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US And Russia - What's Next?  - SpaceDaily   UPI:   Russia is widely seen to be retreating to old habits of authoritarian rule. How much impact should it have? A: This is part of an eternal dilemma in American foreign policy. On the one hand, there are those who believe that the most important thing the United States should do is to push other countries to improve their human rights record - i.e., act more like Americans. This really came to the fore during the Carter administration when it became part and parcel of U.S. policy around the world.
Scientists Say Comet Smashed Into Southern Germany In 200 BC - SpaceDaily   A comet or asteroid smashed into modern-day Germany some 2,200 years ago, unleashing energy equivalent to thousands of atomic bombs, scientists reported on Friday. The biggest chunk smashed into the ground with a force equivalent to 106 million tonnes of TNT, or 8,500 Hiroshima bombs. "The forest beneath the blast would have ignited suddenly, burning until the impact's blast wave shut down the conflagration," the investigators said. "Dust may have been blown into the stratosphere, where it would have been transported around the globe easily...  

Asian Giants India, China Bank On GM Technology To Feed Millions - SpaceDaily   Asian giants India and China are accelerating investment in biotechnology research to fight the odds in agriculture and feed their teeming millions, say scientists and officials. Scientists at a workshop in one of Indias biggest gene research centres in Patencheru in southern Andhra Pradesh state said China and India accounted for more than half the developing world's expenditure on plant biotechnology. "In China, funding for agri-biotech research comes entirely from the government and China is only second now to the United States in research investment.
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Biosciences:
10/29/2004:Asian Giants India, China Bank On GM Technology To Feed Millions - SpaceDaily
10/29/2004:Second bid to clone humans
  - BBC
10/29/2004:To Save Dolphin's Dorsal Fin Experts Combine Medical Technology And Teamwork - Science Daily
10/29/2004:Scientists Find Clue To Blindness In Cavefish - Science Daily
10/29/2004:UT Southwestern Researchers Uncover Process For Sugar-induced Fat - Science Daily Formation
10/29/2004:For Inferring The Biological Tree Of Life, Simple Is Better - Science Daily
10/29/2004:Biotechnology boosts U.S. grower income, environmentally friendly farming, says report from the U.S. National ... - FirstScience
10/29/2004:ICRISAT gears up for phase 2 with GM crops ... - FirstScience
10/29/2004:U.S. Organic Trade Association warns that expansion of genetically engineered crops continues to threaten cons ... - FirstScience

Climate, Environment:
10/29/2004:Low-cost Climate-change Insurance Could Help Ensure Better Future - Science Daily
10/29/2004:ORNL System Eliminates Perchlorate, Helps Scientists Trace Source - Science Daily
10/29/2004:Better Analyses Of Wind, Damage Models Would Help Insurers Anticipate Hurricane Costs - Science Daily
10/29/2004:UN Forecasts Mixed Picture For Latin America And Caribbean Forests - Science Daily
10/29/2004:- China speeding up curb on exhaust emissions ... - FirstScience
10/29/2004:U.K. CO2 emissions 'underreported' ... - FirstScience
10/29/2004:Russia to vote on climate change ...  - BBC
10/29/2004:Temburong Home To Brunei's Tropical Rainforests ...  - BBC
10/29/2004:L.A., environmentalists sue over nuclear cleanup ... - FirstScience
10/29/2004:Households could be hit with 5,000 yen green tax ... - FirstScience
10/29/2004:Strong Earth tides can trigger earthquakes ... - FirstScience

Computers:
Devices
10/29/2004:Hunt for Grand Theft Auto pirates  - BBC
10/29/2004:Ads in video games set to rise  - BBC
10/29/2004:Virtual shoot-out: Which football games top the league or face relegation?  - BBC

Communications
10/29/2004:Premium rate fraud 'an epidemic'
  - BBC

Technology

PC's

Internet
10/29/2004:Cyber conmen 'hijack desktop PCs'  - BBC
10/29/2004:Brazil holds '$30m fraud hackers'  - BBC

Miscellaneous

Energy:

Health:
Cardiovascular
10/29/2004:At the heart of it: A UK doctor 'pioneers' a method which avoids open heart surgery  - BBC
10/29/2004:Heavy traffic bad for your heart  - BBC

Cancer  
10/29/2004:Energy Blocker' Kills Big Tumors In Rats - Science Daily
10/29/2004:Alzheimer's Drug May Halt Leukemia - Science Daily
10/29/2004:Large Portion Of Late-stage Breast Cancers Associated With Absence Of Screening - Science Daily
10/29/2004:Two Novel Agents Work Synergistically To Treat Lung Cancer In Animal Experiment - Science Daily
10/29/2004:Promising New Preventative Treatment Option For Population Of Men At High Risk Of Prostate Cancer - Science Daily
10/29/2004:Discovery Might Improve Design, Effectiveness Of Anti-cancer Drugs - Science Daily
10/29/2004:Canadian Researcher Discovers Possible Link Between Diabetes And Liver Cancer
 - Science Daily

Infectious
10/29/2004:'Biggest' Africa HIV centre opens  - BBC
10/29/2004:Patients Undergoing Weight Loss Surgery Have High Rates Of Bacterial Infection Associated With Gastrointestinal Disease - Science Daily
10/29/2004:Pigment Cell Transplantation Appears Helpful For Treating Patients With Stable Vitiligo - Science Daily

Non-Infectious
10/29/2004:Gene-altered Mouse Is Model For Rare Autoimmune Syndrome - Science Daily
10/29/2004:Researchers Identify A Protein That Could Banish Allergies - Science Daily

Miscellaneous
10/29/2004:Medical inquiry: Swansea team tackle condition which killed Christopher Reeve  - BBC
10/29/2004:Caesareans 'raise allergy risk'  - BBC
10/29/2004:Melanin Makes Skin Vulnerable To Harmful Ultraviolet Rays - Science Daily
10/29/2004:Physically Fit Children Appear To Do Better In Classroom, Researchers Say - Science Daily
10/29/2004:Weight Loss Surgery Can Help Reduce Metabolic Syndrome In Obese Patients - Science Daily
10/29/2004:Hot Flashes In Men -- Mayo Clinic Researchers Describe A Treatment - Science Daily
10/29/2004:Aviation-style Checklist Might Solve Operating Room Miscommunications - Science Daily
10/29/2004:Honey Could Be Healthy Alternative To High-fructose Corn Syrup In Halloween Candy - Science Daily

History, Anthropology:
10/29/2004:Scientists Say Comet Smashed Into Southern Germany In 200 BC - SpaceDaily
10/29/2004:Arctic Mystery No Longer: Dinosaurs Walked Canada's Great North - Science Daily
10/29/2004:Hebrew University Archaeologists Reveal Additional Sections Of Ancient Synagogue In Albania - Science Daily

Miscellaneous:
10/29/2004:US And Russia - What's Next?  - SpaceDaily
10/29/2004:Cleaning up online: From Britney's bra to souls for sale - what makes eBay click?  - BBC
10/29/2004:Web campaign urges US voters to withhold sex from non-voters  - BBC
10/29/2004:International growth lifts eBay  - BBC
10/29/2004:Texts to alert HK emergencies  - BBC
10/29/2004:Sky launches Freesat digital TV  - BBC
10/29/2004:Go Digital: Hi-speed wireless, political game playing and face recognition  - BBC
10/29/2004:Doctors 'back assisted suicide'  - BBC
10/29/2004:Stored breast milk loses its edge  - BBC
10/29/2004:Indoor Air Pollution The Killer In The Kitchen - Science Daily
10/29/2004:'Knowledge Discovery' Could Speed Creation Of New Products - Science Daily

Neurosciences:
10/29/2004:Epilepsy Associated With Higher Risk For Learning Disabilities - Science Daily
10/29/2004:A New Culprit In Depression: Study Finds Surprising Differences In Gene Activity In The Brains Of Depressed People - Science Daily
10/29/2004:Early Life Stress Can Inhibit Development Of Brain-cell Communication Zones - Science Daily
10/29/2004:Gene For Joubert Syndrome With Excessive Brain Folds Discovered By UCSD Researchers And Harvard Team - Science Daily
10/29/2004:Antipsychotic Drugs Linked To Insulin Resistance In Children - Science Daily

Physics and Astronomy:
10/29/2004:Why Thin, Flat Things Rise And Glide On The Way Down: Cornell Physicists Finally Solve The Falling-paper Problem - Science Daily

Prolongevity

Robotics:

Space:
10/29/2004:New Propulsion Concept Could Make 90-day Mars Round Trip Possible - Science Daily
10/29/2004:Scientists Prepare For Space Probe's Plunge Into Titan's Atmosphere
 - Science Daily
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Technology:
10/29/2004:Doubts over passport face scans  - BBC
10/29/2004:Purdue Chemists Give An Old Laboratory 'Bloodhound' A Sharper Nose - Science Daily
10/29/2004:Researchers Guide Light Through Liquids And Gases On A Chip, A Major Step Forward For Optical Sensing Technology - Science Daily
10/29/2004:Scientists Develop World's Longest Electrically Conducting Nanotubes - Science Daily
10/29/2004:Livermore Scientists Join DOE Consortium In Partnering With Private Company To Develop Artificial Retina - Science Daily

  




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