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Elysium and Futuristic Films About Vanquishing the 1%

Elysium and Futuristic Films About Vanquishing the 1%

     In the recently released film, Elysium, the wealthy live in Newport, Rhode Island mansions on a luxurious satellite called Elysium, while the benighted population of Earth must survive in a global barrio run by street gangs.  These films reflect the feeling of the populace toward 1% in their gated communities, but they also […]

Ancient Protein Linked to Ancestors of All Life

Ancient Protein Linked to Ancestors of All Life

      Proteins resurrected from reconstructions of prototypic forms may have existed in single-celled organisms that are the progenitors of all life. The results of a study of one such protein were reported by Spanish and US scientists in the journal Structure. Through computer analysis, gene sequences in a protein called thioredoxin, sampled from […]

Apple Conspiracy Conviction Awaits Trial for Damages

Apple Conspiracy Conviction Awaits Trial for Damages

Apple conspired with other major publishers to control prices so as to undermine Amazon.com. That was the position of the Justice Department in U.S. v. Apple Inc., a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in April of 2012.  The allegations were that Apple joined with other five […]

Meteor Shower Show Owes Splendor to Victories against Light Pollution

Meteor Shower Show Owes Splendor to Victories against Light Pollution

   In Galloway Forest Park, resting among the regions of East Ayrshire, Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland, one can enjoy the Perseid meteor shower crossing the sky in an annual ceremony that extends from the end of July to the middle of August and peaks between the 10th and 12th of August.  Up to 100 […]

Deaths of Dolphins Elude Diagnosis

Deaths of Dolphins Elude Diagnosis

Bottlenose dolphins are dying and being washed ashore in the waters along the east coast, from New York to Virginia.  Federal wildlife officials say that a rapidly spreading infection could be attacking dolphin populations. But a specific diagnosis cannot be made for now. In July, 89 dolphins were beached in three states, seven times the […]

Links of DNA Deficiency to Autism Strengthened

Links of DNA Deficiency to Autism Strengthened

     In the past, small communities in Finland lived for years in seclusion.  The resulting inbreeding caused the isolation of certain rare genes. In one such group the incidence of autism and schizophrenia was marked.  A study of this community has led to findings that strengthen the convincing connection between defective cellular processes and […]

14% Awaiting Zombie Attack

14% Awaiting Zombie Attack

  In addition to dreading global warming, terrorist attacks and economic disaster, we can also starting worrying about zombies.  At least 14% of the American public thinks World Was Z is coming soon to their home towns. Extraordinary weather events, such as hurricanes Sandy and Irene, linked to global climate change, have inspired the state […]

A Year on Mars and Seven Minutes of Terror

A Year on Mars and Seven Minutes of Terror

    On Tuesday August 6th, NASA officials on Earth will join crew members aboard the International Space Station to celebrate the first year since the rover Curiosity set down on Martian soil.  The event will be open to the public in Washington, DC, broadcast between noon and 1:30 p.m. on NASA Television and streamed […]

Signal Jammers Can Now Be Tracked Anywhere

Signal Jammers Can Now Be Tracked Anywhere

  There are a number of truckers and motorists who illegally use GPS jammers to prevent others from monitoring where they drive, such as bosses or spouses.   GPS jamming is a particular problem in the UK. Now there is a new handheld radar device that can pinpoint which vehicles are jamming GPS signals.  It is […]

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  • NBA Playoffs Houston Rockets vs Portland Trail Blazers Preview April 19, 2014
    If star players are what NBA fans want to see in the playoffs, the upcoming series between the Houston Rockets and the Portland Trail Blazers is going to deliver. The two teams had four all-stars between them, and a number of other big name players. Houston edged out Portland for the four seed and home […]
    Brian Moore
  • Students Pitch Moon Colony Plan to NASA, Has Potential April 19, 2014
    On Thursday this week, a group of 40 senior students from Purdue University, presented their moon colonization plans to a very full room. Listening in were a few of NASA’s administrators, eager to collect ideas and provide feedback. Ever since scientists and aeronautics professionals have looked further into the possibility of sustaining human life outside [
    Brad Johnson
  • NBA Playoffs Dominated by Western Conference April 19, 2014
    This NBA season the Western Conference has proven to be more dominant than the Eastern Conference, as the lowest seeded playoff team in the West has a better record than the third seeded team in the East. This story has been a common theme in the NBA playoff picture for the past 15 years thanks […]
    Eric Kummel
  • Green Bay Packers Singles Can Now Find Love [Satire] April 19, 2014
    Fans of the Green Bay Packers can now find love anywhere thanks to the latest dating web site, GreenBayPackerLovers.com. Cheese head singles looking for the love of a significant other who also who is a Green Bay Packer fan finally have a place to go. Obviously this was long overdue. Of course some would argue Wisconsin is […]
    Mick Varner
  • Separatists Reject Ukraine Deal, Will Not Evacuate Government Buildings April 19, 2014
    The US, Russian, Ukraine and the European Union came to an agreement on Thursday in Geneva, Switzerland to put an end to the crisis in Ukraine. The agreement  calls for the pro-Russian separatists to evacuate occupied government buildings and lay down their arms. It also calls for the interim Ukrainian government to restructure its current […]
    Nathaniel Pownell

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