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Spacewalkers Hang Science Experiments

(AP) -- Two spacewalking astronauts hung science experiments on the outside of the space station's new lab Friday and packed up a broken gyroscope for next week's shuttle ride home.


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Fossils of new meat-eating dinos found (AP)

AP - Fossil hunters say they have discovered bones of two massive meat-eating dinosaurs in Africa. In the journal Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, University of Chicago paleontologist Paul Sereno and co-author Stephen Brusatte named one Kryptops palaios, or "old hidden face," because of a horny covering over its...

Global warming threatens to redraw world's wine map: experts

Champagne produced in southern England? Bordeaux in the Loire Valley? Climate change is threatening to redraw the world's wine-producing map, and the effects are already being seen in earlier harvests and coarser wines, experts told an international conference Friday.

First-ever Global Map Of Total Human Effects On Oceans

The first global map of human influences on marine ecosystems has been constructed by a team of researchers, including a Stanford University scientist among the principal investigators, by gathering and interpreting massive amounts of data from the professional literature and from researchers around the world. This study suggests that about 41 percent of oceans bear a serious human "footprint" and...

Hypnosis Helped Physicians Pinpoint Cause Of Children's Seizures

It was no way for an 11-year-old to live. For a month the boy had endured daily episodes of uncontrollable jerking and foaming at the mouth, and his physicians were concerned that the boy had epilepsy. Before starting the boy on a lifetime of anti-seizure medications, though, they turned to an unconventional diagnostic tool: hypnosis. Researchers used hypnosis to evaluate nine children prone to...

Space Lab Sets Stage for New Technologies

While two astronauts perform their third space walk outside the International Space Station today, they will be doing some maintenance and repair work such as picking up broken instruments and inspecting a broken solar wing joint. But they'll also be setting the stage for technological breakthroughs that may not be seen for years to come. Earlier this week the astronauts connected the Columbus...

Activision Plans Aerosmith Version of Guitar Hero

Activision, publisher of the enormously popular computer game Guitar Hero, will release a special version of the game built entirely around the music of the band Aerosmith in June. The game will play on the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Wii and Playstation 2. The band, formed nearly 40 years ago in Boston, has often been touted as "America's greatest rock and roll band." According to Activision, the...