Archive: 10/8/2010

Using cancer's weapons against it

(PhysOrg.com) -- Tumours seem to pacify our immune system by tapping into our bodies’ codes, but we may be able to use this trick against them in our bid to hunt them down.

Oct 08, 2010
4.8 / 5 (13) 5 | with audio podcast

Earthquakes: Bracing against the shaking

(PhysOrg.com) -- An Arizona State University geotechnical engineer says the U.S. should learn from what New Zealanders did to withstand a recent powerful quake – and how they could have prepared even ...

Oct 08, 2010
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Discovery of an extrasolar earth-sized planet

(PhysOrg.com) -- There are now over 490 confirmed extrasolar planets. The vast majority are gas giants like Jupiter, but they are much stranger because many orbit close to their stars and so are much hotter ...

Oct 08, 2010
4.8 / 5 (22) 9 | with audio podcast

Neurons cast votes to guide decision-making

(PhysOrg.com) -- We know that casting a ballot in the voting booth involves politics, values and personalities. But before you ever push the button for your candidate, your brain has already carried out an ...

Oct 08, 2010
4.9 / 5 (7) 0 | with audio podcast