Archive: 27/06/2008

Prebiotic potential of almonds

Almonds, as well as being high in vitamin E and other minerals, are also thought to have other health benefits, such as reducing cholesterol. Recently published work by the Institute of Food Research has identified potential ...

dateJun 27, 2008 in
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Ancient oak trees help reduce global warming

The battle to reduce carbon emissions is at the heart of many eco-friendly efforts, and researchers from the University of Missouri have discovered that nature has been lending a hand. Researchers at the Missouri Tree Ring ...

dateJun 27, 2008 in Environment
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SOHO discovers its 1,500th comet

The ESA/NASA SOHO spacecraft has just discovered its 1500th comet, making it more successful than all other comet discoverers throughout history put together. Not bad for a spacecraft that was designed as a solar physics ...

dateJun 27, 2008 in Space Exploration
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Cluster listens to the sounds of Earth

The first thing an alien race is likely to hear from Earth is chirps and whistles, a bit like R2-D2, the robot from Star Wars. In reality, they are the sounds that accompany the aurora. Now ESA's Cluster mission is showing ...

dateJun 27, 2008 in Astronomy
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