Archive: 10/01/2011

A new way to date old ceramics

(PhysOrg.com) -- If you are an archaeologist, determining when a pot was made is not just a matter of checking the bottom for a time stamp. Dating clay-based materials like ceramics recovered from archeological sites can ...

dateJan 10, 2011 in Materials Science
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Hubble finds that puny stars pack a big punch

(PhysOrg.com) -- A deep survey of more than 200,000 stars in our Milky Way galaxy has unveiled the sometimes petulant behavior of tiny red dwarf stars. These stars, which are smaller than the Sun, can unleash powerful eruptions ...

dateJan 10, 2011 in Astronomy
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Eat your greens to improve your looks

Getting your five a day will do more for your looks than a sun tan according to scientists who have found that our appearances really do prove that you are what you eat.

dateJan 10, 2011 in Health
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Sequenced genomes make good neighbors

(PhysOrg.com) -- To study the proteomes of organisms, a first step often involves using sequenced genomes in conjunction with mass spectrometric measurements for global protein identifications. But, how do you identify the ...

dateJan 10, 2011 in Biotechnology
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Groupon raises $950 mln in new funding

Internet bargain coupon phenomenon Groupon said Monday it had raised $950 million in the past month to invest in technology, fund its global expansion and compensate company employees and early investors.

dateJan 10, 2011 in Business
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Nursing home closures concentrated in poorest areas

While wealthier people have chosen alternatives to urban nursing homes, the urban poor still depend on them for long-term care. A new study led by researchers at Brown University finds that option is nevertheless slipping ...

dateJan 10, 2011 in Health
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