Archive: 11/24/2005

Airborne Mites

Aerosol particles influence atmospheric chemistry, climate, and human health They are tiny and very finely dispersed and play important roles for our climate and health. We are talking about aerosol particles, airborne droplets ...

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Christmas surname subject of DNA research

Oxford University researchers in Britain want to use DNA testing to find out if those with the rare surname of "Christmas" all descend from a single male.

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Stunning photo previews the death of our Sun

A beautiful image has been released today by the Gemini Telescope showing the death of a star (planetary nebula M2-9) as it transforms from a regular star to a white dwarf.

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Doing the tango improves the aging brain

The sultry moves of Argentine tango dancing can help the aging brain. McGill researchers have discovered that the fancy footwork required to perform the tango bolsters brainpower and improves balance.

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Bush's space plan said in danger

A large deficit in NASA's troubled shuttle program threatens President Bush's space exploration plan, it was reported Thursday.

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Neutrons, the Spies of the Nanoworld

A new kind of neutron/X-ray reflectometer called "N-REX +" has been inaugurated by the Max Planck Institute for Metals Research in Stuttgart and the Technical University of Munich today at the research neutron ...

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U.S. EPA helps to clean Beijing air

U.S.-supported Chinese scientists have outlined strategies to dramatically reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and other air pollutants in Beijing.
The recommendations come in preparation for the 2008 Summer Olympics.

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Dino-mite discovery

A new species of horned dinosaur with distinctive spikes and a flashy shield around its head has been unveiled in a scholarly journal. Centrosaurus brinkmani was a docile vegetarian about the size of two-tonne tru ...

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Stabilizing climate change more daunting than thought

If the world is serious about halting global warming then it will have to reduce carbon emissions over the next century by as much as 230 billion tonnes more than previously thought, according to new research from the University ...

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Thanksgiving Skies

Thanksgiving is the biggest travel holiday of the year in the United States. Millions of people board airplanes and fly long hours to visit friends and family. Do you dread the trip? Think of it as a sky wat ...

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From primordial soup to cells

Life is complicated. Even the simplest cell has to deal with continual changes in temperature, pressure, food, and anything else the environment wants to throw at it. After millions of years adapting to every ...

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