Archive: 03/17/2008

An Oxygen Factory in a Nearby Galaxy

This Chandra X-ray Observatory image shows the debris of a massive star explosion in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small galaxy about 160,000 light years from Earth.

Mar 17, 2008
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Preventing School Violence Needs to Start at Young Age

By the time a child enters third grade, it may be too late to change behavioral issues that could lead to more serious problems later in life, including violent and aggressive behavior. A University of Missouri professor ...

Mar 17, 2008
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'Digital piracy' may benefit companies

Unauthorised copying of software, music or films, so-called digital piracy, may have benefits for the affected companies, an Oxford researcher has claimed.

Mar 17, 2008
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Biotechnology needs 21st century patent system: Expert

Biotechnology discoveries – like the method for creating synthetic life forms – are at risk of being unduly hindered or taken hostage by private corporations unless patent systems are brought into the 21st century, an ...

Mar 17, 2008
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Online technical support forums build social capital

Consumers in search of product related information and technical support often turn to virtual communities for help. A forthcoming examination in the April 2008 Journal of Consumer Research of virtual P3 communities – pe ...

Mar 17, 2008
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Testicular cancer gauge often not used

A standard part of testicular cancer care isn’t used in more than half of all patients who have the condition, researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have found.

Mar 17, 2008
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Fungi can tell us about the origin of sex chromosomes

Fungi do not have sexes, just so-called mating types. A new study being published today in the prestigious journal PLoS shows that there are great similarities between the parts of DNA that determine the sex of plants and an ...

Mar 17, 2008
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