Archive: 12/22/2009

Christmas Carol Talk

Even without the lyrics, the tunes of some Christmas carols -- such as "Jingle Bells" or "Deck the Halls" -- sound uplifting. But the melodies of other songs like "We Three Kings" have a different, somber sound.

dateDec 22, 2009 in Other
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Fish fatty acids don’t make you cleverer or happier

(PhysOrg.com) -- A diet rich in fish fatty acids has no effect on cognitive functions such as memory and concentration in the elderly. Nor does it affect their level of wellbeing. This is the conclusion drawn by Dutch researcher ...

dateDec 22, 2009 in Health
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Astronomers discover 'tilted planets'

(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Exeter, UK, research has added to a growing evidence that several giant planets have orbits so tilted that their orbits can be perpendicular or even backwards relative to their ...

dateDec 22, 2009 in Astronomy
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Probing Question: What are the origins of skiing?

Swoosh…Undeniably, this is the sound of skiing. As winter approaches, legions of avid skiers are preparing their equipment. Skis are being waxed, boots are being pulled out of storage and people are yearning ...

dateDec 22, 2009 in Other
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Use of 3-D imaging on patients with pancreatic carcinoma

In the field of hepatic imaging in the context of living liver donors and before complex partial liver resections, three-dimensional imaging of the liver, hepatic vessels and bile ducts has managed to become established in ...

dateDec 22, 2009 in Cancer
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