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What REALLY makes us worry: New region of the brain discovered that controls anxiety

31/01/2014 09:44
By Mark Prigg Researchers have revealed a major breakthrough in treating anxiety disorders. A California team has discovered the region of the brain that controls how anxious we are - and found it wasn't where they had thought. The team now say it could now be targeted with drugs, leading to far more effective treatments within a decade. [Read more] ...  

Police and medical staff document America's real-life possession

31/01/2014 09:39
A nine-year-old boy walked backwards up a wall and ceiling as startled medical staff looked on after his mother claimed he and his two siblings had been possessed by demons, according to official reports. The unlikely-sounding event was detailed in official documents after a child services case worker and a nurse both said they saw the boy 'glide' backwards on the floor, wall and ceiling. [Read...

Psychological common ground could ease tensions among those with different religious beliefs

29/01/2014 18:25
A new study found that thoughts of death increased atheists, Christians, Muslims and agnostics conviction in their own world views. For example, contrary to the wartime aphorism that there are no atheists in foxholes, thoughts of death did not cause atheists to express belief in a deity. [Read more] ...   

Sociologist Looks At Pediatric Physicians' Views On Religion, Spirituality

29/01/2014 18:23
Pediatricians and pediatric oncologists express differing views on religion and spirituality, largely based on the types of patients they treat, according to a new survey. Elaine Howard Ecklund, assistant professor of sociology and associate director of the Center on Race, Religion and Urban Life at Rice University, is a co-author of the study, which is based on in-depth interviews with 30...

When East meets West: Why consumers turn to alternative medicine

29/01/2014 16:59
Alternative health remedies are increasingly important in the health care marketplace. A new study explores how consumers choose among the many available remedies. "Examples of the wide array of health remedy options available to consumers include drugs, supplements, acupuncture, massage therapy, Ayurveda, and Traditional Chinese Medicine (to name a few). Such medical pluralism is common in both...
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Atmosphere of Alien Super-Earth Revealed for First Time

Date: 15 January 2013 Time: 10:40 AM ET

The question has been asked for decades: why haven’t psychic powers been proven yet? Psychics have been studied for decades, both in and out of the laboratory, yet the scientific community (and the public at large) remains unconvinced. Read more ...

 

by Mike Wall, SPACE.com Senior Writer

Date: 11 January 2013 Time: 04:25 PM ET

NASA has officially signed a deal to attach an inflatable private module to the International Space Station, space agency officials confirmed today (Jan. 11). Read more ...

 

Astronomers report largest structure in universe. Will it upend theories?

By Pete SpottsStaff writer / January 11, 2013

Recent work suggests that the upper limit to the largest gatherings of galaxies is about 1.2 billion to 1.5 billion light-years across. The structure that the team reports is nearly four times this theoretical limit. Read more ...

Date: 10 January 2013 Time: 04:34 PM ET

A new theory proposes the primordial life-forms that gave rise to all life on Earth left deep-sea vents because of their "invention" of a tiny pump. These primitive cellular pumps would have powered life-giving chemical reactions. Read more ...

 

Date: 10 January 2013 Time: 12:50 PM ET

In the search for an Earth-like alien world, astronomers have had their eyes set on planets beyond our solar system, but some moons

orbiting some of these exoplanets may be just as likely to support life, scientists say. Read more ...

 

Date: 03 January 2013 Time: 06:00 AM ET

NASA's Spirit rover landed on Mars nine years ago today (Jan. 3), kicking off a surface mission that's still operational thanks to the amazing endurance of Spirit's twin Opportunity. Read more ...

 

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Data from NASA's Kepler mission finds evidence for at least 100 billion planets in our galaxy. Image released January 3, 2013. Read more ...

 

SpaceShipTwo: On a Flight Path to Space Tourism

By Elizabeth Howell, SPACE.com Contributor

21 December 2012, 02:48 PM ET

SpaceShipTwo is a spacecraft that is intended to one day take paying tourists into space. Manufactured by The Spaceship Company, the spacecraft is in the testing stage. Commercial flights are expected to begin around 2015. Read more ...

Four planets in 'habitable zones' spotted within spitting distance of Earth

By Pete SpottsStaff writer / December 19, 2012

Astronomers say they used a new statistical technique to find four possible super-Earths orbiting in the habitable zone of two stars within 22 light-years of Earth, Gliese 667C and tau Ceti. Read more ...

Date: 27 November 2012 Time: 03:16 PM ET
 

The new kind of matter is called color-glass condensate, and is a liquidlike wave of gluons, which are elementary particles related to the strong force that sticks quarks together inside protons and neutrons (hence they are like "glue"). Read more ...

 

NASA: Astronauts could survive Mars radiation

By Mike Wall, SPACE.com / November 15, 2012

The findings help researchers understand the planet's capacity for supporting life and will assist NASA in preparations for future manned flights to the planet. Read more ...

Earth-sized planet in Alpha Centauri an alien concept to many Earthlings

By Tia Ghose, LiveScience Contributor / October 17, 2012
The alien planet’s existence suggests that others might lurk farther out from the star, just far enough for liquid water — and possibly life — to exist. Read more ...

Of 25 primates on brink of extinction, a quarter in Madagascar

By Nirmala George, Associated Press / October 15, 2012

The report by the International Union for Conservation of Nature was released at the United Nations' Convention on Biological Diversity being held in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad. Read more ...

Einstein's math may also describe faster-than-light velocities

By Clara Moskowitz, LiveScience Senior Writer / October 10, 2012

Despite an apparent prohibition on such travel by Einstein’s theory of special relativity, the scientists said the theory actually lends itself easily to a description of velocities that exceed the speed of light. Read more ...

Dark energy is real, Anglo-German researchers argue

LONDON | Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:03am EDT

(Reuters) - Dark energy, the mysterious cosmic force thought to be the fuel behind the accelerating expansion of the universe, is real, according to an Anglo-German team of astronomers. Read more ...

Date: 06 April 2011 Time: 02:12 PM ET

They come in different flavors and sizes, some come in destructive duos that essentially vaporize each other, and many have fantastical names like sparticles and neutrolinos. Here are the tiny particles that leave even physicists drooling. Read more ...

 

Higgs boson announcement: Cern scientists discover subatomic particle

The elusive "God particle" has become the most sought-after particle in modern science. Its discovery would be proof of an invisible energy field that fills the vacuum of space, and excitement in the scientific community is at fever pitch. Read more ...

How was the moon formed?

Source: www.space.com

There are three theories as to how our planet's satellite could have been created: the giant impact hypothesis, the co-formation theory and the capture theory. Read more ...

Latest News About Alien Planets

An alien planet orbits a star other than our sun, and is sometimes called an "exoplanet." Learn more about the types of alien planets, including exoplanets and extrasolar planets, and get the latest news. Read  more ...

SpaceX Dragon: Private space capsule delivers precious cargo to space station

By Tariq Malik, SPACE.com / October 10, 2012

The unmanned Dragon spacecraft was captured by station astronauts using a robotic arm after an apparently flawless approach by the cargo-laden space capsule. Read more ...