A common polymorphism can lead to a chain of events that dictates how a tumor will progress in certain types of cancer, including a form of breast cancer as well as ovarian cancer, according to new research. The research reveals a more explicit role about the symbiotic relationship humans have with the various bacteria that inhabit our body and their role during tumor progression. —> Read More Here
Millions of viewers around the world watch the televised medical talk programs ‘The Dr. Oz Show’ and ‘The Doctors’ for medical advice, but how valuable are the recommendations they receive? In a first of its kind study, researchers have examined the recommendations given on those two shows to see if there is believable evidence to back up the claims presented. The results were revealing. —> Read More Here
WASHINGTON, Dec. 21 (UPI) — At 6:04 p.m. EST on Sunday, the sun will be appear directly overhead along the Tropic of Capricorn, at 23.5 degrees latitude, south of the Equator. —> Read More Here
Given the mix of stories and superstitions that constitute holiday preparations and celebrations, seasonal myths can carry over year to year. —> Read More Here
Peary or Cook? The bending of sunlight has helped to reveal who bent the truth in a century-old debate about which explorer was the first to the North Pole (full text available to subscribers)
Expedition 42 commander Butch Wilmore holds up a 3-D-printed rachet, the first such tool made in space. Credit: NASA
In the 1960s, we thought the best way of sending stuff between Earth and space was through a transporter. These days, turns out all it takes is an e-mail and a special 3-D printer. The first tool created in space, a rachet, was made last week on the International Space Station using plans beamed from Earth. Now, we get to see if it actually works.
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Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko spins in this animation of 24 montages obtained by the Rosetta spacecraft between Nov. 19 and Dec. 3, 2014. Credit: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM – CC BY-SA IGO 3.0
Remember how breathless we felt when the Philae lander actually made it to the surface of its target comet a few weeks ago? Sure, the maneuvers didn’t go as planned, but the images the spacecraft obtained in its brief spurts of activity on the surface are still being shared and discussed eagerly by scientists (amid a controversial image release policy, to be sure.)
Well, the truck delivery for Philae — the Rosetta spacecraft, still doing maneuvers above — is going to do something special in February. The machine is going to scoot down real close to the comet, just before heating from the Sun could make it dangerous to do so due to gas and dust emissions.
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Archaeologists from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Institute of Archaeology have discovered a monumental entryway to the Herodian Hilltop Palace at the Herodium National Park. The unique complex was uncovered during excavations by The Herodium Expedition in Memory of Ehud Netzer over the past year, as part of a project to develop the site for tourism. —> Read More Here
A future manned mission to Venus could see astronauts piloting blimps around the planet’s atmosphere. While most of the recent focus on sending humans… —> Read More Here
An ancient encampment discovered near the prehistoric monument could rewrite British history. The earliest settlement ever found at the site, the Meso… —> Read More Here