Archive: 06/21/2010

Experts discover heavenly solar music (w/ Video)

Musical sounds created by longitudinal vibrations within the Sun's atmosphere, have been recorded and accurately studied for the first time by experts at the University of Sheffield, shedding light on the ...

Jun 21, 2010
4.4 / 5 (11) 0 | with audio podcast

Seasonality of child abuse a myth: study

A new study of homicides of 797 children younger than age five has found that these deaths occur uniformly throughout the year, dispelling the widely held anecdotal notion that the winter months, and especially winter holidays, ...

Jun 21, 2010
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New possibility to determine the severity of appendicitis

The symptoms of appendicitis are often diffuse and it can be difficult to obtain an accurate diagnosis early in the course of the disease. It may be possible to predict the severity from a blood sample, and in this way determine ...

Jun 21, 2010
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Why chimpanzees attack and kill each other

Bands of chimpanzees violently kill individuals from neighboring groups in order to expand their own territory, according to a 10-year study of a chimp community in Uganda that provides the first definitive ...

Jun 21, 2010
4.7 / 5 (15) 68 | with audio podcast

Oceans stem the tide of evolution

(PhysOrg.com) -- Toxic seas may have been responsible for delaying the evolution of life on Earth by 1 billion years, experts at Newcastle University have revealed.

Jun 21, 2010
4.6 / 5 (9) 1 | with audio podcast

Coffee May Protect Against Head and Neck Cancers

(PhysOrg.com) -- Data on the effects of coffee on cancer risk have been mixed. However, results of a recent study add to the brewing evidence that drinking coffee protects against cancer, this time against head and neck cancer.

Jun 21, 2010
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Enzyme Trio for Biosynthesis of Hydrocarbon Fuels

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists with the Joint BioEnergy Institute have identified a trio of bacterial enzymes that can catalyze key steps in the conversion of plant sugars into hydrocarbon compounds for the production ...

Jun 21, 2010
4 / 5 (4) 1 | with audio podcast