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Salmon use magnetic fields to return home

A new study has discovered than salmon use the Earth’s magnetic field in order to swim across the ocean to find the stream the fresh water stream they were born in. A group of U.S. Researchers have suggested that the salmon are able to find their birth streams because of a memory of the magnetic field where they first entered the ocean.

08 February 2013
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Salmon use magnetic fields to return home

Google Science Fair Seeks Out Next-Gen Scientists, Engineers

Google today kicked off registration for its third annual contest. The search giant is partnering with CERN, the LEGO Group, National Geographic, and Scientific American to find the next generation of scientists and engineers.

31 January 2013
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 Google Science Fair Seeks Out Next-Gen Scientists, Engineers

Heat from North American cities causing warmer winters

A study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, found that the heat thrown off by major metropolitan areas on America's east coast caused winter warming across large areas of North America, thousands of miles away from those cities.

28 January 2013
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Heat from North American cities causing warmer winters

Epilepsy drug affects child IQ

A drug found to affect the cognitive ability of toddlers born to women who took the medication for epilepsy has a longer-term impact on their IQ, a study said on Wednesday.

23 January 2013
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Epilepsy drug affects child IQ

Balloon like dwelling to be tested on International Space Station

The Las Vegas based company, founded in 1999 by Budget Suites of America hotel chain owner Robert Bigelow, currently operates two small unmanned experimental habitats called Genesis 1, launched in 2006, and Genesis 2, which followed a year later.

17 January 2013
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Balloon like dwelling to be tested on International Space Station

Let's Put An Asteroid In Orbit Around the Moon

In 2010, President Obama set a sky-high goal for NASA: to send a team of astronauts to visit a near Earth asteroid (NEO) by 2025.

11 January 2013
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Let's Put An Asteroid In Orbit Around the Moon

Science finally gets a grip over wrinkled fingers

Getting pruney fingers from soaking in the bath is an evolutionary advantage, for it helps us get a better grip on objects under water, scientists suggested on Wednesday.

09 January 2013
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Science finally gets a grip over wrinkled fingers

Milky Way may host 17 billion Earth sized planets

Astronomers using NASA's Kepler spacecraft have discovered that one in six stars hosts an Earth sized planet in a close orbit, suggesting there are at least 17 billion such planets in our galaxy.

08 January 2013
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Milky Way may host 17 billion Earth sized planets

A new habitable planet circling Tau Ceti Star discovered by the Astronauts

Astronauts have recently discovered a planet that they claim is habitable, meaning it can support life. The planet is orbiting a twin neighbor of the sun, which is well visible to the naked eye.

25 December 2012
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A new habitable planet circling Tau Ceti Star discovered by the Astronauts

A little sugar helps to ease the pain

A study suggests that giving a bit of sugar to a baby about to get a shot might reduce the pain. Researchers reviewed data from 14 randomized trials using a sweet tasting solution to treat pain from injections in babies under a year old. Over all, babies who tasted a sweet solution cried less than those given a placebo, but the studies were difficult to compare because of their varying methodologies.

18 December 2012
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A little sugar helps to ease the pain
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