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2011-02-24 13:56:00

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The current issue of Locus Magazine features their "Locus 2010 Recommended Reading List" where they select their choice of top titles in the many categories connected with science fiction and fantasy along with best related works. In the nonfiction category of recommended titles the article lists, Coffee table book L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future: The First 25 Years, edited by Kevin J. Anderson (Galaxy Press), is an overview...

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2009-03-11 07:53:34

Incipient sex chromosomes have been found in New Zealand's eponymous export, the kiwifruit. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Genomics have mapped the kiwifruit genome and pin-pointed the sex-determining locus. It has previously been suggested that, among the kiwifruit plant's small (<1um) chromosomes, lie a pair of X/Y-like chromosomes that result in its dioecism. Now a team led by Lena Fraser and colleagues at the New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research has...

2008-12-12 11:02:00

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Locus Telecommunications, Inc. announced that it has reached a settlement with plaintiffs in a nationwide class action lawsuit related to its sale of prepaid calling cards. In the lawsuit, plaintiffs alleged, among other things, that Locus distributed or sold prepaid and rechargeable calling cards without fully disclosing the applicable rates and charges associated with those cards to consumers. As part of the settlement, Locus denies any...

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2008-06-19 13:49:21

Researchers in the UK found that children who are self-confident may have a higher probability of becoming healthier adults. Dr. Catherine R. Gale, of the University of Southampton in the UK, lead a team of researchers who followed more than 7,500 British adults that were born in 1970. Published in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine, the study examined the possible link between physical health and a trait known as "locus of control" "“ the extent to which individuals believe they can...