Archive: 21/08/2006

No Hobbits in this Shire

The skeletal remains found in a cave on the island of Flores, Indonesia, reported in 2004, do not represent a new species as then claimed but are some of the ancestors of modern human pygmies who live on the island today, ...

dateAug 21, 2006 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Playing possum: one love or free love?

Why are some males faithful, stay-at-home partners while others sleep around, with no strings attached? In mountain brushtail possums, it turns out to depend on how disturbed their home is.

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Samsung Develops First 70-inch LCD TV Panel

Samsung Electronics has developed the first 70-inch LCD panel for use in the consumer TV market. Currently, the largest LCD TV screen size is 65 inches. The company will unveil its 70-inch LCD HDTV at the International Meeting ...

dateAug 21, 2006 in Hardware
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It's a record summer for some turtles

Italian scientists say an endangered species of marine turtle -- loggerhead turtles -- are appearing along Italy's southern shores in increasing numbers.

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Researchers reverse Friedreich's ataxia defect in cell culture

In the new study, Scripps research team tested a variety of compounds that inhibited a class of enzymes known as histone deacetylases in a cell line derived from blood cells from a Fredreich's ataxia sufferer. One of these ...

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New methods for screening nanoparticles

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed a screening method to examine how newly made nanoparticles interact with human cells following exposure for various times and doses.

dateAug 21, 2006 in Bio & Medicine
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