Saturday, July 22, 2006

This Week in Science

Senate passes 3 stem cell bills. WP, Al Jazeera, Reuters, AP, AP, BBC, ScienceNOW

President Bush vetoes stem cell bill. Reuters, NYT, WP, BBC, Guardian, ScienceNOW, AP, ROBBLOG

House vote to override Bush’s veto falls short. AP, AP

Scientists say Bush is “out of touch” on stem cell issue. BBC

The ban has damaged US progress on stem cell technology. WP

Governor Schwarzenegger authorizes $150 million loan to California’s stem cell institute to circumvent anti-stem cell lawsuits. Reuters, AP, AP

The space shuttle returned safely to Earth. Al Jazeera, CBC, BBC, WP, AP,AP, NYT, Reuters, CSM, Nature, NG, LAT


The Gates Foundation donates $287 million to development of an AIDS vaccine. NYT, BBC, AL Jazeera, AP, AP, LAT, Guardian

Tiger habitat has been reduced by 40% in the last decade. Reuters, BBC, NG, AP, Guardian

Not to be outdone by the Germans, Italy may kill Bruno’s mother. Der Spiegel


Toyota to sell plug-in hybrids. CSM

Company says it can produce oil from plankton. Reuters

Melting ice may release trapped methane into the atmosphere, further exacerbating global warming. Reuters

Another poor funding year anticipated for NIH in 2007. ScienceNOW

Researchers look to sequence Neanderthal genome. Reuters, AP, AP, NYT, Nature, LAT, Guardian

Methamphetamine remains the biggest drug problem in the US. AP, AP

New implantable birth control drug approved by FDA. AP, AP, Reuters

Judge: Wal-Mart does not have to spend more on their employees’ health insurance in Maryland. NYT, WP, AP, AP

An earthquake in Indonesian spawned a tsunami that claimed at least 547 lives. AP, AP

New rift in Africa/Arabia tectonic plates may eventually form a new ocean. BBC,, NG

Scientists confirm 42nd Indonesian bird flu death. AP, AP

A new blood test may provide early detection of lung cancer. Reuters

Republican lawmakers announce $100 million school voucher plan for low income students. WP, NYT, AP, AP

Study shows that public schools are roughly equal to private schools in performance. NYT

Women seeking abortion advice are often given misleading information. Reuters, WP, AP, AP

Some European countries are bribing women to have children with benefits to boost sagging populations. AP, AP And they are sagging. AP, AP

Amnesty International says Microsoft, Google, and Yahoo! violate human rights by working with China against dissidents. AP, AP, Reuters

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