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Interview: The running man Interview: The running man - New Scientist  After starting running at 55, he dominated his age groups for more than a decade and set many age records. "For 25 years, running has been my medication.   I do know that I've lost lung capacity - quite a bit in the past three years. At 77 I was the oldest runner to break 3 hours 20 minutes in the marathon. At 78 it was 3 hours 36 minutes, and at 79 it was 3 hours 43 minutes. They're all records, but that's a significant slowdown. I haven't been training as hard, though. When I run I still win my age group."
Artists representation of a black hole, BBC Lab fireball 'may be black hole'  - BBC  A fireball created in a US particle accelerator has the characteristics of a black hole, a physicist has said. It was generated at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) in New York, US, which smashes beams of gold nuclei together at near light speeds. The Brown researcher thinks the particles are disappearing into the fireball's core and reappearing as thermal radiation just as matter is thought to fall into a black hole and come out as "Hawking" radiation. However, even if the ball of plasma is a black hole, it is not thought to pose a threat. At these energies and distances, gravity is not the dominant force in a black hole.  

Cassini Finds An Atmosphere On Saturn's Moon Enceladus - SpaceDaily  Left:  This false-color, close-up look at Saturn's moon Enceladus yields new insight into the different processes that have shaped the moon's icy surface. Full size false color image  The Cassini spacecraft's two close flybys of Saturn's icy moon Enceladus have revealed that the moon has a significant atmosphere. Scientists, using Cassini's magnetometer instrument for their studies, say the source may be volcanism, geysers, or gases escaping from the surface or the interior. The observations from the Enceladus flybys are believed to be due to ionized water vapor. The amount of gravity it exerts is not enough to hold an atmosphere very long.
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Alzheimer's Disease:
3/25/2005: New Study Shows That Most Older People With Mild Cognitive Impairment Have Alzheimer’s Disease Or Cerebral Vascular Disease - Science Daily
3/25/2005: MGH Study Identifies Potential Alzheimer's Risk Gene - Science Daily
3/25/2005: Divide Undercuts Clone-Ban Effort
  - Wired News

Biosciences:
3/25/2005: What The Eye Doesn't See: Birds Can Be Deceived By Camouflage In The Same Way That Humans Are - Science Daily
3/25/2005: Three Bacterial Genomes Found Lurking Inside Recently Sequenced Fruit Fly Genomes
 - Science Daily
3/25/2005: Radio-tracking Associated With 'Dramatic Shift' In Water Vole Sex Ratio - Science Daily
3/25/2005: A new setback for gene therapy - Seattle Times
3/25/2005: Gulf Rivers Yield New Fish Species - ABC
3/25/2005: Science Safari: Wolf Search ... - Science News
3/25/2005: New human blood gene discovered ...
3/25/2005: Penny for them: The thoughts and feelings of animals are 'underestimated'  - BBC
3/25/2005: If you've got it, flaunt it — animals do - MSNBC
3/25/2005: Discovery Clarifies Role Of Peptide In Biological Clock - Science Daily
3/25/2005: Researchers Find Three Major Beetle Groups Coming Up One Testicle Short - Science Daily

Climate, Environment:
3/25/2005: G8 to tackle illegal timber trade  - BBC
3/25/2005: Sea levels likely to rise 25cm this century  - C/Net
3/25/2005: Spring is coming earlier - MSNBC
3/25/2005: What causes  the seasons? - MSNBC
3/25/2005: Road salt may harm environment - MSNBC
3/25/2005: Wetlands Clean Water And May Control Neighborhood Flood Problems - Science Daily
3/25/2005: Coal-Fueled Power Plant OKs Pollution Deal ... - FirstScience
3/25/2005: EPA, Northeast states settle pollution lawsuit with Ohio utility ... - FirstScience
3/25/2005: Environmental charity launches a visual wakeup call on climate change ... - FirstScience
3/25/2005: In Life on the Mekong, China's Dams Dominate  - NY Times
3/25/2005: First  - NY Times
3/25/2005: Second  - NY Times
3/25/2005: Interactive Feature- Trouble Downstream  - NY Times
3/25/2005: NASA Satellite Sees Ocean Plants Increase, Coasts Greening - Science Daily

Computers:
Devices
3/25/2005: UK games industry 'needs support'  - BBC
3/25/2005: Don't blame the games  - C/Net
3/25/2005: PlayStation shortage fuels 'gray market' imports  - C/Net
3/25/2005: Apple's iPod 'tax'  - C/Net
3/25/2005: PlayStation shortage fuels 'gray market' imports  - C/Net
3/25/2005: 'Gran Turismo 4'  - CNN
3/25/2005: PSPs on the Black Market
  - Wired News
3/25/2005: IPod Therefore I Am
  - Wired News
3/25/2005: Free IPod -- Um, Not Really
  - Wired News
3/25/2005: Gizmondo gadget hits the shelves
  - BBC
3/25/2005: Back door into iTunes
  - C/Net
3/25/2005: CTIA Wireless 2005: Cool gadgets at every turn
 - Seattle Times

Communications
3/25/2005: Japan cell-phone users turn to literature
 - Business Week
3/25/2005: Telstra starts video payphone trial in Sydney
  - C/Net
3/25/2005: Court kicks back phone radiation cases
  - C/Net
3/25/2005: Internet phones a hacking risk?
  - CNN
3/25/2005: New Line on Mobile Sex
  - Wired News
3/25/2005: Cell Phones Put to Novel Use
  - Wired News
3/25/2005: Wirelessin Nawlins
  - C/Net
3/25/2005: Faulty device, bad phone line may hang up PC's link to Net
 - Seattle Times

Technology
3/25/2005: Intel to use Longhorn to make chipset breakthrough  - C/Net
3/25/2005: Intel exec: dual-core transition will be 'evolutionary'  - El. Engr. Times

PC's
3/25/2005: Price of security: Will built-in PC security restrict content, asks Bill Thompson?  - BBC
3/25/2005: Zombie PC army--one million and counting  - C/Net

Internet
3/25/2005: Web to have 'terror watch' team  - BBC
3/25/2005: Prime target: How to protect your business against the risk of online fraud  - BBC
3/25/2005: Peer-to-peer spam struggle  - C/Net
3/25/2005: Study: Internet use in U.S. homes dips  - C/Net
3/25/2005: The art of the Internet  - CNN
3/25/2005: Reference revolution  - Nature
3/25/2005: Attempted cyber-heist raises keylogging fears
 - New Scientist
3/25/2005: Fiona Apple Is Cookin' on the Net
  - Wired News
3/25/2005: The Strange Decline of Computer Worms
  - Wired News
3/25/2005: Court Ruling May Force EBay to Scrap 'Buy-It-Now' Feature
 - L. A. Times
3/25/2005: JackBe Makes Dial-Up Connections Bearable
  - Wired News
3/25/2005: Agence France Presse sues Google over news site
  - C/Net
3/25/2005: E-mail's fast but lacks personality of a letter
 - Seattle Times

Miscellaneous
3/25/2005: EU warns on Microsoft behaviour  - BBC
3/25/2005: BitTorrent hubs close after ISP raid
3/25/2005: New Longhorn chief is indigestion expert  - C/Net
3/25/2005: U.K. man threatened with BitTorrent lawsuit  - C/Net
3/25/2005: EU: Microsoft not complying with order  - C/Net
3/25/2005: This week in developer news  - C/Net

Energy:
3/25/2005: New Lab Delves Into Plants For Fuels - Science Daily
3/25/2005: Falsified Yucca Mtn. Documents Bolster Nuclear Dump's Critics ... - FirstScience

Health:
Cardiovascular
3/25/2005: Study Says Rare Allergic Reactions To Drug-eluting Stents May Raise Risk For Heart Attack - Science Daily
3/25/2005: Implanted Devices Detect High-Risk Heart Failure Patients - Science Daily
3/25/2005: Saliva Test May Spot Gum And Heart Disease - Science Daily
3/25/2005: Boosting Blood Vessels With Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor - Science Daily
3/25/2005: Nano Hazards- Exposure to minute particles harms lungs, circulatory system ... - Science News
3/25/2005: Disrupted Fat Cell Signaling In Obese Mice Linked To Increased Cell Death In Enlarged Hearts - Science Daily
3/25/2005: University Of Maryland School Of Medicine Study Shows Laughter Helps Blood Vessels Function Better
 - Science Daily

Cancer  
3/25/2005: Cryoablation Is Effective In Treating Cancer Patients' Pain - Science Daily
3/25/2005: Celebrex Provides A Two Pronged Attack Against Prostate Cancer - Science Daily
3/25/2005: Chemists Synthesize Molecule That Helps Body Battle Cancers, Malaria - Science Daily
3/25/2005: Why Do Nerve Cell Bundles 'Camp' Near The Invasive Front Of Colon Cancer Tumors? - Science Daily
3/25/2005: Jefferson Lab Medical Imager Spots Breast Cancer - Science Daily

Infectious
3/25/2005: The cure that came in from the cold - New Scientist
3/25/2005: Mount Sinai Researchers Identify Key To Controlling HIV - Science Daily

Non-Infectious
3/25/2005: VCU Researchers Identify Networks Of Genes Responding To Alcohol In The Brain - Science Daily
3/25/2005: New Treatment For Inflammatory Bowel Disease - Science Daily
3/25/2005: Drug boost for muscular dystrophy  - BBC
3/25/2005: Bioengineering Researchers Show Titanium Debris Sabotage Artificial Joints - Science Daily
3/25/2005: Bungled Insulin Production May Be A Culprit In Diabetes, University Of Michigan Researchers Say - Science Daily

Miscellaneous
3/25/2005: Japanese develop chewing gum to boost breast size  - BBC
3/25/2005: Giving birth: Why do some women need to have Caesarean sections?  - BBC
3/25/2005: Hay fever pill Doctors test an easy-to-use way to beat summer sniffles  - BBC
3/25/2005: A Boon to Bedside Manner - Business Week
3/25/2005: Right-to-die woman's fate unclear  - BBC
3/25/2005: Orthodontists Must Brace Against Back Pain - Science Daily
3/25/2005: Report Highlights Diseases From The Environment - Science Daily
3/25/2005: Additive Might Fight Fast-Food Fat  - Scientific American
3/25/2005: Doctors 'recommend cannabis use'
  - BBC
3/25/2005: Drug boost for muscular dystrophy
  - BBC

History, Anthropology:
3/25/2005: Seven times lucky for the pig tamers - New Scientist
3/25/2005: Complete reconstructed Neanderthal skeleton revealed - New Scientist
3/25/2005: North Sea crater shows its scars  - BBC
3/25/2005: TimeLine: 70 Years Ago in Science News ... - Science News
3/25/2005: Digitized tapes, DVDs preserve memories - Seattle Times

Miscellaneous:
3/25/2005: The new pioneers of map making - New Scientist
3/25/2005: Scary dinosaur preys on visitors  - BBC
3/25/2005: Hans on: What is futurist and mobile boss Snook forecasting now?  - BBC
3/25/2005: The Brainy Teens of Intel's Science Talent Search - Business Week
3/25/2005: Microsoft challenges Aussie IT industry to IQ test  - C/Net
3/25/2005: More parents keeping track of teens online  - C/Net
3/25/2005: Ex-HealthSouth CFO ruffled but unwavering on the stand - Seattle Times
3/25/2005: Battlefield Communications  - Wired News
3/25/2005: New photofit 'evolves' a suspect's face - New Scientist
3/25/2005: U.S. abruptly ends EU subsidy talks - Seattle Times
3/25/2005: Big media firms pulling back as synergy lure fades - Seattle Times
3/25/2005: EU pledges patience — but not forever - Seattle Times
3/25/2005: WorldCom board settles lawsuit - Seattle Times

Neurosciences:
3/25/2005: Pay up, you are being watched - New Scientist
3/25/2005: UNC Findings May Help Explain Cause Of Most Common Movement Disorder - Science Daily
3/25/2005: Pre-school autism study to start  - BBC
3/25/2005: Clarke orders rethink on cannabis  - BBC
3/25/2005: New Slant On Vision Research: Neurons Sensitive To Viewing Angle - Science Daily

Physics and Astronomy:
3/25/2005: Lab fireball 'may be black hole'   - BBC
3/25/2005: Black hole-like phenomenon created by collider
 - New Scientist
3/25/2005: Giant space-time ripples may cause cosmic expansion
 - New Scientist
3/25/2005: Microscope zooms in on crystallisation
 - PhysicsWeb
3/25/2005: Undercover Stars Among Exoplanet Candidates
 - Science Daily

Prolongevity
3/25/2005: Interview: The running man  - New Scientis
3/25/2005: Growing older What causes ageing and what can we do to slow its advance?
  - BBC

Robotics:
3/25/2005: Meet Mr. Rounder - Business Week
3/25/2005: Photos: Tech wonders of the world  - C/Net
3/25/2005: Robots wobble but don't fall down  - CNN

Space:
3/25/2005: Cassini Finds An Atmosphere On Saturn's Moon Enceladus - SpaceDaily
3/25/2005: Cosmic LogL Super glue for planets
 - MSNBC
3/25/2005: UF-developed Detectors Help Guard Against Foam Flaws In Shuttle’s Fuel Tank - Science Daily
3/25/2005: Exploring The Edges Of The Solar System
 - Science Daily
3/25/2005: En route to Mars, the Moon ...
 - FirstScience
3/25/2005: Cosmic Log: The high cost of calling E.T.
 - MSNBC
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Technology:
3/25/2005: The Digital Hospital How info tech saves lives and money at one medical center: Is this the future of health care? - Business Week
3/25/2005: Strolling the tech catwalk  - C/Net
3/25/2005: Can these running shoes outsmart you?  - C/Net
3/25/2005: Photos: Watch them run  - C/Net
3/25/2005: 3-D movies go back to the future  - CNN
3/25/2005: Winning the wine war  - Nature
3/25/2005: 3D printer to churn out copies of itself
 - New Scientist
3/25/2005: Ames Laboratory Research May Lead To Hotter-running Engines
 - Science Daily
3/25/2005: Freeze Frame
  - Technology Review
3/25/2005: Blank Discs Not Created Equal
  - Wired News
3/25/2005: Seminar on Radio-isotopes nuclear technology-- ...
3/25/2005: Researcher Describes New Type Of Strong, Lightweight Metallic Material
 - Science Daily

  



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