Thursday, August 24, 2006

Today in Science


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

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


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


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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