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Brian is an international consultant and writer who has worked on a variety of innovation and economic development projects. He loves getting involved in "hard science" projects and sorting through all the messy details.

Distant “Dwarf” galaxy discovered 4 billion light years from earth

A long, long time ago, a tiny dwarf galaxy was born, far, far away from Earth.
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Mexican architects want to build skyscraper upside down

The future "earth scraper" will be upside down, and those who live there have to get used to live and work deep below the earth's surface. In Mexico, architects are ready to build the entire 65 floors into the earth.

As fresh water supplies dwindle and droughts worsen, the poor suffer

As global warming causes weather patterns to shift, snow accumulation to shrink, and glaciers to melt, water is becoming an increasingly rare resource, and...
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Sustainable energy technologies are a start, but not enough

Could new sustainable energy production methods help the world avert a global-warming disaster? Some experts believe so, but clean energy production on its own...
mosquitoes

Researchers make major breakthrough in studying why Malaria grows so quickly

Few diseases are more deadly, and more widespread than malaria. The modern-day plague, the disease claims hundreds of thousands of lives each year, even...

HUD seeking to ban smoking in all public housing

The Federal government is looking to make public housing a complete smoke-free environment. Already, the potential rule is proving to be contentious. The HUD...

Autism cases rise dramatically in the United States

The number of people diagnosed with autism seems to have increased dramatically in 2014, though researchers are suggesting that the reason for the increase...

Researchers measures 5,400 MPH winds on exoplanet in far away solar system

A gas giant labeled HD 189733b is suffering from some severe weather conditions.  Winds on the far away exoplanet reach up 5,400 miles per hour....
duck billed dinosaur

This duck-billed dinosaur could be the “missing link”

Scientists have uncovered a duck-billed dinosaur that could prove to be the missing link in the evolution of this particular branch of dinosaurs. Duck-billed...

Scientists spot some of the oldest stars in our galaxy, if not the universe

Scientists from the University of Cambridge and the Australian National University have discovered numerous ancient stars in the center of our galaxy. These scientists...

Martian moon being torn apart by gravity

Some day in the distant future, Mars may find itself without one of its two moons. It turns out that the red planet may...

Study suggests that vaccine can reduce cholesterol

Do you suffer from high cholesterol? There might be a vaccine for that. Researchers have found a vaccine that targets a particular protein, and...
smoke stack, global warming

Co2 levels reach record level for 30th year in a row

In 2014, for the 30th year in a row, Co2 levels reached a record high, according to the World Meteorological Organization. If true, this...

Researchers develop ground breaking concussion test

Researchers may be on the verge of the “holy grail” for concussion tests. Researchers have developed a blood test that has so far proven...
cataract

Company developing eye drops that could clear cataracts

Clearing cataracts, even when it is possible, requires an expensive surgery. Now, however, a company is working to develop eye drops that could potentially...

Solar storms stripping atmosphere from Mars

It turns out Mars is literally having the life, or at least atmosphere, sucked right out of it. On Thursday NASA announced that solar...

Study: Anti-vaccine websites are loaded with false information

Few socio-political issues are more contentious than the battle over vaccines. On one hand, doctors and health experts argue that vaccines are essential for...
diamond ring

Diamonds are forever, but they’re also quite common

Throughout history, diamonds have been among the most sought after and valuable gems around. Over the past eighty some years in particular, diamonds have become...

Malaysia is home to the world’s tiniest snail

Snails are among the most commonly found creatures on Earth. While they may be near ubiquitous, snails are also exceptionally diverse. Now, scientists have...
Mars Husband Hill Mars Landscape

Acid fog dissolved rocks on Mars

Scientists are pretty confident that there was once flowing liquid water on Mars. If true, this opens up a whole range of possibilities, including...

Obamacare brings number of uninsured children to new low

A Georgetown study has found that "Obamacare", AKA the Affordable Care Act (ACA), has reduced the number of uninsured children in the United States. Data...
Jupiter red spot with video link

Jupiter, not Saturn ejected competing gas giant out of solar system

Did you know that a hundred light years from earth there is a massive “lonely” planet, one that is 4 to 7 times the size...
comet 67p

Rosetta mission finds pure oxygen and duck-like comet shape

The United States and Russia (previously the Soviet Union) have long dominated the space race, but Europe, Japan, and China, among others, have been trying...

Antibiotic treatments for acne could lead to antibiotic resistant bacteria

The emergence of bacteria that can resist antibiotics has become one of the gravest modern medical threats. Such bacteria are essentially able to resist...
CDC e. coli

Dozens of Chipotle restaurants forced to close after E. Coli outbreak

Chipotle has built up a huge following for its fresh, and arguably healthier fast food. Now, however, at least 43 chipotle restaurants have been...

Global warming is actually creating more ice in Antarctica

If the world warms up, there should be less ice, right? On the whole this statement appears to be true, but global warming can...
gibbon, ancient primates

Ancient primate fossils calls into question ape evolution

The evolution of great apes, and by extension humanity, remains one of the hottest topics in science. Over the last few years a "clear"...

Common heartburn medications linked to kidney disease

If you suffer from heartburn and regularly take medications to treat it, you may want to reconsider which medicines you take. Researchers have found...