Archive: 08/09/2006

Home test for intestinal cancer in Britain

Britain's National Health Service is introducing a home test for intestinal cancer health officials hope will cut the number of deaths from the disease.

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Ohio gets hospital reporting law

Ohio Gov. Bob Taft signed legislation Wednesday requiring hospitals to provide more information about the quality of care they provide and its cost.

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Lake Tahoe Clarity Holds Steady in 2005

The waters of Lake Tahoe were clear to an average depth of 72.4 feet in 2005, according to UC Davis scientists who have monitored the lake since 1968. That keeps the clarity measurement in the range where it ...

Aug 09, 2006
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Study breaks ice on ancient arctic thaw

A new analysis of ocean-floor sediments collected near the North Pole finds that the Arctic was extremely warm, unusually wet and ice-free the last time massive amounts of greenhouse gases were released into the Earth's atmosphere ...

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Kids need more time than adults give them, study finds

Further proof that children require more time comes via a study to be published today in Developmental Science asserting that the fast pace expected by adults - both parents and educators - can be beyond childr ...

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Electricity blackouts: A hot summer topic

It is a common misperception that blackouts are caused by power shortages, but in any given year, about 90 percent of the power outages that customers experience are due to problems with the local distribution ...

Aug 09, 2006
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Evolution of a penis worm

The detailed images of embryos more than 500 million years old have been revealed by an international team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol. Writing in the journal Nature, Dr Phil Donoghue and ...

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Invasive Species Alter Habitat to Their Benefit

When scientists study habitats that alien species have invaded, they usually find predictable patterns. The diversity of native species declines, and changes occur in natural processes such as nutrient cycling, wildfire frequency ...

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