Archive: 02/11/2010

Are TGFs Hazardous to Air Travelers?

Instruments scanning outer space for cataclysmic explosions called gamma-ray bursts are detecting intense flashes of gamma-ray energy right here in the friendly skies of Earth. These terrestrial gamma-ray ...

Feb 11, 2010 4.5 / 5 (11) 10 | with audio podcast

Bringing the Definition of 'Life' to Closure

In the search for life beyond Earth, we should not expect to find life forms we're familiar with. Determining whether something completely alien is 'alive' could be a challenge, so a universal definition of ...

Feb 11, 2010 4.3 / 5 (3) 1

Finding a Secret Map to Erosion (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- On the northeast coast of New Zealand's North Island, the Waipaoa River drains into the dazzling sea. Upriver, things are not so pretty. More than a century of land clearing for farming has created some of ...

Feb 11, 2010 4 / 5 (1) 0

Can chocolate lower your risk of stroke?

Eating chocolate may lower your risk of having a stroke, according to an analysis of available research that will be released today and presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 62nd Annual Meeting in Toronto April ...

Feb 11, 2010 5 / 5 (1) 0