Friday, May 19, 2006

Today in Science



Some animals can think ahead. (Best of these headlines: "“Planning of the Apes".) Reuters, LiveScience.com, ScienceNOW, NG

Possibly not extinct woodpecker still has not been found. NYT, Reuters, AP




Deep-sea fishing stocks are being depleted. Reuters, BBC




Experiment sees light go "backwards"” and possibly exceed the standard speed of light. LiveScience.com




FDA panel backs cervical cancer vaccine. AP, LAT

New genetic engineering technique may have huge potential to cure cancer. BBC


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Federal judge eliminates Bush administration prostitution pledge as a condition for receiving AIDS prevention funds. AP




Patient dies of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (human form of mad cow), others may have been infected. AP

More people may be susceptible to infection with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease than previously thought. Guardian




GM to introduce more fuel efficient engines in 2007 models. Reuters, AP

Exxon under fire for failing to address climate change. Reuters

Al Gore has a climate change movie. Reuters



Dell to end exclusive chip deal with Intel amid drop in profits. FT, AP, NYT, AP, LAT




Scientist says Indonesian "hobbit" is not a unique species, but an individual with dwarfism. CBC, WP, NYT, NG, AP, Guardian




Guess who is not ready for bird flu today? Answer: The states. AP

WHO says no human to human transmission of bird flu found in Indonesian deaths. NYT, WP, AP




BellSouth wants a retraction from USA Today over NSA phone record story. WP, AP


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