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Ant cooling mechanism avoids desert sun

Ants found in the Sahara have a novel way of keeping cool from the intensity of the sun’s rays. The small, silver-colored hairs on the ant’s body are able to reflect heat back, stopping the insect from becoming too hot.

Bring the sun into your home with the Silk smart lightbulb

A new smart LED lightbulb aims to improve your health, wellness and sleep patterns by providing you with light that is more akin to that of the sun. It slowly shifts from blue to red in the day, allowing your body's circadian rhythm to operate normally.

NASA's Messenger spacecraft takes final plunge into Mercury

Cape Canaveral - NASA’s long-trekking Messsenger spacecraft plunged to its destruction April 30 after running out of fuel on its 4,105th orbit of the planet Mercury.

Sun flare disrupts radio — New geomagnetic storm predicted

The strongest solar explosion this year took down radio communications on Wednesday. Further disruption is expected today and tomorrow when another geomagnetic storm hits.

Dark matter may be inside Sun driving its processes

Scientists believe that dark matter may be present deep inside the sun's interior and could be responsible for processes in the solar body, which astronomers have so far been unable to explain.

Family home destroyed by fire started by jar of Nutella

A warning has been issued after a family's home was devastated by a raging fire started by a Nutella jar that had been left by a window. It magnified the sun's rays and started the huge fire.

Vitamin D recommended for ‘at risk’ groups

London - In the U.K., the government has recommended that certain vulnerable groups take vitamin D supplements as part of a health promotion measure. Digital Journal assesses the reasons.

Solar flares might increase, disrupting communication

Communications on Earth might be disrupted and Northern Lights could intensify if solar flares increase as some scientists expect.

Tips for keeping cool in the summer and avoiding harmful U.V. Special

July was U.S. National Ultraviolet (U.V.) Safety Month and August is set to be the hottest month of the year. With health officials reminding people that U.V. radiation is a problem, Digital Journal spoke with a leading eye doctor.

Entire town lives underground to avoid extreme heat

Like out of a science fiction story the small Australian town named Coober Pedy lives underground to avoid desert dust storms and extreme heat.

Melasma: Tips to make it less noticeable Special

Chicago - Melasma is a common skin problem that causes brown to gray-brown patches on the face. A top dermatologist has provided Digital Journal readers with some useful advice for those with the condition.

Binary system planet first to be discovered using microlensing

Scientists with NASA have announced the rare discovery of a planet orbiting two red dwarf stars some 3,300 light-years away from earth.

Is sunbathing addictive?

Are some people addictive to soaking up the rays? One study concludes so. Chronic exposure to ultraviolet light leads to endorphin release and signs of addiction in mice.

5 layers of protection for pool safety

The first day of summer is this Saturday and many families will be hitting the pools. Keeping safe is important. To help families, the Life Saver Pool Company have provided Digital Journal readers with some tips to prevent drownings.

Driving this summer? Watch out for the left side Special

Beverly Hills - The “Summer Sun” is starting to beat down and keeping sunscreen on while outdoors is on the many people’s minds. What about in the car? A leading doctor has contacted Digital Journal to explain why this is important.

Carbon dioxide hits record level

Geneva - Carbon dioxide levels have hit a landmark in the Northern Hemisphere. Half the world has seen a full month at or above the symbolic 400 parts per million (ppm) CO2 level.

Dermatologist shares tips for sunburn prevention Special

While warmer weather means more outdoor activities, it also means carefully protecting your skin from the sun. To find out more, Digital Journal spoke with a top dermatologist.

Op-Ed: Pope John Paul II's canonization and rainbows that circle the sun

Pope Francis has declared Pope John Paul II a Roman Catholic Saint. Having been a local witness to this event, I recalled seeing Pope John Paul II in action when I was a youth participant of the 1993 8th World Youth Day in Denver, Colorado, USA.

Investors bet Sun Pharma can restore Ranbaxy to health

New Delhi - On the surface, Sun Pharma's $3.2-billion purchase of Indian generics rival Ranbaxy, which is in deep trouble with US regulators over safety lapses, may not look like a great deal.

Former 'Star Trek' actress to voice film promoting geocentrism

Kate Mulgrew, who portrayed Captain Kathryn Janeway on 'Star Trek: Voyager,' is narrating a film that promotes the long disproven notion that the sun revolves around the earth.

Indian drug maker Sun to buy troubled peer Ranbaxy for $4.0 bln

New Delhi - Top Indian drug giant Sun Pharmaceutical Industries said Monday it had agreed to buy its troubled peer Ranbaxy for $4.0 billion in stock, ending its ill-fated six-year control by Japan's Daiichi Sankyo.

Comet ISON disintegrates as it goes around the sun

Kingston Upon Hull - Comet ISON, once deemed the "comet of the century," was destroyed Thursday during its encounter with the sun leaving behind a trail of dust that continued traveling through space, scientists say.

What will the sun look like as it ages?

What will our sun look like in 4 billion years time? A distant star called HIP 102152, and said to be a "twin" of the sun, offers some clues.

Whales can get suntans

Whales can get suntans and the large mammals are able to alter the levels of melanin in their skin, helping them to avoid DNA damage.

Skin cancer deaths 70% higher in men

Seventy percent more men in the U.K. are dying from malignant melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, than women.

Heatwaves linked to increases in bowel diseases

The recent run of higher temperatures in many parts of the world have been associated with an increase in inflammatory bowel disease-related hospital admissions.

Could the next gen sunscreen be made from bacteria?

Scientists have discovered a microorganism living in Trondheim Fjord that could potentially provide better protection against skin cancer and malignant melanomas than most commercially available suntan lotions.

Do electric lights affect our body clocks?

A new study into the effect of light suggests that the body's internal clock (or circadian rhythms) become skewed when they are exposed to electric lights. However, the mechanism reverts back to schedule when people pursue outdoor activities.

NASA offers first images of Sun's atmosphere

IRIS is NASA's brand new telescope for Interface Region Imaging Spectrometry has just delivered the first two images from Sun's atmosphere.

Improvement in skin cancer rates

The majority of men and women diagnosed with malignant melanoma are now surviving the disease, according to a new report.
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