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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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News | Archive (15 September 2010)

Archived news stories published on 15 September 2010 [chronologically, reverse order]
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ESA extends missions studying Mars, Venus and Earth's magnetosphere
ESA extends missions studying Mars, Venus and Earth's magnetosphere — ESA's Science Programme Committee has extended the operations of ESA's Mars Express, Venus Express and Cluster missions until…
NASA's great observatories celebrate International Year of Astronomy
NASA's great observatories celebrate International Year of Astronomy — Galileo first turned his telescope to the heavens in 1609, marking the dawn of modern astronomy. To commemorate 400 years…
Biologists find gene network that gave rise to first tooth
Biologists find gene network that gave rise to first tooth — Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have identified a set of genes that they believe was responsible for forming…
Herschel and Planck ready to move to launch site
Herschel and Planck ready to move to launch site — ESA's Herschel and Planck missions that will study the formation of stars and galaxies and the relic radiation from the Big…

Death at home less distressing for cancer patients and families

— 18:32 GMT | Health

Cancer patients who die in the hospital or an intensive care unit have worse quality of life at the end-of-life, compared to patients who die at home with hospice services, and their caregivers are at higher risk for developing psychiatric illnesses during bereavement, according to a study by researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute…

NASA satellite measures monstrous Hurricane Igor as a '10 hour drive'

— 18:32 GMT | Environment

Hurricane Igor is a monster hurricane in terms of strength and size. To get a perspective on its size, it is the same distance from one end of the storm to the other as it is from Boston, Mass. to Richmond, Va., some 550 miles. That's a 10-hour drive from one end to the other, and NASA satellites captured that entire distance in one image…

Urgent steps needed to tackle inadequate support for women with secondary breast cancer

— 18:27 GMT | Health

The support provided for women with secondary breast cancer is inadequate and urgent steps are needed to provide better services for patients with this progressive incurable disease, which kills half a million women worldwide every year. Those are the key recommendations to emerge from a trio of papers in the September issue of the European Journal of Cancer Care…

Commercial-scale test of new technology to recover coal from sludge successful

— 18:24 GMT | Technology

A new technology for removing water from ultrafine coal slurry has been successfully tested at the commercial scale at an operating coal cleaning plant. The technology offers the possibility of reducing the coal slurry impoundment problem from the source. A peer-reviewed paper on this new technology was presented Sept. 15 at the 13th Australian Coal Preparation Society Conference, Cairns, Queensland…

Home's electrical wiring acts as antenna to receive low-power sensor data

— 18:21 GMT | Technology

If these walls had ears, they might tell a homeowner some interesting things. Like when water is dripping into an attic crawl space, or where an open window is letting hot air escape during winter…

Electron switch between molecules points way to new high-powered organic batteries

— 18:18 GMT | Technology

The development of new organic batteries - lightweight energy storage devices that work without the need for toxic heavy metals - has a brighter future now that chemists have discovered a new way to pass electrons back and forth between two molecules…

Eating broccoli could guard against arthritis

— 18:15 GMT | Health

Scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA) are launching a groundbreaking new project to investigate the benefits of broccoli in the fight against osteoarthritis…

Overprotective parents may impact heart anxiety in adults with congenital heart conditions

— 18:12 GMT | Health

Adults with congenital heart disease are more likely to suffer heart-focused anxiety - a fear of heart-related symptoms and sensations - if their parents were overprotective during their childhood and adolescence. Dr Lephuong Ong from Orion Health Services in Vancouver, and colleagues from University Health Network and York University in Toronto, Canada, suggest that health care professionals could encourage greater independence for adolescents and adults with congenital heart disease to improve their psychosocial adjustment. Dr Ong's work is published online in Springer's International Journal of Behavioural Medicine…

Study into the booby traps of breastfeeding in the UK

— 18:09 GMT | Health

Australian researchers are embarking on a study of mums in the United Kingdom to discover if 'guilt-tripping women' into breastfeeding is effective in persuading them to opt for breast over bottle…

Robotic catheter could improve treatment of heart condition

— 18:06 GMT | Health

Atrial fibrillation is a heart disorder that affects more than two million Americans, and is considered a key contributor to blood clots and stroke. Now researchers from North Carolina State University are developing a new computerised catheter that could make the surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation faster, cheaper and more effective - while significantly decreasing radiation exposure related to the treatment…

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