Archive: 10/18/2010

Conservation of the royal warship Vasa evaluated

The conservation of the royal warship Vasa, which sank in Stockholm on her maiden voyage in 1628 and was raised in 1961, has provided a unique insight into how large waterlogged wooden archaeological relics ...

Oct 18, 2010
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Bridges built to help Borneo orangutans meet mates

(AP) -- Endangered orangutans on Borneo island are using fire hoses slung across rivers by humans to help them move around isolated forests to potentially meet new mates and boost the species' chances for ...

Oct 18, 2010
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Facebook talk more valuable than we think

Superficial contacts on Facebook, apparently unnecessary comments, and banal status updates may be more worthwhile than we think. This is shown in a new report from the National IT User Center. The report also predicts the ...

Oct 18, 2010
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A mystery solved: How genes are selectively silenced

Cells read only those genes which are needed at a given moment, while the others are chemically labeled and, thus, selectively turned off. Scientists at the German Cancer Research Center have now been the first to discover ...

Oct 18, 2010
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Malaria PSA uses humor to spread disease awareness

(AP) -- A new public service announcement irreverently suggests one way to solve the malaria problem in Africa: Recruit a cadre of sexy mosquitoes called La Femme Mosquita to seduce and kill their disease-carrying ...

Oct 18, 2010
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Rhyme time

Having long been sidelined as a "Cinderella subject" in schools, children's poetry is poised to reclaim the hearts and minds of a new generation of younger readers, a new study suggests.

Oct 18, 2010
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Jail cell science

You never know where you might find some intrepid scientists trying to unlock some of nature's mysteries. Forest ecologist Nalini Nadkarni came up with an idea that brings science to a most unlikely place ...

Oct 18, 2010
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