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Science News Archive - August 12, 2006

By LOS ANGELES TIMES In the cookbook of home-brew bomb making, one of the simplest recipes is for a humble concoction known as TATP.

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Inhale. New Yorkers can breathe easy again: The "corpse flower" has passed its smelly peak. But the plant dubbed "Baby" may soon have some of its own.

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President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on Saturday visited villagers forced to flee their homes due to restive Mayon volcano and ordered officials to speed up efforts to improve conditions at cramped evacuation centers.

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent TORONTO (Reuters) - Doctors are finding new uses for HIV drugs, with one study showing they might safely protect women at high risk of infection and a second showing that people can safely skip the most toxic pills.

TORONTO (Reuters) - The AIDS virus has an accomplice that helps it infect the immune system cells it attacks -- other immune system cells, U.S. researchers reported on Saturday.

Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.