Archive: 03/19/2008

Copyrights (and wrongs)

Some of the most important copyright documents ever written are being made available online for the first time, reflecting growing public interest in authorial rights in the wake of the internet revolution.

Mar 19, 2008
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How Iron Gets into the North Pacific

Most oceanographers have assumed that, in the areas of the world's oceans known as High Nutrient, Low Chlorophyll (HNLC) regions, the iron needed to fertilize infrequent plankton blooms comes almost entirely ...

Mar 19, 2008
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The difference in eating habits between men and women

When it comes to what we eat, men and women really are different according to scientific research presented today (March 19) at the 2008 International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases in Atlanta, Georgia. In general, ...

Mar 19, 2008
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Physicists Ponder Atoms Without Nuclei

You might remember learning in sixth grade science class that isotopes are atoms that have lost or gained a few neutrons, and ions are atoms that have lost or gained a few electrons. But what about an atom ...

Mar 19, 2008 feature
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Less can be more, for plant breeders too

Imagine you are a rice breeder and one day within a large field you discover a plant that has just the characteristics you have been looking for. You happily take your special plant to the laboratory where you find out that ...

Mar 19, 2008
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Virtual reality can yield real legal woes

What your avatar does in an online fantasy world may very well land you in court. As virtual worlds increasingly generate real-world legal disputes, a cyberlaw scholar at the Rutgers School of Law—Camden is authoring a ...

Mar 19, 2008
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