Friday, March 10, 2006

Today in Science

Space

NASA finds giant water geyser and possible ocean on one of Saturn's moons. Reuters, CSM, CNN, USAT, Nature, NYT, BBC, The Guardian

Probe to begin orbiting Mars today, look for water. USAT, BBC, The Guardian

Science

Mammal thought extinct for 11 million years identified in Laos. USAT, LiveScience.com, ScienceNow, Nature

HIV/AIDS

Today is 'National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day'. Reuters

Health

Almost 20% of people in the world do not have clean drinking water. BBC

Worldwide measles deaths cut in half. Reuters, BBC

America keeps getting older and, surprisingly, healthier. Reuters, NYT

Average blood pressure has dropped in the general population. Reuters

New factors in deep vein thrombosis (blood clots you get on an airplane) identified. Reuters, BBC

NC woman dies from flesh-eating bacteria. LAT

Nepalese families are trying to alleviate their poverty by having fewer children. Reuters

Climate Change

Yet another study shows net loss in polar ice. BBC

Warming is changing the environment in the Bering sea. LiveScience.com

China faces internal opposition to energy conservation. Reuters

Technology

US Government tests machines to check for explosives in subways. Reuters

Amazon may start selling downloadable movies and TV episodes. NYT

Small radio frequency tracking devices (for tracking everything) to be studied in Europe. BBC

Politics

Congress may force government funded researchers to supply their results for free. WP

Stem Cells

Stem cell trial to treat a rare brain disease to begin in Oregon. LAT

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