Archive: 01/6/2009

Black Holes Lead Galaxy Growth

(PhysOrg.com) -- Astronomers may have solved a cosmic chicken-and-egg problem -- the question of which formed first in the early Universe -- galaxies or the supermassive black holes seen at their cores.

dateJan 06, 2009 in Astronomy
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Wii Fit a promising tool for all ages

While some emerging technologies can create environments that require very little physical effort, one Kansas State University researcher thinks games like Nintendo's Wii Fit can help promote physical rather than sedentary ...

dateJan 06, 2009 in Health
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Old gastrointestinal drug slows aging

Recent animal studies have shown that clioquinol - an 80-year old drug once used to treat diarrhea and other gastrointestinal disorders - can reverse the progression of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases. ...

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Fermi telescope unveils a dozen new pulsars

(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has discovered 12 new gamma-ray-only pulsars and has detected gamma-ray pulses from 18 others. The finds are transforming our understanding of how these ...

dateJan 06, 2009 in Astronomy
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