Archive: 05/21/2007

Alarming acceleration in CO2 emissions worldwide

Between 2000 and 2004, worldwide CO2 emissions increased at a rate that is over three times the rate during the 1990s—the rate increased from 1.1 % per year during the 1990s to 3.1% per year in the early 2000s.

dateMay 21, 2007 in Environment
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Geoscience converges under pressure

The contents of the deep Earth affect the planet as a whole, including life at its surface, but scientists must find unusual ways to "see" it. Only recently have researchers been able to produce the extreme temperatures and ...

dateMay 21, 2007 in Earth Sciences
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Chemotherapy drug shrinks brain tumors

Cancerous brain tumors appear to respond favorably to the drug temozolomide when used as primary chemotherapy after surgery, and the treatment appears to work best in people missing a certain gene, according to a study published ...

dateMay 21, 2007 in Medical research
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Caffeine powder is recalled

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Spectrum Laboratory Products Inc. is recalling its Caffeine Citrated Powder due to potential potency issues.

dateMay 21, 2007 in Health
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South Korean whale kills under-reported

A U.S. study of whale meat sold in South Korea suggests the number of whales being sold for human consumption is putting minke whales further at risk.

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Yoga and elevated brain GABA levels

Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and McLean Hospital have found that practicing yoga may elevate brain gamma-aminobutyric (GABA) levels, the brain's primary inhibitory neurotransmitter. The findings, ...

dateMay 21, 2007 in Health
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Wearing Your Wireless

Movies and television have educated us more than we know. Thanks to detective thrillers, we understand about the drama of "wearing a wire." But a NASA-sponsored technology is paving the way for all of us to ...

dateMay 21, 2007 in Engineering
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