Archive: 04/3/2009

US space tourist's return put off by a day

(AP) -- A billionaire American space tourist in the middle of his second stay aboard the international space station will return to Earth a day later than originally planned, Russian space officials said ...

Apr 03, 2009
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Maternal personality affects child's eating habits

Mothers with many negative thoughts and feelings are more likely to give their children unhealthy food. This is shown in a study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) in collaboration with the University of ...

Apr 03, 2009
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Researchers enhance spam call filtering

Researchers in Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT are developing a new system for filtering spam calls in a flexible way. Spam calls (junk calls or Spam for Internet Telephony, SPIT) are unwanted calls often ...

Apr 03, 2009
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Parents' sexuality influences adoption choices

A couple's sexual orientation determines whether or not they prefer to adopt a boy or a girl. Gay men are more likely to have a gender preference for their adopted child whereas heterosexual men are the least likely. What's ...

Apr 03, 2009
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Researcher takes aim at deadly brain tumors

Natalie Ciaccio, a fourth-year graduate student researcher in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Kansas, is investigating what might be an ideal target for anti-cancer drug therapy, and she is ...

Apr 03, 2009
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