Archive: 03/16/2010

Freezing out breast cancer

Interventional radiologists have opened the door to an encouraging potential future treatment for the nearly 200,000 women who are diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States each year: image-guided, multiprobe cryotherapy. ...

dateMar 16, 2010 in Cancer
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X-ray telescope to detect dark energy in space

It will be on board in 2012, when a Soyus-2 rocket carries an X-ray telescope into space to decode the nature of the universe's dark energy: an X-ray detector developed by the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics. ...

dateMar 16, 2010 in Astronomy
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Jaws -- 4 million BC

It might sound like a mashup of monster movies, but palaeontologists have discovered evidence of how an extinct shark attacked its prey, reconstructing a killing that took place 4 million years ago.

dateMar 16, 2010 in Archaeology & Fossils
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New lentil being readied for market

"Essex," a new lentil variety developed by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists, has a lot to offer: high seed yields for growers, nitrogen-fixing bacteria for wheat crops, and a tasty source of protein for consumers ...

dateMar 16, 2010 in Ecology
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From international harbor to native habitat

In the 1930s, soil used as ballast to weigh down cargo ships from South America to Mobile, Alabama introduced the red imported fire ant to the southern United States. Since then, the ants have been found as far north as Maryland ...

dateMar 16, 2010 in Ecology
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