Archive: 01/9/2008

Galaxy may hold hundreds of rogue black holes

If the latest simulation of what happens when black holes merge is correct, there could be hundreds of rogue black holes, each weighing several thousand times the mass of the sun, roaming around the Milky ...

dateJan 09, 2008 in Astronomy
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Patient privacy focus of Amgen suit

Two former employees with the California biotech company Amgen Inc. allege the company persuaded sales people to access patient records to boost sales.

dateJan 09, 2008 in Other
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Brits battle antibiotic overuse

Britain's health secretary announced a $5.2 million campaign against "superbugs" that asked doctors to lay off antibiotics for viral colds, coughs and flus.

dateJan 09, 2008 in Medications
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How We Localize Surround Sound

You're walking down a busy street, with cars and buses driving past and bits of conversations reaching your ears, when you hear someone call your name. You turn about 60 degrees to your left and look up to ...

dateJan 09, 2008 in Other feature
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Life savers in the gut

Researchers from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) have discovered that proteins that regulate the body's iron household play a vital role in making sure enough nutrients and water are absorbed in the intestine. ...

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Proton-powered pooping

Muscles usually contract when a neurotransmitter molecule is released from nerve cells onto muscle cells. But University of Utah scientists discovered that bare subatomic protons can act like larger, more ...

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