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Reusable Shopping Bags May Contain E. Coli

October 11, 2011 4:39 am | News | Comments

A study reveals that most consumers surveyed never wash their reusable bags between uses, permitting bacteria to grow.

Solar Activity and Winter Weather are Linked

October 11, 2011 4:33 am | News | Comments

Scientists have demonstrated a clear link between the 11-year sun cycle and winter weather over the northern hemisphere.

Archeologists Find Ancient Agricultural Activity

October 11, 2011 4:28 am | News | Comments

Archeologists have found evidence indicating that the mysterious ancient city of Loulan once had highly-developed agricultural systems.


Motion-Activated Camera Catch Lions

October 10, 2011 5:06 am | Videos | Comments

Infrared cameras capture mountain lions out and about in the nighttime; with the top predator eating deer, the local ecosystem is intact.

A Touchscreen for the Blind

October 10, 2011 5:02 am | Videos | Comments

A touchscreen Braille writer stands to revolutionize how the blind negotiate an unseen world by replacing devices costing up to 10 times more.

Loss of Sleep as Teenagers May Cause Permanent Damage

October 10, 2011 4:58 am | News | Comments

An ongoing lack of sleep during adolescence could lead to more than dragging, foggy teens, a study suggests.

Calculating Space Threats

October 10, 2011 4:55 am | News | Comments

A study has yielded some new information about the potential effects for Earth of what are called “short-hard” interstellar radiation events.

Physicists Show 3D Matter Waves

October 10, 2011 4:51 am | News | Comments

Physicists have experimentally demonstrated for the first time how three-dimensional conduction is affected by the defects that plague materials.


BPA-Makers Ask For Rule Phase Out

October 10, 2011 4:48 am | News | Comments

Makers of the controversial chemical BPA have asked federal regulators to phase out rules that allow its use in baby bottles and sippy cups, the products haven't contained the plastic-hardening ingredient for two years.

Caffeine Use May Predict Drug Abuse

October 10, 2011 4:44 am | News | Comments

According to a double-blind, placebo-controlled study, an individual’s subjective response to caffeine may predict how he or she will respond to other stimulant drugs.

Birds' Survival Depends on Trees

October 10, 2011 4:41 am | News | Comments

A study shows that gray jays hoping to survive and reproduce through Canada’s harsh winters need to be able to store food in the right kinds of trees.

Mercury Test is Cheaper, Faster

October 10, 2011 4:37 am | News | Comments

A new test for detecting mercury promises to be faster and cheaper than conventional tests.

Neutrinos Provide Insight into Sun's Birth

October 10, 2011 4:32 am | News | Comments

Using one of the most sensitive neutrino detectors on the planet, a team is now measuring the flow of solar neutrinos reaching earth more precisely than ever before.

Know Thy Enemy: Rice Insects

October 7, 2011 5:07 am | Videos | Comments

To defeat an enemy, know its lifestyle, where it works and its secret hiding places. That’s what researchers have done in a 10-year battle against two insects that bore into grassy crops such as rice, sugarcane, sorghum and corn.

Moving Objects with the Mind

October 7, 2011 5:03 am | Videos | Comments

In a first-ever demonstration of a two-way interaction between a primate brain and a virtual body, two monkeys learned to employ brain activity alone to move an avatar hand and identify the texture of virtual objects.


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