Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Today in Science

Being just a little over weight is still bad for you. AP, NYT, WP, LAT

The CDC has put genetic information of 650 viruses online. AP

Britain to test blight resistant potatoes. BBC, Guardian

Human "enhancement" conference held in Sweden. Nature

Great headline: "Psycho Killer Raccoons Terrorize Olympia". AP

Manatee seen in Cape Cod. CSM

Kangaroos on birth control. Reuters

Researchers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center are working on a methamphetamine vaccine. AP

NASA comes up with name for new spacecraft: Orion. BBC

Still no decision on the status of Pluto. NYT, Reuters


Hybrid cars may pay for themselves. Reuters

Next big horror movie: "Cellphones on a Plane". Reuters

Recent bird flu outbreak in Indonesia is not spreading. AP

Another tropical depression has formed in the Atlantic. Reuters

A. Q. Kahn, the Pakistani who sold nuclear secrets to Libya, Iran, and North Korea, has prostate cancer. BBC

Coke and Pepsi are still taking it on the chin in India. NYT

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