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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Eating almonds could help prevent diabetes and heart disease, say scientists

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1342476/Eating-almonds-help-prevent-diabetes-heart-disease-say-scientists.html

Water Science Photo Gallery All of Earth's Water in a Single Sphere

http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/2010/gallery/global-water-volume.html

When the Black Hole Was Born: Astronomers Identify the Epoch of the First Fast Growth of Black Holes

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101227101113.htm

98.6 Degrees Fahrenheit Ideal Temperature for Keeping Fungi Away and Food at Bay

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101222121610.htm

Coma and General Anesthesia Demonstrate Important Similarities

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101229190012.htm

Catching Video Pirates: Invisible DNA-Like Fingerprint on Video Assist Law Enforcement

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101221101841.htm

Back to the Dead Sea: Climate Change Study Digs Into Half a Million Years of History

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101223104034.htm

Rodents Were Diverse and Abundant in Prehistoric Africa When Our Human Ancestors Evolved

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101221101920.htm

Science Supports Carb Wars

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/081089-2010-12-30-science-supports-carb-wars.htm

Wild Seed Collecting

http://globalwarming-arclein.blogspot.com/2010/12/wild-seed-collecting.html

Amygdala Centre for Social Network

http://globalwarming-arclein.blogspot.com/2010/12/amygdala-centre-for-social-network.html

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Scientists unveil chip which could make desktop computers 20 times faster

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1342100/Scientists-unveil-1-000-core-chip-make-desktop-machines-20-times-faster.html

Tory voters found to have larger 'primitive' lobe in brain

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1342239/Brain-study-reveals-right-wing-conservatives-larger-primitive-amygdala.html

Brilliant at business deals? It's all in the genes, reveal scientists By COLIN FERNANDEZ

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1342254/Brilliant-business-deals-Its-genes-reveal-scientists.html

Dust Shatters Like Glass: Several Times More Dust Particles in Atmosphere Than Previously Thought

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101227203436.htm

Environmental Factors Limit Species Diversity, Lizard Study Finds

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101220163248.htm

Many Cancer Cells Found to Have an 'Eat Me' Signal

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101222141722.htm

Finest Chocolate May Get Better: Cacao Tree Genome Sequenced

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101226131600.htm

New Clues Uncover How 'Starvation Hormone' Works

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101227100822.htm

When the Black Hole Was Born: Astronomers Identify the Epoch of the First Fast Growth of Black Holes

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101227101113.htm

Major Obstacles to Cellulosic Biofuel Production Overcome With New Yeast Strain

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101227203428.htm

How Often Do Giant Black Holes Become Hyperactive?

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101220135611.htm

Big Bang Chatter

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/080985-2010-12-28-big-bang-chatter.htm

Biological Hydrogen Production

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/080983-2010-12-28-biological-hydrogen-production.htm

Petro Fracking Booms NAFTA Oil Resources

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/080982-2010-12-28-petro-fracking-booms-nafta-oil-resources.htm

Why Teach Programming With BASIC?

http://developers.slashdot.org/story/10/12/29/0036216/Why-Teach-Programming-With-BASIC

Living Earth Simulator Aims To Simulate Everything

http://science.slashdot.org/story/10/12/29/0621237/Living-Earth-Simulator-Aims-To-Simulate-Everything

IBM Makes a Super Memory Breakthrough

http://tech.slashdot.org/story/10/12/29/171246/IBM-Makes-a-Super-Memory-Breakthrough

The Ultimate Mystery of the Universe STEPHEN WOLFRAM

http://bigthink.com/ideas/25587

Parts of Me Ooze in All Directions MICHIO KAKU

http://bigthink.com/ideas/24636

New dyes improve solar technologies for generating clean electricity and hydrogen fuel

http://www.physorg.com/news/2010-12-dyes-solar-technologies-electricity-hydrogen.html

"Dark Flow" of Billions of Stars Racing Towards Edge of Observable Universe (Best of 2010)

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/3ywWYB/www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2010/12/dark-flow-of-billions-of-stars-dark-flow-racing-away-from-earth-towards-edge-of-observable-universe-.html

Info pirates seek a decentralised Internet

http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=625603

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

In the Evolutionary Mating Game, Brawn and Stealth Rule, Scientists Find

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101223083640.htm

Genetic Variant That Can Lead to Severe Impulsivity Identified

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101222131121.htm

Supercomputing Research Opens Doors for Drug Discovery

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101209164146.htm

Structure In Brain Linked To Varied Social Life

http://science.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=10/12/27/0249251

North Magnetic Pole Racing Toward Siberia

http://science.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=10/12/27/1416233

California Rare-Earth Mine Reopens

http://news.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=10/12/27/1734204

MIT biologists decipher 3 billion year old genetic 'fossil'

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/080907-2010-12-27-mit-biologists-decipher-3-billion-year-old-genetic-fossil.htm

Monday, December 27, 2010

Part of Brain That Suppresses Instinct Identified

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101222112112.htm

Learning to Read the Genome: Most Detailed Annotation of Fruit-Fly Genome Points Way to Understanding All Organisms' Genomes

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101222131131.htm

Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change: New Global Search to Save Endangered Crop Wild Relatives

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101209201938.htm

Ever-Sharp Urchin Teeth May Yield Tools That Never Need Honing

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101222162404.htm

Mammalian Aging Process Linked to Overactive Cellular Pathway

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101222131125.htm

How to tame the monsters in your mind Experts call them ANTS - Automatic Negative Thoughts and unless you learn how to stop them, they'll ruin your life By LOUISE ATKINSON

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1341787/How-tame-monsters-mind-Experts-ANTS--Automatic-Negative-Thoughts-unless-learn-stop-theyll-ruin-life.html

Record Set For World's Youngest Chess Champion

http://games.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=10/12/26/0139226

Worried scientists warn: World could run out of breathable air

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/080822-2010-12-25-worried-scientists-warn-world-could-run-out-of-breathable-air.htm

Get ready: They're going to put chips in your brain

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/080809-2010-12-24-get-ready-theyre-going-to-put-chips-in-your-brain.htm

New generation of deadly Chinese missiles can now sink all US Navy supercarriers

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/080808-2010-12-24-new-generation-of-deadly-chinese-missiles-can-now-sink-all.htm

Someday soon you'll fly without pilots

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/080807-2010-12-24-someday-soon-youll-fly-without-pilots.htm

2011 sun storms could slam USA back to 1800s

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/080806-2010-12-24-2011-sun-storms-could-slam-usa-back-to-1800s.htm

Device uses sunlight to make liquid fuel

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/080850-2010-12-26-device-uses-sunlight-to-make-liquid-fuel.htm

Coral Reef Bleaching Cause

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/080848-2010-12-26-coral-reef-bleaching-cause.htm

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Facebook, PayPal tycoon embraces sci-fi future By MARCUS WOHLSEN

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/25/AR2010122501062.html

Cornstarch Might Have Ended the Gulf Spill Agony Sooner

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101222093208.htm

How Cells Running on Empty Trigger Fuel Recycling

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101223144028.htm

Fast Sepsis Test Can Save Lives

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101222112231.htm

Pterygotid Sea Scorpions: No Terror of the Ancient Seas?

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101222173039.htm

Site in Brain Where Leptin May Trigger Puberty Identified

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101222121511.htm

How to Delay Christmas Tree Needle Loss

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101206111450.htm

Most Challenging Christmas Plastic Wrapping Could Be Recycled With New Technology

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101214085738.htm

NASA's Next Mars Rover to Zap Rocks With Laser

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101223110056.htm

Bite Me An evolutionary case for cannibalism. By Jesse Bering

http://www.slate.com/id/2278240/pagenum/all/

Your food's in the printer... the machine that lets you create and eat your meal from freshly squeezed syringes

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1341481/Your-foods-printer--machine-lets-create-eat-meal-freshly-squeezed-syringes.html

Patch Adams, M.D. - Transform 2010 - Mayo Clinic - video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdCrPBqQALc

Friday, December 24, 2010

Scientifically, You Are Likely In the Slowest Line

http://science.slashdot.org/story/10/12/23/2212250/Scientifically-You-Are-Likely-In-the-Slowest-Line

Eight-year-old children publish bee study in Royal Society journal

http://richarddawkins.net/articles/568427-eight-year-old-children-publish-bee-study-in-royal-society-journal

The Tipping Point of Humanness

http://science.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=10/12/23/1559217

Does Equality Increase Status Spending?

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101222112235.htm

Invention Could Improve Cancer Drug Delivery, Lessen Harmful Effects of Chemotherapy

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101223091744.htm

'Un-Growth Hormone' Increases Longevity, Researchers Find

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101223091746.htm

Shouldering Family Demands and Worries Bumps Up Angina Risk

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101222205349.htm

Simple Screen Can Help Isolate Virulent Parts of Pathogenic Bacteria Gene Structures

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101223113347.htm

How Cells Running on Empty Trigger Fuel Recycling

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101223144028.htm

Why positive thinking helps the body to heal: Knowingly taking a placebo makes you feel better By DAVID DERBYSHIRE

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1340967/Why-positive-thinking-helps-body-heal-Knowingly-taking-placebo-makes-feel-better.html

First High-Temp Spin-Field-Effect Transistor Created

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101223144034.htm

Mars Movie: I'm Dreaming of a Blue Sunset

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101222170555.htm

You Are What Your Father Ate, Too: Paternal Diet Affects Lipid Metabolizing Genes in Offspring, Research Suggests

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101223130149.htm

Protein Involved in Early Steps of Melanoma Development Revealed

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101223171947.htm

New Fossil Site in China Shows Long Recovery of Life from the Largest Extinction in Earth's History

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101222093204.htm

Discovery Suggests a New Way to Prevent HIV from Infecting Human Cells

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101222173041.htm

Eating Less Healthy Fish May Contribute to America's Stroke Belt

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101222162358.htm

Weird and Wonderful Plant and Fungal Discoveries of 2010

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101219124718.htm

Scientist Uncovers Switch Controlling Protein Production

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101222131133.htm

When Will Runners and Swimmers Reach Their Physical Limit?

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101222093200.htm

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Human-Sized German Workerbot Is Programmed to Be Happiest When It Stays Busy The machine can fit into existing assembly line positions and work all day and all night By Rebecca Boyle

http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2010-12/grinning-european-workerbot-happiest-when-it-stays-busy

Naval Rail Gun Fires at 7 Mach

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/080733-2010-12-23-naval-rail-gun-fires-at-7-mach.htm

DC Renaissance

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/080732-2010-12-23-dc-renaissance.htm

Scar Prevention Discovery

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/080730-2010-12-23-scar-prevention-discovery.htm

Horrifying gigantic 5-foot spiders seen in Congo

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/080724-2010-12-23-horrifying-gigantic-5-foot-spiders-seen-in-congo.htm

New Single-Pixel Photo Camera Developed

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101220094601.htm

Component in Common Dairy Foods May Cut Diabetes Risk, Study Suggests

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101220200000.htm

Most Common Adult Brain Cancer Linked to Gene Deletion, Doctors Say

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101222173031.htm

Cassini Finishes Sleigh Ride by Saturn's Icy Moons

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101222170713.htm

Photons Vs. Protons for Treatment of Spinal Cord Gliomas

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101222112225.htm

New Annotated Database Sifts Through Mountains of Sequencing Data to Find Gene Promoters

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101222141734.htm

Smoking May Worsen Pain for Cancer Patients

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101221114805.htm

Young Female Chimpanzees Treat Sticks as Dolls: Growing Evidence of Biological Basis for Gender-Specific Play in Humans

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101220121109.htm

Genetic Trait Could Triple Odds of Whites' Susceptibility to Heavy Cocaine Abuse

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101221101926.htm

Sex Reversal Gene: Male Mice Can Be Created Without Y Chromosome Via Ancient Brain Gene

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101222121513.htm

Why Do Risks With Human Characteristics Make Powerful Consumers Feel Lucky?

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101222112233.htm

Blue-Green Algae Tested for Treating Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101221101833.htm

Eating Healthier Means Living Longer

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101222071727.htm

A Robot With Finger-Tip Sensitivity

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101222112239.htm

New Ideas Enhance Efficiency of Wind Turbines

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101220110856.htm

Universe's Most Massive Stars Can Form in Near Isolation, New Study Finds

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101221131550.htm

Toxin-Laden Nectar Poses Problems for Honeybees

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101221101847.htm

Gene Alteration Identified That Predisposes to Syndrome With High Risk of Cancer

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101221163828.htm

Fossil Finger Bone Yields Genome of a Previously Unknown Human Relative

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101222131119.htm

Discovery of New Molecule Could Lead to More Efficient Rocket Fuel

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101222071831.htm

Membership in Many Groups Leads to Quick Recovery from Physical Challenges

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101215141921.htm

Africa Has Two Elephant Species, Genetic Analysis Confirms

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101221172244.htm

Sea-Level Study Brings Good and Bad News to Chesapeake Bay

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101221101922.htm

Laser Twinkles in Rare Color

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101221154532.htm

Smarter Systems Help Busy Doctors Remember

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101221172248.htm

Book Review: The Immortality Edge Dr. Joseph S. Maresca, Basil & Spice

http://www.lef.org/news/LefDailyNews.htm?NewsID=10535&Section=NUTRITION&source=DHB_101223&key=Body+Title

Sperm cells created from female embryo

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/3323846/Sperm-cells-created-from-female-embryo.html

Time-Lapse Video: Last Night's Winter Solstice Lunar Eclipse For those who slept through it By Clay Dillow

http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2010-12/video-last-nights-lunar-eclipse-time-lapsed

Nanotech Makes Single Molecule Glow, Showing New Promise For Tiny Optoelectronics By Rebecca Boyle

http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2010-12/molecular-circuit-emights-light-nanoscale-showing-new-promise-tiny-optoelectronics

Engineers Build Radio Receiver Out Of Graphene A nanotrampoline built out of graphene can directly detect radio frequency signals, paving the way for a new generation of radios

http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/arxiv/26194/?p1=A4

Killer Drones Converge on California, Ready to Take Off

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2010/12/killer-drones-converge-on-california-ready-to-take-off/

End of Military-Industrial Hegemony?

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/080678-2010-12-22-end-of-military-industrial-hegemony.htm

Munich to switch on Europe's fastest supercomputer

http://www.thelocal.de/sci-tech/20101220-31929.html

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

DNA says new human relative roamed widely in Asia By MALCOLM RITTER

http://richarddawkins.net/articles/567654-dna-says-new-human-relative-roamed-widely-in-asia

Samples of Vital Human Tumor Tissue Irradiated With Ions for the First Time

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101217145655.htm

Electronic Nose Detects Cancer

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101220121103.htm

Organic Electronic Ratchets Doing Work

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101217152524.htm

A 'Spin Ratchet' Paves the Way for Spin Computers: New Electronic Structure for Generating Spin Current

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101216142525.htm

Unprecedented Topographic Map of the Moon

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101217192858.htm

Genetic Basis of Brain Diseases: Set of Proteins Account for Over 130 Brain Diseases

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101219140817.htm

Engineers Take Plasmon Lasers out of Deep Freeze

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101220091923.htm

Mexico Quake Studies Uncover Surprises for California

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101220150343.htm

Raindrops Reveal How a Wave of Mountains Moved South Across the Country

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101217145922.htm

Strange New Twist: Researchers Discover Möbius Symmetry in Metamaterials

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101220150938.htm

Electric Current Moves Magnetic Vortices: With the Help of Neutrons, Physicists Discover New Ways to Save Data

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101217145653.htm

Biomagnification of Nanomaterials in Simple Food Chain Demonstrated

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101220142436.htm

Being Good Moms Couldn't Save the Woolly Mammoth

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101221114807.htm

Cellular Mechanism Responsible for Chronic Inflammation, Type 2 Diabetes Uncovered

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101221101845.htm

Study Links Emotional and Neural Responses to Musical Performance

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101217091205.htm

Beautiful People Convey Personality Traits Better During First Impressions

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101221101830.htm

Meat-Eating Dinosaurs Not So Carnivorous After All

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101220163052.htm

Boosting Supply of Key Brain Chemical Reduces Fatigue in Mice

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101220163250.htm

Warning Lights Mark Shellfish That Aren't Safe to Eat

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101215133329.htm

Novel Weight-Loss Therapies? Scientists Identify Cells in Mice That Can Transform Into Energy-Burning Brown Fat

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101220163055.htm

Dementia: When the Zebra Loses Its Stripes

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101220084204.htm

Scientists Identify a Spontaneously Chain-Reacting Molecule

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101212145221.htm

Trace Amounts of Water Created Oceans on Earth and Other Terrestrial Planets, Study Suggests

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101208154442.htm

UA research: Oregano oil may counter carcinogens Becky Pallack

http://www.lef.org/news/LefDailyNews.htm?NewsID=10562&Section=NUTRITION&source=DHB_101222&key=Body+Title

Quantum mechanics, invisibility cloaks and water on Mars: The biggest scientific breakthroughs of the past decade

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1339466/Quantum-mechanics-invisibility-cloaks-water-Mars-The-biggest-scientific-breakthroughs-past-decade.html

Don't make mine a pina colada! Images of cocktails under the microscope that'll give you a headache BEFORE you drink them

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1339967/Images-alcoholic-drinks-microscope-vodka-cocktails-pina-colada.html

Boy born to save his big sister: 'Saviour sibling' brings hope to his family and makes medical history By RACHEL ELLIS

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1340611/Saviour-sibling-brings-hope-family-makes-medical-history.html

Stressed? It may boost your memory by triggering thoughts of everyday experiences

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1340670/Stressed-It-boost-memory-triggering-thoughts-painful-experiences.html

A Christmas tree miracle: Pine bark could ease the misery of UK's 7 million tinnitus sufferers By CLAIRE ELLICOTT

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1340535/A-Christmas-tree-miracle-Pine-bark-ease-misery-UKs-7-million-tinnitus-sufferers.html

Why the eyes are the key to making our faces look 'human'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1340493/Why-eyes-key-making-faces-look-human.html

Can We Automate Invention? STEPHEN WOLFRAM

Monday, December 20, 2010

Invasive species have a 'delayed legacy', says report By Mark Kinver

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12041943

Despite Longer Life Spans, Fewer Years Are Disease-Free

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101213140950.htm

Three Billion-Year-Old Genomic Fossils Deciphered

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101219140815.htm

Construction of the World's Largest Neutrino Observatory Completed: Antarctica's IceCube

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101219083814.htm

How Do You Cut a Nanotube? Lots of Compression

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101217145659.htm

You Only Live Once: Our Flawed Understanding of Risk Helps Drive Financial Market Instability

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101217145926.htm

Elevated Zinc Concentrations in Colorado Waterway Likely a Result of Climate Change

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101215121910.htm

Unlocking the Secrets of Our Compulsions

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101208132214.htm

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Does Fluoride Really Fight Cavities by 'the Skin of the Teeth?'

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101215121918.htm

Wind Turbines Help Crops by Channelling Beneficial Breezes Over Nearby Plants

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101216122014.htm

Protein Disables P53, Drives Breast Cells Toward Cancer Transition

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101215133318.htm

Using Digitized Books as 'Cultural Genome,' Researchers Unveil Quantitative Approach to Humanities

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101216142519.htm

Drinking Alcohol During a Rich Meal Slows Down Digestion, but Doesn't Increase Indigestion, Study Finds

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101214201525.htm

Prions Mutate and Adapt to Host Environment

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101217083232.htm

Major Shift in Understanding How Eczema Develops

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101217145920.htm

Circadian Rhythm: Clock-Controlled Genes Discovered in C. Elegans

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101217091210.htm

Emotional Intelligence Peaks as We Enter Our 60s, Research Suggests

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101216142534.htm

Rise in Oxygen Drove Evolution of Animal Life 550 Million Years Ago

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101217145647.htm

The rise of the genome bloggers Hobbyists add depth to ancestry trawls.

http://www.nature.com/news/2010/101215/full/468880a.html

Hunkier than thou Scientists are finally succeeding where so many men have failed: in understanding why women find some guys handsome and others hideous

http://www.economist.com/node/17672806

First Measurement of Magnetic Field In Earth's Core

http://news.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=10/12/18/0158207

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Online Access With a Fingerprint

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101215082942.htm

Looking Back in Time to See Stars Bursting Into Life

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101217083237.htm

An Answer to Green Energy Could Be in the Air

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101213111127.htm

Science's Breakthrough of the Year: The First Quantum Machine

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101216142513.htm

Cyclone Lasting More Than Five Years Is Detected on Saturn

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101215083226.htm

Where Unconscious Memories Form

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101215151307.htm

The Birth of Time: Quantum Loops Describe the Evolution of the Universe

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101216095014.htm

Mom's Voice Plays Special Role in Activating Newborn's Brain

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101215195234.htm

Ion Channel Responsible for Pain Identified

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101217145932.htm

What God looks like in your brain: Scans show more activity when religious people meditate

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1339517/God-brain-Scans-activity-religious-people-meditate.html

Friday, December 17, 2010

Inside TSA scanners: How terahertz waves tear apart human DNA

http://www.helium.com/items/2037343-tsa-terahertz-scanners-tear-apart-human-dna

Introducing Google Body: The new 3D medical browser that will make us all doctors

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1339065/Introducing-Google-Body-Video-reveals-new-3D-medical-browser-make-doctors.html

Brain only fully 'matures' in middle age, claims neuroscientist You might think that you become fully matur when you turn 21 but new research suggests that your brain does not stop developing until your late 40s.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8204782/Brain-only-fully-matures-in-middle-age-claims-neuroscientist.html

The Vatican Observatory is one of the oldest astronomical institutesin the world. By Jim Erickson

http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/astronomy/vatican_observe_000716.html

Star of Wonder What did the Three Wise Men really see over Bethlehem? By Ted Harrison

http://www.forteantimes.com/features/articles/4849/star_of_wonder.html

Human Umbilical Cord Blood Cells Found to Enhance Survival and Maturation of Key Brain Cells

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101214142741.htm

Ancient Egyptian Math Identical To Math In Modern Computers (VIDEO)

http://welcometoafreeworld.blogspot.com/2010/12/ancient-egyptian-math-identical-to-math.html

Snail Fever: Scientists Pinpoint Key Defense Against Parasite Infection

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/11/101108140538.htm

How Pollinators Sculpt Flowers

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/11/101110213040.htm

Holography With Electrons

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101216152221.htm

Exploring How Partners Perceive Each Other’s Emotion During a Relationship Fight

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101216161514.htm

Computer Memory Takes a Spin: Physicists Read Data After Storing Them in Atomic Nuclei for 112 Seconds

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101216142511.htm

Staph Bacteria: Blood-Sucking Superbug Prefers Taste of Humans

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101215121908.htm

Newly Discovered Phase Helps Explain Materials' Ability to Convert Waste Heat to Electricity

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101216142515.htm

Age Doesn't Matter: New Genes Are as Essential as Ancient Ones

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101216142523.htm

Physicist Developing, Improving Designer Optical Materials

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101216142532.htm