There has been a mid-level solar flare on the surface of the sun, classified as an M5.2 flare.  The flare was picked up by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory satellite, as seen in the image above. The event started at 11:57 pm EST last night and peaking about three minutes later.  It...
A new drug called Gammagard, made by Baxter International Inc has been shown to stop or delay the progression of Alzheimer's disease by up to three years, according to a new study. Doctors say that four patients who received the highest dose in early testing showed no decline on memory...
Scientists at Geneva's CERN research center using the $2 billion Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer that was delivered to the International Space Station, ISS, two years ago say they think they have finally discovered actual 'dark matter'. The research team, headed by Nobel Prize winner Samuel Ting based in Geneva, say they...
Mars - NASA's Martian rover Curiosity has found a rock on Mars that is not like other rocks examined so far, in fact, it's very Earth-like according to Edward Stolper of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, who works on the mission with NASA. “This rock is a close...
Whole Foods has issued a recall of the Crave Brothers Les frères cheese it sells in stores across the country after it was discovered there was contamination of dangerous listeria monocytogenes bacteria. The cheese is made by Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese in Wisconsin where the FDA discovered a link between...
Angelholm, Sweden- A 31-year-old Swedish science hobbyist, Richard Handl, was arrested for trying to split atoms on his apartment stove in Angelholm, Sweden, but only as a "hobby." According to the Associated Press, Handl stated that he has "always been interested in physics and chemistry." On his blog he stated that...
Yet another planet has been discovered, Alpha Centauri Bb, this one is earth-like say researchers at the Geneva Observatory, and it is relatively nearby, in astronomical terms. Exoplanet researchers say the new Earth-like planet is located in the Alpha Centauri star system, the nearest star system to our own Milky...
The USDA confirmed that roughly 300,000 pounds of beef and chicken are being recalled due to contamination by New Jersey-based Buona Vita and includes ground beef, meatballs, frozen chicken and beef patties and other meat products. Buona Vita described the health risk related to the contamination as "high". The contamination was...
Astronomers with the NuSTAR project using a NASA telescope have captured an image that some say looks like an X-ray image of the hand of God. It is actually a pulsar wind nebula and the remains of a 12-mile wide dead star that exploded and now spins at the...
Chinese scientist Wu Xiaohong, a professor of archaeology and museology at Peking University, along with American scientist have confirmed from testing that a piece of pottery found in a cave in China that dates back 20,000. The shard was discovered in the Xianrendog cave in China's Jiangxi province, which...