Archive: 06/13/2008

1 in 10 adults has a non-earlobe piercing

One in ten adults in England have had a piercing somewhere other than their ear lobe, with a quarter experiencing complications, and one in 100 piercings resulting in a hospital admission, according to a study published on ...

Jun 13, 2008
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Salmonella: Trickier than we imagined

Salmonella is serving up a surprise not only for tomato lovers around the country but also for scientists who study the rod-shaped bacterium that causes misery for millions of people.

Jun 13, 2008
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Road pollution blamed for higher allergy risk in kids

New evidence blames traffic-related pollution for increasing the risk of allergy and atopic diseases among children by more than fifty percent. What's more, the closer children live to roads, the higher their risk.

Jun 13, 2008
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Toothpaste too pricey for the poor

Fluoride toothpaste is prohibitively expensive for the world's poorest people, according to a study published in BioMed Central's open access journal Globalization and Health. Researchers revealed that the poorest popula ...

Jun 13, 2008
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Like a rock: New mineral named for UW astronomer

The International Mineralogical Association has named a new mineral, the first to be discovered in a particle from a comet, in honor of Donald Brownlee, a University of Washington astronomer who revolutionized research on ...

Jun 13, 2008
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Nuisance noise silenced by an acoustic cloak

Researchers in Spain have proven that metamaterials, materials defined by their unusual man-made cellular structure, can be designed to produce an acoustic cloak - a cloak that can make objects impervious to sound waves, ...

Jun 13, 2008
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Lizards pull a wheelie

Why bother running on hind legs when the four you've been given work perfectly well? This is the question that puzzles Christofer Clemente. For birds and primates, there's a perfectly good answer: birds have converted their ...

Jun 13, 2008
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