For years the phenomenon of the aurora borealis, or the Northern Lights, has amazed spectators. Yet, the cause for these spectacular auroral displays has puzzled scientists until a recent breakthrough. A new study, published in the July 25th edition of Science explains how the brightening is generated in outer space, which then causes the observable polar flare-ups.
For years, scientists have had evidence that Mars has harbored water. But the big question is did it play a big role in the planet's development, like it has on Earth? Could it have fostered life? John Mustard, a professor at Brown University, and his colleagues have used results from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to provide, for the first time, an answer to these questions.
A University of Michigan study demonstrates the dangers involved with online banking. The study concluded that more than 75 percent of the 214 bank website investigated in 2006 had at least one design flaw that increases susceptibility of clients to cyber theft. Carnegie Mellon University will host a presentation of the findings on July 25.
It is the quintessence of fairy tales- a knight in shining armor bravely galloping to the rescue on his white horse. A team of scientists at Uppsala University in Sweden has now discovered the genetic mutation that causes a horse's hair to "grey", or turn white.
A recent study conducted at the Stanford University Medical Center in California has shown that regular moderately intense exercises, particularly running, can slow the process of aging and lead to healthier lifestyles.
The 17th International AIDS Conference came to a conclusion on Friday, August 8th in Mexico City. With over 25,000 attendees and 7,700 abstracts the conference was considered an enormous success. Reports of a global decrease in AIDS incidence along with a ten-fold increase in treatment rates in the past six years lent an optimistic tone to the conference.