Archive: 10/30/2008

Phoenix Mars Lander Enters Safe Mode

( -- 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 ...

dateOct 30, 2008 in Space Exploration
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Searching for primordial antimatter

Scientists are on the hunt for evidence of antimatter - matter's arch nemesis – left over from the very early Universe. New results using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and Compton Gamma Ray ...

dateOct 30, 2008 in General Physics
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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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Hubble scores a perfect ten

( -- The Hubble Space Telescope is back in business after a one-month breakdown with a snapshot of the fascinating galaxy pair Arp 147. Scientists made two repair attempts, and last week's effort ...

dateOct 30, 2008 in Astronomy
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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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