Monthly Archives: September 2015

NASA Confirms Evidence That Liquid Water Flows on Today’s Mars

New findings from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day Mars.

Alcohol addiction may get treated by diabetes drugs

A new study on mice and rats at Sahlgrenska Academy shows that a medication used for diabetes and obesity also could be a valuable tool for the treatment of alcohol dependence.

Heat wave hit heat Island hardest

Extreme summers like that of 2012 – which saw record temperatures in cities across the U.S. – may be atypical, but experts say they will return, especially as the planet warms under climate change.

How Rosetta’s commet got it’s shape

Two comets collided at low speed in the early Solar System to give rise to the distinctive ‘rubber duck’ shape of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, say Rosetta scientists.

A natural light switch

MIT scientists, working with colleagues in Spain, have discovered and mapped a light-sensing protein that uses vitamin B12 to perform key functions, including gene regulation.

Latest Breakthroughs in Space Exploration to be Focus of Discussion

(JERUSALEM – September 24, 2015):  Heads of the world’s leading space agencies will appear at a special plenary session at IAC 2015 in Jerusalem on Monday, October 12, 2015.  The agency…