Archive: 7/07/2006

Probing Question: Can steroids enhance athletic performance?

On May 28, baseball's Barry Bonds launched his 715th home run a whopping 455 feet to pass Babe Ruth as the No. 2 home run slugger of all time. But allegations of steroid use have caused many fans to turn their backs on the ...

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MIT researchers create visionary optic fibers

In a radical departure from conventional lens-based optics, MIT scientists have developed a sophisticated optical system made of mesh-like webs of light-detecting fibers. The fiber constructs, which have a number of advantages ...

dateJul 07, 2006 in Condensed Matter
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Whooping cough widespread in Britain

A study has found that nearly 40 percent of British children examined by doctors for persistent coughing show symptoms of whooping cough infections.

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Inability to spot faces may be hereditary

Researchers have found, in the first study into the subject, that the inability to recognize faces is a common, probably hereditary disorder.

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Supernova leaves behind mysterious object

Thanks to data from ESA's XMM-Newton satellite, a team of scientists taking a closer look at an object discovered over 25 years ago have found that it is like none other known in our galaxy.

dateJul 07, 2006 in Astronomy
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