Archive: 11/23/2005

Continent's oldest bird tracks are found

University of Colorado scientists say they have found fossilized bird tracks in the Cedar Mountains near Moab, Utah, that are 125 million years old.

Nov 23, 2005
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Myth: Eating turkey makes you sleepy

There's reportedly good Thanksgiving news for turkey lovers: Contrary to popular belief, tryptophan in turkey doesn't cause drowsiness.

Nov 23, 2005
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Famous 40-Year-Old Math Problem Solved

For some, spending more than three years working to solve a more than 40-year-old math problem sounds like a nightmare. For University of Missouri-Columbia mathematics professor Steve Hofmann, solving a problem posed by one ...

Nov 23, 2005
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Better memory requires better 'bouncer'

An Oregon professor says even if you could get more RAM for your brain, the extra storage probably wouldn't help you find where you left the car keys.

Nov 23, 2005
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Xbox 360 launch finds waiting throngs

In the wee hours of Tuesday morning in College Station, Texas, David Rosenfeld, a 26-year-old software developer and avid video-game player, cruised by his local Best Buy to try and find an Xbox 360 game console. ...

Nov 23, 2005
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Nokia leads pack, but race tightens

As mobile phones become ever more indispensable not just as a communication device but as an Internet provider, music player or mini TV, companies are facing fiercer competition to stay ahead in the game. ...

Nov 23, 2005
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Probing Question: Why are babies cute?

Babies hold an almost universal appeal, even for the grouchiest of people. There's just something about their big shining eyes and button noses that draws people in and stirs their most tender feelings. In sho ...

Nov 23, 2005
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ISS Crew to Take a Day Off Thursday

International Space Station Commander Bill McArthur and Flight Engineer Valery Tokarev will enjoy a day off Thursday to celebrate Thanksgiving. The holiday highlights a week of robotics operations, routine ...

Nov 23, 2005
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Manned vs. Unmanned Space Exploration (Part 1)

Watching the Apollo landings on the moon as a child I could hardly have imagined I was seeing the end of an era – that of manned exploration of space. Shuttle trips to low earth orbit not withstanding; the ...

Nov 23, 2005 feature
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Oil Expert To Address Theory That Peak Oil Has Arrived

Princeton University emeritus professor and renowned oil analyst Ken Deffeyes thinks that the all-time production peak for petroleum, or "peak oil," will occur on or around this Thanksgiving.

Nov 23, 2005
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Study: Cells prevent DNA repair

Scientists say they've discovered cells co-opt the machinery that usually repairs broken strands of DNA to protect the integrity of chromosomes.

Nov 23, 2005
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