Archive: 8/04/2009

Are you a twit if you don't want to Twitter?

(AP) -- Eily Toyama gave in after friends pestered her to join Facebook. But she used her cat's name instead of her own so she could avoid networking requests from people she didn't really want to connect to. And don't even ...

dateApr 08, 2009 in Internet
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GOCE's 'heart' starts beating

GOCE's highly sensitive gradiometer instrument has been switched on and is producing data. Forming the heart of GOCE, the gradiometer is specifically designed to measure Earth's gravity field with unprecedented accuracy.

dateApr 08, 2009 in Space Exploration
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Chinese slimming capsules

Taking herbal food supplements is certainly not free of risk. Since 2005, the poison emergency centers in the German cities of Freiburg and G├Âttingen have registered a total of 17 patients with health problems after taking ...

dateApr 08, 2009 in Medications
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How tumor cells move

If cancer cells lack a certain protein, it could be much easier for them to penetrate healthy body tissue, the first step towards forming metastases. Scientists at the Pharmacology Institute of the University of Heidelberg ...

dateApr 08, 2009 in Cell & Microbiology
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Impact of floods on soils

A recent study conducted in the Midwestern United States examined the effects of harsh wet conditions on both cultivated and uncultivated soils, vastly advancing the knowledge of water's effects on aggregation. Soil aggregation ...

dateApr 08, 2009 in Environment
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