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Disney Ends Cell Phone Service for Kids
Recreational fishing that involves catch-and-release may seem like just good fun, and that released fish go on to live happily ever after, but a recent study at the University of Illinois shows that improper handling techniques by anglers can increase the likelihood of released fish being caught by predators.
Group to Plant Cloned Trees From Estates
(AP) -- The Walt Disney Co. will pull the plug on its branded cell phone service by the end of the year, the company said Thursday.
Exotic Parrots Return to Cook Islands
(AP) -- In an unusual nod to American history, a national gardening organization will plant a tree Friday cloned from President Teddy Roosevelt's Sagamore Hill home on Long Island. It will join an ash tree cloned from George Washington's Mount Vernon estate, with plans to add genetic replica trees from properties owned by Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln - ultimately creating a tree tribute to the four presidents represented on Mount Rushmore in upcoming years.
Greek recovery 'to take decades'
(AP) -- Two centuries after a dazzlingly feathered parrot called the Rimitara lorikeet disappeared from the Cook Islands, a breeding colony of the birds has been re-established with the help of the islands' royalty.
Human Papillomavirus Might Cause Bladder Cancer, Research Suggests
It will take at least 20 years for Greek forests ravaged by forest fires to recover, the WWF says.
Rover reaches destination
An analyzed of 44 articles as well as a new study lead researchers to postulate that human papillomavirus (HPV) might cause bladder cancer. The HPV is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases today.
EBay sellers could face Canadian tax scrutiny
NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has reached its science team's first destination for the rover inside Victoria Crater.
Lancet condemns hospital deep-clean proposals
Canadians who make a habit of selling goods on eBay should brace themselves for some attention from the tax department.
Grape genes outscore humans
Recent government initiatives to combat superbugs in hospitals were today condemned by a leading medical journal for not being based on scientific fact.
Warning for UK stem cell research if US relaxes rules
French and Italian researchers have decoded the genome of the pinot noir grape, a breakthrough that could one day lead to the engineering of pest-resistant strains or - more controversially - new varieties and flavours of wine.
Drug firms search for clues to prevent serious side effects
The UK is in danger of losing its leading position in stem cell research if the next US president relaxes restrictions imposed by George Bush, according to the new head of the Medical Research Council.
Space Station Crew Takes Short Soyuz Trip
· Industry enlists academia to identify medical threats
· Gains in safety would save firms hundreds of millions
SPACE.com - Three
astronauts living aboard the International Space Station (ISS) took a short trip
Thursday to move their Russian-built lifeboat to a new parking spot.
THURSDAY 27. SEPTEMBER 2007
Mars Rover Reaches Crater Sweet Spot
DNA Extracted From Woolly Mammoth Hair
The rover Opportunity rolls into a huge Martian carter.
NASA Launches Asteroid Mission, Dawn
Scientists discovered that hair shafts provide an ideal source of ancient DNA -- a better source than bones and muscle for studying the genome sequences of extinct animals. They sequenced the entire mitochondrial genomes from 10 individual woolly mammoths.
New Study Likely To Fuel Debate Over Annual Physical Exams
NASA's Dawn spacecraft is on its way to study a pair of asteroids after lifting off September 27 from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Mission controllers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., received telemetry on schedule indicating Dawn had achieved proper orientation in space and its massive solar array was generating power from the sun.
Radiologists Identify Early Brain Marker Of Alzheimer's Disease
While most patients and physicians believe it's important for adults to have an annual physical exam, there's growing debate about this conventional wisdom. Serious questions have been raised about the hefty costs and uneven content of these already controversial examinations.
Group to plant cloned trees from estates
Researchers using functional magnetic resonance imaging have found a new marker which may aid in early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's disease is a progressive brain disorder characterized by memory loss, confusion, personality or behavioral changes and other symptoms. According to the Alzheimer's Association, more than five million Americans currently have Alzheimer's disease. While there is still no cure for the disorder, early diagnosis is crucial so that the patient receives proper treatment.
'Towering' Achievement for Goddard's Visualization Studio
AP - In an unusual nod to American history, a national gardening organization will plant a tree Friday cloned from President Teddy Roosevelt's Sagamore Hill home on Long Island.
"Towers in the Tempest," a NASA visualization that illustrates the complex science of hurricane hot towers, has been selected for an award by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Science Magazine's fifth annual International Science and Technology Visualization Challenge.