Archive: 30/10/2008

World's rarest big cat gets a check-up

The world's rarest big cat is alive and well. At least one of them, that is, according to researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) who captured and released a female Far Eastern leopard in Russia last week.

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Phoenix Mars Lander Enters Safe Mode

(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA'S Phoenix Mars Lander entered safe mode late yesterday in response to a low-power fault brought on by deteriorating weather conditions. While engineers anticipated that a fault could occur due to the ...

dateOct 30, 2008 in Space Exploration
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Clock-shifts affect risk of heart attack

Adjusting the clocks to summer time on the last Sunday in March increases the risk of myocardial infarction in the following week. In return, putting the clocks back in the autumn reduces the risk, albeit to a lesser extent. ...

dateOct 30, 2008 in Medical research
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Genetic link to gender identity

In the largest ever genetic study of male to female transsexuals Australian researchers have found a significant genetic link between gender identity and a gene involved in testosterone action.

dateOct 30, 2008 in Genetics
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