- -03-01-10 Massive Head of Pharoah Found in Egypt (CBS News)
"Archaeologists have unearthed a massive red granite head of one Egypt's most famous pharaohs who ruled nearly 3,400 years ago, the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities announced Sunday."
"The leader of the expedition that discovered the head described it as the best preserved sculpture of Amenhotep III's face found to date." 03-10
- -05-26-10 Study: Birds Fly Over 7,000 Miles, Nonstop (New York Times)
"In 1976, the biologist Robert E. Gill Jr. came to the southern coast of Alaska to survey the birds preparing for their migrations for the winter. One species in particular, wading birds called bar-tailed godwits, puzzled him deeply. They were too fat."
"Just as he had suspected, the bar-tailed godwits headed out over the open ocean and flew south through the Pacific. They did not stop at islands along the way. Instead, they traveled up to 7,100 miles in nine days — the longest nonstop flight ever recorded. 'I was speechless,' Mr. Gill said." 05-10
- -07-21-10 Monster Star Very Big (Christian Science Monitor)
"R136a1 could once have been 320 times as massive as the sun. That's twice as massive as scientists thought a star could be. Perhaps R136a1 is several stars close together, some say." 07-10
- -08-03-10 Light Show Headed to Earth (Time.com)
"A gargantuan eruption of plasma on the surface of the sun has caused a celestial tsunami shower of ionized atoms to head straight for the Earth, which scientists expect to arrive at our planet Tuesday night."
"Scientists also say there is nothing we can do and the coronal mass ejection will hit our world, illuminating the night sky before a final collision between us and the inevitable geomagnetic storm. 'It's the first major Earth-directed eruption in quite some time,' Leon Golub of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics told Space.com." 08-10
- -10-06-10 Embryonic Stem Cell Research in the U.S. in Question (New York Times)
"Perhaps more than any other field of science, the study of embryonic stem cells has been subject to ethical objections and shaped by political opinion. But only a year after the Obama administration lifted some of the limits imposed by President George W. Bush, a lawsuit challenging the use of public money for the research and a conservative shift in Congress could leave the field more sharply restricted than it has been since its inception a decade ago." 10-10
- -10-12-10 First Embryonic Stem Cell Treatment Tried (CBS News)
"A California bio-tech company has begun testing an embryonic stem-cell drug treatment on a patient with spinal cord injuries, marking the first time a drug made with embryonic stem cells has been used on a human." 10-10
- -12-22-10 Lunar Eclipse Gave a Show (CNN News)
"Stargazers who were willing to give up a little sleep got to catch the last lunar eclipse of 2010 early Tuesday." 12-10
- 09-30-10 Scientists: Planet Like Earth Found (CNN News)
"A team of astronomers from the University of California and the Carnegie Institute of Washington say they've found a planet like ours, 20 light years (120 trillion miles) from Earth, where the basic conditions for life are good." 09-10
- 10-04-10 Largest Survey of Ocean Life Is Completed (CNN News)
"The planet's seas and oceans are richer and more diverse than scientists suspected, the biggest survey of marine life has revealed -- but many mysteries remain."
"The Census of Marine Life, which announced its full findings Monday, has taken 10 years to complete, employing 2,700 scientists from 80 nations. The $650 million study surveyed from the coldest waters to the warmest lagoons, from the smallest microbes to the largest cetaceans."
"It even looked at life 10,000 meters (6.2 miles) down in the Marianas Trench southeast of Japan." 10-10
- -11-21-09 Large Hadron Collider (LHC) Started Again (MSNBC News)
"Scientists switched on the world's largest atom smasher Friday night for the first time since the $10 billion machine suffered a spectacular failure more than a year ago." 11-09