NASA Reveals Key to Unlock Mysterious Red Glow in Space

(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA scientists created a unique collection of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) spectra to interpret mysterious emission from space. Because PAHs are a major product of combustion, remain in the environment, ...

STAR TRAK: August 2010

Every three years, the same phase of the moon happens on about the same date of each month. The annual Perseid meteor shower of August last happened in a moonless sky in 2007, so this year if the sky is clear when the Perseids ...

Aurora alert: The Sun is waking up (w/ Video)

Sky viewers might get to enjoy some spectacular Northern Lights, or aurorae, tomorrow. After a long slumber, the Sun is waking up. Early Sunday morning, the Sun's surface erupted and blasted tons of plasma (ionized atoms) ...

Pest-resistant soybeans grow out of MSU research lab

(PhysOrg.com) -- Two lines of pest-resistant soybean painstakingly developed by a Michigan State University scientist promise healthier harvests for growers and a little green for the university too.

New ID theft targets kids' SS numbers

(AP) -- The latest form of identity theft doesn't depend on stealing your Social Security number. Now thieves are targeting your kid's number long before the little one even has a bank account.

Stress hormones help lizards escape from fire ants

New research shows that when some fence lizards are attacked by fire ants they "stress out"-- a response that actually helps the species to survive by heightening the animal's awareness of imminent danger. Tracy Langkilde, ...

Team Releases Tools for Secure Cloud Computing

(PhysOrg.com) -- UT Dallas researchers have released software tools intended to help make cloud computing the standard way much computing is done.

Martian Face Turns Out to be a Rocky Mesa

(PhysOrg.com) -- In 1976, the Viking spacecraft, flying above Mars, captured an image of what appeard to be a large face on the surface of the planet. The face appeared, to many, as proof that a Martian civilization existed; ...

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