir up remnant crude oil from the BP’s Deepwater Horizon spill.
Natasha repeatedly demonstrates skills and reasoning that escape modern-day high school students.
August 30, 2012
Two men in Missouri who became severely ill after sustaining tick bites were found to be infected with a new type of virus, according to a study from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
An aircraft that resembles a four-point ninja star could go into supersonic mode by simply turning 90 degrees in midair.
A feature on the floor of the Baltic Sea that was discovered last summer by Swedish treasure hunters is making headlines once again.
The image was produced by the Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) “day-night band,” which is able to snap images in extreme low light situations.
Scientists on Wednesday unveiled a new species in the cosmic zoo, a super-heated, dust-shrouded object called a "hot DOG," which may represent a missing link in galaxy evolution.
An extensive fuel spill has fouled a stretch of shoreline and oiled pink flamingos and other wildlife in a nature preserve in Curacao, conservationists and residents of the tiny Dutch Caribbean island.
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