SCIENCE-DIARY Blog Posts

  • One dead In US from Salmonella Outbreak In Turkey
    on Aug 2, 2011 in NEWS
    One person has died and 77 people have been sickened in the United States by an outbreak of drug-resistant salmonella that likely originated in ground turkey, US authorities said."A total of 77 persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella...
  • Briton With Artificial Heart.
    on Aug 2, 2011 in NEWS
    A 40-year-old father has become the first person in the UK to receive a total artificial heart enabling him to go home.Matthew Green had been critically ill, suffering from end-stage failure of both chambers of his heart.But surgeons at Papworth Hosp...
  • Report: More Than Half Of Americans Drink Alcohol.
    on Aug 1, 2011 in NEWS
    More than half of Americans aged 12 and up drink alcohol, a quarter binge-drank in the past month, and one in 14 teens has used marijuana, a US government agency says in a report on substance abuse.Around 52 percent of 137,436 Americans interviewed i...
  • New Duck-Billed Dinosaur Gives Scientists Clues to Evolution of Head Ornamentation and Provinciality
    on Aug 1, 2011 in NEWS
    A new genus and species of hadrosaur (duck-billed) dinosaur -- the oldest duck-billed dinosaur known from North America -- has been named by scientists who expect the discovery to shed new light on dinosaur evolution.The most striking feature of Acri...
  • New Antibody Propels Hunt For Universal Flu Vaccine
    on Aug 1, 2011 in NEWS
    The first human antibody that can knock out all influenza A viruses has been shown effective in lab mice, an exciting step forward in the hunt for a universal vaccine, researchers said Friday.The broadly neutralizing antibody, called FI6, could help...
  • World Population To Surpass 7 Billion By 2011
    on Jul 29, 2011 in NEWS
    Global population is expected to hit 7 billion later this year, up from 6 billion in 1999. Between now and 2050, an estimated 2.3 billion more people will be added -- nearly as many as inhabited the planet as recently as 1950. New estimates from the...
  • Memory Formation & Loss
    on Jul 29, 2011 in NEWS
    A new study published July 27 in the journal Nature shows the neural networks in the brains of the middle-aged and elderly have weaker connections and fire less robustly than in youthful ones. Intriguingly, the research suggests that this condition i...
  • Trojan Asteroid In Earth's Orbit
    on Jul 29, 2011 in NEWS
    Earth is not alone in its orbit around the Sun - a small 'Trojan' asteroid sits in front of our planet and leads it, according to British science revue Nature, which published the discovery Thursday.This diminutive asteroid has a diameter of just 300...
  • Scientists Create Glowing Dog
    on Jul 29, 2011 in NEWS
    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean scientists said on Wednesday they have created a glowing dog using a cloning technique that could help find cures for human diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, Yonhap news agency reported.A research team from...
  • Animal Facts (part 2)
    on Jul 28, 2011 in FACTS
    Compared to other animals, dolphins are believed to be very intelligent.Dolphins are carnivores (meat eaters).The Killer Whale (also known as Orca) is actually a type of dolphin.Bottlenose dolphins are the most common and well known type of dolphin.F...
  • Animal Facts (part 1)
    on Jul 28, 2011 in FACTS
    In total there is said to be around 400 million dogs in the world.The domestic dog has been one of the most popular working and companion animals throughout human history.Dogs perform many useful tasks for humans including hunting, farm work and secu...
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