Archive: 10/3/2011

Examining motherly fears

Neighborhood poverty is likely to make a mother more fearful about letting her children play outdoors, according to a new study by sociologists at Rice University and Stanford University.

Oct 03, 2011
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An exoplanet orbiting a double star

(PhysOrg.com) -- The Kepler satellite, which has now reported the detection of 1781 candidate exoplanets (a planet around a star other than the sun), has also discovered that at least one of them orbits a ...

Oct 03, 2011
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Yahoo, ABC joining forces in news partnership

(AP) -- ABC News is joining forces with Yahoo Inc. to deliver more digital news content to their audiences. With the deal, ABC News content will be prominently featured on the Yahoo News and Yahoo front page.

Oct 03, 2011
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Antennas by General Dynamics enable 'early science' for ALMA

Thirteen 12-meter antennas manufactured by General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies have been successfully installed at the 16,500-foot-high Chajnantor plateau in Chile, home to the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) astronomical observatory. Loc ...

Oct 03, 2011
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The strange attraction of Gale crater

Curiosity is about to go to Mars. The car-sized rover, also known as the Mars Science Lab, is scheduled for launch in late November or early December 2011 from the Kennedy Space Center. After an eight-month ...

Oct 03, 2011
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'Snakes' seen in human cells

(PhysOrg.com) -- Curious snake-like forms have been spotted in cells from many different species across the evolutionary tree. Now Oxford scientists have shown they exist in human cells as well.

Oct 03, 2011
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