Archive: 01/31/2011

Chronic stress seems linked to achievement gap

(PhysOrg.com) -- Children in low-income families lag behind their higher-income counterparts on virtually all measures of achievement, and this gap tends to increase over time. There are many reasons why, but a Cornell environmental ...

Jan 31, 2011
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Image: The glare of the sun

This view of Antares, the Apollo 14 Lunar Module as it sat on the moon's Fra Mauro Highlands, reflects a circular flare caused by the brilliant sun.

Jan 31, 2011
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Photos released to protect endangered Amazonians

Brazil has allowed the release of rare photographs of Amazonian natives to bring attention to the plight of indigenous people who rights groups say are faced with possible extinction.

Jan 31, 2011
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Report warns of Iran nuke disaster

(AP) -- The control systems of Iran's Bushehr nuclear plant have been penetrated by a computer worm unleashed last year, according to a foreign intelligence report that warns of a possible Chernobyl-like disaster once the ...

Jan 31, 2011
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Baidu net income surges in 4th quarter

(AP) -- Baidu.com Inc., which operates China's leading search engine, said Monday that its fourth-quarter profit more than tripled to surpass Wall Street expectations, sending shares higher in after-hours trading.

Jan 31, 2011
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High-spending hospitals may save more lives

Studies have shown that regions spending more on medical care, such as Miami, do not have better health outcomes than regions that spend relatively less, such as Minneapolis. However, less is known about how medical spending ...

Jan 31, 2011
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A new henge discovered at Stonehenge

(PhysOrg.com) -- An archaeology team led by the University of Birmingham and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology in Austria discovered a major ceremonial monument less than ...

Jan 31, 2011
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