Archive: 05/28/2010

The Earth's hidden weakness

(PhysOrg.com) -- Three thousand kilometres beneath our feet, the Earth's solid rock gives way to the swirling liquid iron of the outer core.

dateMay 28, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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Millions face hunger in arid belt of Africa

(AP) -- At this time of year, the Gadabeji Reserve should be refuge for the nomadic tribes who travel across a moonscape on the edge of the Sahara to graze their cattle. But the grass is meager after a drought ...

dateMay 28, 2010 in Environment
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Nano-Bio-Chip Checks for Oral Cancer

(PhysOrg.com) -- The gentle touch of a brush on the tongue or cheek can help detect oral cancer with success rates comparable to more invasive techniques like biopsies, according to preliminary studies by researchers at Rice ...

dateMay 28, 2010 in Bio & Medicine
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Small sea snail damaging world's coral reefs

(PhysOrg.com) -- Victoria University research has found that a small sea snail may be causing significant damage to coral reefs in the Pacific, even more so than climate change or coral bleaching.

dateMay 28, 2010 in Ecology
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