Archive: 02/26/2007

Mellow in Europe, crazy in America

Reed canarygrass is a bit like some people on vacation. At home, they stay on their side of the fence, and speak nicely with the neighbors. But jet them into Las Vegas and by week's end they are shoving other people out of ...

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Early Europeans unable to stomach milk

The first direct evidence that early Europeans were unable to digest milk has been found by scientists at UCL (University College London) and Mainz University.

dateFeb 26, 2007 in Other
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The cost of keeping eggs fresh for mother cockroaches

One of the defining differences between the sexes is in the size of their gametes. Males make many tiny sperm while females make only a few large eggs. This suggests that sperm are cheap while eggs are expensive. ...

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Hallucinogenic herb a problem in Wash.

Both Washington state and U.S. officials are growing increasingly concerned over the popularity of a legal hallucinogenic herb in the region around Seattle.

dateFeb 26, 2007 in Other
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Researchers study harmful particulates

Reducing barnyard emissions is one way to help reduce the harmful effects of tiny atmospheric air particles that can cause severe asthma in children, and lung cancer and heart attacks in some adults.

dateFeb 26, 2007 in Environment
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Searching for Signs of Life on Mars

NASA-funded researchers are refining a tool that could not only check for the faintest traces of life's molecular building blocks on Mars, but could also determine whether they have been produced by anything ...

dateFeb 26, 2007 in Space Exploration
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