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 (8 September 2010)

Archived news stories published on 8 September 2010 [chronologically, reverse order]
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Leaves whisper their properties through ultrasound
Leaves whisper their properties through ultrasound — The water content of leaves, their thickness, their density and other properties can now be determined without even having…
Craters young and old in Sirenum Fossae
Craters young and old in Sirenum Fossae — The Mars Express High Resolution Stereo Camera has imaged craters both young and old in this view of the Southern Highlands…
Apple launches iPad
Apple launches iPad — Apple introduced iPad, a revolutionary device for browsing the web, reading and sending email, enjoying photos, watching…
Black hole hunters set new distance record
Black hole hunters set new distance record — The stellar-mass black holes found in the Milky Way weigh up to ten times the mass of the Sun and are certainly not be taken…

Fungal threat to archived film

— 13:34 GMT | Biology

Microbes could be threatening our cultural heritage by degrading historic cinematographic film and even preventing some valuable footage to be archived at all…

Unusual feed supplement could ease greenhouse gassy cows

— 13:32 GMT | Environment

Cow belches, a major source of greenhouse gases, could be decreased by an unusual feed supplement developed by a Penn State dairy scientist…

Rattan companies from the Mekong explore global market

— 13:29 GMT | Environment

For the first time ever, rattan companies from Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam are participating in the Spoga International trade fair in Germany to promote their sustainable rattan products to the European market…

Cassini captures a divine Dione

— 13:26 GMT | Astronomy

Cruising past Saturn's moon Dione this past weekend, NASA's Cassini spacecraft got its best look yet at the north polar region of this small, icy moon and returned stark raw images of the fractured, cratered surface…

Two asteroids to pass by Earth Wednesday

— 13:23 GMT | Astronomy

Two asteroids, several metres in diameter and in unrelated orbits, will pass within the moon's distance of Earth on Wednesday, Sept. 8. Both asteroids should be observable near closest approach to Earth with moderate-sized amateur telescopes. Neither of these objects has a chance of hitting Earth…

Fox Chase researchers uncover activation signal for Aurora-A oncogene

— 13:20 GMT | Health

Aurora-A kinase (AurA) is an enzyme that is hyperactive in many cancers and drives tumour cell proliferation. Several AurA inhibitors are currently being tested in clinical trials to see if they slow tumour growth. Now, researchers in the Developmental Therapeutics Program at Fox Chase Cancer Centre have identified an activation signal for AurA. They report in the September 7 issue of Nature Communications that a quick increase in the calcium concentration in a cell rapidly triggers AurA kinase activity. The discovery may lead to drug combinations that had not previously been considered, and it may provide new insights into how the cell division cycle is timed…

Cockroach brains could be rich stores of new antibiotics

— 13:17 GMT | Health

Cockroaches could be more of a health benefit than a health hazard according to scientists from The University of Nottingham…

New lymphoma treatment shows promise in dogs

— 13:14 GMT | Biology

Researchers have identified a new target for the treatment of lymphoma and are testing a potential new drug in pet dogs afflicted with the disease. At low doses, the compound, called S-PAC-1, arrested the growth of tumours in three of six dogs tested and induced partial remission in a fourth…

How German palliative care physicians act at the end of life

— 12:42 GMT | Health

Discussions about end of life practices in Germany have been almost taboo for over half a century, but now intense debate is underway as professional bodies review their guidelines to physicians caring for the dying. A new study out today in Palliative Medicine, published by SAGE, reveals that German physicians do hasten death in some cases, against current ethical guidelines - sometimes without sufficient patient involvement…

The reindeer and the mammoth already lived on the Iberian Peninsula 150,000 years ago

— 12:39 GMT | Geology and palaeontology

A team made up of members of the University of Oviedo (UO) and the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) have gathered together all findings of the woolly mammoth, the woolly rhinoceros and the reindeer in the Iberian Peninsula to show that, although in small numbers, these big mammals, prehistoric indicators of cold climates, already lived in this territory some 150,000 years ago…

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