Hunting black holes in universe

  • NASA is poised to launch a sophisticated orbiting telescope that uses high-energy X-ray vision to hunt for black holes in the universe.The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) will first be carried into the skies by a jet which will deploy a rocket that sends the satellite into space,...
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How to shimmer in the summer

  • We live in a country that deals with dry spells year round. So let’s join in the seasonal summer frenzy and learn how to keep you looking gorgeous while the sun shines down on you.Summer fruitsFirst thing to do when you prepare to step out of the house: up the SPF!I don’t recommend using...
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Summer Protection

  • There are two kinds of aging: One is natural caused by time and genetics and the other is called extrinsic and is caused by climate and our own lifestyle choices. Everything ages faster when left out in the hot sun: Clothes fade, metal rusts, and paint peels. Our bodies need to be protected from...
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Off-grid power shines in India solar village

  • LIFE IN THE REMOTE Indian village of Meerwada used to grind to a standstill as darkness descended. Workers downed tools, kids strained to see their schoolbooks under the faint glow of aged kerosene lamps and adults struggled to carry out the most basic of household chores....
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Curiosity rover takes first short spin around Mars

  • PASADENA, California: Curiosity took its first test drive around the gravel-strewn Martian terrain Wednesday, preparation for the ultimate road trip to find out if the red planet’s environment could have supported life....
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Voyager 1 heads for the stars

  • PASADENA, California: Thirty-five years after leaving Earth, Voyager 1 is reaching for the stars.Sooner or later, the workhorse spacecraft will bid adieu to the solar system and enter a new realm of space — the first time a manmade object will have escaped to the other side.Perhaps no one on...
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Inflammation Prevention (Part 1)

  • I have explained in earlier articles (Inflammation, Arab News, May 23, 2012) the mechanism of inflammation, the creeping disorder that leads to many preventable illnesses like metabolic syndromes (diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disorders), dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, osteoarthritis,...
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SpaceX craft on way to ISS in first supply run

  • WASHINGTON: A cargo-laden capsule on Monday was on its way to the International Space Station on NASA’s first privately-run supply mission after a successful blast-off atop SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket.The capsule named Dragon reached orbit and spread its two wing-like solar antennas 10 minutes after...
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From UFOs to ‘tsunami bomb’: NZ archive secrets revealed

  • A new book has revealed rare historical gems buried in New Zealand’s national archives, including a bizarre WWII plan to create a “tsunami bomb” and military files detailing supposed UFO sightings....
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NASA science balloon breaks longest flight record

  • WASHINGTON: After more than 55 days flying over Antarctica, NASA’s huge Super-TIGER scientific balloon has broken the record for the longest flight of its kind, bringing back a wealth of data, the US space agency said Monday. The Super-TIGER balloon spent 55 days, one hour and 34 minutes aloft at...
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