Archive: 11/13/2008

Corralling the carbon cycle

( -- Scientists may have overcome a major hurdle to calculating how much carbon dioxide (CO2) is absorbed and released by plants, vital information for understanding how the biosphere responds ...

dateNov 13, 2008 in Earth Sciences
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NASA Restores Historic Lunar Orbiter Image

( -- NASA released a newly restored 42-year-old image of Earth on Thursday. The Lunar Orbiter 1 spacecraft took the iconic photograph of Earth rising above the lunar surface in 1966. Using refurbished ...

dateNov 13, 2008 in Space Exploration
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How eating red meat can spur cancer progression

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, led by Ajit Varki, M.D., have shown a new mechanism for how human consumption of red meat and milk products could contribute to the increased risk ...

dateNov 13, 2008 in Cancer
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Raising alcohol taxes reduces deaths

Raising taxes on beer, wine and liquor immediately reduces the number of deaths from alcohol-related diseases such as liver disease, oral or breast cancers, and alcohol poisoning, according to a new study published in the ...

dateNov 13, 2008 in Health
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Bushfires leave a bad taste for wine lovers

( -- Australian winemakers are turning to the University of Adelaide to help identify grape varieties that are less susceptible to smoke from summer bushfires.

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