Archive: 11/18/2008

Analysis Shows Uptick Rule Vital to Market Stability

( -- A new study by researchers at the New England Complex Systems Institute found that interpretations of data from an SEC pilot program used to justify the repeal of the "uptick rule" in the summer of 2007 are ...

Nov 18, 2008
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Astronomers detect matter torn apart by black hole

The team of European and US astronomers used ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) and the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX) telescope, both in Chile, to study light from Sagittarius A* at near-infrared wavelengths ...

Nov 18, 2008
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Study to make public roads safer for farmers, drivers

Population growth and significant increases in development across the country are leading to changes in traffic and driving behavior in many areas where motorists share the road with farmers moving their equipment – changes ...

Nov 18, 2008
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Australian first: Kangaroo genome mapped

Australian researchers will today launch the world first detailed map of the kangaroo genome, completing the first phase of the kangaroo genomics project.

Nov 18, 2008
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Dancing droplets

Our blood, sweat and tears are three precious fluids that can answer lots of questions about the state of our health but testing small amounts of bodily fluids, without contaminating them through contact with ...

Nov 18, 2008
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'Orphan' genes play an important role in evolution

Closely related animal species share most of their genes and look almost identical. However, minor morphological differences allow us to tell them apart. What is the genetic basis for these differences? Often, the explanation ...

Nov 18, 2008
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A big bunch of tomatoes?

Why do poppies and sunflowers grow as a single flower per stalk while each stem of a tomato plant has several branches, each carrying flowers? In a new study, published in this week's issue of the open access journal PLoS Bi ...

Nov 18, 2008
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What cures you may also ail you: Antibiotics, your gut and you

We are always being told by marketers of healthy yogurts that the human gut contains a bustling community of different bacteria, both good and bad, and that this balance is vital to keeping you healthy. But if you target ...

Nov 18, 2008
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