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Ancient Fossils Shed New Light on Evolution of Humans
A key stage in human evolution may have taken place on the fringes of Europe and not in Africa as has generally been thought, scientists said yesterday. ...
Economists Measure GDP Growth From Outer Space
ScienceDaily (Sep. 6, 2009) — Outer space offers a new perspective for measuring economic growth, according to new research by three Brown University economists. In a National Bureau of Economic Research working paper, J. Vernon Henderson, Adam Storeygard, and David N. Weil suggest a new framework for...
Greening University Classrooms: Adding Plants Increases Student Satisfaction
ScienceDaily (Sep. 6, 2009) — In today's frenetic world, many urban dwellers spend more than 80% of the day indoors. Bringing nature in to living spaces by enhancing homes and offices with ornamental plants has become another popular facet of the move to "green" our lives...
Two New Antibodies Found To Cripple HIV: 'Achilles' Heel On Virus For AIDS Vaccine Researchers To Exploit
ScienceDaily (Sep. 5, 2009) — Researchers at and associated with the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), at The Scripps Research Institute, and at the biotechnology companies Theraclone Sciences and Monogram Biosciences have discovered two powerful new antibodies to HIV that reveal what may be an Achilles heel on the virus...
Next-door Cosmic Encounter: Neighboring Galaxies Collided 2-3 Billion Years Ago
ScienceDaily (Sep. 5, 2009) — An international team of astronomers, including Queen’s University physicist Larry Widrow, have uncovered evidence of a nearby cosmic encounter. Their study indicates that the Andromeda and Triangulum galaxies, the two galaxies closest to our own, collided about two to three billion years ago...
Researcher Uses 100,000 Degree Heat To Study Plasma, What Happens To Matter Around Black Holes
ScienceDaily (Sep. 5, 2009) — Using one of the greatest artificial sources of radiation energy, University of Nevada, Reno researcher and faculty member Roberto Mancini is studying ultra-high temperature and non-equilibrium plasmas to mimic what happens to matter in accretion disks around black holes...
Human Brain Could Be Replicated In 10 Years, Researcher Predicts
ScienceDaily (Sep. 4, 2009) — A model that replicates the functions of the human brain is feasible in 10 years according to neuroscientist Professor Henry Markram of the Brain Mind Institute in Switzerland. "I absolutely believe it is technically and biologically possible. The only uncertainty is financial. It is an extremely expensive project and not all is yet secured."...
Organic Or Local Fruits and Vegetables?
ScienceDaily (Sep. 4, 2009) — The emerging trend toward healthier, fresher foods that are also gentle on the environment presents new dilemmas for conscientious consumers. Marketers tout the attributes of "organic" food, while the "local foods movement" is gaining popularity throughout the world. The "organic-or-local" debate is particularly interesting when it comes to fruits and vegetables...
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Takes First Look At Apollo 12 Landing Site
ScienceDaily (Sep. 4, 2009) — Four months after the success of Apollo 11, NASA launched Apollo 12 in November 1969. Almost exactly 40 years later, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has seen the landing site...
Scientists Begin To Untangle Root Cause Of Alzheimer's Disease
ScienceDaily (Sep. 4, 2009) — "N60" might not be the first thing that comes to mind when people think of Alzheimer's disease, but thanks to researchers from the United States, South Korea and France, this might change. That's because these researchers have found that the N60 section of a protein called "RanBP9" might be the key that unlocks an entirely new class of Alzheimer's drugs...
Thousands Of New Images Show Mars In High Resolution
ScienceDaily (Sep. 4, 2009) — Thousands of newly released images from more than 1,500 telescopic observations by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show a wide range of gullies, dunes, craters, geological layering and other features on the Red Planet...
Celestial Rosetta Stone: White Dwarf Star, Circling Companion Star, Could Explode In A Few Million Years
ScienceDaily (Sep. 4, 2009) — ESA's XMM-Newton orbiting X-ray telescope has uncovered a celestial Rosetta stone: the first close-up of a white dwarf star, circling a companion star, that could explode into a particular kind of supernova in a few million years. These supernovae are used as beacons to measure cosmic distances and ultimately understand the expansion of our Universe...
SEPARATION CHURCH / STATE
Letter sent: National group calls for removal of memorial
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In the letter, the organization, which promotes the separation of church and state, says it crosses the line for a monument on government property to say, ...