Archive: 03/12/2010

In the World: Nanotech on the farm

Cassava is a tropical root vegetable and staple crop for millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa. However, it's tricky to handle: Once the root is removed from the ground, it spoils within one to three days, ...

dateMar 12, 2010 in Biochemistry
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Experts say US doctors overtesting, overtreating

(AP) -- Too much cancer screening, too many heart tests, too many cesarean sections. A spate of recent reports suggest that too many Americans - maybe even President Barack Obama - are being overtreated.

dateMar 12, 2010 in Health
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Pain: Why it's 'ow' for me and 'YOW!' for you

Ever noticed how two people can suffer from back pain, say, but one will moan and groan and take to bed while the other will get up and about and on with life? Pain specialists have often noted that conditions that seem ...

dateMar 12, 2010 in Genetics
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Chinese minister insists Google obey the law

(AP) -- China's top Internet regulator insisted Friday that Google must obey its laws or "pay the consequences," giving no sign of a possible compromise in their dispute over censorship and hacking.

dateMar 12, 2010 in Internet
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