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Science News Archive - March 13, 2008

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Archaeologists in Greece said Tuesday they have discovered evidence of a brain surgery performed almost 1,800 years ago on a young woman who died during or shortly after the operation.

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Britain’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) believes a device it developed to guide warships through mine fields may also have applications in reducing the estimated 300,000 small whales and dolphins caught in fishing nets each year.

Can low-flow toilets cause problems for sewer lines? A Pima County program to install the toilets in older neighborhoods at taxpayers' expense is in limbo because of that question. And the answer eventually could change other water- conservation policies as well.

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A new study examining social behavior suggests certain individuals are genetically programmed to cheat and often will do…providing they can get away with it.

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Microbial profiles serve as the ecological version of the human genome project

A new mathematical object was revealed yesterday during a lecture at the American Institute of Mathematics (AIM). Two researchers from the University of Bristol exhibited the first example of a third degree transcendental L-function. These L-functions encode deep underlying connections between many different areas of mathematics.

ROCKWOOD, Tenn., March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Tennessee Land & Lakes is offering a $20,000 dollar proof of purchase voucher to buyers from L&C Custom Homes with the purchase of any lot at either of their waterfront properties.

By : MICHELLE O'KEEFE FIVE-STAR Jewel of the Sea Phase II is the successor to the highly popular Jewel of the Sea development in Brancaleone, Calabria.

Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.