Hits Parade — AlphaGalileo Top 5
Our hit parade compiles the press releases with bigger number of visits in August 2012.
1. Spider version of Bigfoot emerges from caves in the Pacific Northwests — Pensoft Publishers — 14/08/2012
A team of scientists and cave conservationists discovered a relatively huge, unique spider in caves and forests of the Pacific Northwest. The novel combination of evolutionary features in this spider, Trogloraptor, compelled them to recognize a new family. A study of the new family and its evolutionary and conservation significance was published in the open access journal Zookeys.
2.Earphones 'potentially as dangerous as noise from jet engines,' according to new University of Leicester study — University of Leicester — 29/08/2012
Turning the volume up too high on your headphones can damage the coating of nerve cells, leading to temporary deafness; scientists from the University of Leicester have shown for the first time.
3.Medieval clerics resisted celibacy — University of Huddersfield — 06/08/2012
Medieval clerics did not relish the prospect of giving up sex when the Papacy tried to introduce the principle of celibacy. Resistance was widespread, it was revealed at an academic conference at the University of Huddersfield where two historians are playing a key role in developing the burgeoning study area of medieval masculinity.
4.Computer memory leaks a turn off — Inderscience — 10/08/2012
When you switch off your computer any passwords you used to login to web pages, your bank or other financial account evaporate into the digital ether, right? Not so fast! Researchers in Greece have discovered a security loophole that exploits the way computer memory works and could be used to harvest passwords and other sensitive data from a PC even if it is in standby mode.
5.Adolescent smokers have artery damage — European Society of Cardiology (ESC)— 25/08/2012
Tobacco smoke is considered highly atherogenic in adults, but little is known about the impact of tobacco smoke exposure on cardiovascular health in adolescents. Children and adolescents are exposed to tobacco smoke through passive and active smoking.