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.

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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.

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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.

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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 ...

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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.

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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.

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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 ...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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