Thursday, July 06, 2006

Today in Science

The space shuttle is being checked for damage, will dock with space station. CBC, WP, NYT, LAT, Reuters, BBC, AP, AP

New tool proposed to help find life on distant planets. BBC, Reuters, Nature

People are fighting over the remains of Bruno the German bear. Nature

Painkiller may reduce the risk of ovarian cancer by a third. BBC


Single pill with 3 anti-HIV drugs approved for use in poor countries. NYT

Breast milk is superior to formula for mental development of very premature babies. AP, AP

Scientists find gene that may be linked to mental impairment in Down’s syndrome. BBC, WP

Canadian study disputes link between mercury-containing vaccines and autism. BBC, CBC

Caloric restriction helps keep muscles young. CBC

The FBI’s computer system was hacked, possibly with agent approval. WP

Microsoft’s version of the iPod to be in stores by the Holidays. NYT, Reuters

My old employer, the University of California-Irvine, has received $10 million to conduct stem cell research. AP, AP

Bird flu may have come to Nigeria 3 separate times. LAT, AP, AP

Baby who had third arm amputated is doing well. BBC

Top 5 science blogs (besides this one). Nature

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