Archive: 10/30/2008

A pretty face can make a difference in whom you vote for

First it was Hillary Clinton, and now Sarah Palin. Everyone is talking about the year the glass ceiling finally cracked, if not shattered, in U.S. politics. According to new Northwestern University research, it is not at ...

Oct 30, 2008
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The Building Blocks of Life

(PhysOrg.com) -- Ever wonder where all that food your teenager devoured was going? Not only does the food go into the teen's daily activities--running, doing homework, breathing and playing video games, but ...

Oct 30, 2008
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Phoenix Mars Lander Out Of Communication

(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA'S Phoenix Mars Lander, with its solar-electric power shrinking due to shorter daylight hours and a dust storm, did not respond to an orbiter's attempt to communicate with it Wednesday ...

Oct 30, 2008
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Plant virus spreads by making life easy for crop pests

(PhysOrg.com) -- In 752, Japanese Empress Koken wrote a short poem about the summertime yellowing of a field in what is thought to be the first account of a viral plant disease. More than 1,250 years later, ...

Oct 30, 2008
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