Archive: 06/05/2008

Where mathematics and astrophysics meet

The mathematicians were trying to extend an illustrious result in their field, the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra. The astrophysicists were working on a fundamental problem in their field, the problem of gravitational ...

Jun 05, 2008
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Probing Question: Are water wars in our future?

Schoolkids know that over 70 percent of Earth's surface is washed in water. Yet very little of that abundance — less than two percent — is available for drinking and agriculture. Over the last 50 years, moreover, freshwater ...

Jun 05, 2008
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Plastic Brain Outsmarts Experts

Can human beings rev up their intelligence quotients, or are they stuck with IQs set by their genes at birth? Until recently, nature seemed to be the clear winner over nurture.

Jun 05, 2008
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Terrorism risk determines homeland security spending

A new study in Policy Studies Journal reveals that measures of terrorism risk are found to be positive determinants of Homeland Security funding, while measures of political influence and party affiliation of elected officials ...

Jun 05, 2008
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Videos offer tips on reducing breast-cancer risk

Using certain plastics and cosmetics may increase the risk of breast cancer, according to emerging scientific research cited by Cornell investigators. Drinking from hard-plastic water bottles and using such personal-care ...

Jun 05, 2008
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Motivation of small business managers affects firm growth

Economic theory often assumes that firm growth is automatic, given the existence of growth opportunities in the marketplace. However, a new study published in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice reveals that the motivation ...

Jun 05, 2008
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Another new wrinkle in treating skin aging

Topical applications of a naturally occurring fat molecule have the potential to slow down skin aging, whether through natural causes or damage, researchers report.

Jun 05, 2008
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