Archive: 03/11/2008

New lunar south polar maps from SMART-1

Newly-released images of the lunar south-polar region obtained by ESA’s SMART-1 are proving to be wonderful tools to zero-in on suitable study sites for potential future lunar exploration missions.

Mar 11, 2008
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Amphibians respond behaviorally to impact of clear cutting

The number of amphibians drastically decreases in forest areas that are clearcut, according to previous studies. A University of Missouri researcher, however, has found that some animals may not be dying. ...

Mar 11, 2008
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Minorities, whites get equal care in hospitals

A University of Maryland study of whether people receive different quality of hospital care because of their race or ethnicity found that when whites and minorities are admitted to a hospital for the same reason, they receive ...

Mar 11, 2008
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New twist on life's power source

A startling discovery by scientists at the Carnegie Institution puts a new twist on photosynthesis, arguably the most important biological process on Earth. Photosynthesis by plants, algae, and some bacteria supports nearly ...

Mar 11, 2008
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Genetic analysis reveals range of Rett syndrome

The first comprehensive analysis of the clinical effects of genetic mutations involved in Rett syndrome will enable affected families to receive a more accurate indication of their child’s prognosis.

Mar 11, 2008
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Sexual performance may hold key to men's health

Men’s pride in sexual performance may help the fight against increasing obesity, according to internationally regarded expert on obesity, men’s health and ageing Professor Gary Wittert.

Mar 11, 2008
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Europe to build state of the art laboratory

One of the great ongoing challenges of astrophysics, to find out how stars evolve and die, is to be tackled in an ambitious European research programme. This will involve studying in the laboratory over 25 critical nuclear ...

Mar 11, 2008
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Royal corruption is rife in the ant world

Far from being a model of social co-operation, the ant world is riddled with cheating and corruption – and it goes all the way to the top, according to scientists from the Universities of Leeds and Copenhagen.

Mar 11, 2008
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Clean diesels

Modern diesel cars are not only quieter than their predecessors but also release considerably fewer exhaust fumes into the atmosphere. The filters for heavy-duty, construction and off-road vehicles are not ...

Mar 11, 2008
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