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Mount Redoubt erupts

Thar she blows!

Mount Redoubt blew its lid last night and continues to erupt today, according to the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO), which has logged at five eruptions so far...

March 23, 2009 — Jordan Lite

Space station to get its wings today

Astronauts aboard the Discovery will unfurl new solar array wings today for the International Space Station (ISS), a task that has NASA managers holding their breath.

March 20, 2009 — Jordan Lite

Caribbean fish thinning out

Fish in the Caribbean have declined significantly since 1995, suggesting that 30 years of steady coral loss in the region is taking its toll, new research shows.

March 19, 2009 — Jordan Lite

Tonga volcano spews spectacular plume into South Pacific sky

An undersea volcano in the South Pacific is spewing stunning columns of smoke, steam and ash thousands of feet into the air. The eruption began Monday after a series of earthquakes near Tonga, a 170-island archipelago between Australia and Tahiti, residents told the Associated Press...

March 19, 2009 — Jordan Lite

CMV vaccine shows promise

Cytomegalovirus (CMV), a form of herpes, is the most commonly transmitted infection between pregnant women and their babies, affecting 30,000 U.S. newborns a year and leaving some 8,000 of them with permanent damage ranging from mental retardation to vision and hearing loss...

March 18, 2009 — Jordan Lite

PSA testing may not save your life, after all

Getting screened for prostate cancer won't save men 75 and older from dying of the disease, according to doctors reporting today on a massive federal study of the usefulness of a popular blood test to measure prostate-specific antigen (PSA)...

March 18, 2009 — Jordan Lite

McCain in Twitter interview today

Former presidential candidate John McCain took some heat on the presidential campaign trail after admitting he was still “learning how to get online,” and was then lampooned after an aide claimed the BlackBerry is “the miracle John McCain helped create." But the Arizona senator, 72, is one of the Tweeple...

March 17, 2009 — Jordan Lite

Make your pedometer work for your heart

If you're trying to get or stay in shape, you've probably heard that walking 10,000 steps a day can do the trick. But maybe you've found that the recommendation, which the American College of Sports Medicine promoted in the 1990s and has since been widely adopted by exercise-promotion campaigns, isn't doable in your busy life — or that it doesn’t raise your heart rate enough to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease...

March 17, 2009 — Jordan Lite

Musicians' brains keep time--With one another

Ever wonder how musicians manage to play in unison? Credit their brain waves: they synchronize before and while musicians play a composition, according to new research.

March 16, 2009 — Jordan Lite

Is Mount Redoubt ready to blow? Eruption threat increases

It’s code orange for Mount Redoubt, the Alaskan volcano whose rumblings have had geologists predicting an eruption since January.

Officials at the Alaska Volcano Observatory raised the threat level yesterday from yellow, which indicates elevated unrest, to orange, the stage just before eruption when its unrest is escalating or a volcano is emitting minor amounts of ash...

March 16, 2009 — Jordan Lite

FDA approves next-gen female condom

Public health advocates have long touted the female condom as a way for women to protect themselves against HIV, especially if their partner didn’t want to use a male prophylactic...

March 13, 2009 — Jordan Lite

Can hyperbaric oxygen therapy help autistic kids?

You might be familiar with hyperbaric oxygen treatment, in which a patient breathes in extra oxygen while inside a pressurized chamber, as a therapy for the bends and carbon monoxide poisoning...

March 13, 2009 — Jordan Lite

Low vitamin D bad for teen heart heath

Scientists have known for some time that in adults, low levels of vitamin D are associated with high blood pressure, high blood sugar and metabolic syndrome — a collection of risk factors for diabetes and heart disease that includes high waist circumference and elevated cholesterol and triglycerides...

March 12, 2009 — Jordan Lite

Hydrogen leak delays Discovery launch

The space shuttle Discovery is still on the ground this morning, after NASA postponed last night’s scheduled launch because of a hydrogen leak.

March 12, 2009 — Jordan Lite
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