Archive: 25/03/2008

Satellites take sustainability to new heights

Shell Canada has incorporated Earth Observation data into its Sustainable Development Report, demonstrating the potential of satellites to provide a global and cost-effective way to measure objectively the sustainability ...

dateMar 25, 2008 in Earth Sciences
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Partners can help or hinder attempts at changing diet

For people trying to make a change in their diet, significant others generally play a positive and supportive role, but sometimes respond in negative ways, according to a study in the March/April Journal of Nutrition Education ...

dateMar 25, 2008 in Health
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Satellites help map soil carbon flux

Changes in soil carbon occur with changes in land management. Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and The University of Tennessee investigated quantifying soil carbon changes over large regions.

dateMar 25, 2008 in Earth Sciences
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The conflict of reward in depression

In Love and Death, Woody Allen wrote: “To love is to suffer…To be happy is to love. To be happy, then, is to suffer.” The paradoxical merging of happiness and suffering can be a feature of depression. Biological Psychiatry, ...

dateMar 25, 2008 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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Spit tests may soon replace many blood tests

One day soon patients may spit in a cup, instead of bracing for a needle prick, when being tested for cancer, heart disease or diabetes. A major step in that direction is the cataloguing of the “complete” salivary proteome, ...

dateMar 25, 2008 in Medical research
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Antarctic ice shelf 'hangs by a thread'

British Antarctic Survey has captured dramatic satellite and video images of an Antarctic ice shelf that looks set to be the latest to break out from the Antarctic Peninsula. A large part of the Wilkins Ice Shelf on the Antarctic ...

dateMar 25, 2008 in Earth Sciences
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