Archive: 03/12/2009

Adventures in the 'Goldilocks zone'

When NASA's Kepler telescope rocketed into the night sky last week, two Berkeley astronomers watching its fading contrail were hoping that the telescope will reveal Earth's — and humanity's — place in ...

dateMar 12, 2009 in Space Exploration
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Culture skews human evolution

(PhysOrg.com) -- The rise of agriculture 10,000 years ago meant the end of the hunter-gatherer lifestyle for which human beings had been optimized by millions of years of evolution and the beginning of an ...

dateMar 12, 2009 in Evolution
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Study shows Human Sounds may Kill Fish

(PhysOrg.com) -- Anthropogenic, or human generated, sounds have the potential to significantly affect the lives of aquatic animals - from the individual animal’s well-being, right through to its reproduction, migration ...

dateMar 12, 2009 in Ecology
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Web 2.0 for the real world

(PhysOrg.com) -- European researchers working on some of the most fundamental issues facing the future internet paradigm have developed - in their spare time, no less - a mobile platform that brings some of the most powerful ...

dateMar 12, 2009 in Engineering
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Genetic differences help protect against cervical cancer

Women with certain gene variations appear to be protected against cervical cancer, according to a study led by scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and reported in Clinical Cancer Research. Knowi ...

dateMar 12, 2009 in Cancer
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Cracking the spatial memory code

Researchers have shown that they can tell where a person is "standing" within a virtual reality room on the basis of the pattern of activity in the brain alone. The findings, published online on March 12th in Current Biology, a Cell ...

dateMar 12, 2009 in Neuroscience
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