September 2010 (Archive)

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McDonald's recalls Shrek glasses due to potential cadmium risk — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced…
Hogchoker - the new Internet star — A small flatfish living along the coast of North America is the…
Cancer deaths are projected to double by 2030 — Cancer deaths are projected to double in the next two decades.…

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Wasps clock faces like humans — Face recognition in golden paper wasps may be an adaptation to…
Entangled diamonds vibrate together — Objects big enough for the eye to see have been placed in a weirdly…
How animals predict earthquakes — Animals may sense chemical changes in groundwater that occur…
New Icelandic volcano eruption could have global impact — Hundreds of metres under one of Iceland's largest glaciers there…

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News | Archive (1 September 2010)

Archived news stories published on 1 September 2010 [chronologically, reverse order]
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A swarm of ancient stars
A swarm of ancient stars — The globular cluster Messier 107, also known as NGC 6171, is a compact and ancient family of stars that lies about 21 000…
Cassini returns images of bright jets at Enceladus
Cassini returns images of bright jets at Enceladus — NASA's Cassini spacecraft successfully dipped near the surface of Saturn's moon Enceladus on Nov. 30. Though Cassini's closest…
First super-Earth atmosphere analysed
First super-Earth atmosphere analysed — The planet GJ 1214b was discovered in 2009 using the HARPS instrument on ESO's 3.6-metre telescope in Chile. Initial findings…
Thin air - Cassini finds ethereal atmosphere at Rhea
Thin air - Cassini finds ethereal atmosphere at Rhea — NASA's Cassini spacecraft has detected a very tenuous atmosphere known as an exosphere, infused with oxygen and carbon dioxide…

Increasing selenium intake may decrease bladder cancer risk

— 11:02 GMT | Health

A common mineral may provide protection against bladder cancer. According to results of a study published in the September issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, selenium intake is associated with decreased risk of bladder cancer…

Diverse diet of veggies may decrease lung cancer risk

— 10:59 GMT | Health

Adding a variety of vegetables to one's diet may help decrease the chance of getting lung cancer, and adding a variety of fruits and vegetables may decrease the risk of squamous cell lung cancer, especially among smokers…

Researchers develop simulation to better understand the effects of sound on marine life

— 10:56 GMT | Biology

A combination of the biology of marine mammals, mechanical vibrations and acoustics has led to a breakthrough discovery allowing scientists to better understand the potential harmful effects of sound on marine mammals such as whales and dolphins…

High-speed filter uses electrified nanostructures to purify water at low cost

— 10:53 GMT | Technology

By dipping plain cotton cloth in a high-tech broth full of silver nanowires and carbon nanotubes, Stanford researchers have developed a new high-speed, low-cost filter that could easily be implemented to purify water in the developing world…

Children raised by gay couples show good progress through school

— 10:50 GMT | Health

In nearly every discussion, debate or lawsuit about gay marriage, the talk at some point turns to family values…

Silicon oxide circuits break barrier

— 10:47 GMT | Technology

Rice University scientists have created the first two-terminal memory chips that use only silicon, one of the most common substances on the planet, in a way that should be easily adaptable to nanoelectronic manufacturing techniques and promises to extend the limits of miniaturization subject to Moore's Law…

Preventive cancer surgeries save women's lives

— 10:44 GMT | Health

A new study underscores the importance for women with a family history of breast or ovarian cancer to get genetic counselling and testing for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes that make them more likely to develop lethal breast or ovarian cancer, says a Northwestern Medicine oncologist…

NASA's Terra Satellite captures 3 tropical cyclones in the northwestern Pacific Ocean

— 10:41 GMT | Environment

NASA's Terra satellite flew over the Northwestern Pacific Ocean at 10:30 p.m. EDT Aug. 30 and captured Tropical Storm Lionrock, Tropical Storm Namtheun, and Typhoon Kompasu in one incredible image. Two of these tropical cyclones are expected to merge, while the other is headed for a landfall in China…

New study suggests migration does not bring happiness

— 10:38 GMT | Health

The grass might not be greener on the other side of the border, a new study from the University of Leicester has found…

New infrared light may open new frontier in fighting cancer, Tay Sachs

— 10:35 GMT | Health

A 'game-changing' technique using near infrared light enables scientists to look deeper into the guts of cells, potentially opening up a new frontier in the fights against cancer and many other diseases…

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