Archive: 28/10/2008

Arctic sea ice thinning at record rate

(PhysOrg.com) -- The thickness of sea ice in large parts of the Arctic declined by as much as 19% last winter compared to the previous five winters, according to data from ESA's Envisat satellite.

dateOct 28, 2008 in Earth Sciences
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Improved poverty analysis

In areas of extreme poverty it is often difficult to determine the standard of living. During her doctoral research in Uganda, Nicky Pouw developed a method to analyze relatively simple material and immaterial possessions ...

dateOct 28, 2008 in Other
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Octogenarians can be good candidates for heart surgery

Patients 80 years and older who are in overall good health are perfectly able to withstand open-heart surgery, according to the latest study of Dr. Kevin Lachapelle of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). His findings ...

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