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2011-06-06 19:42:47

The rate of release of carbon into the atmosphere today is nearly 10 times as fast as during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), 55.9 million years ago, the best analog we have for current global warming, according to an international team of geologists. Rate matters and this current rapid change may not allow sufficient time for the biological environment to adjust. "We looked at the PETM because it is thought to be the best ancient analog for future climate change caused by fossil...

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2011-06-06 14:00:00

The tropics and much of the Northern Hemisphere are likely to experience an irreversible rise in summer temperatures within the next 20 to 60 years if atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations continue to increase, according to a new climate study by Stanford University scientists. The results will be published later this month in the journal Climatic Change. In the study, the Stanford team concluded that many tropical regions in Africa, Asia and South America could see "the permanent...

2011-06-06 13:56:22

An Indiana University study that exposed older veterans with stroke to yoga produced "exciting" results as researchers explore whether this popular mind-body practice can help stroke victims cope with their increased risk for painful and even deadly falls. The pilot study involved 19 men and one woman, average age of 66. For eight weeks, they participated in a twice weekly hour-long group yoga class taught by a yoga therapist who dramatically modified the poses to meet the veterans' needs. A...

2011-06-06 08:15:00

NASHUA, N.H., June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoVirt, Inc.(TM), the leading provider of file data management, migration and virtualization, today announced that it has been named to Computer Reseller News (CRN) "Virtualization 100" - a comprehensive listing of the companies and technologies that the publication's editors view as leaders in the virtualization space. AutoVirt was selected for its unique ability to eliminate the hassle and expense typically associated with file data management...

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2011-06-04 08:05:00

Your smartphone may be the tool to help determine if someone has a concussion after an injury.The new app could help bridge the communication gap that so often exists between team doctors and the team athletic trainers, who are usually the first on the scene when players suffer concussion-like symptoms.Concussion expert Jason Mihalik of the University of North Carolina's brain injury research center and head-trauma researchers Justin Smith of Psychological Assessment Resources Inc. and the...

2011-06-03 13:24:31

Participants in two weight-loss programs -- one involving traditional health club sessions and the other delivered online in a 3D virtual world -- lost similar amounts of weight and body fat, but the online contingent reported significantly greater gains in behaviors that could help them live healthier and leaner lives. "It's counter-intuitive, the idea of being more active in a virtual world, but the activities that they do in a virtual world can carry over into the real world," said Jeanne...

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2011-06-03 11:50:00

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com Several reports indicate that hackers are becoming more confident in showing their presence on the Internet. Australia's attorney-general said cyber attacks had become so frequent that government and private networks were under "continuous threat." "Security agencies are finding malicious activity is increasing to a point where systems in both government and the private sector are under continuous threat," he said in a speech to business leaders on cyber crime....

2011-06-02 13:50:00

LOS ANGELES, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Telemundo's mun2, the #1 Hispanic lifestyle cable network for today's young Latino Americans (YLAs) aged 18-34, is turning up the heat Sunday nights with a brand new reality series "Beauties & the Boss." The one-hour, highly entertaining reality series is sure to satisfy your guilty pleasures as we go inside the life of Monica Weitzel, the young, Latina CEO of Assorted Flavors Agency, a Los Angeles based promotional modeling agency. With Monica...

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2011-06-02 08:08:36

A PhD student at the University of Leeds has developed a fast, accurate and inexpensive method of creating detailed vegetation community maps over very large areas, by coupling aerial photographs with data from maps. Working in partnership with the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, Ute Bradter from Leeds' Faculty of Biological Sciences, has collated existing data (such as soil type, altitude, slope and aspect) and using a sophisticated statistical model, predicted the distribution of...

2011-06-01 14:42:35

But because of the young age of participants, the absolute risk differences were small The surgical removal of the appendix and tonsils before the age of 20 was associated with an increased risk of premature heart attack in a large population study performed in Sweden. Tonsillectomy increased the risk by 44% (hazard ratio 1.44) and appendectomy by 33% (HR 1.33). The risk increases were just statistically significant, and were even higher when the tonsils and appendix were both removed....


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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