Archive: 03/22/2006

Larry's cool change good for reef

Cyclone Larry has been a nightmare on land but underwater, it may have helped save the Great Barrier Reef from disaster. University of Queensland coral reef expert Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg said Larry's ...

Mar 22, 2006
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Game developers converge on San Jose

The official kickoff to the 2006 game developer's conference starts Wednesday with a keynote address from Phil Harrison, president of Sony Computer Entertainment. Experts say there should finally be some concrete information ...

Mar 22, 2006
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EU presses for broadband's way forward

Great as the World Wide Web may be as a source of entertainment and information, it's not enough for people to go online. Rather, Internet access is only truly useful with a broadband connection rather than by dialup, and ...

Mar 22, 2006
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Study: Plants can be divided into species

Indiana University-Bloomington scientists say the theory that plants cannot be divided into species the same way as animals are identified is wrong.

Mar 22, 2006
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Study: Soil erosion threatens human health

A Cornell University scientist says soil around the world is being swept and washed away 10 to 40 times faster than it's being replenished.

Mar 22, 2006
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Was Einstein Wrong about Space Travel?

Consider a pair of brothers, identical twins. One gets a job as an astronaut and rockets into deep space. The other stays on Earth. When the traveling twin returns home, he discovers he's younger than his brother.

Mar 22, 2006
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Relic of life in that Martian meteorite? A fresh look

Since the mid-1990s a great debate has raged over whether organic compounds and tiny globules of carbonate minerals imbedded in the Martian meteorite Allan Hills 84001 were processed by living creatures from ...

Mar 22, 2006
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Ideas on gas-giant planet formation take shape

Rocky planets such as Earth and Mars are born when small particles smash together to form larger, planet-sized clusters in a planet-forming disk, but researchers are less sure about how gas-giant planets such as Jupiter and ...

Mar 22, 2006
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Cold case: Looking for life on Mars

Evidence never dies in the popular TV show Cold Case. Nor do some traces of life disappear on Earth, Mars, or elsewhere. An international team of scientists, including researchers from the Carnegie Institution's ...

Mar 22, 2006
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Scientists fine-tuning methods for Stardust analysis

On Sunday, January 15, NASA's Stardust mission landed safely with the first solid comet fragments ever brought back to Earth. Members of the mission's Preliminary Examination Team, including several from the ...

Mar 22, 2006
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Missing breast cancer genes may soon be discovered

We are closer to finding the missing 80% of breast cancer genes than ever before thanks to the success of the COSMIC database (Catalogue Of Somatic Mutations In Cancer) the 5th European Breast Cancer Conference (EBCC-5) was ...

Mar 22, 2006
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Researchers find 'switch' for brain's pleasure pathway

Amid reports that a drug used to treat Parkinson's disease has caused some patients to become addicted to gambling and sex, University of Pittsburgh researchers have published a study that sheds light on what may have gone ...

Mar 22, 2006
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Networks -- in science and in life

Links are a prerequisite for success. Top performers, for example, are often distinguished by their well-developed social networks. Still more important, links help to maintain our physical and mental health. However, the ...

Mar 22, 2006
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