Archive: 15/12/2009

Jules Verne, desperado?

( -- Jules Verne (1828-1905) is often remembered as a 19th-century founder of science fiction, whose enthusiasm for invention fills his books — from the spacecraft in From the Earth to the Moon (1865) to the ...

dateDec 15, 2009 in Other
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First Direct Imaging of a Young Binary System

( -- A team of astronomers from The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, and other universities have captured the first direct image of a young binary star ...

dateDec 15, 2009 in Astronomy
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Sleep and Cancer: Uncomfortable Bedfellows

( -- Newly-diagnosed cancer patients face a number of life-long challenges, but a new study from the Duke Clinical Research Institute suggests that a lack of sleep may be one of the most persistent and disruptive. ...

dateDec 15, 2009 in Cancer
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Experiential learning teaches change and adaptation

Economics, environmental impacts, social dynamics, and production levels are all major factors that influence the overall success of an agroecosystem. Positive or negative, these factors enact change on the system, forcing ...

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Marketing a 'spoonful of sugar'

Your kids won't wear their seatbelts, take their vitamins or brush their teeth? A new study by Tel Aviv University offers a simple formula that will get better compliance in the kid department -- and has implications for ...

dateDec 15, 2009 in Social Sciences
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Laurence made landfall in Western Australia

Tropical Cyclone Laurence made landfall in Northwestern Australia this morning (Eastern Time) December 15, 2009. NASA's Aqua satellite captured a visible image of Laurence just before the center of the storm made landfall ...

dateDec 15, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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