Archive: 19/09/2007

Biologists expose hidden costs of firefly flashes

A new study by biologists at Tufts University has discovered a dark side lurking behind the magical light shows put on by fireflies each summer. Using both laboratory and field experiments to explore the potential costs of ...

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New U.S. chemical screening center to open

A new U.S. chemical screening center designed to perform up to 30,000 experiments a day is to open Friday at the University of California-Santa Cruz.

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Grocery Retailers Need Not Fear 'Cherry Pickers'

"Extreme cherry pickers," grocery shoppers who buy only sale items and nothing else, do not harm retailer profits significantly as generally is believed, according to a forthcoming study in the Journal of Marketing Research.

dateSep 19, 2007 in Other
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Does being overweight in old age cause memory problems?

While obesity has been shown to contribute to high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes, being overweight in old age does not lead to memory problems, according to a study published September 19, 2007, in the online ...

dateSep 19, 2007 in Health
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IBM offers free office software suite

IBM is releasing IBM Lotus Symphony, a suite of software tools for creating and sharing documents, spreadsheets and presentations. The tools can be downloaded at no charge.

dateSep 19, 2007 in Software
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