New labels might decrease overall demand for milk
Scientists track green turtle`s 900km migration
(PhysOrg.com) -- Recent increases in organic and hormone-free milk labeling might negatively affect sales of milk without such labels, and could lead to a decreased demand for all milk types, according to a new economic study to be published in the November issue of the American Journal of Agricultural Economics.
Comcast looks to future in bid for NBC Universal
(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Exeter scientists are part of the first team to monitor a sea turtle's journey from the Turks and Caicos Islands. The adult female green turtle, named Suzie` by local fishermen, was fitted with a satellite transmitter tag.
Texas begins $3 billion quest to cure cancer
(AP) -- Years ago, Comcast Corp. CEO Brian Roberts was asked at a conference what kept him awake at night. His answer: A new technology that would severely hurt the cable TV business.
Money woes threaten Romanian protected areas
(AP) -- Texas gave birth to the modern oil industry, invented the handheld calculator and sent man to the moon. But can the Lone Star State cure cancer?
Todd Palin resigns from oil job on North Slope
(PhysOrg.com) -- Dwindling resources and bureaucratic hurdles are threatening to destroy Romania`s protected area system - home to some of Europe`s largest remaining natural forests.
Einstein to develop anti-HIV drug delivery system
AP - The husband of former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has quit his oil field job on the North Slope. Todd Palin's resignation as a production operator for oil giant BP PLC comes almost two months after his wife stepped down as Alaska governor and shortly before the release of her highly anticipated memoir in a deal rumored to be worth...
Growing greener greens
The National Institutes of Health has awarded Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University a four-year, $7.2 million grant to develop a microbicide-releasing vaginal ring to prevent HIV transmission.
USC neuroscientists awarded $9 million to map gene expression during human brain development
A pioneering project to make our green vegetables even better for us has been launched by scientists at The University of Nottingham. The research will underpin future technological developments in agriculture that could help fight a looming food security crisis.
Biosafety Bra, Beer Bottle Ballistics Win Ig Nobels
Two University of Southern California (USC) neuroscientists have been awarded nearly $9 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds to map how genes are expressed in different regions of the human brain throughout development.
Facebook Chat About "Ardi" With Science Correspondents
The annual extravaganza of song, dance, and unbelievable science [Read more]
Uncovering Butterflies' Past
Earlier today, Science staff discussed the significance of the newly unveiled human ancestor Ardipithecus ramidus [Read more]
SLIDE SHOW: Top 10 Transgenic Animals
First butterfly family tree suggests that the insects fluttered among dinosaurs [Read more]
Foreign genes placed in animal DNA can yield some surprising -- and colorful -- results.
FRIDAY 2. OCTOBER 2009
NFL players get briefing on situation in Samoas
Dot Earth: On Walruses and Warming
AP - NFL players of Samoan background got an update from the U.S. government and the Red Cross Friday on recovery efforts in the tsunami-stricken Samoas.
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Sulfur Scrubbing Gets A Boost As China Cracks Down On Pollution
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Walruses face rising stress, although not extinction, in a warming Arctic, scientists warn.
Where's the science? The sorry state of psychotherapy
Investor's Business Daily - Last year's Olympics in Beijing brought China to the verge of global embarrassment over its pollution problem. Only shutting down some of its factories temporarily stopped the city from choking the tourists and athletes.
Harvest Moon This Weekend: Late But Still Gorgeous
The prevalence of mental health disorders in this country has nearly doubled in the past 20 years. Who is treating all of these patients? Clinical psychologists and therapists are charged with the task, but many are falling short by using methods that are out of date and lack scientific rigor. This is in part because many of the training programs -especially some Doctorate of Psychology (PsyD)...
Mesa, Ariz., is 1,000th signer for climate change
SPACE.com - This weekend's full moon will be a somewhat special one in
that it will also carry the title of "harvest moon" for those living
in the Northern Hemisphere.
Black-footed ferret back on prairie turf
AP - Mesa, Ariz., is the 1,000th city to sign the U.S. Conference of Mayors' climate change agreement.
Aspirin misuse may have made 1918 flu pandemic worse
An excited group of naturalists and wildlife scientists are in Saskatchewan's Grasslands National Park, releasing black-footed ferrets back into the wild.
Dinosaur-Killer was Soft on Algae
The devastation of the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic is well known, but a new article suggests a surprising factor in the high death toll: the misuse of aspirin. Appearing in the November 1 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases and available online now, the article sounds a cautionary note as present day concerns about the novel H1N1 virus run high.
European astroparticle physicists to celebrate 100 years of cosmic ray experiments
The asteroid impact that many researchers claim was the cause of the dinosaur die-off was bad news for marine life at the time as well. But new research shows that microalgae - one of the primary producers in the ocean - bounced back from the global extinction in about 100 years or less.
How health care overhaul could change Medicare
From 10 to 17 October 2009, in France, Italy, Spain and many other countries, astroparticle physicists will meet the public to reveal some of the most exciting mysteries of the Universe. Within the first European Week of Astroparticle Physics, they will organise about 50 events all over Europe: open days, talks for the general public, exhibitions
Invisible matters: How dwarf galaxies may lose their light
(AP) -- Businessman Stewart Grill, 75, believes there's waste in Medicare. He's just skeptical Congress can find and eliminate it without touching what he likes about his government health care plan.
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study seeking to answer the question of why some galaxies are extremely dark compared with others may eventually help to explain the formation of all galaxies, according to researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA).