Archive: 24/08/2005

The Web: Net slowing spread of HIV

The Internet is helping staunch the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, experts tell UPI's The Web.

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Ivory-billed woodpecker recordings made

Researchers say more than 18,000 hours of recordings from eastern Arkansas forests contain further evidence of the existence of ivory-billed woodpeckers.

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'Switchable' solvents are discovered

Researchers from Canada and the United States have discovered a new environmentally-friendly way to make chemicals for pharmaceuticals.

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Study: Anemones fight as organized armies

Researchers say they've found clashing colonies of sea anemones fight as organized armies, with distinct castes of warriors, scouts and other types.

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Climate Model Links Warmer Temperatures to Permian Extinction

Scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colo., have created a computer simulation showing Earth's climate in unprecedented detail at the time of the greatest mass extinction in history. ...

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Unique NASA Science Lab Tackles 'Sticky' Issue of Lunar Dust

In the safety-conscious, science-driven business of aerospace research, where laboratories routinely are set up as "clean rooms," in which sterility is paramount, Dr. Mian Abbas' lab is something of an anomaly. The word "dust" ...

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