Archive: 5/04/2006

'Scent of a woman' tells male redback spiders to find a mate

If men think finding a nice partner to settle down and raise children with is tough, consider the plight of the male Australian redback spider. Instead of personality conflicts, spats over in-laws and financial worries, imagine ...

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70 million in U.S. have sleep disorders

The U.S. Institute of Health estimates as many as 70 million people in the United States suffer from chronic, treatable sleep disorders.

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Nano World: Nanoparticle toxicity tests

Scientists have for the first time compared how toxic several different kinds of nanoparticles are with known toxic and nontoxic items and found certain nanoparticles appeared surprisingly toxic, experts told UPI's Nano World. ...

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World Bank: Competition key to IT growth

Poorer countries still fall short when it comes to making full use of various available information technologies, according to a World Bank study.

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Bird flu claims another human life

The World Health Organization said Wednesday Indonesia has confirmed a 20-month-old Indonesian girl has died of the H5N1 avian influenza virus.

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Marine bacteria are cutting cooling gas emissions

Marine bacteria are reducing the amount of an important climate cooling gas given off from our seas and studies on enzymes from a model bacterium could help to understand this important process, say scientists today (Wednesday ...

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Mercury's formation impact splattered Earth with material

New computer simulations of Mercury’s formation show the fate of material blasted out into space when a large proto-planet collided with a giant asteroid 4.5 billion years ago. The simulations, which track the material ...

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