Archive: 07/7/2006

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 ...

Jul 07, 2006
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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.

Jul 07, 2006
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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.

Jul 07, 2006
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Traditional folk medicine being studied

Researchers from both the National Institutes of Health and the cosmetics industry are studying folk medicine to come up with new products and treatments.

Jul 07, 2006
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Globe Talk: The push for seniors online

Going online is no longer a choice, but a necessity for those living in highly wired societies. What's more, old age should not be an excuse to be cut off from cyberspace, or so argues the British government.

Jul 07, 2006
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Wireless World: WiFi now in rural areas

Just two years ago, wireless fidelity technology was an utterly urban phenomenon. Urbane computer users in the cities frequented coffee houses and Kinko's shops, whenever they were about town, to check their e-mail messages ...

Jul 07, 2006
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