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 (5 September 2010)

Archived news stories published on 5 September 2010 [chronologically, reverse order]
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Cassini finds an underground ocean on Titan
Cassini finds an underground ocean on Titan — NASA's Cassini spacecraft has discovered evidence that points to the existence of an underground ocean of water and ammonia…
Ancient sea reptile named for Calgary scientist after being unearthed at Syncrude mine
Ancient sea reptile named for Calgary scientist after being unearthed at Syncrude mine — One of the oldest and most complete plesiosaur fossils recovered in North America, and the oldest yet discovered from the…
Mysterious joint structure in the hand bones of ancient lemur
Mysterious joint structure in the hand bones of ancient lemur — Analysis of the first hand bones belonging to an ancient lemur has revealed a mysterious joint structure that has scientists…
Australasian water plant has an unusual reproduction
Australasian water plant has an unusual reproduction — The Australasian water plant Hydatella has an unusual reproduction according to research published in the current issue of…

DNA fingerprinting pioneer discovers role of key genetic catalyst for human diversity

— 17:38 GMT | Biology

One of the key drivers of human evolution and diversity, accounting for changes that occur between different generations of people, is explained by new research published today (Sept 5) by world-renowned scientist Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys, who discovered DNA fingerprinting at the University of Leicester…

'Slow light' on a chip holds promise for optical communications

— 17:38 GMT | Technology

A tiny optical device built into a silicon chip has achieved the slowest light propagation on a chip to date, reducing the speed of light by a factor of 1,200 in a study reported in Nature Photonics (published online September 5 and in the November print issue)…

Biologists find way to reduce stem cell loss during cancer treatment

— 17:38 GMT | Health

Biologists at the University of California, San Diego have discovered that a gene critical for programmed cell death is also important in the loss of adult stem cells, a finding that could help to improve the health and well-being of patients undergoing cancer treatment…

MIT researchers create new self-assembling photovoltaic technology that repairs itself

— 17:38 GMT | Technology

Plants are good at doing what scientists and engineers have been struggling to do for decades: converting sunlight into stored energy, and doing so reliably day after day, year after year. Now some MIT scientists have succeeded in mimicking a key aspect of that process…

Researchers identify protein that fights West Nile virus

— 17:38 GMT | Health

Yale and McGill University scientists have identified a protein that is critical in fighting mosquito-borne West Nile Virus in mice. This finding could have therapeutic implications for controlling the potentially deadly virus in humans. The study appears in the Advance Online Publication of Nature Immunology…

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