Archive: 10/25/2010

Plagiarism sleuths tackle full-text biomedical articles

In scientific publishing, how much reuse of text is too much? Researchers at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech and collaborators have shown that a computer-based text-searching tool is capable of unearthing ...

Oct 25, 2010
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What can country of birth tell us about childhood asthma?

Researchers from Tufts University pooled data from five previous epidemiological studies to investigate the prevalence of asthma in children in the Boston neighborhoods of Chinatown and Dorchester. Among children born in ...

Oct 25, 2010
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Golden eagles studied by satellite

Large-scale wind farm establishment may have a negative effect on Sweden's golden eagles. In a unique project in northern Sweden, scientists at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) are trapping ...

Oct 25, 2010
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Breast milk study published by professor

Ask an expert to list the substances in breast milk that make it the ideal food for newborns and you may hear about proteins that guard against infection, fats that aid in the development of the nervous system and carbohydrates ...

Oct 25, 2010
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Tourism bureaus use social sites to promote sights

(AP) -- Dog sledding without snow? Karen Tolin knew the concept was a little hard to understand, but she believed a Facebook promotion for her White Mountains dog-sledding business through the state tourism division would ...

Oct 25, 2010
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Close-ups of snowflakes win Lennart Nilsson Award

The Lennart Nilsson Award for 2010 is to be awarded to the US physicist Kenneth Libbrecht. He is awarded the prize, which is worth SEK 100,000, for his images of snowflakes – images that open our eyes ...

Oct 25, 2010
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