Archive: 09/26/2007

Blowing a Hole in a Comet: Take 2

Two years ago, NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft blasted a hole in Comet Tempel 1, offering researchers their first look inside a comet. One small problem: The cloud of debris was so thick no one could clearly ...

Sep 26, 2007
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Foton-M3 experiments return to Earth

The reentry capsule for the Foton-M3 spacecraft, which has been in low-Earth orbit for the last 12 days, successfully landed this morning in an uninhabited area 150 km south of the town of Kustanay in Kazakhstan, ...

Sep 26, 2007
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Why quitting may be good for you

Are there times when it is better to simply give up? Psychologists have been exploring this question, and more specifically a possible link between tenacity and both physical and mental health.

Sep 26, 2007
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Alcohol and cancer: is drinking the new smoking?

Researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) have clarified the link between alcohol consumption and the risk of head and neck cancers, showing that people who stop drinking can significantly reduce their ...

Sep 26, 2007
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Life-giving rocks from a depth of 250 km

If our planet did not have the ability to store oxygen in the deep reaches of its mantle there would probably be no life on its surface. This is the conclusion reached by scientists at the University of Bonn who have subjected ...

Sep 26, 2007
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Team demos safety of RNA therapy

Researchers from MIT, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals and other institutions have demonstrated the safety of a promising type of genetic therapy that could lead to treatments for a wide range of diseases such as cancer.

Sep 26, 2007
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