Archive: 11/6/2008

Can Nintendo Wii Tackle Child Obesity?

Millions of people around the world jump around their living room as they wrestle with the controls of a Nintendo Wii. But can playing a simulated sport on the computer actually be GOOD for your health?

Nov 06, 2008
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Take novels seriously, urge poverty experts

(PhysOrg.com) -- Best sellers can give powerful insights into aspects of poverty that are overlooked by scholars, government advisors and pundits, according to a report.

Nov 06, 2008
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Should compulsory voting be adopted worldwide?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Is compulsory voting the most effective way of ensuring a true democracy? A University of Adelaide study will help address this question and could provide a global solution to addressing declining levels ...

Nov 06, 2008
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Fingers, Loops and Bays in the Crab Nebula

(PhysOrg.com) -- This image gives the first clear view of the faint boundary of the Crab Nebula's X-ray-emitting pulsar wind nebula. The nebula is powered by a rapidly-rotating, highly-magnetized neutron star, ...

Nov 06, 2008
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Herpes drug inhibits HIV replication, but with a price

The anti-herpes drug acyclovir can also directly slow down HIV infection by targeting the reverse transcriptase (RT) enzyme, researchers report in this week's JBC. This beneficial effect does pose a risk though, as HIV-in ...

Nov 06, 2008
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