Conservationists launch appeal to save nature's 'ugly ducklings'
Ex-NASA chief sentenced in contracts conspiracy
Creatures including hose-nosed tapirs and bat-eared bushbabies struggling to attract funding to keep them from extinctionConservationists today made an appeal for help for some of the world's strangest mammals.The creatures, including hose-nosed tapirs, a bat-eared bushbaby and a scaly anteater, are described as nature's "ugly ducklings".They are finding it hard to compete with the "poster boys of...
New Comet Pictures: How Hartley 2 Creates "Snowstorm"
AP - A former NASA chief of staff was sentenced to more than three years in prison on a conspiracy charge stemming from a $600,000 contract awarded by the space agency to a client of his consulting firm.
Brazil Ethanol Looks to Sweeten More Gas Tanks
A detailed dive into NASA's pictures of comet Hartley 2 shows how the odd body's reservoir of dry ice drives a flurry of particles....
Is a Major Earthquake Looming for Panama and its Canal?
Brazil is poised to increase its production of sugarcane ethanol, helped by foreign investment and policy flux in the United States and Europe....
"Family Only" Hospital Visitation Rules Get Scrapped
LiveScience.com - Panama's capital city and its iconic canal could be at risk for a major earthquake, according to new research.
A New Planet -- from Beyond the Galaxy
In a victory for patients and their loved ones, a new federal regulation was announced Wednesday that dramatically loosens the rules on hospital visitors
A new planet comes calling -- from very far away
THURSDAY 18. NOVEMBER 2010
Shuttle Discovery's final flight off until Dec. 3
Comet Is Cosmic Snow Globe, NASA Flyby Shows
AP - Space shuttle Discovery will be waiting a little longer for its final...
US calls for reduction in bluefin tuna catch: official
New pictures of comet Hartley 2 show that the body is full of dry ice, which drives a "snowstorm" in the comet's halo....
NIH Director Favors Merging Addiction Institutes
AFP - The United States will push to further reduce fishing quotas for Atlantic bluefin tuna at a key multinational meeting, a senior official told AFP on...
- 10/11/18 23:46
Friday News Feedbag for Friday, November 12!
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will likely merge its two institutes that study addiction....
Green: Fishing Nations Gain Ground on Bluefin
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- 10/11/18 23:32
Comet Probe Encountered Celestial Snow Storm
Mediterranean countries persuade the European Union as a whole to support the existing fishing quota for the threatened bluefin tuna.
The inconvenient truth about the climate change bill
There were many surprises in store when NASA’s recycled Deep Impact spacecraft soared past its second comet earlier this month, but nothing was more unexpected than the weather: It was snowing.
Assessment tool predicts blood clot risk after plastic surgery
Lost in the political flap over Conservative senators killing a climate change bill approved by the House of Commons is the inconvenient truth that it demanded what no government can reasonably deliver.
Culturally sensitive treatment model helps bring depressed Chinese immigrants into treatment
Patients undergoing plastic or reconstructive surgery should receive a risk assessment before their procedure to predict whether they'll develop potentially fatal blood clots in the legs or lungs, according to research at the University of Michigan Medical School. Researchers also found that 1 in 9 patients at highest risk based on that assessment will develop clots if not given clot-preventing...
Dell 3Q net income more than doubles
A treatment model designed to accommodate the beliefs and concerns of Chinese immigrants appears to significantly improve the recognition and treatment of major depression in this typically underserved group. In a report in the December American Journal of Public Health, a Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) research team describes how their model for screening and assessing patients for...
Expert explains how shopping online for gifts offers risks, benefits
Personal computer maker Dell Inc. said Thursday that its net income for the latest quarter more than doubled as companies spent more to replace aging technology.
Explorer of the 'Cool Universe'
(PhysOrg.com) -- The idea of holiday shopping can excite, scare or depress those who participate. Depending on the emotions the thought of retail evokes, online shopping might be the remedy.
Gov't says full-body scanners at airports are safe
(PhysOrg.com) -- Emory astrochemist Susanna Widicus Weaver will soon begin one of the first broad spectral surveys of small organic molecules in deep space. Her lab's research proposal - to search for the raw materials of life in star-forming regions - recently won 42 hours of observing time on the Herschel Space Observatory.
Major international study to test new heart disease drug
(AP) -- They look a little like giant refrigerators and pack a radiation dose big enough to peer through clothing for bombs or weapons, yet too minuscule to be harmful, federal officials insist. As the government rolls out hundreds more full-body scanners at airports just in time for crowds of holiday travelers, it is working to reassure the public that the machines are safe.
MySpace deepens ties with rival Facebook
(PhysOrg.com) -- A major international study to test whether a new type of cholesterol treatment can prevent coronary deaths and heart attacks will start in early 2011. The study will be coordinated by the Clinical Trial Service Unit at Oxford University.
Research of Danish astronomer's remains completed
MySpace on Thursday began letting members tap into entertainment preferences expressed in Facebook profiles in a deepening of ties with the firm that snatched its social networking crown.
Scientists have concluded taking samples of the remains of Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe that they hope could help them shed light on his sudden death more than 400 years ago.