Archive: 20/09/2007

Dealing with threatening space rocks

Every now and then a space rock hits the world's media – sometimes almost literally. Threatening asteroids that zoom past the Earth, fireballs in the sky seen by hundreds of people and mysterious craters which may have ...

dateSep 20, 2007 in Space Exploration
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Controlling for size may also prevent cancer

Scientists at Johns Hopkins recently discovered that a chemical chain reaction that controls organ size in animals ranging from insects to humans could mean the difference between normal growth and cancer. The study, published ...

dateSep 20, 2007 in Cancer
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The best both of worlds -- how to have sex and survive

Researchers have discovered that even the gruesome and brutal lifestyle of the Evarcha culicivora, a blood gorging jumping spider indigenous to East Africa, can’t help but be tempted by that ‘big is beautiful’ mantra ...

dateSep 20, 2007 in
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Gates Foundation goes after TB

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, based in Seattle, has announced $280 million in grants to fight a growing tuberculosis problem.

dateSep 20, 2007 in Other
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