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Life, the Universe and Everything: How Astronomy Addresses the Big Questions - Space.com  Our Sun, a relative newcomer to the Galaxy, will, like your least favorite uncle, go funny as it ages. In another five billion years or so, it will swell up, swallow a few inner planets, and boil away all that’s interesting on our world. In about 100 billion years, the once-brightly spangled arms of the Galaxy will be riddled with Sun-sized carbon clinkers, black holes, and quiescent neutron stars – a hundred billion mute, stellar hulks.     
Was Earth Hit Multiple Times 35 Million Years Ago - SpaceDaily  Left:  File images of the comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 striking Jupiter in 1994; the comet was torn into 21 different pieces by Jupiter's immense gravity  There is evidence that about 35 million years ago, at least five comets or asteroids collided with Earth. If the effects of a single large meteorite impact seem overwhelming, imagine how life on Earth would reel from a barrage of rocks from space. One way such impact clustering happens is to have a single bolide break up as it approaches a planet. The comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 provides a recent example. These fragments struck Jupiter over 5.6 days.

Magnetic Star Mystery Solved - SpaceDaily  Left:  Shape of the magnetic field lines in a magnetic star, computed by numerical simulations (stereo images upper left).They form a ring of field lines twisted around each other (blue). Field lines protruding through the surface of the star (red) are held together and stabilized by the twisted ring inside the star. This is illustrated by the schematic sketch (the lower right) and the cut through the star (upper right). This magnetic field configuration drifts slowly outward (over a period of hundreds of millions of years) under the influence of the finite electrical resistivity of the star, then distorts into the shape of the seam on a tennis ball (lower left), after which it disappears from the star. Image: Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics  Just how does one explain the enormous magnetic field strengths of the so-called 'magnetic stars'?
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Biosciences:
11/2/2004: Crocodile Husbandry Is Really Hard, China Finds - New Scientist
11/2/2004: Manipulation Of Epigenome Turns Off As Many Genes As It Turns On
 - Science Daily
11/2/2004: Researchers Trim Count Of Human Genes To 20,000-25,000 - Science Daily
11/2/2004: Mice Thrive Despite Massive Genetic Makeover - Science Daily
11/2/2004: Bacterial Switching Mechanism Key To Survival - Science Daily
11/2/2004: Bridging the Genomic Divide - Technology Review 

Climate, Environment:
11/2/2004: Japan Digs Out Amid Big Quake's Aftershocks  - NY Times
11/2/2004: Large-Scale Forces Shape Local Ocean Life, Global Study Shows - Science Daily
11/2/2004: Strong Earth Tides Can Trigger Earthquakes, UCLA Scientists Report - Science Daily
11/2/2004: Life-giving dead wood 'at risk'  - BBC
11/2/2004: Dire forecast: Could global warming rob the UK of daffodils, cod and ski resorts-  - BBC

Computers:
Devices
11/2/2004: Security fails as top games leaked online - New Scientist
11/2/2004: It's a gameThe Bush v Kerry clash, as seen through computer games  - BBC
11/2/2004: Games maker fights for survival  - BBC
11/2/2004: Cyberspace sales: UK online adverts reach their 10th anniversary  - BBC
11/2/2004: Game appeal for Uruguay voters  - BBC
11/2/2004: New Walkman gives in to iPod  - C/Net
11/2/2004: Nintendo hopes sex can sell new device
  - C/Net

Communications
11/2/2004: Cable vs. Fiber
 - Business Week
11/2/2004: Prime time for TV phones?
  - C/Net
11/2/2004: PalmOne pushes out Treo update
  - C/Net
11/2/2004: Peeping Tom filter lets phones see through bikinis
  - C/Net

Technology
11/2/2004: Intel tips efforts for scaling in 2013 and beyond (Updated) - Silicon Strategies
11/2/2004: 450-mm fabs to cost $4-5 billion, says Intel technologist - Silicon Strategies
11/2/2004: TI preps 'Hollywood' chip for cell phone television - Silicon Strategies
11/2/2004: Intel sketches out nanotechnology road map  - C/Net

PC's

Internet
11/2/2004: Man Who Turned to Internet in Hopes of Finding Kidney Undergoes Transplant - Technology Review 
11/2/2004: Return of the Browser Wars - Technology Review 
11/2/2004: Authorities Investigate Hacking Attack at University of California - Technology Review 

Miscellaneous
11/2/2004: Defanging the DMCA?  - C/Net
11/2/2004: Ballmer's Linux evidence  - C/Net

Energy:
11/2/2004: France Says Future Is Nuclear With New Generation Of Power-Plants - SpaceDaily

Health:
Cardiovascular

Cancer  
11/2/2004: Method spots deadly cancer cells  - BBC

Infectious
11/2/2004: Bacteria-Killing Vs. Bacteria-Inhibiting Drugs In Treating Infections - Science Daily
11/2/2004: Glowing insect bug 'harms humans'  - BBC
11/2/2004: New TB vaccine shown to be safe  - BBC

Non-Infectious
11/2/2004: Study Reports Genetic Susceptibility To Alcoholism In NMDA Receptor - Science Daily
11/2/2004: Boozy bees: Insects can teach us a thing or two about alcoholism  - BBC

Miscellaneous
11/2/2004: Techniques For Making Barbie Dolls Can Improve Health Care - Science Daily
11/2/2004: Herbal, Nutritional Supplements Linked To Ocular Side Effects - Science Daily
11/2/2004: Annual dental check-ups 'enough'  - BBC
11/2/2004: Immune find may aid transplants  - BBC
11/2/2004: Half-term holidays: Are you taking the right precautions when driving both in the UK and abroad?  - BBC

History, Anthropology:
11/2/2004: Was Earth Hit Multiple Times 35 Million Years Ago - SpaceDaily

Miscellaneous:
11/2/2004: Bird traffic controller - New Scientist
11/2/2004: Super-sizing Asian Americans - Science Daily
11/2/2004: £5m EU project to let viewers create their own TV  - BBC
11/2/2004: 'Act now on biological weapons'  - BBC
11/2/2004: A Double Bind for E-Tailers - Business Week
11/2/2004: Bangalore: Tech Eden No More? - Business Week
11/2/2004: Cubicle snoops  - C/Net
11/2/2004: Scared witless  - C/Net

Neurosciences:
11/2/2004: Researchers Monitor Progression Of Parkinson's Disease By Studying Molecular Changes In Brain - Science Daily  - BBC
11/2/2004: Exercise hope for Parkinson's

Physics and Astronomy:
11/2/2004: Magnetic Star Mystery Solved - SpaceDaily
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Life, the Universe and Everything: How Astronomy Addresses the Big Questions - Space.com
11/2/2004: Graphic: Greatest Equations
  - NY Times
11/2/2004: Graphic: The Other Winners
  - NY Times
11/2/2004: As World Turns It Drags Time And Space
 - SpaceDaily
11/2/2004: Haleakala Recommended As Site For Advanced Technology Solar Telescope
 - SpaceDaily

Prolongevity

Robotics:
11/2/2004: Robots Are Taking An Increasing Number Of Jobs, New UN Report Says - Science Daily

Space:
11/2/2004: Cassini Performing Perfectly For Titan Flyby Oct 26 - SpaceDaily
11/2/2004: Shatner Wants to Boldly Go on Space Flight
 - Space.com
11/2/2004: Astronaut Candidates Taste Zero G - Space.com
11/2/2004: Minority Report-Style 'Data CAVE' Created By Purdue Researchers - Space.com
11/2/2004: Rutan meets his rocket heroes  - BBC
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Technology:
11/2/2004: Smart fabrics make for enhanced living - New Scientist
11/2/2004: Silicon nanocrystals made easy - PhysicsWeb
11/2/2004: Study Links Warm Offices To Fewer Typing Errors And Higher Productivity - Science Daily
11/2/2004: Discovery Of Two-Dimensional Fabric Denotes Dawn Of New Materials Era - Science Daily
11/2/2004: Biochip Levitates Droplets - Technology Review 
11/2/2004: Molecules Positioned on Silicon - Technology Review 
11/2/2004: Do-it-yourself design- Just point and click
  - C/Net

  




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