Archive: 11/18/2008

Broccoli may lower lung cancer risk in smokers

The cancer preventive properties of broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables appear to work specifically in smokers, according to data presented at the American Association for Cancer Research's Seventh Annual International ...

Nov 18, 2008
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Stress hinders rats' decision-making abilities

( -- A little bit of stress goes a long way and can have far-reaching effects. Neuroscientists from the University of Washington have found that a single exposure to uncontrollable stress impairs decision making ...

Nov 18, 2008
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Black holes are the rhythm at the heart of galaxies

( -- The powerful black holes at the center of massive galaxies and galaxy clusters act as hearts to the systems, pumping energy out at regular intervals to regulate the growth of the black holes ...

Nov 18, 2008
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Los Alamos Supercomputer Remains Fastest in World

The latest list of the TOP500 computers in the world has been announced at the SC08 supercomputing conference in Austin, Texas, and continued to place the Roadrunner supercomputer at Los Alamos National Laboratory as fastest ...

Nov 18, 2008
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Technology behind the Personal Network

( -- Experts believe Personal Networks will run to a thousand devices by 2017, which presents an enormous networking challenge. European researchers are developing some very clever technology to ...

Nov 18, 2008
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New dreams rise from Phoenix's ashes

( -- Carlos Lange has some sentimental thoughts about the shut down of the Phoenix Mars Lander, but science never sleeps and he's set his sights on a new mission to the Red Planet.

Nov 18, 2008
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The smart way to study

Combine the aphorisms that "practice makes perfect" and "timing is everything" into one and you might get something resembling findings published in this month's issue of Psychological Science. Proper spacing of lessons, the re ...

Nov 18, 2008
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