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Why the Higgs Boson is so important?

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

The most hyped discovery of science in the human history (I bet not even the heliocentric theory was this hyped), also known as the Higgs Boson, is still hot topic a few days later. (more…)

Why Are Women a Rare Breed in Science?

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

I have my theories. But, before I delve into the social pathology of women in the working world, (more…)

WISE Women in Math and Sciences

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012


As a woman in the field of biotechnology, I am blessed to see the contributions of some highly intelligent and successful women. (more…)

Who will Flame burn?

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

It’s a scenario familiar from thousands of science fiction movies: a glitch in a highly destructive secret weapon causes it to turn on its creators and destroy them.  (more…)

Radioactive Fish Found in Pacific Brings Us a Great Lesson

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Nothing has been touted as better for your health than the Omega 3 fatty acids derived from eating fish and seafood – until now. (more…)

What the Frack is Hydrofracking?

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Natural gas is considered clean energy, but further examination of the process in which it is obtained may suggest otherwise. (more…)

Do You Hulu?

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Streaming technologies that allow you to view online entertainment directly to your television are changing the way we watch entertainment. (more…)

Is Geoengineering the Solution to Global Warming?

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Geoengineering is a vague term that can describe an assorted variety of methods. Lately, scientists have been seriously considering extreme measures to mitigate the impending doom of global warming. (more…)

The Toxicity of Plastic Cities

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Plastic was once touted as being the more environmentally friendly alternative to such practices as paper bags that kill trees or using ivory or tortoise shells for storage, endangering animal species to the brink of extinction. (more…)

The Irony of the Stem Cell Debate

Friday, January 6th, 2012

Stem cell research remains to be an antagonistic topic inciting debate over its morality and ethics. (more…)

Are Biofuels Our Hope For the Future?

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

It is undeniable that we need to globally transition our fuel resources from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources. However, (more…)

The Impact of Global Warming and What We Can Do to Reduce It

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

It has been established by compelling scientific data that the earth’s temperature is rising, (more…)

Human Breast Milk from Cows not Moms

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

Perhaps it’s because my own mother only breast-fed me for two weeks before she had to go back to work, (more…)

Sustainable Alternatives to GMO Products

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Genetically Modified Organisms, also known as GMOs, have become an established threat to our health, environment and the economic security of our community. (more…)

Anonymous vows to “kill Facebook”

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

The Anonymous group of hackers has claimed responsibility in nearly all major hacks in recent years. Most recently, they hacked into into 70 law enforcement websites in the U.S. and took down the website maintained by the Syrian Ministry of Defense. (more…)

E Pluribus Lunum: Did Earth Once Have Two Moons?

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

News | Space

A primordial collision between two natural satellites of Earth could explain the stark differences between the moon’s near and far hemispheres today

Simulation of two moons collidingMOON STRUCK: A simulation of Earth’s moon absorbing an impact by a smaller companion moon billions of years ago offers an explanation of puzzling features on the lunar surface. Image: Martin Jutzi and Erik Asphaug

For tens of millions of years—a mere sliver of astronomical time—the night sky above Earth may have been a bit more populous than it is today. For that brief period, our planet may have had not one but two moons, which soon collided and merged into our familiar lunar companion. No one would have been around to see the second moon—the lunar merger would have occurred nearly 4.5 billion years ago, shortly after Earth had formed.

The two-moon hypothesis, put forth in a study in the August 4 issue of Nature, would help explain why the moon’s two hemispheres are so different today. (Scientific American is part of Nature Publishing Group.) The familiar hemisphere facing Earth is covered by low, lava-filled plains (seen as the darker gray areas on the moon’s “face”), whereas the far side, which is never visible from Earth, is a collection of rugged, mountainous highlands. Those highlands, according to the new hypothesis, would be the remains of the smaller, short-lived satellite following its collision with the moon that now hangs overhead. The key is that the moonlet’s impact would be slow enough to pancake its material across one face of the moon rather than excavating a large crater.

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Senators condemn link between Syria, China, Iran, Egypt and their Internet Kill Switch Bill

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

The "Coalition for Internet Censorship" - does the US really aspire to join this group?

Joseph Lieberman and two other senators who plan to give the US President emergency Internet authority, otherwise know as the “Internet  KILL Switch” are protesting comparisons to Iran, China, Egypt, and Syria cutting off their citizens access to the Internet. Critics say that this will put the US in the same group – “the Coalition for Internet Censorship”. (more…)

Where Telecommunications is Going – and Why

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Today’s telecommunication technologies reflect a basic thought trend: I don’t want to talk to you unless I have time to. Although harsh, this idea actually makes the most sense in today’s world, where time is money. (more…)

UAE sees BlackBerry issue solved before deadline

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

ABU DHABI (Reuters) – The United Arab Emirates is “very optimistic” about reaching an agreement in a dispute with BlackBerry maker Research In Motion before an official deadline, a top Abu Dhabi official said.

French court orders Google Inc to pay libel damages: report

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

PARIS (Reuters) – A French court has ordered Google Inc to pay 5,000 euros ($6,672) in libel damages to a man who claimed that searches for his name automatically yielded a list of harmful suggestions.

Paul Allen’s firm sues Silicon Valley giants

Friday, August 27th, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A company linked to Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen is suing 11 major corporations, including Apple, Google and Facebook, accusing them of infringing on technology patents.

Citi-backed personal finance site adds tools

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

NEW YORK (Reuters) –, an online personal finance site that counts Citigroup Inc among its backers, is unveiling new features to compete in a growing market for Internet banking and budgeting advice, its chief executive said on Thursday.

Google polishes real-time search, launches site

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Google Inc launched a website on Thursday for users who want to sift through news, comments and other information on the Internet in real time, letting them follow conversations on social network hubs such as Facebook and Twitter in one place.

Wireless competition, prices fall: report

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Wireless phone customers have enjoyed lower prices and better coverage despite reduced competition from years of consolidation in the $150 billion industry, a U.S. report said on Thursday.

Apple manager charged with taking kickbacks

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

CHICAGO (Reuters) – A manager at Apple Inc has been charged in California with taking kickbacks he received after leaking corporate secrets to Asian companies that supplied iPhone and iPod accessories, court documents showed.

Key Pink Floyd albums drop from digital market

Friday, August 13th, 2010

NEW YORK (Billboard) – If you’re looking to buy the classic Pink Floyd albums “The Wall” or “Animals” as digital downloads, you’re out of luck.

Oracle sues Google over Android

Friday, August 13th, 2010

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Oracle Corp sued Google Inc, alleging patent and copyright infringement in the development of the popular Android smartphone software.

BlackBerry assures India on access to services

Friday, August 13th, 2010

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Research In Motion has promised India a technical solution for decoding encrypted BlackBerry data, a senior official said on Friday, a step that could allay Indian security concerns about the smartphone and avert a shutdown.

"Scott Pilgrim" movie speaks to gamer generation

Friday, August 13th, 2010

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – Have video games finally gone mainstream?

India to shut BlackBerry if security not addressed

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Research In Motion’s encrypted BlackBerry email and instant messaging services will be shut down if the Canadian maker does not address Indian national security concerns by August 31, the government said on Thursday.

Many Americans don’t want government to push fast Internet

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The majority of Americans do not favor making affordable high-speed Internet access a government priority, according to a study released by the Pew Internet & American Life Project on Wednesday.

"Scott Pilgrim" movie speaks to gamer generation

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – Have video games finally gone mainstream?

IBM, Oracle end lawsuit over poaching executives

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – IBM Corp and Oracle Corp have agreed to end a cross-country legal battle over a 31-year IBM veteran that Oracle chief Larry Ellison hired away from his arch-rival in June.

Germany to keep close eye on Google "Street View"

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

BERLIN (Reuters) – The German government said on Wednesday it will scrutinize Google’s promise to respect privacy requests by letting people opt out of its “Street View” mapping system and that it would be ready to intervene if necessary.

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