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.

dateSep 28, 2006 in
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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.

dateSep 28, 2006 in Health
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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 ...

dateSep 28, 2006 in Astronomy
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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 ...

dateSep 28, 2006 in Nanomaterials
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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 ...

dateSep 28, 2006 in Earth Sciences
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