Archive: 10/30/2006

NYC considers new move to fight fat

The New York City Board of Health is considering a move that will take some of the joy out of eating comfort food like tacos, pizza and French fries.

Oct 30, 2006
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Asian lady beetles invade homes

U.S. scientists say this is the time of year Asian lady beetles begin invading homes but there are methods that can help protect homes from infestation.

Oct 30, 2006
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Teen births decrease, remain expensive

A report by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy in Washington said childbearing teens cost U.S. taxpayers at least $9.1 billion in 2004.

Oct 30, 2006
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New species abound in NW Hawaiian Islands

A three-week U.S expedition to French Frigate Shoals in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument has returned with scores of new species.

Oct 30, 2006
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Ghost Protein Leaves Fresh Tracks in the Cell

Spectrin and ankyrin are two essential proteins acting like bricks and mortar to shape and fortify cell membranes. But distinguishing which protein is the brick and which is the mortar has turned out to be difficult. New ...

Oct 30, 2006
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Engineers probe spiders' polymer art

A team of MIT engineers has identified two key physical processes that lend spider silk its unrivaled strength and durability, bringing closer to reality the long-sought goal of spinning artificial spider silk.

Oct 30, 2006
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Insect population growth likely accelerated by warmer climate

Insects have proven to be highly adaptable organisms, able through evolution to cope with a variety of environmental changes, including relatively recent changes in the world's climate. But like something out of a scary Halloween ...

Oct 30, 2006
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