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U.K. Launches Space Weather Center

An image of a solar flare, one of the events the space weather center will be forecasting.

The United Kingdom officially opened its first space weather forecasting center last week. The weather forecasting center, officially named the Met Office Space Weather Operations Centre, is based in the organization’s headquarters in Exeter. Funding for the center was announced late last year (1). Since May of this year, the […]

 
 

Man on the Moon Not Caused by Crater Impact

New analysis reveals that the largest plain on the moon, previously thought to be a result of a large crater impact, was a result of the geological activity within the Moon’s crust.

New analysis reveals that the largest plain on the nearside of the moon, known as the Oceanus Procellarum, was not shaped by a giant impact crater, as many scientists believed, but rather by geological activity within the moon crust. In a study published in Nature on October 1st, researchers analyzed […]

 
 

Vitamin D Analog Used to Weaken Pancreatic Cancer

Non-cancerous stellate cells (depicted in blue) impede the delivery of chemotherapy to the cancer.

Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest forms of cancer, displaying only a 6 percent survival rate that has remained stable for decades. It is the cause of death for late celebrities Steve Jobs and Patrick Swayze, and about 40,000 people in the US die from this disease annually (1). […]

 
 

White House Takes Action Against Antibiotic Drug Resistance

Image taken by scanning electron microscope shows antibiotic (methicillin) resistant strain of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, (round, yellow) killing and escaping from human white blood cell (red). 
Image Courtesy of NIAID/NIH

On September 18th, the White House released a strategy plan to curb further spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. According to CDC, 23,000 illnesses and 2 million deaths are cause by antibiotic-resistant bacteria each year (1). The national strategy includes creating surveillance of infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria as well as increasing […]

 
 

New Study Reveals Female Dominance Throughout History

Researchers developed a new method of comparing paternally inherited Y-chromosome (NRY) and maternally inherited mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). The new method revealed a greater female population throughout history.

Our genes tell a great deal about us and the history of our species, including details about ancient migrations, subpopulation size and structure, and even estimates of the overall human population size in the past (1). According to a new genetics study published by Investigative Genetics on Tuesday, females have […]

 
 
 
 

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