Archive: 06/19/2008

Lost in the supermarket?

[B]Why the 'cheap food revolution' hasn't reached poor countries[/B] Most people don't think twice as they pass spring apples from the southern hemisphere as they enter the supermarket, but they are participating in a c ...

Jun 19, 2008
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Looking for New Light

In many ways, astronomers are in the dark about asteroids. In the dark depths of the Kuiper Asteroid Belt beyond Neptune's orbit, and even in the nearby Main Belt between Jupiter and Mars, most asteroids are too small to ...

Jun 19, 2008
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Allergy expert has advice for flood victims

As if the emotional and financial impact of flood damage isn't bad enough, floodwaters can also bring health problems. H. James Wedner, M.D., professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Allergy and Immunology at Washington ...

Jun 19, 2008
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Ice cores map dynamics of sudden climate changes

New, extremely detailed data from investigations of ice cores from Greenland show that the climate shifted very suddenly and changed fundamentally during quite few years when the ice age ended. Researchers ...

Jun 19, 2008
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Scientists fix bugs in our understanding of evolution

[B]A new computational tool allows the most accurate insights into evolution ever[/B] What makes a human different from a chimp? Researchers from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory's European Bioinformatics Ins ...

Jun 19, 2008
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