Archive for 2008

You’ve Got Mail. Is it Full of Lies?

Publication: MSN Tech & Gadgets   Date: December 27, 2008   View Article

E-mail was a novelty when Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan) logged on to her laptop in the opening scene of the 1998 hit romantic comedy “You’ve Got Mail.” A mere decade later, e-mail is a cornerstone of modern communications. But a growing body of research suggests we’ve yet to adapt our social behaviors to fit with an era where every message we send is next to impossible to digitally erase.

6 signs that aliens might exist

Publication: MSNBC.com   Date: December 11, 2008   View Article

Do aliens exist? Explore the evidence — from the scientifically plausible to the incredible — suggesting that we may not be alone in the universe.

8 Jewish archaeological discoveries

Publication: MSNBC.com   Date: December 10, 2008   View Article

The Holy Land continues to produce ancient treasures thousands of years after the events described in the Bible. Learn about eight archaeological discoveries made in recent years that have shed light on Jewish history and the Old Testament.

8 solar gadgets, from the serious to the silly

Publication: MSNBC.com   Date: December 6, 2008   View Article

As the darkness of winter descends, a splash of sun can power up your mood … and your gadgets too. Here are 8 solar gadgets from a cell-phone charging ski jacket to a battery-extending iPhone case.

New Field Could Explain How Salmon, Turtles, Find Home

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: December 4, 2008   View Article

Sea turtles and salmon may use their sensitivity to Earth’s magnetic field to guide them home at the end of their epic coming-of-age journeys, suggest scientists aiming to solve one of nature’s enduring mysteries.

The newly proposed theory is one of several ideas being explored under the banner of an emerging scientific field dubbed movement ecology.

10 wonders in a winter wonderland

Publication: MSNBC.com   Date: December 3, 2008   View Article

Is every snowflake unique? Where’s the worst weather in the world? Why is the winter night sky so clear? Find answers to these and more questions that tend to pile up in a winter wonderland.

10 deep sea secrets revealed

Publication: MSNBC.com   Date: November 26, 2008   View Article

The oceans cover more than 70 percent of the earth’s surface, but their depths remain largely unknown. Explore ten deep ocean secrets that have recently come to light.

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