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Science News Archive - November 30, 2009

Cities can progress from consuming energy and emitting greenhouse gases (GHG) to actually producing energy while saving on GHG emissions, due to substitution of fossil fuels elsewhere.

How does our biological system know that it is supposed to operate on a 24-hour cycle? Scientists

Waste management is increasingly gaining the recognition that it deserves as a major contributor to mitigating climate change.

EMBL scientists are the first to visualize the mechanism responsible for oskar mRNA transport.

The first Marine Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Report Card for Australia was released Nov. 27.

Publishing in PLoS Pathogens, researchers at from the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson have found a novel mechanism by which drugs block HIV-1 from entering host cells.

Head to Head: Is the conflict of interest unacceptable when drug companies conduct trials on their own drugs?

Scientists are building a clearer image of the machinery employed by bacteria to spread antibiotic resistance or cause diseases such as whooping cough, peptic stomach ulcers and legionnaires' disease.

The Image Sharing Demonstration at RSNA 2009 will encompass methods for sharing images, reports and related information for the improvement of patient care in radiology.

A pet owner knows the enormous joy and comfort that an animal can provide, especially in troubled times.

Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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