Archive: 06/19/2009

Anxious parents misdiagnose milk formula intolerance

Some parents may be unnecessarily switching infant milk formulas for their healthy infants. A study published in BioMed Central's open access Nutrition Journal, found that many parents misinterpret common baby behaviors as mil ...

Jun 19, 2009
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'Ballooning' spiders grounded by infection

Money spiders infected with Rickettsia bacteria are less likely to 'balloon' - that is, to use their silk as sails to catch gusts of wind and travel long distances. Researchers writing in the open access journal ...

Jun 19, 2009
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South Korea tops in broadband penetration: study

South Korea, where 95 percent of homes have broadband, Singapore and Taiwan are among the top five countries in terms of access to the high-speed Internet, according to a survey released Thursday.

Jun 19, 2009
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Elephant-size loopholes sustain Thai ivory trade

Legal loopholes and insufficient law enforcement mean that Thailand continues to harbour the largest illegal ivory market in Asia, says a new report from the wildlife trade monitoring network TRAFFIC.

Jun 19, 2009
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Militants, 'hacktivists' exploit Web, eye recruits

(AP) -- Terrorist groups that have long used the Internet to spread propaganda are increasingly tapping the Web to teach Islamic extremists how to be hackers, recruit techies for cyberwarfare and raise money ...

Jun 19, 2009
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Malfunctioning gene is a cause of gout (w/Video)

Having partnered last year with an international team that surveyed the genomes of 12,000 individuals to find a genetic cause for gout, Johns Hopkins scientists now have shown that the malfunctioning gene they helped uncover ...

Jun 19, 2009
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NASA launches LCROSS Lunar Impactor

NASA launched its first moon shot in a decade Thursday, sending up a pair of unmanned science probes that will help determine where astronauts could land and set up camp in years to come.

Jun 19, 2009
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