Archive: 8/11/2005

The 'spread of our species'

Modern humans arrival in South Asia may have led to demise of indigenous populations. In a major new development in human evolutionary studies, researchers from the University of Cambridge argue that the dispersal of modern ...

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NTT to Launch 'iD' Credit Card Brand for Mobile Payments

NTT DoCoMo announced today its new iD™ credit card brand for card issuers, which will enable DoCoMo customers to make credit card payments with the "Osaifu-Keitai" mobile phone equipped with wallet functions. The brand ...

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ISS crew 12 performed the first spacewalk

NASA astronaut Bill McArthur and Russian cosmonaut Valery Tokarev performed the first spacewalk of their six-month stay on the international space station. They installed a new camera and discarded an inactive science probe.

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How do massive stars form?

In an upcoming issue, the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics will publish the most complete picture of a “triggered” star-forming region. Induced (or “triggered”) star formation is one of the processes that are supposed ...

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Avoid the hookah and save your teeth

Researchers say smoking a hookah is becoming increasingly trendy item in Mediterranean restaurants, cafes and bars -- but it can damage your teeth.

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Study: Less ice on New England rivers

Federal scientists say there's increasing evidence the number of days of ice on northern New England rivers have declined significantly in recent decades.

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