Archive: 27/05/2008

The behemoth has a thick belt

Talk about a diet! By resolving, for the first time, features of an individual star in a neighbouring galaxy, ESO's VLT has allowed astronomers to determine that it weighs almost half of what was previously thought, thereby ...

dateMay 27, 2008 in Astronomy
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Scientists produce the first smell map

Is the smell of almonds closer to that of roses or bananas? Weizmann Institute scientists have now answered that question (roses) by showing for the first time that smells can be mapped and the relative distance between various ...

dateMay 27, 2008 in Other
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Hormone may hold key to helping elderly men live longer

Elderly men with higher activity of the hormone IGF-1—or insulin-growth factor 1—appear to have greater life expectancy and reduced cardiovascular risk, according to a new study accepted for publication in the Journal ...

dateMay 27, 2008 in Other
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New method identifies rat poison in humans

Researchers at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) have developed a method to identify bromadiolone poisoning in humans. Bromadiolone is a rat poison that can be purchased freely in shops. A number of cases have ...

dateMay 27, 2008 in Health
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