Archive: 03/06/2010

Large Meteor Tracked over Northeast Alabama

On the evening of May 18, NASA all-sky meteor cameras located at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and at the Walker County Science Center near Chickamauga, Ga. tracked the entry of a large meteor estimated to weigh some ...

dateJun 03, 2010 in Space Exploration
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CDC: American cigarettes contain more carcinogens

Cigarette-smoking Americans receive higher doses of the most potent carcinogens than do smokers in many foreign countries because of variations in the way tobacco is processed for cigarettes, researchers from the Centers ...

dateJun 03, 2010 in Health
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Good grades? It's all in who you know

( -- Enrichment classes, after-school activities, tutoring, not to mention the gentle prodding of parents — all may count in giving a child that extra academic edge. But parents still puzzle over what the right ...

dateJun 03, 2010 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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Zinc switches found in plants

Geneticists have discovered two gene switches in plants which enable better zinc intake. This paves the way for plant breeders to reduce malnutrition.

dateJun 03, 2010 in Biotechnology
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Fresh insight into the origins of Planet Earth

For the first time, an international team of researchers has incorporated extensive geochemical data on the formation of Earth into a model - with surprising results: more models can be used for the process of Earth’s accretion ...

dateJun 03, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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Novel technique informs drug delivery research

University College Dublin researchers led by Conway Fellow, Professor David Brayden have shown that a candidate drug delivery polymer may have potential for oral or topical use. These findings were recently published in the ...

dateJun 03, 2010 in Polymers
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How does the human brain memorize a sound?

Sound repetition allows us to memorize complex sounds in a very quick, effective and durable way. This form of auditory learning, which was evidenced for the first time by French researchers from CNRS, ENS Paris, and Paris ...

dateJun 03, 2010 in Neuroscience
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Mice Show How a Human Height Gene Works

( -- A gene linked to greater height and later puberty in large population studies shows a true biological effect, according to a new study from Children's Hospital Boston that finds mice with this variant are ...

dateJun 03, 2010 in Genetics
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