Archive: 03/02/2011

Birth of a baby planet

(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Sydney astronomer, Professor Peter Tuthill, is one of an international team of astronomers who have announced a major step forward in the quest to find planets in orbit around ...

dateMar 02, 2011 in Astronomy
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Turning bacteria into butanol biofuel factories

(PhysOrg.com) -- While ethanol is today's major biofuel, researchers aim to produce fuels more like gasoline. Butanol is the primary candidate, now produced primarily by Clostridium bacteria. UC Berkeley chemist ...

dateMar 02, 2011 in Biochemistry
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Space image: On approach

After a very cloudy day at Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England, the skies cleared to allow a view of this stunning pass of the ISS and Discovery on Feb. 26, 2011.

dateMar 02, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Smoking, couch-potato lifestyles boost cancer risks

Two studies released on Wednesday highlighted the risks and benefits of lifestyle choices in combatting cancer, showing the dangers of smoking for post-menopausal women and exercise's protective effect on the bowel.

dateMar 02, 2011 in Health
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Facebook walls boost self-esteem, finds study

(PhysOrg.com) -- "Mirror, mirror on the wall/Who in the land is fairest of all?" But unlike Snow White's Queen, many people don't feel better after gazing at their wall mirror. Facebook walls, on the other hand, can have ...

dateMar 02, 2011 in Social Sciences
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STAR TRAK for March 2011

Mercury will make its best evening appearance of the year in March. It will become visible to the unaided eye during the second week of the month about 40 minutes after sunset, almost directly below much brighter ...

dateMar 02, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Leonardo attached to Space Station

After a flawless launch last Thursday and a textbook docking on Saturday, the Space Shuttle today delivered the European-built Leonardo Permanent Multipurpose Module to the International Space Station.

dateMar 02, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Merck says US rejects its MS drug

German pharmaceutical group Merck KgaA said Wednesday that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has refused to approve use of its multiple sclerosis treatment Cladribine.

dateMar 02, 2011 in Medications
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