Archive: 05/4/2010

Birds Of A Feather Attack Together

Last summer, physicist Suzanne Amador Kane at Haverford College in Pennsylvania set up an experiment looking at how flocks of small birds on her campus -- swallows -- defend themselves from predators by ganging ...

May 04, 2010
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Google to start selling electronic books

Google on Tuesday said it will soon begin selling electronic books that people can read on any Internet-connected device including Apple's hot-selling iPad tablet computers.

May 04, 2010
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Flaxseed-fed chickens shed light on ovarian cancer

In the race to find answers about ovarian cancer, researchers now have something to cluck about. For five years, University of Illinois researchers have been using the chicken as a model to study this deadly ...

May 04, 2010
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Managing the emotions behind eating

How many times have you, after a particularly hard day, reached for some chocolate or ice cream? It's common for many people, but for those trying to lose weight, it can be detrimental to their long term success, and most ...

May 04, 2010
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A ripe old age

(PhysOrg.com) -- Good living, a happy outlook and avoiding obesity are more important than genes in prolonging life, according to the first study of Australian centenarians compiled by UNSW researchers.

May 04, 2010
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Who's the fittest? You may be surprised

(PhysOrg.com) -- When it comes to making health a priority, Americans are missing the mark. The National Institutes of Health estimate that more than two-thirds of the United States population is overweight or obese, and ...

May 04, 2010
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Sensor predicts glass breakage

(PhysOrg.com) -- Modern glass façades inform the architecture of major cities throughout the world. In recent years, however, there have been cases of broken glass, with collapsing facades endangering passers-by. ...

May 04, 2010
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