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2009-11-03 05:50:00

The majestic snow-capped summits of Africa’s Mount Kilimanjaro are melting quickly — so quickly, in fact, that the ancient mountain’s ice sheet could completely disappear within 20 years.

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2009-11-02 14:37:09

Researchers spent two months this summer high in the Peruvian Andes and brought back two cores, the longest ever drilled from ice fields in the tropics.

2009-10-28 14:11:29

Pregnant women with significant symptoms of depression tend to have a stronger biological reaction to the seasonal flu vaccine than do women with lower depression levels, according to a new study.

2009-10-26 14:39:36

Researchers here have discovered the pivotal role that volcanoes played in a deadly ice age 450 million years ago.

2009-10-22 08:06:59

The inflammatory response following a spinal cord injury appears to be set up to cause extra tissue damage instead of promoting healing, new research suggests.

2009-10-21 10:21:45

Too much light at night can lead to symptoms of depression, according to a new study in mice.

2009-10-19 17:23:49

Scientists have countered findings of previous clinical trials by showing that giving supplemental oxygen to animals during a stroke can reduce damage to brain tissue surrounding the clot.

2009-10-15 13:56:31

In the quest for smaller, faster computer chips, researchers are increasingly turning to quantum mechanics -- the exotic physics of the small.

2009-10-15 13:51:14

Americans think locally when they consider whether the loss of US troops overseas warrants troop withdrawals, a new nationwide study suggests.

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2009-10-14 08:54:09

Animals shelter officials housing lost pets that had been implanted with a microchip were able to find the owners in almost three out of four cases in a recently published national study.


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Nancy Currie
2012-08-17 14:31:26

Nancy Currie is an engineer, United States Army officer, and a NASA astronaut. She was born Nancy Jane Sherlock on December 29, 1958 in Wilmington, Delaware. She moved to Troy, Ohio as a child and graduated from Troy High School in 1977. She then went on to attend Ohio State University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biological Science in 1980. From there she continued her education by earning a Master of Science degree in Safety Engineering from the University of Southern...

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The word 'taphephobia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'burial' and 'fear'.
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