Archive: 08/27/2008

Sleight of hand and sense of self

( -- An illusion that tricks people into believing a rubber hand belongs to them isn’t all in the mind, Oxford University researchers have found. They have observed a physical response as well, ...

Aug 27, 2008
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Why is Greenland covered in ice?

There have been many reports in the media about the effects of global warming on the Greenland ice-sheet, but there is still great uncertainty as to why there is an ice-sheet there at all.

Aug 27, 2008
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Scientists discover minimum mass for galaxies

( -- By analyzing light from small, faint galaxies that orbit the Milky Way, UC Irvine scientists believe they have discovered the minimum mass for galaxies in the universe – 10 million times ...

Aug 27, 2008
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New role for natural killers

Scientists at the University of York have discovered a new role for a population of white blood cells, which may lead to improved treatments for chronic infections and cancer.

Aug 27, 2008
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Scientific wiki solves the 'who wrote what' problem

Reporting in Nature Genetics, and working in conjunction with Society in Science, the ETH Zurich-administered fund that is dedicated to exploring new avenues in the relationship between science and society, scientist Robert ...

Aug 27, 2008
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Army personnel show increased risk for migraine

Two new studies show that migraine headaches are very common among U.S. military personnel, yet the condition is frequently underdiagnosed. The studies, appearing in Headache, the peer-reviewed journal of the American Headac ...

Aug 27, 2008
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