Interesting News & Top Stories
NASA's Top New
Discovery - Evidence of Subsurface Water on Mars - The lack of exposures at the
surface indicates the preferential
dissolution of ferric sulfates must be a relatively recent and ongoing
process since wind has been systematically stripping soil and altering
landscapes in the region Spirit has been examining," said Ray Arvidson
of Washington University in St. Louis, deputy principal investigator
for the twin rovers Spirit and Opportunity.
Exploration Rover Spirit - During hibernation,
the rover suspends communications and other activities so available
energy can be used to recharge and heat batteries, and to keep the
mission clock running.
Forests Safeguard Lives -
We knew that mangroves are extremely precious as a robust habitat,
refuge and food source for hundreds of wildlife species as well as for
humans. And they store a disproportionately greater amount of
terrestrial carbon than a lot of other ecosystems. They’re clearly an
important ecosystem when it comes to biodiversity. But no one has
systematically assessed the forests as disaster protection with hard
data at a broader scale.
Vitamin D and Mental Agility in Elders
- Cognitive function is measured by the level at
which the brain is able to manage and use available information for
activities of daily life. Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of
age-related dementia, affects about 47 percent of adults aged 85 years
or older in the United States. Identifying nutritional factors that
lower cognitive dysfunction and help preserve independent living
provides economic and public health benefits, according to authors.
Pumpkin Carving - Amazing Work of Art by
Ray Villafane - Ray's hobby of pumpkin sculpting was brought
to an entirely new level
when he was contacted by High Noon Entertainment and asked to
participate in the Food Network's Challenge Show for Extreme Pumpkins
in 2007. Ray competed against 3 other professional pumpkin sculptors
and swept all three rounds taking home the grand prize.