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…
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News | Archive (20 September 2010)

Archived news stories published on 20 September 2010 [chronologically, reverse order]
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Hubble spots a celestial bauble
Hubble spots a celestial bauble — Hubble has spotted a festive bauble of gas in our neighbouring galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud. Formed in the aftermath…
NASA's Spitzer reveals first carbon-rich planet
NASA's Spitzer reveals first carbon-rich planet — Astronomers have discovered that a huge, searing-hot planet orbiting another star is loaded with an unusual amount of carbon.…
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…

Higher incidence of seizures seen in children with H1N1 virus compared to seasonal flu

— 12:06 GMT | Health

A recent study by researchers at the University of Utah determined that the 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) caused a higher rate of neurological complications in children than the seasonal flu. The most common complications observed were seizures and encephalopathy. Full details of the study, the most extensive evaluation of neurological complications following H1N1 flu in children, are published in the September issue of Annals of Neurology, a journal of the American Neurological Association…

Subarachnoid haemorrhage more commonly caused by environmental factors than genes

— 12:05 GMT | Health

The Nordic twin study investigating the heritability of subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) suggests that the role of genetic factors underlying the development of SAH is less than previously believed…

Data clippers set sail to enhance future planetary missions

— 12:02 GMT | Astronomy

A new golden age of sailing may be about to begin - in space. Future missions to explore the outer planets could employ fleets of 'data-clippers,' manoeuvrable spacecraft equipped with solar sails, to ship vast quantities of scientific data to back Earth…

The Amazon rainforest - a cloud factory

— 11:59 GMT | Environment

Scientists demonstrate that atmospheric aerosols above the Amazon rainforest are mainly produced by biological sources and are able to draw conclusions about the mechanisms of this ecosystem…

Childhood viral infection may be a cause of obesity

— 11:56 GMT | Health

The emerging idea that obesity may have an infectious origin gets new support in a cross-sectional study by University of California, San Diego School of Medicine researchers who found that children exposed to a particular strain of adenovirus were significantly more likely to be obese…

Biologists discover biochemical link between biological clock and diabetes

— 11:53 GMT | Health

Biologists have found that a key protein that regulates the biological clocks of mammals also regulates glucose production in the liver and that altering the levels of this protein can improve the health of diabetic mice…

Rutgers researchers discover how HIV resists AZT

— 11:50 GMT | Health

Rutgers researchers have discovered how HIV-1, the virus that causes AIDS, resists AZT, a drug widely used to treat AIDS…

Lightweight true random number generators a step closer

— 11:47 GMT | Technology

The widespread use of true random number generators (TRNGs) has taken a step closer following the creation of the most lightweight designs to date by researchers at Queen's University Belfast's Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT)…

Technology in the extreme

— 11:44 GMT | Technology

Radio transmitters that can withstand temperatures of up to 900 C could soon be dropped into the depths of the earth to provide early warning of a volcanic eruption…

Mayo-led researchers discover genetic variants modifying breast cancer risk

— 11:41 GMT | Health

Individuals with disrupting mutations in the BRCA1 gene are known to be at substantially increased risk of breast cancer throughout their lives. Now, discoveries from an international research team led by Mayo Clinic researchers show that some of those persons may possess additional genetic variants that modify their risk. These new findings enhancing individualised medicine appear in the current Nature Genetics…

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