Archive: 08/1/2006

Evolution key issue for Kan. voters

(AP) -- Kansas Board of Education members who approved new classroom standards that call evolution into question faced a counterattack at the polls Tuesday from Darwin's defenders.

Aug 01, 2006
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Guns links to testosterone levels studied

Researchers at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill., say gun handling causes men's testosterone levels to rise, making them more aggressive.

Aug 01, 2006
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New evidence for theory of evolution found

U.S. geneticists say they have found evidence a category of genes, known as pseudogenes, serve no function -- a finding supporting the theory of evolution.

Aug 01, 2006
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Search for Rare Particle Decay Comes Up Short

Based on work performed at a large particle detector known as the BaBaR experiment, scientists announced recently that they do not see evidence to support theoretical predictions that an extremely rare particle ...

Aug 01, 2006 feature
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Asteroid Aspirations

A recent grant from NASA will enable the Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences at the University of Arkansas to continue its work creating missions to asteroids and exploring the possibilities and chemistry of ...

Aug 01, 2006
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Sign language study reveals key finding about short-term memory

For decades, researchers have misunderstood a key aspect of short-term memory because of shortcomings in the way they compare the memory capacity of deaf people who use American Sign Language (ASL) and hearing people, according ...

Aug 01, 2006
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Forecast: Showers and Thunderstorms

People planning baseball games, picnics, and other outdoor events may have more precise short-term forecasts of rainfall in the next few years, thanks to an observing strategy now being tested by atmospheric ...

Aug 01, 2006
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