Archive: 25/08/2006

Study: Snuff users tend to obesity

A Swedish study finds that people who use snuff are more likely to be overweight and to have high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

dateAug 25, 2006 in
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Milwaukee tops U.S. cities for drinking

Milwaukee, sometimes called "The Nation's Watering Hole," has been named the hardest-drinking city in America in a new Forbes.com ranking.

dateAug 25, 2006 in
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Laser surgery saves twins' lives

A new laser surgery is being used to save the lives of identical twins suffering from twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, or TTTS.

dateAug 25, 2006 in
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ORNL Jaguar supercomputer surpasses 50 teraflops

An upgrade to the Cray XT3 supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the most powerful supercomputer available for general scientific research in the United States, has increased the system's computing power to 54 teraflops, ...

dateAug 25, 2006 in Hardware
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How modern were European Neandertals?

Neandertals were much more like modern humans than had been previously thought, according to a re-examination of finds from one of the most famous palaeolithic sites in Europe by Bristol University archaeologist, Professor ...

dateAug 25, 2006 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Berries beneficial for brains

If humans are anything like rats, scientists at Tufts University in Boston may be on the road to discovering the fountain of youth for the human brain.

dateAug 25, 2006 in
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