Archive: 03/5/2008

Energy Upgrades Pay Off for Taxpayers and Feds

Buildings account for 40 percent of the energy consumed within the United States and a similar percentage of carbon dioxide emissions. National Institute of Standards and Technology engineers recently took ...

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Why 'Coach' is usually a bloke

New research shows women defer to men when it comes to coaching youth sport and have little confidence in their own ability.

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Secondhand smoke a risk for children worldwide

Parents worldwide are doing little to protect their children from exposure to secondhand smoke, according to a study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Exposure to secondhand smoke has ...

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Lowly Icelandic midges reveal ecosystem's tipping points

The midges that periodically swarm by the billions from Iceland's Lake Myvatn are a force of nature. At their peak, it is difficult to breathe without inhaling the bugs, which hatch and emerge from the lake in blizzard-like ...

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Study rearranges some branches on animal tree of life

A study led by Brown University biologist Casey Dunn uses new genomics tools to answer old questions about animal evolution. The study is the most comprehensive animal phylogenomic research project to date, involving 40 million ...

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