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


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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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