Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Shuttle Exhaust Explains Tunguska

Observations of the patterns of water vapor in the exhaust plumes of NASA's Space Shuttle have been used to explain the mysterious Tunguska event of 1908 as the impact and explosion of an icy comet in Siberia.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Memory Formation Observed

The first image of a memory being formed in the brain of a sea slug has been observed directly as the protein synthesis at the neural synapses record the event.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Evidence of Water on Saturn Moon

Water plumes observed erupting from the surface of Saturn's moon Enceladus may suggest the existence of a subsurface ocean.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Tropical Elephant Fossils Found

A rare and almost perfectly preserved and complete fossilized skeleton of a 200,000-year-old giant elephant was discovered buried in a prehistoric riverbed in Java.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Lack of Sunspot Activity Explained

The recent minimum in sunspot activity over the past two years has been explained by the use of helioseismology to discover a slow-moving jet stream 7000 km below the Sun's surface.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Evidence of Ancient Lake on Mars

The first conclusive geological evidence has been found of the existence of an ancient lake of water on the surface of Mars more than 3 billion years ago.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Bacteria Alive after 120,000 Years

A new prehistoric species of bacteria has been discovered two miles deep under a glacier in Greenland, still viable after 120,000 years.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Neanderthal Fossil Found in North Sea

A 60,000-year-old skull fragment from a Neanderthal male has been dredged up from the sea bed at a site in the North Sea.