Archive: 02/20/2007

New research finds people and pigeons see eye to eye

Pigeons and humans use similar visual cues to identify objects, a finding that could have promising implications in the development of novel technologies, according to new research conducted by a University ...

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Integral expands our view of the gamma-ray sky

Integral's latest survey of the gamma-ray universe continues to change the way astronomers think of the high-energy cosmos. With over seventy percent of the sky now observed by Integral, astronomers have been ...

dateFeb 20, 2007 in Astronomy
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Sense and sensibility in short-term memory

More than three centuries ago, Sir Isaac Newton reflected on the similarities between the sense of hearing and the sense of sight. Newton’s speculations were impossible to test scientifically, until now. A novel Brandeis ...

dateFeb 20, 2007 in Medical research
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Spearmint tea -- A possible treatment for mild hirsutism

Women with hirsutism grow hair on their faces, breasts and stomachs. This can cause great distress. The hair grows because they have abnormally high levels of the ‘masculinising’ androgen hormones. Androgens travel around ...

dateFeb 20, 2007 in Other
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Adobe Ships Photoshop Lightroom 1.0

Adobe Systems announced that its Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 1.0 software is now out of beta and available for customers at a special introductory price of US $199. New Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is the professional ...

dateFeb 20, 2007 in Software
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Scientists warn of climate change risk to marine turtles

North American marine turtles are at risk if global warming occurs at predicted levels, according to scientists from the University of Exeter. An increase in temperatures of just one degree Celsius could completely eliminate ...

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Why is the heart heart-shaped?

How does the heart attain its characteristic shape? Shape may be sculpted by cell movement, cell division, or changes in cell size and shape, all of which can be influenced by the local environment. The heart appears as ...

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