Archive: 16/12/2005

Why do some people gain weight when others don't?

Do you have that friend—the one who can eat endless hot fudge sundaes and never gain weight? Or do you sometimes feel that even if you worked out three hours a day and ate nothing but celery sticks, you couldn't lose weight?

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Pulsar Racing Through Space Reveals Comet-Like Trail

A team led by Dr. Patrizia Caraveo of the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF) in Milan discovered this cometary trail with data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory Archive. The discovery follows the team's ...

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U.K. scientists say 2005 hottest ever

British scientists have calculated 2005 was the warmest year on record in the Northern Hemisphere, at least since records began being kept in the 1860s.

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Globe Talk: Turkey delights Vodafone

There should be satisfaction in beating out the competition to win over a company in a country with much potential. But while Vodafone executives may be rejoicing over their deal to buy out Turkey's Telsim earlier this week, ...

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Making the world's smallest gadgets even smaller

You may not have noticed, but the smallest revolution in world history is under way. Laboratories and factories have begun to make medical sensors and computer-chip components smaller than a single blood cell or the periods ...

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