Archive: 04/21/2010

Lopsided Growth at the Earth's Core

What has twisted the Earth’s core so asymmetrically out of shape? That question has been a long-standing mystery for scientists, but two new studies are shining some light on the geodynamic processes that ...

Apr 21, 2010
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China clones woollier cashmere goats

Scientists in China have cloned a dozen goats engineered with a gene that boosts wool growth, with a view to increasing output of cashmere fibre, state-run media reported Wednesday.

Apr 21, 2010
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Microbes found in natural asphalt lake

(PhysOrg.com) -- A lake of natural hot liquid asphalt in Trinidad and Tobago has been found to be teeming with microbes despite the toxic environment. The lake, aptly named Pitch Lake (since pitch is the old ...

Apr 21, 2010 report
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Google: $1.4M on 1Q lobby on China, other issues

(AP) -- Google Inc. spent $1.4 million in the first quarter to lobby the federal government on everything from its decision to stop censoring search results in China to the tussle over open Internet rules before the Federal ...

Apr 21, 2010
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Meat, fish and ovarian cancer risk

(PhysOrg.com) -- What do meat, fish and ovarian cancer have in common? More than you would think, says Dr Penny Webb from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR).

Apr 21, 2010
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Using death rates to judge hospital performance 'a bad idea'

Mortality rates are a poor measure of the quality of hospital care and should not be a trigger for public inquiries such as the investigation at the Mid Staffordshire hospital, argue experts in a paper published in the British ...

Apr 21, 2010
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