Archive: 03/17/2011

No drop in Chernobyl cancer risk: US study

The risk of thyroid cancer among people who were exposed as children to the nuclear fallout at Chernobyl has not declined nearly 25 years after the disaster, said a study released Thursday in the United States.

dateMar 17, 2011 in Cancer
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Corn gluten meal tested on squash survival, yields

Corn gluten meal, a powdery byproduct of the wet-milling process of corn, has shown important potential for use as an organic, non-selective preemergence or preplant-incorporated herbicide. A team of researchers from the ...

dateMar 17, 2011 in Ecology
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How do consumers estimate a good time?

Consumers estimate they'll spend more time enjoying activities when the tasks are broken down into components, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. But using the same process for an unpleasant event ...

dateMar 17, 2011 in Social Sciences
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Horticulture students link problem-solving to employment

Recognizing the need for university students to develop problem-solving skills they will need in their careers, educators are looking to student-centered, problem-based learning strategies. Problem-based learning (PBL) experiences ...

dateMar 17, 2011 in Other
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Optimizing yield and fruit size of figs

The common fig is a subtropical, deciduous fruit tree grown in most Mediterranean-type climates. Although some believe that figs may be the oldest cultivated fruit species on earth, global expansion of fig ...

dateMar 17, 2011 in Ecology
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