Archive: 06/15/2007

Overcoming the fear of hiring employees

The Civil Rights Act of 1991 (CRA-91) held great promise for protecting workers from discrimination in the workplace. Unfortunately, like many good ideas, CRA-91 had an unintended consequence for employers: ...

Jun 15, 2007
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Single-Celled Transformers

A tiny single-celled organism that plays a key role in the carbon cycle of cold-water oceans may be a lot smarter than scientists had suspected.

Jun 15, 2007
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New drug resistance found in river blindness

A 20-year effort to control the spread of onchocerciasis, or river blindness, in African communities is threatened by the development of drug resistance in the parasite that causes the disease, a study by McGill University ...

Jun 15, 2007
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Researchers track snakes to study populations, behavior

A researcher for Washington University in St. Louis, along with colleagues at the Saint Louis Zoo and Saint Louis University are tracking timber rattlesnakes in west St. Louis County and neighboring Jefferson ...

Jun 15, 2007
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Scientists ponder plant life on extrasolar Earthlike planets

When we think of extrasolar Earth-like planets, the first tendency is to imagine weird creatures like Jar Jar Binks, Chewbacca, and, if those are not bizarre enough, maybe even the pointy-eared Vulcan, Spock, ...

Jun 15, 2007
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GE eucalyptus tree investigation urged

Several U.S. environmental groups are upset concerning a possible link between a pathogenic fungus and genetically engineered eucalyptus trees.

Jun 15, 2007
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Asian bees threaten Australia

Four swarms of Asian bees found in Cairns, Australia, may pose a serious threat to the country's honey bee population.

Jun 15, 2007
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Mediterranean faces dangerous heat

The Mediterranean region faces a sharp increase in dangerously hot days by the end of the century if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, scientists said.

Jun 15, 2007
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