Archive: 04/04/2011

New leads on the causes of alcoholism

In order to develop new medications for alcoholism, researchers need to understand how alcohol acts on the brain's reward system. A previously unknown mechanism has been shown to block the rewarding effects of alcohol on ...

dateApr 04, 2011 in Medical research
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Leatherback sea turtle nests increasing in Florida

The number of endangered leatherback sea turtle nests at 68 beaches in Florida has increased by 10.2 percent a year since 1979, according to a new Duke University-led study published in the current issue of the journal Ecological ...

dateApr 04, 2011 in Ecology
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The Free Software Foundation takes aim at Gmail

( -- The Free Software Foundation is at it again, promoting their laudable, if potentially unrealistic, goal to have all software released under a free software license. Their latest target for information freebies ...

dateApr 04, 2011 in Software weblog
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Dead midges reveal living conditions of fish

Microscopic remains of dead Phantom midge larvae (Chaoborus spp.) may explain a few hundred years of history of the living conditions of fish, acidification and fish death in Swedish lakes. Researchers at the University of ...

dateApr 04, 2011 in Environment
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