Archive: 09/28/2006

Scientists study flesh-eating bacteria

Israeli scientists say they have discovered one reason "flesh-eating" bacteria are hard to stop is because of reactions with the immune system.

Sep 28, 2006
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Suit seeks grilled chicken warning

A Washington group filed suit against seven national restaurant chains, saying their California stores must warn that their grilled chicken has carcinogens.

Sep 28, 2006
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Watching how planets form

With the VISIR instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope, astronomers have mapped the disc around a star more massive than the Sun. The very extended and flared disc most likely contains enough gas and dust ...

Sep 28, 2006
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New Form of CP Violation Discovered

Finding something expected has brought researchers at the Department of Energy's Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) one step closer to discovering the unexpected.

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Gene tied to hair pulling disorder

A Durham, N.C., study has suggested mutations in a certain gene might be related to a disorder that causes people to pull out their own hair.

Sep 28, 2006
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Improbable 'buckyegg' hatched

An egg-shaped fullerene, or "buckyball egg" has been made and characterized by chemists at UC Davis, Virginia Tech and Emory and Henry College, Va. The unexpected discovery opens new possibilities for structures ...

Sep 28, 2006
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Strange Moonlight

Not so long ago, before electric lights, farmers relied on moonlight to harvest autumn crops. With everything ripening at once, there was too much work to to do to stop at sundown. A bright full moon—a "Harvest ...

Sep 28, 2006
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