Archive: 02/21/2007

Older adults may be unreliable eyewitnesses, study shows

A University of Virginia study suggests that older adults are not only more inclined than younger adults to make errors in recollecting details that have been suggested to them, but are also more likely than younger people ...

dateFeb 21, 2007 in Other
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Over a century after disappearing, wild elk return to Ontario

After disappearing from Ontario due to over hunting in the 19th century, wild elk have returned to the province thanks to the efforts of the Ontario elk restoration program. According to a report on the program’s success, ...

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Gene hunters close in on Lou Gehrig’s disease

In the first genome-wide search for the genetic roots of the most common form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Johns Hopkins scientists have newly identified 34 unique variations in the human genetic code among 276 ...

dateFeb 21, 2007 in Genetics
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First astrophysical results with AMBER/VLTI

The AMBER instrument installed at the Very Large Telescope (VLT) of the European Southern Observatory (ESO) combines the light from three 8.2 meter telescopes, making the VLT the world’s largest optical telescope, ...

dateFeb 21, 2007 in Astronomy
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