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Genetically Modified Salmon Nearly Ready for Supermarkets

Genetically modified salmon is nearly ready for supermarkets.  AquaBounty Technologies, a Waltham, Massachusetts based business, has completed five of the seven steps required by the Food and Drug Administration to be able to sell genetically modified salmon in supermarkets across the United...

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Hurricane Earl Becoming Major- Update

With the good news that Hurricane Danielle has been downgraded, another one has struck the United States of America in the shape of Hurricane Earl. According to the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Earl is moving west towards the Northern Leeward Islands from its low-lying position in the...

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What Is Crime Scene Evidence?

Crime scene evidence refers to evidence found in the scene where the crime was committed. This is usually gathered and preserved by law enforcers specifically those assigned in the crime scene operations department. A crime scene is the place where an illegal act occurred or where the crime may...

Understanding Arsenic-Based Life  & Its Implications

Understanding Arsenic-Based Life & Its Implications

It was reported at a news conference December 2, 2010 that NASA funded astrobiologist Felisa Wolfe-Simon has isolated a form of life that is capable of using arsenic instead of phosphorus as an elemental building block. These are microbes from the domain Archaea, which have an independent evolutionary...

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What Are Blood Vessels?

The part of the circulatory system that brings blood, oxygen, hormones, nutrients, water and other substances throughout the body are called blood vessels. There are three major types of blood vessels, namely: arteries, veins and capillaries. The arteries carry blood away from the heart while the...

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What Is Blood Viscosity?

Blood viscosity is the measure of how thin or thick the blood fluid is. When blood is thin, it flows smoothly and the transport of nutrients and body wastes is faster. When blood is thick, blood flow is sluggish and there is a tendency for cholesterol to get deposited in the walls of the blood...

NASA Warns of 'Solar Max' and Coronal Mass Ejections

NASA Warns of 'Solar Max' and Coronal Mass Ejections

NASA researchers from the Space Weather Prediction Center have issued an ominous warning regarding the sun's cycles and possible "Solar Max" eruptions and coronal mass ejections. After two centuries of observation, scientists have discovered the Sun goes through 11 year long cycles marked by...

Genetically Modified "Super" Chicken Developed, Bird Flu Resistant

Genetically Modified "Super" Chicken Developed, Bird Flu Resistant

Scientists from cambridge University and Edinburgh University have developed the first genetically modified "super" chicken resistant to bird flu. The team published a report in Science Journal stating they devised the "super" chicken for the intention of preventing outbreaks of avian influenza...

Midday Fireball Witnessed Over 5 U.S. States on Valentine's Day 2011

Midday Fireball Witnessed Over 5 U.S. States on Valentine's Day 2011

A midday fireball was witnessed over five U.S. states on Valentine's Day 2011. The celestial phenomenon was reported by thousands of people from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New York, and Maryland. Witnesses reported "a streak of silver and then a flash with crazy colors" when what...

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Of All the People That Have Lived at Least 65 Years, How Many Are Alive Now?

50 percent of all people who have ever lived to reach 65 years of age are living right now. According to studies, human lifespan at birth has increased since the Upper Paleolithic period, where the average lifespan at birth was only 33 years. Longevity then decreased to 13 years in the Neolithic...