Archive: 07/2/2007

Understanding Smooth Eye Pursuit

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have shed new light on how the brain and eye team up to spot an object in motion and follow it, a classic question of human motor control. The study shows that ...

dateJul 02, 2007 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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Death rates will rise because of global warming

Global warming will cause more deaths in summer because of higher temperatures but these will not be offset by fewer deaths in milder winters finds an analysis published online ahead of print in Occupational and Environment Me ...

dateJul 02, 2007 in Medical research
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End of an era at HERA accelerator

Fifteen years of scientific discovery came to an end on June 30th when the electrons and protons in the HERA accelerator made their final lap of the 6.3 km ring. The HERA ring has provided these particles and their anti-particle ...

dateJul 02, 2007 in General Physics
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Endometriosis increases the risk of certain cancers

Doctors in Sweden have shown for the first time that although endometriosis is associated with an increased risk of various cancers, this risk does not depend on the number of times women with the condition have given birth.

dateJul 02, 2007 in Cancer
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Anti-gay hate crimes widespread

Nearly four in 10 gay men and about one in eight lesbians and bisexuals in the United States have been the target of violence or a property crime because of their sexual orientation, according to a new study by University ...

dateJul 02, 2007 in Other
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The fisherman is a predator like any other

For Peru fishing is a prime source of foreign exchange, second only to mining. The country’s anchovy fishing fleet, which seeks the Peruvian anchovy Engraulis ringens, is the world’s largest single-species fishery, with ...

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