Archive: 12/16/2010

City lights make air pollution worse

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study by scientists in Los Angeles, California has found that bright city lights makes air pollution worse because the glare of the lights interferes with chemical reactions that clean ...

Dec 16, 2010 report
4.7 / 5 (15) 1 | with audio podcast

Light dawns on dark gamma-ray bursts (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- Gamma-ray bursts are among the most energetic events in the Universe, but some appear curiously faint in visible light. The biggest study to date of these so-called dark gamma-ray bursts, ...

Dec 16, 2010
4.4 / 5 (10) 1 | with audio podcast

Thousands on HIV drugs desperate amid budget woes

(AP) -- Cash-strapped states are cutting back on a program that provides free medicine to people with HIV, leaving thousands of patients to wonder where their drugs will come from and stirring fears of a ...

Dec 16, 2010
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German research protects the Amazon rainforest

The forestry industry in a highly sensitive part of the Amazon rainforest has just become more sustainable thanks to the work of a team of researchers, including scientists from the Max Planck Institute for ...

Dec 16, 2010
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California mom sues McDonald's over Happy Meals

A mother-of-two from California launched a class-action lawsuit Wednesday against McDonald's, claiming the toys given out with Happy Meals unfairly lure kids into eating unhealthy food.

Dec 16, 2010
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