Archive: 4/11/2009

Carbon Atmosphere Discovered on Neutron Star

( -- Evidence for a thin veil of carbon has been found on the neutron star in the Cassiopeia A supernova remnant. This discovery, made with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, resolves a ten-year mystery surrounding ...

dateNov 04, 2009 in Astronomy
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Breeding better broccoli

Carotenoids—fat-soluble plant compounds found in some vegetables—are essential to the human diet and reportedly offer important health benefits to consumers. Plant carotenoids are the most important source of vitamin ...

dateNov 04, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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Discrimination takes its toll on Black women

Racial discrimination is a major threat to African American women's mental health. It undermines their view of themselves as masters of their own life circumstances and makes them less psychologically resilient and more prone ...

dateNov 04, 2009 in Health
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