Archive: 12/03/2008

How to destroy an asteroid

In the hit 1998 movie Armageddon, Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck blew up an asteroid to save the world. While the film was science fiction, the chances of an asteroid hitting the Earth one day are very real ...

dateDec 03, 2008 in Space Exploration
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Genes determine whether sugar pills work

It is a well-known fact in drug trials that individuals can respond just as well to placebos, sugar pills, as to the active drug. On the other hand, it is difficult to explain why only certain people get better from placebos. ...

dateDec 03, 2008 in Genetics
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A spoonful of sugar?

The widespread problem of children failing to take their medication for a range of life-threatening illnesses is to be tackled as part of a new university research project.

dateDec 03, 2008 in Health
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