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X Files Opened: The National Security Agency's UFO Investigations Unearthed - Space.com   If the government has nothing to hide, UFO fans often ask, then why is it keeping so many UFO records under lock and key? “Well, it turns out that the government does have something to hide, but it has nothing to do with extraterrestrials,” said Steven Aftergood, director of the Project on Government Secrecy at the Federation of American Scientists in Washington, D.C.     
Image of vegetables Genes can be 'changed' by foods  - BBC  Several studies in rodents have shown that nutrients and supplements can change the genetics of animals by switching on or off certain genes. In the future, diseases might be reversed by diet in this way, it says. L-methionine altered a gene for glucocorticoid that helps control the animal's response to stress. It added chemical tags, known as methyl groups, to the gene by a process called methylation. Dr Szyf said his work showed how important subtle nutrients and supplements can be. He said one nutrient that scientists believe might influence methylation is folate or folic acid. 

Is Earth In A Vortex Of Space-Time? - SpaceDaily  Left:  An artist's concept of twisted space-time around Earth. More   We'll soon know the answer: A NASA/Stanford physics experiment called Gravity Probe B (GP-B) recently finished a year of gathering science data in Earth orbit. The results, which will take another year to analyze, should reveal the shape of space-time around Earth--and, possibly, the vortex. Our planet spins, and the spin should twist the dimple in space-time created by the Earth, slightly, pulling it around into a 4-dimensional swirl. This is what GP-B went to space to check.  Pulling off the experiment was an exceptional challenge.
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Alzheimer's Disease:
11/26/2005: Brain music: Singing helps people with Alzheimer's communicate again  - BBC

Biosciences:
11/26/2005: Plants Have A Double Line Of Defence- Science Daily
11/26/2005: Scientists Map One Of Biology's Critical Light-sensing Structures
- Science Daily
11/26/2005: Give A Visiting Ant A Nice Place To Stay And It Might Stick Around- Science Daily
11/26/2005: Zooming In On The Protein-conducting Channel- Science Daily
11/26/2005: Pope addresses genome conference ... - FirstScience

Climate, Environment:
11/26/2005: Climate target a 'bit optimistic'  - BBC
11/26/2005: Call for 'environment-friendly' reconstruction ... - FirstScience
11/26/2005: Bangladesh's Rivers are Both Curse and Lifeline ... - FirstScience
11/26/2005: Smoggy Manila Speeds Compliance with Clean Air Law ... - FirstScience
11/26/2005: Anglers' Fish May Have Too Much Mercury ... - FirstScience
11/26/2005: Plan To Restore Great Lakes Appears Sunk ... - FirstScience
11/26/2005: Mexican Divers Try To Fix Storm-Wracked Coral Reef ... - FirstScience
11/26/2005: Although developed countries, have between them achieved sizeable reductions of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions ... - FirstScience
11/26/2005: UK climate change target 'optimistic' ... - FirstScience
11/26/2005: Each year about 13 million hectares of the world's forests are lost due to deforestation, but the rate of net ... - FirstScience
11/26/2005: University support for eco-protection project ... - FirstScience
11/26/2005: Frozen out: When the ice takes longer to form, Arctic hunters must sit it out  - BBC
11/26/2005: To curb greenhouse gases, put them underground  - C/Net

Computers:
Devices
11/26/2005: Xbox 360 to kick off console wars  - BBC
11/26/2005: America takes world gaming crown  - BBC
11/26/2005: The Bad Lieutenant  - Wired News
11/26/2005: Mario Kart Tears It Up  - Wired News
11/26/2005: Pro Gamer Works at Play  - Wired News
11/26/2005: Selling You the Xbox 360  - Wired News
11/26/2005: Power play Behind the hype surrounding the Xbox 360 games console
  - BBC
11/26/2005: Q&A: The Xbox 360
  - BBC
11/26/2005: Console wars: Which is best?
  - BBC
11/26/2005: See the Xbox 360
  - BBC
11/26/2005: Beating the iPod Crunch
 - Business Week
11/26/2005: • How the Xbox Is Designed to Thrill
 - Business Week
11/26/2005: • Game for Microsoft's New World?
 - Business Week
11/26/2005: • Moore on Xbox Shortage "Conspiracy"
 - Business Week
11/26/2005: Xbox 360 goes on sale
  - C/Net
11/26/2005: Photos: Zero Hour for 360
  - C/Net
11/26/2005: How to get an Xbox
  - C/Net
11/26/2005: Behind TiVo's playfor iPod, PSP
  - C/Net
11/26/2005: Noise-canceling headphones
  - C/Net
11/26/2005: Hard-core gamers go without sleep
  - C/Net
11/26/2005: Cheap holiday gadgets under $100
  - C/Net
11/26/2005: TiVo's Apple juice
  - CNN

Communications
11/26/2005: Big growth in mobile phone sales
  - BBC
11/26/2005: Wi-Fi mosquito killer coming to a porch near you
  - C/Net
11/26/2005: Verizon TV in Virginia
  - C/Net

Technology
11/26/2005: Intel deal for iPod memory chips  - BBC
11/26/2005: A flash in the hand  - C/Net
11/26/2005: Apple lines up for flash  - C/Net
11/26/2005: Does hyperthreading hurt server performance?  - C/Net

PC's

Internet
11/26/2005: People power Wikimedia aims to make the net relevant to communities  - BBC
11/26/2005: Hungry for net freedom in Tunisia  - BBC
11/26/2005: Xbox 360 to kick off console wars  - BBC
11/26/2005: • Viruses Get Smarter -- and Greedy - Business Week
11/26/2005: • So You Want to Be an Internet Star - Business Week
11/26/2005: Google to give $3 million to Library of Congress  - C/Net
11/26/2005: Microsoft adds e-mail, IM to Live.com
  - C/Net
11/26/2005: A search engine to find what others can't
  - C/Net
11/26/2005: Online music's elusive bottom line
 - Business Week

Miscellaneous
11/26/2005: Tech-Rec Hits Minnesota College  - Wired News
11/26/2005: iTunes 'outsells' US music stores  - BBC
11/26/2005: Attack code released for IE hole  - C/Net
11/26/2005: Microsoft to standardize Office formats  - C/Net
11/26/2005: Texas sues Sony BMG over alleged spyware  - C/Net
11/26/2005: Putting the Napster genie back in the bottle  - C/Net

Energy:
11/26/2005: Building A Better Hydrogen Trap- Science Daily
11/26/2005: More Powerful Batteries- Science Daily
11/26/2005: EPA Revises Mileage Test  - Wired News
11/26/2005: PM 'convinced' on nuclear future  - BBC

Health:
Cardiovascular
11/26/2005: Celebrity health: Explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes talks about life after a heart attack  - BBC
11/26/2005: Jefferson Researchers Find Drug May Give Some Cardiac Protection 24 Hours After Heart Attack- Science Daily
11/26/2005: Drinking Decaffeinated Coffee May Be Harmful To Heart Health- Science Daily
11/26/2005: Celebrity health:  Explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes talks about life after a heart attack  - BBC

Cancer  
11/26/2005: World-first Test Of Sun-damaged Skin Launched- Science Daily
11/26/2005: Nanoparticles, Nanoshells, Nanotubes- How Tiny Specks May Provide Powerful Tools Against Cancer- Science Daily
11/26/2005: Researchers Shed New Light On How Chemotherapy-induced Leukemia Develops- Science Daily
11/26/2005: New Gene Silencing Therapy For Cervical Cancer- Science Daily
11/26/2005: Recycled Or Revamped Therapeutics Find Novel Anti-cancer Applications- Science Daily

Infectious
11/26/2005: Bird flu 'not [seen by public as] biggest UK threat'  - BBC
11/26/2005: Bird flu strategy Vietnam aims to use vaccines to wipe out the virus  - BBC
11/26/2005: Number with HIV 'at highest yet'  - BBC
11/26/2005: Flu fears Why vaccine stocks are running low and what is being done  - BBC
11/26/2005: Number with HIV 'at highest yet'  - BBC
11/26/2005: Q&A: Flu jabs  - BBC
11/26/2005: Are you worried by jab shortage?
  - BBC
11/26/2005: Anti-malaria traits 'cancel out'
  - BBC

Non-Infectious
11/26/2005: Common Anti-seizure Drug Could Be Effective For Lupus Patients- Science Daily

Miscellaneous
11/26/2005: Genes can be 'changed' by foods   - BBC 
11/26/2005: Kidney-damaging Protein Offers Clue To New Treatment- Science Daily
11/26/2005: A Fast Diagnosis For Bacterial Meningitis- Science Daily
11/26/2005: UMR Researcher Sets Sights On Improving Vision- Science Daily
11/26/2005: New Study To Find Cause Of Former President's Hand Disease- Science Daily
11/26/2005: Senate Wants Portable Med Data  - Wired New
11/26/2005: Older people's health 'at risk'  - BBC
11/26/2005: Check health carers are qualified  - BBC

History, Anthropology:
11/26/2005: Beer bellies are an age-old phenomenon, historians find  - BBC
11/26/2005: Dinosaur Dung Overthrows Beliefs on Grass Evolution  - Wired News
11/26/2005: Massacre mystery: Gruesome grave site gives up secrets of the ancient Mayans  - BBC

Miscellaneous:
11/26/2005: Science body urges data sharing  - BBC
11/26/2005: USB Holiday Madness  - Wired News
11/26/2005: A bridge too high: Architectural marvels, powerful metaphors and terror-inducing  - BBC
11/26/2005: Dubai: 'Like Singapore on steroids'  - C/Net
11/26/2005: Photos: Life in Dubai  - C/Net
11/26/2005: 'One for all' or 'one for one'-  - C/Net

Neurosciences:
11/26/2005: Brain's Response To Fear And Stress Influenced By Number Of Serotonin Receptors- Science Daily
11/26/2005: Exercising the Brain  - Technology Review 
11/26/2005: Gene controlling fear discovered  - BBC
11/26/2005: Emotional health: What sort of music could help you and your baby unwind?  - BBC
11/26/2005: Schizophrenics 'come off drugs'  - BBC
11/26/2005: Neglect 'leaves a physical mark'  - BBC

Physics and Astronomy:
11/26/2005: Is Earth In A Vortex Of Space-Time? - SpaceDaily
11/26/2005: Monster Scope to Dwarf Rivals
  - Wired News
11/26/2005: Centenary of Einstein equation
  - BBC

Prolongevity

Robotics:

Space:
11/26/2005: X Files Opened: The National Security Agency's UFO Investigations Unearthed - Space.com
11/26/2005: Nazi thinking: The dark side of America's race to conquer space
  - BBC

Technology:
11/26/2005: Say Sayonara to Blurry Pics  - Wired News
11/26/2005: Italian experts have new plans to 'lift' sinking Venice  - BBC

  



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