This is quite interesting and fun and informative for those of you who are planning a trip to Outer Space:
6 Everyday Things That Happen Strangely in Space
Natalie Wolchover, Life’s Little Mysteries Staff Writer
Date: 19 March 2011 Time: 11:53 AM ET
Welcome to Weightlessness
Watched pots, as they say, never boil. Besides, even if they did, why watch them? You know exactly what boiling water looks like.
But I bet you don’t know what it looks like in outer space.
Here are six everyday occurrences — including the boiling of water — that happen very differently in microgravity, plus explanations as to why.
Weak very shallow earthquake frightens downtown San Fransisco
Last update: August 30, 2011 at 8:47 am by By Armand Vervaeck and James Daniell
Earthquake overview : A weak but very shallow earthquake has frightened a lot of people living in downtown San Francisco.
Update : The fault line where the quake occurred is the Peninsula Section of the San Andreas Fault line.
Update : The current epicenter area has no historic earthquakes greater than 1.0 the last 7 days or NO quakes greater than 3.0 the last 40 years.
Update : The earthquake has been felt as far as Burlingame to the south, Martinez to the East and San Anselmo to the North.
to read more, go to: http://earthquake-report.com/2011/08/30/weak-very-shallow-earthquake-frightens-downtown-san-fransisco/
Comet Elenin is breaking apart, according to observations
|Published on August 29, 2011 10:45 pm PT
– By Jim Duran – Writer
– Article Editor and Approved – Warren Miller
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(TheWeatherSpace.com) — Observations are in, Comet Elenin is breaking up!
A new report is in at TheWeatherSpace.com and the report states that Comet Elenin is dimming and falling apart.
“I can confirm with many other astronomers that Elenin will not make perihelion this Fall,” Art Powell from Florida says. “Elenin’s coma is becoming elongated and this means it is falling apart.”
Comets are fragile ice rocks that can; and do break apart.
“I call BS!” yelled Jill Costner of Arizona. “They want to take it off the mainstream and it is still coming!”
Why staying fat could be more healthy than constant dieting
By Jessica Laurence, Aug 16, 2011
f you’re tired of the battle with the scales and the misery of refusing a slice of cake, here’s some encouraging news.
Scientists in Canada have made the controversial suggestion that being overweight could actually be healthier than constant dieting.
The researchers said over a third of the obese men and women they studied were healthy or had only minor health problems.
People who kept dieting and then regaining the weight they lost were found to be less healthy overall than the overweight group.
The team, from York University in Toronto, kept tabs on the health of 6,000 male and female participants for 16 years.
The participants were given physical and medical tests, and the researchers then compared that group’s data with people of normal weights.
The team found that people were heavier did not have more danger of dying than someone who was a normal weight.
“This concept of healthy obesity just recently came to light,” lead author Jennifer Kuk, assistant professor at York University’s School of Kinesiology and Health Science, explained.
How a glass of wine a day could help you lose weight
By Jessica Laurence, Aug 18, 2011
Giving up alcohol in order to lose weight is one of the most annoying parts of being on a diet.
Dieters are usually advised to cut out wine, cocktails and beer
, all of which are high in sugar and empty calories.
However the results of a new study have suggested that drinking a moderate amount of alcohol every day could actually stop us putting on weight.
According to scientists at the Navarro University in Spain, people who drink wine and diet could lose weight more easily than people who abstain, or those who drink other types of alcohol.
A spokesperson for the researchers explained: “Light-to-moderate alcohol intake, especially of wine, may be more likely to protect against, rather than promote, weight gain.”
“As positive associations between alcohol and weight gain were mainly found in studies with data on higher levels of drinking, it is possible an effect on weight gain or abdominal adiposity [fat around the middle] may only be experienced by heavy drinkers.”
The researchers said they analysed the results of 31 studies and did not find a link between moderate drinking and weight gain.