Archive: 09/21/2006

Fat, thin caterpillars are studied

A U.S.-led international team of scientists says there's no obesity epidemic among insects and the researchers believe they now know why.

Sep 21, 2006
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San Diego hospital sanctioned

The Sharp Memorial Hospital of San Diego, Calif., has been publicly sanctioned and put on probation by the federal contractor in charge of transplant programs.

Sep 21, 2006
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Oxen feared extinct may never have existed

U.S. scientists say a species of ox discovered in Cambodia in 1937 and hailed as one of the 20th century's most famous finds might never have existed.

Sep 21, 2006
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PASER: A Novel Acceleration Scheme Demonstrated

A group of scientists from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology has used the Accelerator Test Facility (ATF) at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory to demonstrate, for the first time, ...

Sep 21, 2006
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True or False? How Do We Know?

Innocent or guilty? A jury's finding can depend on the recollection of an eyewitness to crime, but memory is a tricky thing. In the past 20 years, the notion of false memory has moved from the psychology laboratory to the ...

Sep 21, 2006
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Feminist view of the body

We do not just have bodies; we are bodies. Dutch researcher Silvia Stoller used this proposition from phenomenology as a basis for studying the theories of three influential feminist philosophies. Her study sheds new light ...

Sep 21, 2006
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Ultrafast star escapes black hole

At last astronomers have a method to accurately measure the speed of stars within a galaxy containing a black hole. Dutch researcher Alessia Gualandris developed the algorithm for this in cooperation with the Astronomical ...

Sep 21, 2006
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