Tag Archives: science

January 14

Study: cognitive training helps seniors maintain long-term brain function

WASHINGTON, DC, January 14, 2014—The first large-scale study of its kind published Monday concludes that cognitive training could have surprisingly long-lasting effects in helping seniors retain certain brain functions. According to researchers such intervention could have a considerable public health impact, reducing the number of people that experience functional impairment by 38 percent by 2050.  […]

July 24

8 reasons mosquitoes prefer some people over others

WASHINGTON, July 19, 2013 – For years scientists and researchers have been trying to explain why some people seem to get bitten by mosquitoes more often than others. Male mosquitoes do not feed on blood, but females need the protein in blood to produce eggs. “One in 10 people are highly attractive to mosquitoes,” says Jerry Butler, Ph.D., […]

June 21

Supermoon 2013 peaking this weekend: Don’t miss it

WASHINGTON, June 21, 2013- Stargazers and amateur astronomers get a rare chance to view a special supermoon this weekend.  The full moon on June 23 will be the largest full moon of the year, as well as the closest the moon will come to our planet in all of 2013.  All you need to do to […]

June 04

Scientists revive 400-year old moss entombed in glacier

WASHINGTON, June 3, 2013 – Canadian scientists have revived a 400-year-old moss specimen uncovered by a melting glacier.  The findings, published in last week’s issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, have implications for biodiversity, glacial science, and even the colonization of Mars. Led by Catherine La Farge, biologist at the University of Alberta, researchers […]

June 01

Glowing sheep created by Uruguayan scientists

WASHINGTON, DC, April 29, 2013 – Uruguayan scientists at the Animal Reproduction Institute have successfully engineered sheep to glow in the dark when exposed to certain ultraviolet light.  While this may seem like a useless manipulation of the animal’s DNA, scientists claim to have a legitimate scientific purpose in creating these bizarre looking sheep. The flock […]

April 03

Scientists clone extinct frog embryo

Could the woolly mammoth be next? From my column at Communities @ Washington Times WASHINGTON DC, March 18, 2013- Researchers from the Lazarus Project are on their way to bringing back an extinct frog species to life.  Led by paleontologist Mike Archer of the University of New South Wales, scientists successfully created early-stage embryos of […]