Archive: 11/19/2010

Probing Question: Why is it so hard to lose weight?

If you're an adult American, chances are pretty good that at one time or another you've tried to diet. Chances also are good that, despite your efforts, you've found yourself standing on a scale and looking ...

Nov 19, 2010
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Cleaning up slum life with sewage cycle

Pedal power may hold the answer to cheap and efficient sewage removal in some of the world’s poorest slums – if the work of a Cambridge University researcher can be taken into large-scale production.

Nov 19, 2010
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Shoppers shrug off fears about toxic reusable bags

(AP) -- So you care about the environment, and you take a reusable shopping bag with you to the grocery store to avoid polluting the planet with countless plastic sacks. Now you find out your bag is made ...

Nov 19, 2010
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Walk in the park yields biological treasure

A newly identified relationship between a fly and a weedy mustard-type plant promises to answer many long-standing questions surrounding the evolutionary arms race between plant-eating insects and their host ...

Nov 19, 2010
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Turning waste into profit

About 2.6 billion people lack access to adequate sanitation, including more than 10 million in Kenya’s densely populated urban slums. Given the lack of critical infrastructure, slum dwellers go to the ...

Nov 19, 2010
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Hornless rhino carcasses found in S.Africa

South African wildlife officials have found 18 rhino carcasses dumped by poachers in a remote area with their horns removed, a spokesman for the northern province of Limpopo said Friday.

Nov 19, 2010
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Mars Rover images honor Apollo 12

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has visited and photographed two craters informally named for the spacecraft that carried men to the moon 41 years ago this week.

Nov 19, 2010
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