Archive: 06/21/2006

Physics study examines moviegoers' behavior

With the summer blockbuster movie season in full swing, studios are spending millions of marketing dollars to convince us that their offerings are "must-see" movies. And legions of critics are telling us which films are "hits" ...

dateJun 21, 2006 in General Physics
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Study: Portion size is all in your mind

U.S. researchers say you can ignore the number of portions listed on nutrition labels -- the scientists say portion size is all in your mind.

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Social music lovers become 'Moggers'

The launch of a site intertwining music blogging into a social network could be an opportunity for MOG to segue into a deal with major players in the music industry including music labels and online music stores, if not also ...

dateJun 21, 2006 in Internet
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Pluto Could Lose Planet Status

At its conference this August, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) will make a decision that could see Pluto lose its status as a planet.

dateJun 21, 2006 in Astronomy
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Florida man not really Genghis descendent

A Florida man was elated when he was told a DNA test showed he was descended from Genghis Khan, only to learn a subsequent DNA test found otherwise.

dateJun 21, 2006 in
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USDA plans voluntary cattle tracking

The U.S. Department of Agriculture still has no system to track livestock during an outbreak of infection, such as mad cow disease.

dateJun 21, 2006 in
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USDA criticized for its bird flu planning

An audit by the U.S. Agriculture Department's inspector general finds the department has failed to develop a plan to detect bird flu in poultry and birds.

dateJun 21, 2006 in
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