Archive: 12/9/2010

South Africa unveils space agency

South Africa unveiled its national space agency on Thursday, aiming to become a leader in earth observation technology across the continent in 10 years, the minister of science and technology said.

dateDec 09, 2010 in Space Exploration
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Geminids meteor shower to be 'lively' show

Baby, it's cold outside -- but you can still enjoy the best meteor shower of the year. The 2010 Geminid meteor shower promises to be lively, with realistic viewing rates of 50-80 meteors per hour and potential ...

dateDec 09, 2010 in Space Exploration
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Most women do not get recommended mammograms

Only half of eligible women in the United States are getting their annual mammograms, even if they have insurance to pay for the procedure, according to data presented at the 33rd Annual CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer ...

dateDec 09, 2010 in Cancer
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Death risk dependent on dialysis center choice

If you need dialysis for advanced kidney disease, where you get it could make a big difference. A large study found that patients in certain large chain facilities are significantly more likely to die than ...

dateDec 09, 2010 in Health
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Sunscreen can prevent melanoma

(PhysOrg.com) -- For the first time, researchers at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) have shown that daily sunscreen use can prevent melanoma in adults.

dateDec 09, 2010 in Cancer
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