Archive: 01/20/2006

Sage grouse drops near drilling sites

A study found the population of sage grouse declined sharply in breeding habitat near oil and gas exploration fields in western Wyoming.

Jan 20, 2006
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Newly discovered worm fences with penis

Australian scientists are set to announce the discovery of a species of flatworm which is a member of group of predators known as oyster leeches.

Jan 20, 2006
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Stevens demands online porn rating system

In a week in which the Child Online Protection Act is back in the news, Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, used a committee hearing Thursday to fire a warning toward the adult entertainment industry.

Jan 20, 2006
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'Hot Bird' broadcast satellite is at pad

Alcatel says the Hot Bird 7A broadcast satellite it built for Eutelsat Communications has arrived at its launch pad in French Guiana.

Jan 20, 2006
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Nano World: Gold nano vs. Alzheimer's

Gold particles only nanometers or billionths of a meter wide together with extremely weak microwaves can dissolve the abnormal protein clumps linked with Alzheimer's disease and potentially those linked with other degenerative ...

Jan 20, 2006
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Stem cell ballot initiative goes forward

A Missouri judge rejected arguments that a stem cell ballot initiative was deceptively worded, allowing the referendum attempt to move forward.

Jan 20, 2006
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New mission to collect, return Martian samples

The first step of any journey takes place in your mind, they say. If this saying is true, a team of Texas A&M University student engineers is well on the way to Mars.

Jan 20, 2006
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Running Marathon in Space

Expedition 12 Commander Bill McArthur began his week Sunday by running a half-marathon on the station treadmill, supporting friends and colleagues running in the Houston Marathon. As he ran 220 miles above ...

Jan 20, 2006
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Deer may have mad-cow-like disease

Health officials in Kansas are investigating a potential case of chronic wasting disease, a brain degeneration in deer and elk similar to mad cow disease.

Jan 20, 2006
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Microsoft China braces for Google

Analysts see Microsoft's announcement it was consolidating its Chinese R&D assets as a move preparing for increased competition from Google.

Jan 20, 2006
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Sonar reference dropped from whale report

A document made public as a result of a court order says a U.S. government investigator studying the stranding of whales dropped references of naval sonar.

Jan 20, 2006
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