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U.S. Military Wants Weapons In Space - SpaceDaily  Left:  The Bush administration is advocating the weaponization of space to sustain the global dominance of the U.S. military  While the aggressive new policy aimed at making U.S. satellites capable of striking enemy targets both on the ground and in orbit may be scuttled by controversy or prohibited by cost, elements within the White House and the Pentagon will continue to stress the military's increasing dependence on satellite technology and the dangers associated with sharing more and more outer-space real estate with other nations not always in synch with U.S. interests, the Christian Science Monitor reported.   
A Concentrated Darknes Rests At The Core OF Fossil Galaxies - SpaceDaily  Left:  Chandra observations of the giant elliptical galaxy NGC 6482, at the centre of this image, show that it is surrounded by a cloud of hot gas (shown in blue), with a temperature of about 10 million degrees, over 700,000 light years across. This giant galaxy is believed to have grown to its present size by cannibalising its neighbours, leaving only the X-ray halo to tell the tale. The astronomers discovered a remarkable concentration of dark and normal matter in the cores of these isolated star systems, compared with the mass distribution in normal galaxy groups. Computer simulations predict that such interactions cause large galaxies to spiral slowly towards the centre of the group, where they can merge to form a single giant galaxy, which progressively swallows all its neighbours.  


Milk linked to Parkinson's risk  - BBC   The researchers found those men who consumed more than 16oz (473ml) of milk a day were 2.3 times more likely to develop Parkinson's than those who drank no milk at all. The latest study focused on 7,504 men aged 45 to 68, who were enrolled in a heart study in Hawaii. During the course of the 30-year study, 128 developed Parkinson's. The researchers calculated that in each 12 month period 6.9 cases of Parkinson's could be expected per 10,000 people who drank no milk. Among those who drank more than 16ozs a day the figure was 14.9 per 10,000.   
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Alzheimer's Disease:
4/16/2005: Oily fish 'hope' for Alzheimer's  - BBC

4/16/2005: Produce from cloned cattle 'safe'  - BBC
4/16/2005: Dearer than caviar: French baby eel harvest slips away to Asian kitchens
  - BBC
4/16/2005: Beef and milk from cloned cows declared safe  - Nature
4/16/2005: Colour coding DNA promises cheaper sequencing - New Scientist
4/16/2005: For Young Fish, It Seems, the Call of the Reef Is Music  - NY Times
4/16/2005: Observatory: Butterflies on Your Radar Screen  - NY Times
4/16/2005: Milk and Meat of Clones Seem Safe, Study Says  - NY Times
4/16/2005: The Timing Was Right, but Is She With Panda?  - NY Times
4/16/2005: An Off-and-On Switch for Controlling Animals?  - NY Times
4/16/2005: Video  - NY Times
4/16/2005: Truth in the Wild: A Great Dad That Wanders Wide  - NY Times
4/16/2005: Hawaii Neighborhood Unites Against Frogs  - NY Times
4/16/2005: Researchers Study Toxic Newts, Snakes  - NY Times
4/16/2005: Study to See if Fish Farms Attrack Sharks  - NY Times

Climate, Environment:
4/16/2005: Extreme sensors promise better protection for buildings  - Nature
4/16/2005: 2 Sides Do Battle in Court on Whether E.P.A. Should Regulate Carbon Dioxide  - NY Times
4/16/2005: University to Research Global Warming  - NY Times

4/16/2005: Xbox turns to MTV for launch push  - BBC
4/16/2005: 'War is hell' Brothers in Arms refreshes the World War II genre  - BBC
4/16/2005: Microsoft sets date for Xbox 2 debut  - C/Net
4/16/2005: Handcrafted handhelds - Popular Science

4/16/2005: Broadband price falls to new low
  - BBC
4/16/2005: Mobile phones 'safe for brains'
  - BBC
4/16/2005: Google launches new cell-phone services
 - Business Week
4/16/2005: Europe urged to push broadband over power lines
  - El. Engr. Times

4/16/2005: The Coming Chip Revolution - Business Week
4/16/2005: Booming photovoltaic market expected to aid wafer makers  - El. Engr. Times
4/16/2005: Intel on track with dual-core Pentiums  - El. Engr. Times
4/16/2005: World's fastest transistor operates at blinding speed - New Scientist


4/16/2005: Apple bloggers get press support  - BBC
4/16/2005: Phishing twist relies on bogus blogs  - C/Net
4/16/2005: Start-up wants to improve on Firefox  - C/Net
4/16/2005: France detects cultural threat in Google  - C/Net
4/16/2005: Apple to ship 'Tiger' Mac operating systems  - El. Engr. Times

4/16/2005: Charting progress: How the inclusion of downloads could change the Top 40  - BBC
4/16/2005: Music industry extends piracy war  - BBC
4/16/2005: Apple to release 'Tiger' system in April - Business Week
4/16/2005: Apple pins April 29 date on Tiger's tail  - C/Net
4/16/2005: Adobe restores Reader's Linux support  - C/Net
4/16/2005: Opening the door on open source  - C/Net
4/16/2005: Microsoft sues over counterfeit software  - C/Net
4/16/2005: E-commerce: The taxman cometh...or does he?  - C/Net
4/16/2005: Longhorn no window of opportunity for Itanium  - C/Net
4/16/2005: Secure your personal network  - CNN

4/16/2005: Hydrogen fuel cells power TV news crews  - C/Net
4/16/2005: Photos: Filling up on hydrogen  - C/Net

4/16/2005: The Claim: Crossing Your Legs Causes Varicose Veins  - NY Times
4/16/2005: Women Struggle for Parity of the Heart  - NY Times

4/16/2005: Test to spot if cancer has spread  - BBC
4/16/2005: Vital Signs: Nutrition: Vitamins' Limits in Cancer Fight  - NY Times

4/16/2005: Fighting disease: Where we are 50 years on from the first polio vaccine  - BBC
4/16/2005: Clinton boosts child Aids fight  - BBC
4/16/2005: Clinton Starts AIDS Drug Plan  - NY Times
4/16/2005: Lessons of the Kissing Bug's Deadly Gift  - NY Times
4/16/2005: When Polio, Every Parent's Nightmare, Fell to Dr. Salk  - NY Times

4/16/2005: Multiple sclerosis: What happens to the brain and spinal cord to cause MS?  - BBC
4/16/2005: Gran's smoking 'asthma risk'  - BBC
4/16/2005: Pregnant smokers increases grandkids' asthma risk - New Scientist
4/16/2005: Child's Asthma Linked to Grandmother's Habit  - NY Times

4/16/2005: Doctors 'learn conflict medicine'  - BBC
4/16/2005: Experts probe diet of 60s mothers  - BBC
4/16/2005: Aging: A New Culprit in Nighttime Falls  - NY Times
4/16/2005: Vital Signs: Infant Care: Drinks Before Nursing? No Need  - NY Times
4/16/2005: Cases: In a Judgmental World, She Was Ashamed of Getting Sick  - NY Times
4/16/2005: Vital Signs: Safety: More Child Golfers, More Injuries  - NY Times
4/16/2005: Q & A: Grapefruit and Pills  - NY Times

History, Anthropology:
4/16/2005: Ray burst is extinction suspect  - BBC
4/16/2005: On This Day 1961: Russians win space race with first rocket man  - BBC
4/16/2005: Join a Discussion on Human Origins and Anthropology  - NY Times
4/16/2005: Fossils of Apelike Creature Still Stir Lineage Debate  - NY Times

4/16/2005: U.S. Military Wants Weapons In Space - SpaceDaily
4/16/2005: e-Election column Labour hires infamous US cyber squatter  - BBC
4/16/2005: What does George Bush listen to on his iPod while biking?  - BBC
4/16/2005: TVs no longerplug and play  - C/Net
4/16/2005: What's your take?  - C/Net
4/16/2005: Inflation- Why you're not getting a raise this year  - C/Net
4/16/2005: Foiling spies at the Vatican  - Wired News
4/16/2005: U.C. Berkeley to head cybersecurity project  - C/Net
4/16/2005: LexisNexis: Data on 310,000 people feared stolen  - C/Net
4/16/2005: Are TV networks dying?  - C/Net
4/16/2005: IBM's supply chain for deploying people  - C/Net
4/16/2005: E-passport program rolls out in Singapore  - El. Engr. Times
4/16/2005: In antlers vs. autos, people at disadvantage
4/16/2005: Autonomous military satellite to inspect others in orbit - New Scientist
4/16/2005: Counter-surveillance likely for papal deliberations - New Scientist
4/16/2005: Letters  - NY Times
4/16/2005: Theorist Drawn Into Debate 'That Will Not Go Away'  - NY Times

4/16/2005: Milk linked to Parkinson's risk   - BBC
4/16/2005: Puppet therapy: Helping children who survived the Asian tsunami deal  - BBC with loss
4/16/2005: Who is best at spotting fake smiles:- men or women?  - BBC

Physics and Astronomy:
4/16/2005: A Concentrated Darknes Rests At The Core OF Fossil Galaxies - SpaceDaily
4/16/2005: Ray burst is extinction suspect
  - BBC
4/16/2005: Taking snapshots of a light wave
 - New Scientist


4/16/2005: Robots are scary--and cool  - C/Net
4/16/2005: Robotic camel riders are ready to race - New Scientist

4/16/2005: Look out for giant triangles in space - New Scientist
4/16/2005: Op-Ed Contributor: Goodbye Mars, Hello Earth
  - NY Times
4/16/2005: Russia, France Sign Launch Pad Agreement
  - NY Times
4/16/2005: Scientists Work on Shuttle Wing Sensors
  - NY Times

4/16/2005: Nanotech promise for global poor  - BBC
4/16/2005: IBM works to help cars diagnose themselves  - C/Net
4/16/2005: 'Extreme textiles' come of age  - NY Times
4/16/2005: Slide Show
  - NY Times
4/16/2005: Tech industry slashing jobs again  - C/Net
4/16/2005: Tech's top 10 flops  - C/Net
4/16/2005: Teacher's pet  - C/Net
4/16/2005: NYC subway gets a facelift
  - CNN
4/16/2005: Nanotechnology
 - New Scientist


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