Friday, June 23, 2006

Today in Science


National Academy of Science endorse "hockey stick" finding that last 25 years are the hottest in the previous 400 years (or 1000 or 2000 years, depending on which story you read). Reuters, WP, NYT,, ScienceNOW, LAT, AP, AP

Open season may again be declared on Bruno the German bear. Der Spiegel, Der Spiegel

New species discovered in Tanzania.

Researchers question if any vitamins or minerals reduce the risk of cancer. AP, AP

Tattoo customers get drug resistant staph infection. AP, AP

Cancer drug prevents macular degeneration. CBC

Makers of flu vaccine predict they will produce a surplus this season. AP, AP

So-called human mad cow disease may be dormant in a person for decades before causing symptoms. BBC, Reuters, NYT

The main camera on the Hubble telescope is down. ScienceNOW

After $43 billion dollars over the last 5 years, US missile defense program still not ready to shoot down North Korean missile. LAT, WP, AP, AP

French weaken law designed to make iTunes more competitive, Apple may stop downloads in France anyway. NYT, BBC, AP, AP

Privacy groups decry AT&T's decision that it owns you. Reuters, WP

Web spinning spiders evolved earlier than previously believed. Reuters, BBC,, NG, AP, AP

Bird flu virus that killed an Indonesian family was "slightly mutated". AP, AP

Doctors say lethal injection could be made less likely to cause suffering. NYT

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