Archive: 04/3/2007

Weighing the financial risks of nuclear power

Enticed by the gleam of government subsidies, many companies are rushing to invest in nuclear power, expecting that new technology and safer reactors will make them as good an investment as other types of power plants.

Apr 03, 2007
4.8 / 5 (4) 0

Hubble's view of barred spiral galaxy NGC 1672

NGC 1672, visible from the Southern Hemisphere, is seen almost face on and shows regions of intense star formation. The greatest concentrations of star formation are found in the so-called starburst regions ...

Apr 03, 2007
3.7 / 5 (7) 0

Cure for cancer one step closer

The cure for cancer is one step closer this week with the first collections of cancer tissue taking place at the new Wesley Research Institute Tissue Bank.

Apr 03, 2007
3.2 / 5 (5) 0

Transfusion expert urges wider use of filtered blood

Filtering white cells from donor blood before a transfusion is much safer for patients and long overdue as a national standard for all surgical procedures, according to University of Rochester researchers who present their ...

Apr 03, 2007
4.5 / 5 (2) 0

Spiteful soldiers and sex ratio conflict among parasitoid wasps

The social insects provide some of the most fascinating examples of altruism in the natural world, with sterile workers sacrificing their own reproduction for the greater good of the colony. Research carried out in Canada ...

Apr 03, 2007
2 / 5 (1) 0