Archive: 02/6/2006

Study: Home paper shredders dangerous

Researchers at the New York University School of Medicine say home paper shredders are posing a risk of serious injuries to toddlers and pets.

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Study: 'Freshman 15' is a myth -- almost

Rutgers' Cook College scientists say the theory that college students are likely to gain 15 pounds during their freshman year is a myth -- almost.

Feb 06, 2006
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Gay survey returns surprising results

A recent Zogby poll suggests 47 percent of all Americans surveyed believe all people have the potential to be sexually attracted to members of both sexes.

Feb 06, 2006
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Study supports limiting television time for children

Children who spend more time watching television spend less time interacting with their family and playing creatively, report researchers from The University of Texas at Austin and Harvard Children’s Hospital in the journal ...

Feb 06, 2006
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Scientists trace origin of shark’s electric sense

Sharks are known for their almost uncanny ability to detect electrical signals while hunting and navigating. Now researchers have traced the origin of those electrosensory powers to the same type of embryonic ...

Feb 06, 2006
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United States and France join in flu fight

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and France's Institute Pasteur agreed Monday to help create world detection programs for flu viruses.

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Hadrian's Villa: new secrets found

Archeologists digging at Hadrian's Villa north of Rome say they've recovered a monumental staircase complete with huge columns and a giant sphinx.

Feb 06, 2006
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Microscopic View on Mars

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit used its microscopic imager to capture this spectacular, jagged mini-landscape on a rock called "GongGong." Measuring only 3 centimeters (1.2 inches) across, this surface ...

Feb 06, 2006
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Brain changes significantly after age 18, study says

Two Dartmouth researchers are one step closer to defining exactly when human maturity sets in. In a study aimed at identifying how and when a person's brain reaches adulthood, the scientists have learned that, ...

Feb 06, 2006
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Thousands of barges could save Europe from deep freeze

It is ironic that one consequence of global warming is that Europe might plunge into a deep freeze. This possibility stimulated an unusual research project at the University of Alberta.

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Ames Lab innovation key to a 'lead-free' Europe

Lead has long been recognized as a highly toxic material that can cause brain damage. Its use in paint was banned in 1978 and it was later removed from gasoline to further protect human health. But a burgeoning source – ...

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