Thursday, August 24, 2006

Today in Science

HUGE STORY ALERT




Scientists have grown stem cell populations from single cells removed from an embryo without destroying it. WP, NYT, BBC, CBC, Reuters, LiveScience.com, ScienceNOW, NG




Over the counter "Plan B" is getting closer. WP, Reuters


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Researchers find protein that depresses the immune system in HIV patients, targeting it may boost the patient’s immune function. CBC

Members of India's Parliament are woefully ill-informed about HIV. Reuters




Eight is enough: Pluto is officially no longer a planet. Reuters, BBC




Apple settles patent lawsuit for $100M. WP, AP, Reuters, BBC


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This is bull$#!#: Evolution has been removed as a major qualifying for federal education grants for low-income students. NYT

Prebiotic chemistry discovered in interstellar clouds. (Read this, it is really cool.) CSM




Debby will probably become a hurricane. NYT


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