August 2007 (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 (31 August 2007)

Archived news stories published on 31 August 2007 [chronologically, reverse order]
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Researchers clone key sperm-binding proteins
Researchers clone key sperm-binding proteins — New treatments for infertility could be closer to reality, thanks to a discovery from scientists at the Universite de Montreal…
Researchers identify a process that regulates seed germination
Researchers identify a process that regulates seed germination — Purdue University researchers have determined a process that regulates activity of genes that control seed germination and…
Student-designed device provides new way to track calorie burning
Student-designed device provides new way to track calorie burning — Counting calories that burn through activity is a constant quandary. One can only run on a treadmill so long, watching intently…
The new iPod shuffle talks to you
The new iPod shuffle talks to you — Apple today (11 March 2009) introduced a new model iPod shuffle, the world's smallest music player at nearly half of the…

Weird engine of the reef revealed

— 13:59 GMT | Environment

A team of coral researchers has taken a major stride towards revealing the workings of the mysterious 'engine' that drives Australia's Great Barrier Reef, and corals the world over. The science has critical importance in understanding why coral reefs bleach and die, how they respond to climate change - and how that might affect humanity, they say…

Disease resistance may be genetic

— 13:59 GMT | Biology

According to a study in Evolution, resistance to certain infectious diseases may be passed genetically from parent to child. The genetic resistance may be beneficial to families as those with the gene are both unlikely to suffer from disease and unlikely to carry the disease home. Paul Schliekelman, author of the study, says the research was inspired by personal experience after catching stomach flus from his daughter three times over a six-month period…

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