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Earthquake kills 150 in Pakistan

At least 150 people are dead and hundreds hurt after two strong earthquakes rattled southwest Pakistan this morning.

The first, a magnitude 6.4 quake, was centered 35 miles (60 kilometers) northeast of Quetta at 4:09 this morning (7:09 P.M...

October 29, 2008 — Jordan Lite

Walden Pond, Yellowstone species dying out

Just in time to tug at your patriotic heartstrings, newly published research shows that the American icons Walden Pond and Yellowstone National Park are losing treasured plant and animal life to climate change and fungus...

October 28, 2008 — Jordan Lite

Astronomers may have spotted Mr. Spock's home planet

There really may be a planet Vulcan.

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has detected two asteroid belts around Epsilon Eridani, the planetary system closest to ours and home to Star Trek 's fictitious First Officer Spock, the space agency reported yesterday...

October 28, 2008 — Jordan Lite

I'm really Rosie: Men more amorous toward ladies in red

Listen up, ladies: If you're looking to score, break out that red dress.

Men were more eager to bed women wearing red than those decked out in other colors, according to five studies involving 149 men and 32 women published today in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology ...

October 28, 2008 — Jordan Lite

Osteoporosis drugs up heart risk, study says

Drugs used to slow bone loss from osteoporosis increase the risk of life-threatening irregular heartbeats, according to new research that adds to previous warnings about the medicines.

October 27, 2008 — Jordan Lite

Palin takes on fruit flies--And loses

Amid the hoopla about Sarah Palin's very un-hockey mom $150,000 campaign wardrobe, the Republican veep candidate managed to drop another flammable tidbit that set off the science community,
not to mention the blogosphere...

October 27, 2008 — Lisa Stein

Be like an astronaut: Vote!

Many of us once dreamed of becoming astronauts. But faced with the prospect of attaining an advanced aeronautics degree, enduring g -force training, and, um, drinking recycled urine, most of us opted for more mundane careers...

October 27, 2008 — John Matson

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