Archive: 09/18/2009

It's a grind to make Mars red

(PhysOrg.com) -- The widespread idea that Mars is red due to rocks being rusted by the water that once flooded the red planet may be wrong. Recent laboratory studies show that the red dust may be formed by ...

dateSep 18, 2009 in Space Exploration
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Australia to begin vaccinating against swine flu

(AP) -- Australia approved a vaccine against swine flu Friday and said it would start administering the medicine this month its most at-risk citizens, including medical staff, pregnant women and the chronically ill.

dateSep 18, 2009 in Health
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Panama: More tainted medicine in 1,155 bottles

(AP) -- The death toll from contaminated medicine sold three years ago in Panama could be higher than previously believed after 1,155 bottles of tested positive for a chemical commonly found in antifreeze and brake fluid, ...

dateSep 18, 2009 in Health
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Gov't stands by as mercury taints water

(AP) -- Abandoned mercury mines throughout central California's rugged coastal mountains are polluting the state's major waterways, rendering fish unsafe to eat and risking the health of at least 100,000 ...

dateSep 18, 2009 in Environment
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