Saturday, August 12, 2006

This Week in Science




Liquid explosives are hard to screen for. NYT

And they are easy to get and use. NYT, WP


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Greenland's glaciers are melting 3 times faster than they were just 2 years ago. BBC, ScienceNOW, NG




Emory researchers start new gene mapping project. (People I know, how exciting.) AP, Nature




Years of Castro have not damaged the Cuban environment. NG




FDA movement on "Plan B" to come soon. AP, NYT, Reuters




Sprint to develop $2.5 billion dollar long range wireless (WiMax) internet network. WP, NYT

The Federal government is going to auction off some $20 billion worth of bandwidth. LAT

The PC turns 25. BBC, LiveScience.com




The US trails other countries in understanding of biology, especially acceptance of evolution. LiveScience.com, NG




This article illustrates the ridiculous effects the Bush administration stem cell policy has on real world labs. LAT

Iranian scientists say they cloned a sheep and have more stem cell experiments planned. (That's right; Iran is more free to conduct stem cell research than the US.) AP


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AIDS could 11 million people in India by 2026. Reuters

Researchers are testing HIV drugs in uninfected people to see if they can prevent HIV transmission. Reuters

The Gates Foundation donates $500 million for AIDS/TB care in poor countries. AP

Contagious cancer found in dogs. WP, LiveScience.com, ScienceNOW, Nature




Baby pandas everywhere! Reuters, AP

Legal hunting of mountain lions does not reduce attacks. Reuters

Elephants may feel compassion. Al Jazeera

China to allow hunting of endangered species by tourists. Reuters, BBC




New data show that the "Universe may be bigger and older" than previously thought. LAT

Life on the surface of Mars may be impossible. NG




Possible 55th Indonesian bird flu case found. DPA




Tropical storm Chris downgraded to a tropical depression. AP

NOAA hurricane forecast revised: fewer storms! AP, WP, NG

4.5 million people in India are homeless due to flooding. Reuters




Individualized gene profiles of lung tumors will help treatment. AP, BBC, Reuters




Mediterranean oil spill caused by Israeli bombing is bad and getting worse. Al Jazeera, BBC




Pop will make you fat. AP

Ebola-like disease seen in Turkey. AP

Mutation linked to development of Parkinson's disease. CBC, UPI

Antibiotic use in US and Europe may be causing more drug-resistant bacteria in livestock. NG

Pre-natal ultrasound tests can influence brain development in mice. AP, Reuters, Nature, Guardian

More infants are obese. INFANTS! Do fetuses have to be a bit pudgy before we put the fork down, America? CBC, Nature

Alzheimer's: Scientists discover molecular pathway that normally cleans up amyloid plaques in the brain. AP




Parts of India are banning Coke and Pepsi from schools after finding high levels of pesticides in the drinks. Reuters

Coca-cola says its products are safe in India. AP But more parts of India are banning Coke and Pepsi. Reuters

List of 50 most dangerous US cities released. LiveScience.com

Possible fossil fuel beds off the coast of Cuba may end the island's energy problems and, possibly, the US embargo. UPI

Cuba may crack down on satellite dishes to keep American media out while Castro is out of site. Reuters, AP


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