Archive: 08/12/2010

Evidence of ginseng-boosted brain power is weak

Many people believe that the popular herb ginseng can improve thinking ability and prevent or even treat dementia. However, a comprehensive review of research failed to find convincing evidence of these benefits.

dateDec 08, 2010 in Health
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First carbon-rich exoplanet discovered

(PhysOrg.com) -- A team led by a former postdoctoral researcher in MIT's Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences and the MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics, recently measured the first-ever planetary atmosphere ...

dateDec 08, 2010 in Astronomy
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ASU astronomer opens new window into early universe

Thirteen billion years ago our universe was dark. There were neither stars nor galaxies; there was only hydrogen gas left over after the Big Bang. Eventually that mysterious time came to an end as the first stars ignited ...

dateDec 08, 2010 in Astronomy
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