Archive: 3/04/2006

M-rated video games contain unlabeled violence, sexual themes

According to a study led by Associate Professor Kimberly Thompson of the Kids Risk Project at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), 81% of a random sample of Mature-rated video games included content that was not noted ...

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Downloaded song reaches No. 1

Chart toppers don't just mean singles or albums bought anymore. According to the Official UK Charts Company, Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" became the first song to reach No. 1 on the pop charts based on the sale of downloads alone.

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Giant Raptor Dinosaur Discovered in Utah Monument

Scientists from the University of Utah and the Utah Museum of Natural History have discovered the remains of a new bird-like, meat-eating dinosaur in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM), southern Utah.

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Creating exotic oxide-based spintronic devices

Physicist Jak Tchakhalian studies what occurs in the interface of two incompatible nanomaterials made of complex oxides that are produced by laser pulses. In the process, what emerges is an extremely exotic set of nanostructures ...

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Berkeley Lab Dedicates the Molecular Foundry

Traditionally, a foundry has been a place where molded objects are made. The term comes from “founding,” the act of pouring a liquid material into a mold and allowing it to solidify. Since the introduction of industrial ...

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The sixth sense -- your place in space

In addition to the familiar five senses—touch, sight, smell, hearing, and taste—scientists know of a sixth sense called proprioception It 's the sense of where your body is in space that allows you to touch your nose ...

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Global warming's California impact studied

California has issued a report on the threat of global warming, detailing scientific findings and policy recommendations for reducing state emissions.

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