Archive: 16/12/2005

Scientist: Kong Lives!

Cinematically, at least, King Kong crashes into the American imagination about every three decades, and he's wreaking havoc again in theaters starting this week. Gregg Mitman, professor of the history of science and medical ...

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New Microlab on Chip for Medical Imaging Biomarkers

A collaboration among scientists at UCLA, the California Institute of Technology, Stanford, Siemens and Fluidigm has developed a new technology using integrated microfluidic chips for simplifying, lowering the cost and diversifying ...

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Why do some people gain weight when others don't?

Do you have that friend—the one who can eat endless hot fudge sundaes and never gain weight? Or do you sometimes feel that even if you worked out three hours a day and ate nothing but celery sticks, you couldn't lose weight?

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Pulsar Racing Through Space Reveals Comet-Like Trail

A team led by Dr. Patrizia Caraveo of the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF) in Milan discovered this cometary trail with data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory Archive. The discovery follows the team's ...

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Sea slug mixes chemical defense before firing at predators

When threatened by predators, sea slugs defend themselves by ejecting a potent inky secretion into the water consisting of hydrogen peroxide, ammonia and several types of acids. A team of researchers with the Atlanta-based ...

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U.K. scientists say 2005 hottest ever

British scientists have calculated 2005 was the warmest year on record in the Northern Hemisphere, at least since records began being kept in the 1860s.

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BlackBerry blackout looms for millions

A growing legal quarrel over patent rights could lead to a shutdown of BlackBerry service to millions of subscribers in the United States.

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