New animal and plant species found in Vietnam
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Mixing large doses of both acetaminophen painkiller and caffeine may increase risk of liver damage
World Wildlife Fund scientists said today that the discovery of 11 new animal and plant species in a remote area in central Vietnam underscores the importance of conservation efforts in the ancient tropical forests of the region.
World leaders need to remain alert to latest scientific thought on climate change
Consuming large amounts of caffeine while taking acetaminophen, one of the most widely used painkillers in the United States, could potentially cause liver damage, according to a preliminary laboratory study reported in the Oct. 15 print issue of ACS` Chemical Research in Toxicology, a monthly journal.
Encryption Faulted in TJX Hacking
Melting icecaps and climate chaos` have put climate change at the top of the agenda for the UN General Assembly`s meeting this week. The meeting is a precursor to the November meeting in Bali where leaders will try to agree on a successor to the Kyoto Protocol.
NASA selects space radiation projects
(AP) -- Hackers stole millions of credit card numbers from discount retailer TJX Cos. by intercepting wireless transfers of customer information at two Miami-area Marshalls stores, according to an eight-month investigation by the Canadian government.
Ancient wall found in Iran
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has selected 17 space radiation projects by U.S. researchers for development.
BBC survey: Humans cause global warming
Archaeologists in northern Iran have uncovered the remains of a 124-mile-long wall, the second longest such structure in Asia after the Great Wall of China.
Discovery is mated with external fuel tank
A British Broadcasting Corp. poll finds 79 percent of people in 21 nations believe human activity causes global warming.
Agency Announces Recovery Plan for Bird
Space shuttle Discovery has been attached to its external fuel tank and rocket boosters in preparation for its launch from Cape Canaveral, Fla.
Experiment to Get Cargo From Space Fails
(AP) -- Federal wildlife officials released a long-range plan Monday for removing a tiny bird that nests on West Coast beaches from Endangered Species Act protections by 2047 with the help of volunteers from the Audubon Society, the Boy Scouts and other nonprofit groups.
AT&T Suspends Cell Phone Control
(AP) -- Forget e-mail. How about space mail? In an experiment combining elements of a package delivery service, the sport of kite surfing and a REALLY big fishing reel, Russian and European engineers on Tuesday sought to pioneer a technology that could be used in the future to retrieve cargo from space.
(AP) -- AT&T Inc. has suspended a service allowing parents to put limits on when their children's cell phones can be used because it could restrict return calls from 911 operators.
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'Hot' ice could lead to medical device
Boys have biological reason to be troublesome
Harvard physicists have shown that specially treated diamond coatings can keep water frozen at body temperature, a finding that may have applications in future medical implants.
Cluster of video games maps brain
A team of researchers working with UQ's Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) has discovered more compelling evidence that attention-deficit disorder in young boys is substantially attributable to brain development.
Fruits and veggies not likely linked to colon cancer risk
Four college students have devised a way to use a cluster of Sony PLAYSTATION3 video game consoles, for large-scale modeling of the human brain. Their design won them first place - and $10,000 - in IBM`s Cell Broadband Engine (Cell/B.E.) Processor University Challenge.
Genes Key to Future Cancer Treatment
Eating fruits and vegetables was not strongly associated with decreased colon cancer risk, according to a study published online in the September 25 Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
MIT tether could aid asteroid missions
(AP) -- The treatment that more cancer patients receive may one day depend on their genes. With an increasing number of biological clues available, doctors hope they will be able to customize more patients' treatments based on their genetic profiles.
NASA finds Greenland snow melting hit record high in high places
Using a tether system devised by MIT researchers, astronauts could one day stroll across the surface of small asteroids, collecting samples and otherwise exploring these rocks in space without floating away.
NASA Spacecraft Is a 'Go' for Asteroid Beltbrics
A new NASA-supported study reports that 2007 marked an overall rise in the melting trend over the entire Greenland ice sheet and, remarkably, melting in high-altitude areas was greater than ever at 150 percent more than average. In fact, the amount of snow that has melted this year over Greenland could cover the surface size of the U.S. more than twice.
Simulation reveals how body repairs balance after damage
Launch and flight teams are in final preparations for the planned Sept. 27 liftoff from Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., of NASA's Dawn mission. The Dawn spacecraft will venture into the heart of the asteroid belt, where it will document in exceptional detail the mammoth rocky asteroid Vesta, and then, the even bigger icy dwarf planet Ceres.
Studies: Children obese due to a host of unhealthy pressures
Your body goes to a lot of trouble to make sure you stay upright. But when the brain`s neural pathways are impaired through injury, age or illness, muscles are deprived of the detailed sensory information they need to perform the constant yet delicate balancing act required for normal movement and standing.
Study shows autism symptoms can improve into adulthood
Unhealthy options and pressures influence nearly every part of children's daily lives, according to studies released this week in a special supplement of the American Journal of Preventative Medicine.
'Halo 3' Packaging Scratches Disks
Hallmarks of autism are characteristic behaviors - repetitive motions, problems interacting with others, impaired communication abilities - that occur in widely different combinations and degrees of severity among those who have the condition.
(AP) -- Less than 24 hours after die-hard fans finally got their hands on a copy of "Halo 3," blogs brimmed with reports that special limited-edition packaging is scratching the video game disks.
IMAX Camera Returns to Space to Chronicle Hubble Space Telescope
Understanding whether inbreeding accounts for early mortality is a long-standing concern in demographic research. Analyzing Bedouin villages in Bekaa, Lebanon, in which the marriage rate among first cousins is more than twice the national average, a new study appearing in the October issue of Current Anthropology finds that the greatest single determinant of infant mortality is not closely related...
IMAX Corporation and Warner Bros. Pictures announced Monday that, in cooperation with NASA, the IMAX 3D camera is scheduled to return to space in 2008 aboard the space shuttle during STS-125 for production of a new film. Set for release in early 2010, IMAX will chronicle the life story of the Hubble Space Telescope.