Health insurers are major investers in fast foods

According to a recent study published by the American Journal of Public Health, health insurers are among the top investors in major fast food chains. Ironically, these companies invest nearly 2 billion dollars per year in companies closely linked with heart and vasculary diseases. “The insurance industry, so far as it seeks to make a profit, it does so in

The LHC is on the threshold of new territory

It’s always thrilling when CERN releases an update on what they’ve been doing, and this time is no different. It’s even better because it often forces me to look up different terms, which I’m not familiar with. This time it was a unit called “barn” (check out the wikipedia explanation). So, it’s speculated that the LHC will go down for

Additional evidence of water activity on moon as ice is found on the North Pole

Employing the help of the Mini-SAR instrument (a lightweight, synthetic aperture radar), NASA managed to find more than 40 craters covered with ice. Despite the fact that the craters are relatively small, it’s estimated that there is about 600 million metric tons in that area. “The emerging picture from the multiple measurements and resulting data of the instruments on lunar

The periodic table welcomes its new member: Copernicium

Copernicium is now officialy the newest and heaviest element in the periodic table, with an atomic number of 112 (which means that it has 112 protons in its nucleus); it’s also 277 times heavier than hydrogen. Named after astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, it follows a long tradition of naming elements after famous scientists; some of the latest in this line include