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Monday, February 28, 2011

Gene therapy raises hope for a future AIDS cure

http://apnews1.iwon.com//article/20110228/D9LM0KV80.html

Your Car is the Arcade: Driving Simulator Uses Real Vehicle in Virtual Worlds

http://singularityhub.com/2011/02/28/your-car-is-the-arcade-driving-simulator-uses-real-vehicle-in-virtual-worlds/

US Army to build a Cheetah robot that can run faster than humans... let's hope it doesn't get a taste for flesh

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1361038/US-Army-build-Cheetah-robot-run-faster-humans--lets-hope-doesnt-taste-flesh.html

DNA "Genetic Patdown" Introduced to Airports by DHS

http://www.activistpost.com/2011/02/dna-genetic-patdown-introduced-to.html

Brain's 'Reward' Center Also Responds to Bad Experiences

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110222121913.htm

Why Chemotherapy Causes More Infertility in Women Than in Men

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110222092652.htm

Shining a Light on Trypanosome Reproduction

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110217125121.htm

Running on a Faster Track: Researchers Develop Scheduling Tool to Save Time on Public Transport

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110216110853.htm

Ultrasound Fusion Imaging Provides Comparable Accuracy for Bone, Soft Tissue Tumors

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110216185357.htm

Stress and Tension Do Not Stop Fertility Treatment from Working, Study Finds

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110224201901.htm

‘Round-the-Clock’ Lifestyle Could Disrupt Metabolism, Brain and Behavior

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110226214132.htm

Using Math to Navigate the Beatles 'Strawberry Fields Forever'

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110226221513.htm

Markedly Higher Vitamin D Intake Needed to Reduce Cancer Risk, Researchers Say

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110222140546.htm

Asymmetric Supernovae: Not All Stellar Explosions Expand Spherically

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110224145803.htm

Heparin a Key Role Player in Allergy and Inflammatory Reactions

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110225090848.htm

Placebo Effect Works Both Ways: Beliefs About Pain Levels Appear to Override Effects of Potent Pain-Relieving Drug

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110226212356.htm

Floating Solar Panels: Solar Installations on Water

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110225123026.htm

Making the 'Irrelevant' Relevant to Understand Memory and Aging

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110224201907.htm

Tweeting Teenage Songbirds Reveal Impact of Social Cues on Learning

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110225214720.htm

Homeland Security to debut new portable DNA screener this summer

http://www.nationalterroralert.com/2011/02/27/homeland-security-to-debut-new-portable-dna-screener-this-summer/

Dawn of the Anthropocene

http://bigthink.com/idea_feed_items/4861

The descent of man? Our species is still evolving, but future humans might be more like Danny DeVito than Stuart Broad. Olly Bootle explains why

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/the-descent-of-man-2227369.html

Two Planets Found Sharing One Orbit

http://science.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=11/02/27/1557256

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Relativity and the Priesthood of Science by Tom Bethell

http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig6/bethell4.1.1.html

Planet could be 'unrecognizable' by 2050, experts say

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110220/ts_afp/scienceuspopulationfood

Transgenic Fungi May Be Able to Combat Malaria and Other Bug-Borne Diseases

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110224145641.htm

Atomic Antennas Transmit Quantum Information Across a Microchip

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110223133444.htm

Etched Quantum Dots Shape Up as Single Photon Emitters

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110224091619.htm

Nanotechnology May Lead to New Treatment of Liver Cancer

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110222122200.htm

HarperCollins Wants Library EBooks to Self-Destruct After 26 Loans

http://yro.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=11/02/26/005219

"The Most Human Human": Can computers truly think? What one man learned about his humanity by competing with artificial intelligence BY LAURA MILLER

http://www.salon.com/books/laura_miller/story/index.html?story=/books/laura_miller/2011/02/26/most_human_human

If I Ruled the world: Richard Dawkins. Human intelligence is undervalued these days. We must do away with rulebooks and start trusting our own judgement

http://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/2011/02/richard-dawkins-rule-following-heathrow-security/

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Solar Experts Detect Waves in Giant Magnetic Holes the Size of the UK

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110224103041.htm

Gas Rich Galaxies Confirm Prediction of Modified Gravity Theory

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110223092406.htm

Producing Clean Water in an Emergency

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110223151941.htm

New Form of Sulfur Discovered in Geological Fluids

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110225091019.htm

Targeting T Cells Effectively Blocks Multiple Sclerosis in Mice

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110223163607.htm

Bamiyan Buddhas Once Glowed in Red, White and Blue

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110225122816.htm

Scientists Find a New Way Insulin-Producing Cells Die

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110225122912.htm

Staring Contests Are Automatic: People Lock Eyes to Establish Dominance

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110225122910.htm

Mouse heart 're-grows when cut', study shows

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-12573922

Lack of sleep found to be a new risk factor for colon cancer

http://www.lef.org/news/LefDailyNews.htm?NewsID=10805&Section=Disease&source=DHB_110225

The mobile phone app that 'spots cancer with 100% accuracy in ONE HOUR' By FIONA MACRAE

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1360593/The-mobile-phone-app-spots-cancer-100-accuracy-ONE-HOUR.html

Friday, February 25, 2011

Catalogue of Sustainable Design Resources Developed

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110224145805.htm

Designing a City for Safe Protests

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110223122300.htm

Link Between Unhealthy Behaviors and Socioeconomic Status Differs Between Countries

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110222171231.htm

Nerve Bundles in Visual Cortex of the Brain in Blind People May Process Sense of Touch

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110222140544.htm

Change in PSA Level Does Not Predict Prostate Cancer, Study Finds

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110224161505.htm

Homoplasy: A Good Thread to Pull to Understand the Evolutionary Ball of Yarn

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110224161512.htm

Rare HIV-Positive Individuals Shed Light on How Body Could Effectively Handle Infection

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110224201857.htm

Just Like Cars, Developmental Genes Have More Than One Way to Stop

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110224145645.htm

Whole Fresh Blood for Transfusions May Have a Longer Shelf Life Than Now Assumed

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110223125017.htm

Metallic Molecules to Nanotubes: Ruthenium Complexes Dissolve Nanotubes, Add Functionality

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110223154425.htm

Language Patterns Are Roller-Coaster Ride During Childhood Development

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110224103045.htm

Planet Formation in Action? Astronomers May Have Found First Object Clearing Its Path in Natal Disc Surrounding a Young Star

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110224091609.htm

Is Dairy Colostrum the Key to Olympic Success?

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110224091607.htm

How Nature's Patterns Form

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110218083430.htm

Another Spring of Major Flooding Likely in North Central United States, NOAA Predicts

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110224094936.htm

Discovery of Oldest Northern North American Human Remains Provides New Insights Into Ice-Age Culture

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110224145551.htm

New Stretchable Solar Cells Will Power Artificial Electronic 'Super Skin'

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110223204123.htm

Quantum Simulator Becomes Accessible to the World

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110223133446.htm

Quantum Hot Potato: Researchers Entice Two Atoms to Swap Smallest Energy Units

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110223133850.htm

New High-Performance Lithium-Ion Battery 'Top Candidate' for Electric Cars

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110223122429.htm

Higher Levels of Social Activity Decrease the Risk of Developing Disability in Old Age

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110217110947.htm

Good Morning America: Seoul: The World's Most Wired City (video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvM1fxhjWw0

The Singularity Movement, Immortality, and Removing the Ghost in the Machine Brandon Turbeville

http://www.activistpost.com/2011/02/singularity-movement-immortality-and.html

Intel: new 'Thunderbolt' data-transfer system is blazingly fast

http://edition.cnn.com/2011/TECH/innovation/02/24/thunderbolt.intel.apple/index.html

First robot marathon kicks off in Osaka, Japan

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12565909

Google Announces "Big Algorithmic Improvement" to Search

http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/google_announces_big_algorithmic_improvement.php

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Plants That Can Move Inspire New Adaptive Structures

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110219165219.htm

Scientists Steer Car With the Power of Thought

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110218083711.htm

Waiter, There's Metal in My Moon Water

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110221081231.htm

Drinking Water: Nanomembranes Could Filter Bacteria

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110222140753.htm

Roots of the Solar System: Astronomers Observe Planets in the Making

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110218083610.htm

Liquid Metal Key to Simpler Creation of Electrodes for Microfluidic Devices

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110222122057.htm

MIT Engineers Design New Nanoparticle That Could Lead to Vaccines for HIV, Malaria, Other Diseases

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110222162318.htm

Cell Phone Use May Have Effect on Brain Activity, but Health Consequences Unknown

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110222162308.htm

Secret Society Connecting Through the Internet Feeds Eating Disorders, Researchers Say

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110222122204.htm

Virus-Mimicking Nanoparticles Can Stimulate Long-Lasting Immunity

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110223133846.htm

Vitamin E May Increase or Decrease the Risk of Pneumonia, Depending on Smoking and Exercise

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110217104951.htm

6,000-Year Climate Record Suggests Longer Droughts, Drier Climate for Pacific Northwest

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110222122725.htm

'Thunder-Thighs' Dinosaur Discovered: Brontomerus May Have Used Powerful Thigh Muscles to Kick Predators

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110223071203.htm

Toward Computers That Fit on a Pen Tip: New Technologies Usher in the Millimeter-Scale Computing Era

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110222121911.htm

The World’s Oldest Water?

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110219202353.htm

Filamentous figments in the Apex Cherts Tiny filaments thought to be ancient fossils are shown to be inorganic. Matt Kaplan

http://www.nature.com/news/2011/110220/full/news.2011.110.html?WT.ec_id=NEWS-20110222

Spying on Internet Users. Beware the government's avatars, especially fear your own By Wayne Madsen

http://www.opinion-maker.org/2011/02/spying-on-internet-users/

Doctor Warns: Eat This and You’ll Look 5 Years Older

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/02/19/the-dirty-little-secret-hidden-in-much-of-your-health-food.aspx

Scientists Create Illusion of Having Three Arms

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110220142809.htm

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Home Internet May Get Even Faster in South Korea By MARK McDONALD

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/22/technology/22iht-broadband22.html

Twinkle, twinkle, another star: First cosmic census estimates there are 50 BILLION planets in Milky Way

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1358838/Milky-Way-50-billion-planets-estimates-cosmic-census.html

10 dirty fruits and veggies

http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/food/10-dirty-fruits-and-veggies-2451593/

US science chief warns: 'China will eat our lunch' Soviet Sputnik satellite launch in 1957 threatened American pre-eminence. Now Beijing poses a similar danger, says Obama adviser By Steve Connor, Science Editor, in Washington

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/us-science-chief-warns-china-will-eat-our-lunch-2219974.html

Cholesterol 'does not predict stroke in women' Cholesterol levels do not predict stroke in women, say scientists Continue reading the main story Related Stories Spice drug fights stroke damage 'Good' cholesterol drug trialled Heart drugs reduce stroke risk High levels of cholesterol do not predict the risk of stroke in women, according to researchers in Denmark.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Is this the start of the second dotcom bubble? Loss-making Twitter has been valued at $10bn. Facebook is said to be worth more than Ford. Now, for some investors, the alarm bells are starting to ring

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2011/feb/20/is-this-the-start-of-the-second-dotcom-bubble

US Will No Longer Dominate Science and Research, Expert Predicts

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110218132310.htm

Manipulating Molecules for a New Breed of Electronics

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110220142929.htm

Spent Nuclear Fuel Is Anything but Waste

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110220091832.htm

Anti-Aging Hormone Klotho May Prevent Complications in Chronic Kidney Disease, Research Suggests

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110218165252.htm

Groundbreaking Technology Will Revolutionize Blood Pressure Measurement

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110220193022.htm

Infants Raised in Bilingual Environments Can Distinguish Unfamiliar Languages

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110218092539.htm

Look After Your Brain

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110220142811.htm

Why Innocent Suspects May Confess to a Crime

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110218111825.htm

Physicists Build Bigger 'Bottles' of Antimatter to Unlock Nature's Secrets

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110218142438.htm

Continent-Wide Telescope Extends Cosmic 'Yardstick' Three Times Farther Into Universe

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110219160007.htm

Universal Flu Vaccine Study Yields Success in Mice

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110218092541.htm

Deep Brain Stimulation Helps Severe OCD, but Pioneer Advises Caution

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110218092537.htm

Climate Projections Show Human Health Impacts Possible Within 30 Years: Potential Increases in Waterborne Toxins and Microbes

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110219165225.htm

Only One Person out of Over 1,900 Met AHA's Definition of Ideal Heart Health, Study Finds

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110218152823.htm

Higher-Temperature Superconductivity

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110220142801.htm

Oldest Fossils of Large Seaweeds, Possible Animals Tell Story About Oxygen in an Ancient Ocean

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110216132032.htm

Electric Rolls-Royce to be unveiled

http://money.cnn.com/2011/02/21/autos/rolls-royce_102ex_electric/index.htm

Experts warn US must take space storm threat seriously

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/084254-2011-02-20-experts-warn-us-must-take-space-storm-threat-seriously.htm

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Oldest Fossils of Large Seaweeds, Possible Animals Tell Story About Oxygen in an Ancient Ocean

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110216132032.htm

Women Are Better at Forgiving, Spanish Study Finds

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110218111352.htm

Conventional Wisdom of How Neurons Operate Challenged: Axons Can Work in Reverse

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110217171344.htm

Augmented Reality System for Learning Chess

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110218112119.htm

Fishing Down Food Web Leaves Fewer Big Fish, More Small Fish in Past Century

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110218111348.htm

Medicine pursues a mind-heart connection It's hard to map, but evidence suggests a link between cardiac problems and depression.

http://www.latimes.com/health/la-he-heart-depression-20110221,0,2768603.story

China plans to make a million electric vehicles a year by 2015

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/feb/18/electric-cars-energyefficiency

2020: Are We Only 9 Years Away from an Artificial Human Brain?

http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2011/02/2020-are-we-only-10-yearsaway-from-an-artifical-human-brain.html

The Myth of Government Neutrality The subtle, obscure, and legalistic ways the government regulates the Internet. By Bruce Gottlieb

http://www.slate.com/id/2283188/

The Sins of Syn Bio How synthetic biology will bring us cheaper plastics by ruining the poorest nations on Earth. By Jim Thomas

http://www.slate.com/id/2283299/

Faking Organisms How can we govern the garage biologists who are tinkering with life? By William Saletan

http://www.slate.com/id/2283324/

The Purpose of Science Fiction How it teaches governments—and citizens—how to understand the future of technology. By Robert J. Sawyer

http://www.slate.com/id/2282651/

US Navy Breaks Laser Record

http://science.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=11/02/19/1240213

Oil Companies Patent Trolling Biofuel Production

http://hardware.slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&type=story&sid=11/02/19/1555243

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Bears Uncouple Temperature and Metabolism for Hibernation, New Study Shows

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110217141311.htm

World's Largest Lake Sheds Light on Ecosystem Responses to Climate Variability

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110217091132.htm

Warm Weather May Hurt Thinking Skills in People With Multiple Sclerosis

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110217165255.htm

Total Knee Replacement Patients Functioning Well After 20 Years, Study Finds

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110217082925.htm

Swedish Discovery Could Lead to New Stroke Therapy

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110217083028.htm

Regrowing Hair: Researchers May Have Accidentally Discovered a Solution

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110216185406.htm

Toward an Optical Atomic Clock: Physicists Develop Atomic Frequency Standard for One of World’s Most Precise Clocks

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110217083123.htm

3-D Video Without the Goggles

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110217083024.htm

Getting Cars Onto the Road Faster

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110215102645.htm

Scientists Elevate Warfighter Readiness Against Invisible Threats

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110210094915.htm

Physicists Propose Beaming Laser at Atmospheric Sodium to Measure Global Magnetic Field

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110214155449.htm

Herschel Measures Dark Matter for Star-Forming Galaxies

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110216133951.htm

'Periodic Table of Shapes' to Give a New Dimension to Math

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110216083123.htm

Obama: US needs better math, science education

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5h3MiinnDuzbGLjwH-Oi_YVRvAs5Q?docId=c0898f045b3f40c29876584b0c5bb6bd

Hydrogen Cartridges Fuel Laptops and Phones for Outdoor Enthusiasts

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110217151455.htm

The Green Machine: Algae Clean Wastewater, Convert to Biodiesel

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110217151443.htm

Catching Space Weather in the Act

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110217165258.htm

Experts Question Aspects of Prescribed Burning

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110218111711.htm

Chemical Guided Missile Could Be the Answer to Wiping out Cancer

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110217095825.htm

Sleeping Trojan Horse to Aid Imaging of Diseased Cells

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110217095827.htm

Improving Microscopy by Following the Astronomers' Guide Star

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110217141313.htm

Fountain of Youth from the Tap? Environmental Lithium Uptake Promotes Longevity, Scientists Demonstrate in Worms

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110218111709.htm

High-Caffeine-Consuming Boys Get Greater Rush from Caffeine Than Girls

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110218111819.htm

Brain Function Linked to Birth Size; Study Sheds Light on Mental Health Problems Later in Life

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110218111715.htm

Oxygen Levels in the Air Do Not Limit Plant Productivity, Researchers Find

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110217083121.htm

Friday, February 18, 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011

US Secret Service Moves Tiny Town to Virtual Tiny Town: Teaching Secret Service Agents and Officers How to Prepare a Site Security Plan

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110215102844.htm

Fossils May Look Like Human Bones: Biological Anthropologists Question Claims for Human Ancestry

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110216132034.htm

Astronomers Identify Thick Disc of Older Stars in Nearby Andromeda Galaxy

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110214204052.htm

Eating Berries May Lower Risk of Parkinson's

Biomarker Could Make Diagnosing Knee Injury Easier, Less Costly, Othopaedists Say

Biomarker Could Make Diagnosing Knee Injury Easier, Less Costly, Othopaedists Say

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110215102844.htm

Who's the Boss? Americans Respond Faster to Those With High Social Status

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110216185400.htm

Customized Knee Replacement Depends on Surgeon's Skill, Not Implant Design, Study Finds

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110216152657.htm

Build Your Online Networks Using Social Annotations

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110216110549.htm

New Romaine Lettuce Lines Launched; Breeding Lines Prove Dieback Resistant, Show Improved Shelf Life

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/01/110118101606.htm

Finding a Way to Extend Tomato Shelf-Life

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110216110851.htm

Iceland Volcano Drilling Suggests Magma Could Become Source of High-Grade Energy

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110216123545.htm

Ultra-Fast Suction Traps Leave No Chance for Prey Animals

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110216110314.htm

Dial 5683 for Love: Dialing Certain Numbers on a Cell Phone Changes Your Emotional State

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110216123539.htm

Brain Insulin Plays Critical Role in the Development of Diabetes

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110216123547.htm

Increasing Brain Enzyme May Slow Alzheimer's Disease Progression; Study Finds Damaging Accumulation of Tau Proteins Removed

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110216110538.htm

Losing Hair at 20 Is Linked to Increased Risk of Prostate Cancer in Later Life, Study Finds

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110215191136.htm

Scientists Discover Cell of Origin for Childhood Muscle Cancer

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110215102854.htm

Living Fast but Dying Older Is Possible -- If You're a Sheep

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110214201840.htm

Surgery Without Incisions for Heartburn

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110215102852.htm

Lavender Oil Has Potent Antifungal Effect

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110214201842.htm

Video Games to Enhance Learning

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110215102850.htm

Zinc can be an 'effective treatment' for common colds

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-12462910

British cabinet office collaborates French with brainwashing guru to change the way we think - Brian Gerrish

http://www.ukcolumn.org/articles/british-cabinet-office-collaborates-french-brainwashing-guru-change-way-we-think

Werner Herzog's Cave Painting Documentary 'The Birth of the Modern Human Soul'

http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/0,1518,745754,00.html

Astrophysicists: Strong evidence gigantic 'Planet X' does exist

http://www.helium.com/items/2094181-strong-evidence-gigantic-planet-x-does-exist

Is Your Job an Endangered Species? Technology is eating jobs—and not just obvious ones like toll takers and phone operators. Lawyers and doctors are at risk as well.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703439504576116340050218236.html

IBM Watson: Overprovisioned “Big Iron”?

http://memesteading.com/2011/02/16/ibm-watson-overprovisioned-big-iron/

Laser Photos Reveal Hidden Volcano, Pits of Mystery By Vince Patton

http://www.jihadwatch.org/2011/02/jimmy-carter-says-that-group-dedicated-to-eliminating-and-destroying-western-civilization-from-withi.html

Cosmology 101: The Beginning By VANESSA D'AMICO

http://richarddawkins.net/articles/592720-cosmology-101-the-beginning

Negative experiences can stop painkillers working By James Gallagher Health reporter

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-12480310

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Center for Science in the Public Interest launches another attack -- this time against caramel coloring

http://www.latimes.com/health/boostershots/la-heb-caramel-coloring-sodas-20110216,0,1190027.story

Mankind Has Stopped Evolving Michio Kaku - video

http://bigthink.com/ideas/26912

Active Harpy Eagle Nest Found in Maya Mountains of Belize

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110215145011.htm

Alcohol's Disruptive Effects on Sleep May Be More Pronounced Among Women

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110215164258.htm

New Study Finds No Cognitive Impairment Among Ecstasy Users

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110215081736.htm

Good Diets Fight Bad Alzheimer's Genes: Diets High in Fish Oil Have a Beneficial Effect in Patients at Risk, Researcher Says

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110215102848.htm

Two New Plants Discovered in Spain

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110215114236.htm

One Third of Us Have Tried Dating Websites With Middle-Aged Suitors Using Them Most

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110215150142.htm

Mental Retardation Gene Provides Insights Into Brain Formation

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110215191623.htm

Reconfigurable Supercomputing Outperforms Rivals in Important Science Applications

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110215111813.htm

"Jeopardy" confirms our darkest technology fears The show's three-day tournament of trivia is really about our relationship to machines BY MARY ELIZABETH WILLIAMS

http://www.salon.com/technology/computers/index.html?story=/ent/tv/feature/2011/02/15/watson_jeopardy_man_vs_machine

World's total CPU power: one human brain By John Timmer

http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2011/02/adding-up-the-worlds-storage-and-computation-capacities.ars

Findings Could Put a New Spin on Black Holes By CHARLES Q. CHOI

http://richarddawkins.net/articles/592313-findings-could-put-a-new-spin-on-black-holes

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Women-Only Leadership: Would it prevent war? Hank Pellissier

http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/pellissier20110215

Obesity and knee osteoarthritis shorten healthy years of life

http://scienceblog.com/42770/obesity-and-knee-osteoarthritis-shorten-healthy-years-of-life

3-D Movies on Your Cell Phone

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110211074747.htm

Massive Flux of Gas, in Addition to Liquid Oil, at BP Well Blowout in Gulf

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110213162733.htm

Delving Into Manganite Conductivity

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110209151300.htm

Next-Generation Electronic Devices: Conduction, Surface States in Topological Insulator Nanoribbons Controlled

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110214142346.htm

How Plants Near Chernobyl Shrug Off Radiation

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101208130042.htm

X-Rays Show Why Van Gogh Paintings Lose Their Shine

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110214142340.htm