Archive: 05/11/2009

Terrorist attacks provoke surge in alcohol and drug use

Nearly one in 12 people exposed to terrorism report increased use and misuse of alcohol, according to researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and the University of Michigan. In a study published ...

dateMay 11, 2009 in Health
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When virtual reality feels real (w/Video)

Despite advances in computer graphics, few people would think virtual characters or objects are real. Yet placed in a virtual reality environment most people will interact with them as if they are really there. ...

dateMay 11, 2009 in Computer Sciences
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"We all live in a Robbie Fowler House!"

The recession will likely signal the end for many of Britain’s smaller buy-to-let landlords, and poses a grim threat to city-centre new build properties, warn experts at The University of Nottingham.

dateMay 11, 2009 in Other
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NM farmers work to preserve native chile varieties

(AP) -- Gene Lopez has just finished planting his chile field in the same way he's planted his heat-packed crop for three decades. But as the years pass, there seems to be more immediacy behind each seed he places in the ...

dateMay 11, 2009 in Ecology
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Critics: WHO slow on generics for swine flu

(AP) -- As poor countries face a possible swine flu pandemic with only enough Tamiflu to treat a tiny fraction of their populations, some experts are calling for a simple but contentious solution: massive production of generics.

dateMay 11, 2009 in Health
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