Children Stressed Six Months Before Starting School
K/T impactor source identified
The first few days at school can be an anxious time as children face the challenge of a new environment and making new friends but according to new research children show signs of stress three to six months before term even starts. Why a preschool child should be anxious about an event so far in the future is something of a mystery but the scientists speculate that parents were getting stressed about their children starting school and that their stress was being passed on to the children.
Small Animal Imaging Facility Is Big Boon To Research
Scientists believe they have found the parent object that produced the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago.
Study: Wrong fish used to save species
When powerful magnets line up the body's protons before radiofrequency waves can grab their attention away, it's called spin physics. When signals generated by the movement are mathematically transformed into dramatic images of hearts, lungs and other organs it's called a magnetic resonance image.
Farm subsidy failures condemned
AP - A 20-year government effort to restore the population of an endangered native trout in Colorado has made little progress because biologists have been stocking some of the waterways with the wrong fish, a new study says.
Another Asian Tsunami Threat Looms
The government is criticised by MPs for the failure to pay EU subsidies to thousands of farmers on time.
Anticipating Sex Increases Breeding Potential
Megaquake could kill millions around Bay of Bengal
Stem Cell Hybrids Coming to U.K.
Quails conditioned to expect coitus sire more offspring
Government okays research that combines animal and human cells for disease research
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Panel Urges NASA to Study Dark Energy
NY taxi drivers strike over tracking system
SPACE.com - A proposed NASA mission to study a mysterious force thought to be accelerating the expansion of the universe should be the first in the agency's "Beyond Einstein" program to be developed and launched, the National Research Council recommended today.
Despite Their Safety, IUDs Are Underused In Developed Countries, Expert Says
Reuters - Some drivers of New York's yellow
taxis went on strike on Wednesday over plans to install a
satellite tracking system and credit card payment machines that
strikers say will be costly and invade their privacy.
Will A Bioeconomy That Produces Fuel From Biorenewable Resources Be Sustainable?
Misconceptions around intrauterine contraceptive devices mean that they are underused in developed countries, despite being a safe and effective form of contraception, says a women's health expert. Side effects such as pain and heavy bleeding are common reasons for discontinuing use of an IUD within the first year, but can usually be managed with appropriate pain relief.
Global warming may pose threat to heart
Will a bioeconomy that produces fuel and chemicals from biorenewable resources be sustainable? One study found an integrated process for producing ethanol from plant fiber could recycle plant nutrients back to the soil. Another project has developed a Web tool that helps farmers simulate how biomass production could affect their operations.
Group unveils polar science station
AP - Global warming may be melting glaciers and forcing polar bears onto land, but doctors warn it could also affect your heart.
Study: Tsunami could kill 1M in S. Asia
AP - The Belgian-based International Polar Foundation on Wednesday unveiled what it claimed to be the world's first zero-emissions polar science station in Antarctica to conduct research on climate change.
Development said destroying birds' homes
AP - At least a million people in South Asia's Bay of Bengal could be swept to their deaths by a tsunami if a giant earthquake hits off the coast of Myanmar, according to a study published Thursday.
Distant space collision meant doom for dinosaurs
AP - The spread of farms and towns on Malaysia's coasts has destroyed some of the world's most important winter homes for migrating birds, said a report released Wednesday.
Phoenix Spacecraft Passes In-Flight Tests
Reuters - A collision 160 million years ago of
two asteroids orbiting between Mars and Jupiter sent many big
rock chunks hurtling toward Earth, including the one that
zapped the dinosaurs, scientists said on Wednesday.
Search for Steve Fossett resumes
SPACE.com - Several
crucial devices aboard NASA's Mars-bound Phoenix lander have passed in-flight
La. court narrows focus of Katrina suits
A search for missing US adventurer Steve Fossett resumes in the Nevada desert, officials say.
Chemical Culprit In 'Popcorn Worker's Lung' Identified
AP - The state Supreme Court removed a potential hurdle to hundreds of Hurricane Katrina lawsuits Wednesday, ruling that allegations hospitals lacked evacuation plans are not medical malpractice claims.
Researchers have identified a chemical agent that may be a, if not the, culprit in bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS), or "popcorn worker's lung," a severe occupational lung disease first noted in 2001 among workers at an American plant that makes microwaveable popcorn. The research examined a population of workers at a chemical plant that produced diacetyl (a key component of butter flavoring). While the researchers were unable to rule out contributions of other chemicals to the development of BOS, the study significantly narrows the field of suspects to diacetyl and the components and byproducts of its manufacturing process.