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Researchers use math to whittle away at jet lag

Apr 14, 2014

Researchers use math to whittle away at jet lag

Lots of apps claim they can help you fight jet lag. Now researchers say that mathematical formulas suggest it is possible to adjust to new time zones a bit faster than previously thought, and they created their own free app to help. Doctors have ...

U.S. probes BP oil spill health legacy

Apr 14, 2014

U.S. probes BP oil spill health legacy

When a BP oil well began gushing crude into the Gulf of Mexico four years ago, fisherman George Barisich used his boat to help clean up the millions of gallons that spewed forth in the worst offshore spill in U.S. history. Like many Gulf ...

Mars never sustained warm , wet conditions: study

Apr 14, 2014

Mars never sustained warm , wet conditions: study

Cold and dry today, Mars was previously warm and wet, but possibly only at intervals, a study published Sunday suggests. Scientists have long puzzled over what happened to the water, the precious stuff of life, on the red planet. Unmanned spacecraft have sent home ...

New tech unwraps mummies' mysteries

Apr 14, 2014

New tech unwraps mummies' mysteries

Our fascination with mummies never gets old. Now the British Museum is using the latest technology to unwrap their ancient mysteries. Scientists at the museum have used CT scans and sophisticated imaging software to go beneath the bandages, revealing skin, bones, preserved internal organs ...

Migrating birds carried heaven-sent lager yeast

Apr 14, 2014

Migrating birds carried heaven-sent lager yeast

Lager drinkers can thank birds for their favorite tipple — that is the conclusion of U.S. scientists who say the yeast involved in making the amber nectar could have been spread around the planet by migrating birds. The work, by researchers at the University ...

Apr 12, 2014

Moon age mystery may be solved after new study

The moon was formed about 95 million years after the birth of our solar system, in a collision that also settled the structure of Earth as we know it, according to the latest attempt at dating that impact. A study in the journal Nature ...