Friday, July 14, 2006

Today in Science

Darwin’s finches have recently evolved with scientists watching., Nature, AP, AP

Meerkat parents teach their children to hunt. Reuters, BBC,, ScienceNOW, NG, AP

A certain type of whale may live to be over 200 years old. NG

Teenage years of Tyrannosaurus Rex revealed. NG, CBC,

Senate wants to increase science spending. ScienceNOW

Marijuana may cause precancerous changes in the lung. Reuters

The Navy wants to test a cow-blood based blood substitute on trauma victims without their consent. AP, AP

Smoking is responsible for over half of the increased mortality in poor vs rich people. CBC

Infections may cause diabetes in the young. Reuters

1 out of 8 babies are now born premature. LAT, AP, AP

Autism rates are higher than previously estimated. Guardian, BBC

Intel to cut 1000 management jobs. AP, AP

Over 30 states are suing microchip manufacturers over alleged price-fixing. NYT, LAT, Reuters, AP, AP

Indonesian bird flu deaths reach 41. BBC, AP, AP

Rainfall follows traffic patterns in the southeastern US. NG

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