Archive: 5/07/2006

Study: Birds going extinct at faster rate

U.S. scientists say human activities have caused some 500 bird species worldwide to become extinct since the year 1500 and the rate is rising.

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Life Cycle of Operons Yields New Look at Bacterial Genetics

In a breakthrough that will immediately benefit biologists who study bacteria, and could in the future have bearing on the advancement of synthetic biology, a team of researchers has determined the life cycle of operons, ...

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Novel telescope to probe early universe

A novel telescope that will aid the understanding of the early universe is moving closer to full-scale construction thanks to a $4.9 million award from the National Science Foundation to a U.S. consortium led by MIT.

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Nurseries to Give Big-City Test to Cloned Trees

New York City life is tough on trees. Compacted soil with high pH, low-hanging utility wires, an environment often hot and dry, and the city's harsh winters challenge a tree's survival and colorful foliage.

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Impotence gel would rival Viagra

A British-based pharmaceutical company says it plans to introduce an impotence gel that would rival Viagra.

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The Web: Niche search tools proliferating

You're exceptionally bored at work and want to search the Internet for tonight's TV listings to see when the reruns of "Law & Order" are on the Bravo cable network. Typing the name of the crime drama show into a conventional ...

dateJul 05, 2006 in Internet
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