Friday, March 31, 2006

Today in Science

Unexpectedly rapid temperature increase in Antarctica is not accounted for by current warming models. BBC, CNN,

People rush to cash in on effects of global warming in the Arctic. Der Spiegel

Over 80% of Sub-Saharan African farmland is becoming unusable. BBC, NYT

Fault lines in Louisiana may be causing New Orleans to sink. CSM

California condors seen in Northern California for the first time in over 100 years. CNN

NASA scientists to be free to speak their minds again. NYT, Reuters

Physicists confirm that neutrinos have mass. BBC,

Gene involved in long term memory identified. USAT

Major step forward for developing new antibiotics seen. BBC

Study says prayer doesn’t help heart bypass patients. WP, CNN, CBC,, NYT, LAT

Direct electronic stimulation of the brain may be used to treat depression. Guardian

Outbreak of Mumps in Iowa moves to Nebraska. WP

Apple v. Apple continues. WP, NYT, LAT, BBC

Better superconductors may be in the near future. Nature

Congress may reform visa program for skilled technical workers. WP

Today is the last day of Microsoft’s EU hearing. WP

First High-definition DVD player goes on sale in Japan. WP, Reuters, FT

House renews ‘Higher Education Act’. WP, NYT

This year’s hurricane season to be bad – but not as bad as last year.

Horse clone army coming to a track near you? Reuters, WP

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