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April 27, 2014
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Heat of mantle sets height of mid-ocean ridges

By  analyzing the speed of seismic waves generated by earthquakes, scientists have shown that temperature differences deep within Earth’s mantle control the elevation and volcanic activity along mid-ocean ridges, the colossal mountain ranges that line the ocean floor. Recent research … Continue reading

October 18, 2013
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Can thermodynamics help us better understand human cancers?

When the “war on cancer” was declared with the signing of the National Cancer Act in 1971, identifying potential physical traits, or biomarkers, that would allow doctors to detect the disease early on was a significant goal. To this day, … Continue reading

June 26, 2013
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‘Love and Romance’, the way I feel it: Hossam (23)

Q. What is love? How would you define it? Hossam: I would say ‘love’ is something that has to be from inside from your heart. It doesn’t come out very quickly. People who are falling in love has to get … Continue reading

June 17, 2013
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UCLA chemistry graduate student ready for her Nobel journey

Crystal Valdez selected to meet with 34 laureates at international conference From the time she was a young girl, Crystal Valdez was fascinated by science. “When I first learned we are composed of cells and that cells are composed of … Continue reading

December 14, 2012
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Curiosity Rover Nearing Yellowknife Bay

Mars Science Laboratory Mission Status Report PASADENA, Calif. –– The NASA Mars rover Curiosity drove 63 feet (19 meters) northeastward early Monday, Dec. 10, approaching a step down into a slightly lower area called “Yellowknife Bay,” where researchers intend to … Continue reading

December 4, 2012
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NASA Mars Rover Fully Analyzes First Soil Samples

PASADENA, Calif. – NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover has used its full array of instruments to analyze Martian soil for the first time, and found a complex chemistry within the Martian soil. Water and sulfur and chlorine-containing substances, among other ingredients, … Continue reading

October 11, 2012
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Nearby Super-Earth Likely a Diamond Planet

New research led by Yale University scientists suggests that a rocky planet twice Earth’s size orbiting a nearby star is a diamond planet. “This is our first glimpse of a rocky world with a fundamentally different chemistry from Earth,” said … Continue reading

September 30, 2012
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Make Relations that Last Life Long with Online Dating

Dating today is hard. Trying to find someone with common interests while avoiding the nightclub scene can be daunting. It is especially difficult to meet a person who is interested in a long-term relationship and not a one-night stand. Online … Continue reading