Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Antibacterial Soaps: Being Too Clean Can Make People Sick

Young people who are overexposed to antibacterial soaps containing triclosan may suffer more allergies, and exposure to higher levels of Bisphenol A among adults may negatively influence the immune system, a new University of Michigan School of Public Health study suggests.
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Monday, November 29, 2010

Same Face May Look Male or Female

 Neuroscientists at MIT and Harvard have made the surprising discovery that the brain sees some faces as male when they appear in one area of a person's field of view, but female when they appear in a different location.
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Sunday, November 28, 2010

U.N. panel issues 20 million carbon offsets

A United Nations panel overseeing trade in carbon offsets under the Kyoto Protocol decided late on Friday to issue 20 million tonnes of offsets, the information company Point Carbon reported.
The panel, known as the executive board, oversees a $20 billion trade in offsets which allows rich countries to meet greenhouse gas emission limits by paying for carbon cuts in developing nations.
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Friday, November 26, 2010

Size of Mammals Exploded After Dinosaur Extinction

Researchers have demonstrated that the extinction of dinosaurs 65 million years ago paved the way for mammals to get bigger -- about a thousand times bigger than they had been. The study titled, "The Evolution of Maximum Body Size of Terrestrial Mammals," released in the journal Science, is the first to quantitatively explore the patterns of body size of mammals after the demise of the dinosaurs.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Hubble Captures New Star Birth in an Ancient Galaxy

Elliptical galaxies were once thought to be aging star cities whose star-making heyday was billions of years ago.
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China rules out linking climate aid to transparency

China said on  it will not agree to any deal tying climate change aid from rich nations to its acceptance of tighter international checks of its greenhouse gas emissions, which it said will grow for some time.
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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Macedonia plants seven million trees to revive its forests

Macedonians took a day off work on Friday to plant seven million trees as part of a project started in 2008 to revive fire-ravaged forests in the landlocked Balkan country.
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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Dig below Dead Sea for a slice of Earth's history

An international team of scientists has begun drilling deep below the Dead Sea in an effort to extract material that could provide an unusual look at Earth's history over the past 500,000 years.
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Sunday, November 14, 2010


Six mummified dogs dating back to the Inca period have been discovered just south of Lima.X-rays will be used to determine the breed of the animals and whether the dogs were slaughtered.The mummified remains of four children were also found at the site.   

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Researchers Discover Toxic Algae in Open Water

Louisiana State University's Sibel Bargu, along with her former graduate student Ana Garcia, from the Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences in LSU's School of the Coast & Environment, has discovered toxic algae in vast, remote regions of the open ocean for the first time.
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Environmentalists attack Australia's move to sell uranium to Russia

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Giant Bubbles Found in Space

Astronomers discover new type of object -- huge bubbles of gamma rays stemming from the heart of the galaxy.The two bubbles could have been inflated by a past eruption from the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way.The bubbles span 50,000 light-years across the sky.
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Monday, November 8, 2010

The Principal Agglomerations of the World

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Biofuel Accelerates Climate Change

European plans to promote biofuels will drive farmers to convert 69,000 square km of wild land into fields and plantations, depriving the poor of food and accelerating climate change, a report warned on Monday.
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