Archive: 09/8/2009

How words shape the world

Our minds might be able to find the right word quicker than Google and yet we rarely pause to think about how language shapes everything we do.

dateSep 08, 2009 in Social Sciences
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Hot and Cold Moves of Cyanide and Water

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists have long known that molecules dance about as the temperature rises, but now researchers know the exact steps that water takes with a certain molecule. Results with small, electrically ...

dateSep 08, 2009 in Materials Science
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A Theory of Dark Matter

Among the most astounding, unexpected, and important achievements of the past century (or even more) have been the discoveries of dark matter and dark energy, collectively dubbed the "dark sector."

dateSep 08, 2009 in General Physics
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US says Tamiflu for the sick, not a preventive

(AP) -- Federal health officials put out new guidelines Tuesday that say the flu medicines Tamiflu and Relenza should only be used to treat people who are sick with the flu and at high risk for complications.

dateSep 08, 2009 in Medications
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Legal arguments pan, praise Google's book deal

(AP) -- Critics and supporters of a class-action settlement that would substantially expand Google's library of digital books submitted their final written arguments in a flurry of court filings Tuesday.

dateSep 08, 2009 in Internet
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