Archive: 12/8/2006

Why people 'never forget a face'

Are you one of those people who never forgets a face? New research from Vanderbilt University suggests that we can remember more faces than other objects and that faces "stick" the best in our short-term memory. ...

Dec 08, 2006
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Researchers find new chink in a 'superbug's' armor

Infections from drug-resistant forms of Staphylococcus bacteria are skyrocketing and have even recently made headlines by debilitating some of the NFL’s toughest players. Tools to fight these bugs are few, but now University ...

Dec 08, 2006
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Eating disorder Web sites not harmless

Pro-eating disorder Web sites claiming to help adolescents with eating disorders can do more harm than good, a California university study found.

Dec 08, 2006
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Researchers Create DNA Logic Circuits That Work in Test Tubes

Computers and liquids are not very compatible, as many a careless coffee-drinking laptop owner has discovered. But a new breakthrough by researchers at the California Institute of Technology could result in future logic circuits ...

Dec 08, 2006
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Finding an answer to Darwin's Dilemma

The sudden appearance of large animal fossils more than 500 million years ago – a problem that perplexed even Charles Darwin and is commonly known as "Darwin’s Dilemma" – may be due to a huge increase of oxygen in the ...

Dec 08, 2006
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'If a Package Stinks, It Belongs to Me'

The county of Los Angeles may not like this distinction, but Virginia Tech environmental engineer John Novak says the sludge from this area of California has the “worst odor of any I have ever tested.” ...

Dec 08, 2006
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Engineer Explains How Santa Can Deliver Gifts in One Night

If you’re skeptical of Santa’s abilities to deliver presents to millions of homes and children in just one night, North Carolina State University’s Dr. Larry Silverberg, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, ...

Dec 08, 2006
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