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India, China Warm Up To Each Other - SpaceDaily  Left: Chinese Vice-Foreign Minister Wu Dawei (L) shakes hands with India's Foreign Minister Natwar Singh before a meeting at the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi, 24 January 2004. India and China opened a first round of 'strategic dialogue', officials said, as their regional and international inlfuence surges despite a nagging border dispute. AFP photo by Raveendran.  India and China have concluded their first-ever "strategic dialogue" to bolster bilateral ties, but both sides are silent on the outcome of the talks between the two Asian giants. "Both these countries are modernizing fast," Dutta told VOA. "It is necessary to stabilize that relationship. They are very large countries; they affect everyone else."
Analysis: U.S.-U.K. Differences Deepen - SpaceDaily  Left: File photo of British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw and Mohammad Khatami, President of Iran. Straw is in Washington this week to attempt to narrow the differences between Europe and the Bush administration over how to stop Iran's nuclear program. With an election looming in the early summer, Blair is trying to reassure the rebellious left wing of the party that Britain will not be dragged into any more armed interventions by the Bush administration. His hopes of reaping some political benefit from Britain's support of the United States in Iraq are mainly pinned on being able to persuade the Bush administration to get serious about rekindling the Middle East process. Significant progress with the Middle East "road map" would help repair the rift with the British Labor left.

Climate: Ford Faces The Future - SpaceDaily  The operation of passenger cars and pickups in the United States contributes about 12 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions and about 19 percent of U.S. CO2 emissions, said Tim Wallington, a scientist with Ford's Research and Advanced Engineering department in Dearborn, Mich. Options are: build smaller conventional vehicles; use diesel instead of gasoline (pending implementation of improved diesel technology); convert to gas-electric hybrids; use biofuels and, in the distant future, move to hydrogen and hydrogen fuel-cell technology. There has been a lot of press on fuel cells but there are a lot of technical hurdles that have to be overcome.
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Alzheimer's Disease:
2/6/2005: 'Bio-barcoding' promises early Alzheimer's diagnosis - New Scientist
2/6/2005: Alzheimer's Linked to Fall in Sex Hormones
  - Wired News

Biosciences:
2/6/2005: How a Venus flytrap snaps up its victims - New Scientist
2/6/2005: Observatory: For Zebrafish, That Certain Glow
  - NY Times
2/6/2005: Minds of Their Own: Birds Gain Respect  - NY Times
2/6/2005: Graphic: Smarter Than Anyone Thought  - NY Times
2/6/2005: New Puzzle-piece Shows How Growth Hormones Work In Plants - Science Daily
2/6/2005: Molecular Biology Fills Gaps In Knowledge Of Bat Evolution - Science Daily
2/6/2005: National Survey Shows Americans Are In The Dark Regarding Genetically Modified Foods - Science Daily
2/6/2005: DOE Approves Purdue Research Of Evolutionarily Important Organisms - Science Daily
2/6/2005: Steroid Discoveries Could Add Bulk To Crop Harvests - Science Daily
2/6/2005: Oiled Birds Prompt Study By UCSB Experts - Science Daily
2/6/2005: The Protein Grid  - Technology Review 
2/6/2005: Home from home for Nepal botanists ... - FirstScience
2/6/2005: Glow-in-the-dark zebrafish at UH hold keys to biological clocks ... - FirstScience

Climate, Environment:
2/6/2005: Climate: Ford Faces The Future - SpaceDaily 
2/6/2005: Deciding How Much Global Warming Is Too Much  - NY Times
2/6/2005: International Science Team Measures Arctic's Atmosphere - Science Daily
2/6/2005: Physicists Discover Temperature Key To Avalanche Movement - Science Daily
2/6/2005: Britain Pushes U.S. on Warming  - Wired News
2/6/2005: CO2 emissions put corals at risk ... - FirstScience
2/6/2005: EU Commission Proposes Phasing out Exports to Combat Mercury Pollution ... - FirstScience
2/6/2005: EU Reports Thinning Ozone Layer over Arctic; Possible Threat to Human Health ... - FirstScience
2/6/2005: Goals of the Exeter Climate Conference ... - FirstScience
2/6/2005: China Presses Three Gorges Project to Heed Rules ... - FirstScience
2/6/2005: British Minister Opens International Conference on Climate Change ... - FirstScience
2/6/2005: Sri Lanka's Beaches Will Recover but Coral Damaged ... - FirstScience
2/6/2005: Global warming already disrupting climate: scientists tell conference ... - FirstScience
2/6/2005: The Daily Outrage: Global Warming: A Real Crisis ... - FirstScience
2/6/2005: Global warming inevitable for decades to come, science conference told - SpaceDaily
2/6/2005: Crichton best-seller stokes fire over global warming - SpaceDaily
2/6/2005: Climate change already here, conference told - SpaceDaily
2/6/2005: Help tackle global warming- British call to US at climate conference - SpaceDaily
2/6/2005: Scientists in parlay on global warming crisis - SpaceDaily
2/6/2005: Global warming: Grim 2005 expected from scientists' council of war
 - SpaceDaily
2/6/2005: Quake Moved Sumatra By Only 20 Centimeters: Danish Scientists
 - SpaceDaily

Computers:
Devices
2/6/2005: Stranger Makes Grand Impression  - Wired News
2/6/2005: Video Games the New MTV  - Wired News

Communications
2/6/2005: Consumers turn noses up to home networking
 - Silicon Strategies

Technology
2/6/2005: Hewlett Reports Advance in Molecular-Scale Device  - NY Times

PC's
2/6/2005: Intel’s Centrino Solution  - Technology Review 

Internet
2/6/2005: Microsoft launching search tool in ad blitz - Seattle Times
2/6/2005: Folksonomies Tap People Power  - Wired News
2/6/2005: Microsoft's Search Is Over  - Wired News

Miscellaneous
2/6/2005: EU says Media Player issue still thorny - Seattle Times
2/6/2005: New System to Offer Tunes by the Month  - Wired News

Energy:
2/6/2005: Japan says talks with EU still on over pioneering nuclear project ... - FirstScience
2/6/2005: German farmers championing 'flower power' for cleaner energy - SpaceDaily

Health:
Cardiovascular
2/6/2005: The Claim: Shoveling Snow Can Set Off a Heart Attack  - NY Times
2/6/2005: Animal Study Shows Link Between Nicotine And Atrial Flutter - Science Daily

Cancer  
2/6/2005: How Cancer Rose to the Top of the Charts  - NY Times
2/6/2005: Who Will Be Next? Pictures From an Epidemic  - NY Times
2/6/2005: Wider Use Of Simpler Cervical Cancer Screening Could Benefit Women In Developing Countries - Science Daily
2/6/2005: Drinking Alcohol Increases Risk For Cancer - Science Daily
2/6/2005: X-ray radiation, viruses identified as cancer agents ... - FirstScience

Infectious
2/6/2005: Keeping Colds at Bay. Or Maybe Not.  - NY Times
2/6/2005: Graphic  - NY Times
2/6/2005: Gates Foundation Funds New Polio Vaccine To Accelerate Eradication Efforts - Science Daily

Non-Infectious
2/6/2005: Vital Signs: Hazards: Injuries and Alcohol Often Mix  - NY Times
2/6/2005: Drink a Day May Keep Older Women Sharp  - NY Times
2/6/2005: Despite Causes Of Lupus Proving Complex, Critical 'Checkpoint' Suggesting New Therapy Is Revealed - Science Daily

Miscellaneous
2/6/2005: Hormone shots could cut many premature births - New Scientist
2/6/2005: Vital Signs: Safety: Unbelted and at Risk  - NY Times
2/6/2005: Q & A: Pill Problems  - NY Times
2/6/2005: Cough Syrup Receives Kosher Seal of Approval  - NY Times
2/6/2005: The Perils of Needles to the Body  - NY Times
2/6/2005: Green Tea Extract Boosts Exercise Endurance 8-24%, Utilizing Fat As Energy Source - Science Daily
2/6/2005: Calcium Boost To Youths’ Bones Could Reduce Osteoporosis Risk - Science Daily
2/6/2005: Bioartificial Kidney Under Study At Medical College Of Georgia - Science Daily
2/6/2005: DNA Chip Could Help Doctors Decide Dosage ...
 - FirstScience
2/6/2005: Chemists create 'Superbowl' molecule; May lead to better health ...
 - FirstScience

History, Anthropology:

Miscellaneous:
2/6/2005: Analysis: U.S.-U.K. Differences Deepen - SpaceDaily
2/6/2005: India, China Warm Up To Each Other - SpaceDaily
2/6/2005: Antarctic balloon breaks endurance record - New Scientist
2/6/2005: 'Zero intelligence' trading closely mimics stock market - New Scientist
2/6/2005: Video of Hercules air attack is 'bogus' - New Scientist
2/6/2005: Letters  - NY Times
2/6/2005: Essay: For Some Girls, the Problem With Math Is That They're Good at It  - NY Times
2/6/2005: Evolution Takes a Back Seat in U.S. Classes  - NY Times
2/6/2005: Merger likely to slash AT&T jobs - Seattle Times
2/6/2005: Enron cost utilities $1.8 billion, feds say - Seattle Times
2/6/2005: Exports to China surging for firms - Seattle Times
2/6/2005: Marsh & McLennan to pay $850 million - Seattle Times
2/6/2005: MetLife buying Travelers Life - Seattle Times
2/6/2005: Exxon Mobile profits a record - Seattle Times
2/6/2005: Passenger Screening, Take 10  - Wired News
2/6/2005: Digital Evidence: Today's Fingerprints  - CNN
2/6/2005: UK to boost Africa science funds ... - FirstScience
2/6/2005: Iran, Russia Sign 'Zohreh' Satellite Deal - SpaceDaily
2/6/2005: Colder Cold War Brewing In Asia - SpaceDaily

Neurosciences:
2/6/2005: Vital Signs: Mental Health: Sweating Depression Away
2/6/2005: Vital Signs: Thresholds: With Pain, Older Is Better  - NY Times
2/6/2005: A New Language Arises, and Scientists Watch It Evolve  - NY Times
2/6/2005: UCSD-Salk Team Show Protein's Gene-silencing Role In Development Of Nervous System - Science Daily
2/6/2005: Columbia Researcher Identifies Cellular Defect That May Contribute To Autism - Science Daily
2/6/2005: New Approach Helps Stuttering Children Cope With Bullying, Teasing - Science Daily
2/6/2005: Drug Treatment Promising For Halting Huntington's-related Nerve Death
 - Science Daily
2/6/2005: Neurons Derived From Stem Cells
  - Wired News

Physics and Astronomy:
2/6/2005: A Nebula Seen in Different Light  - NY Times
2/6/2005: Making a splash
 - PhysicsWeb
2/6/2005: Optical Tweezers To Prove Einstein Right
 - Science Daily
2/6/2005: Pluto-Charon Origin May Mirror That Of Earth And Its Moon
 - SpaceDaily

Prolongevity
2/6/2005: Bacteria show signs of ageing  - Nature
2/6/2005: Wine Drinkers Live Longer Than Beer Guzzlers
 - Science Daily

Robotics:

Space:
2/6/2005: NASA budget boost will draw financial fire - New Scientist
2/6/2005: Universe Looks Good From Here
  - Wired News
2/6/2005: NASA highs and lows ...
 - USA Today

Technology:
2/6/2005: DNA Molecules Used To Assemble Nanoparticles - Science Daily
2/6/2005: Special Effects Rule Hollywood  - Wired News
2/6/2005: Aussies Run With Hi-Tech  - Wired News

  



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