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NASA Scientist: 'Mars Could be Biologically Alive' - Space.com   Evidence for intense local enhancements in methane on Mars has been bolstered by ground-based observations. The methane, as well as water on Mars, was detected using state-of-the-art infrared spectrometers stationed atop Mauna Kea, Hawaii and in Cerro Pachón, Chile. Scientific teams around the globe are on the trail of methane seeping out of Mars. And for good reason: The methane could be the result of biological processes.   
An endurance horse race in Dubai, AFP Champion endurance horse cloned  - BBC  The birth of the world's second horse clone has been announced by scientists. The foal is a copy of a world endurance champion, Pieraz. The research was undertaken by genetic engineering labs Cryozootech of Evry, France, and LTR-CIZ of Cremona, Italy, where the foal is being kept. The World's first horse clone Prometea, was produced by the same group of researchers in 2003. He will not be used for competition himself, but will instead make his living siring new generations of horses.   

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Drug 'beats family breast cancer'  - BBC  The experimental drug fights tumours linked to two faulty genes, BRCA1 and BRCA2, which are known to increase a woman's breast cancer risk by 50-80%. The Institute of Cancer Research team believes the drug, a "PARP-inhibitor", will be less toxic to healthy cells than standard chemotherapy. In the UK, nearly 41,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. Of these, about 5% are due to strong hereditary factors, some of which are caused by BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations. "This is great news for women who carry the gene faults BRCA 1 and BRCA 2." 
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Alzheimer's Disease:

Biosciences:
4/24/2005: Champion endurance horse cloned  - BBC
4/24/2005: Race to Human Stem-Cell Trials
  - Wired News
4/24/2005: Struggle Over (Green) Gold Rush  - Wired News
4/24/2005: Study Uncovers Bacteria's Worst Enemy - SpaceDaily
4/24/2005: Nepal rhino population declines  - BBC
4/24/2005: Lesbian couple want 'rare IVF'  - BBC
4/24/2005: Boffins decode Chromosome 16  - C/Net
4/24/2005: Translating Iceland's Genes into Medicine  - C/Net
4/24/2005: Yale Researchers Use Laser Light To Remote Control Flies - Science Daily
4/24/2005: Taking The Piste Out Of Alpine Vegetation - Science Daily

Climate, Environment:
4/24/2005: Arrests 'will not prevent sea pollution' ... - FirstScience
4/24/2005: Project on organic pollutants ... - FirstScience
4/24/2005: Mangove Pond Landfill On Fire ... - FirstScience
4/24/2005: Green Party urges Tories to resist 'self-serving politics' ... - FirstScience
4/24/2005: QP unveils strategy to fight marine pollution ... - FirstScience
4/24/2005: Pile-up as berg hits Antarctica  - BBC
4/24/2005: China relieved as Great Wall shows up in photo from space  - BBC
4/24/2005: Iceberg takes bite out of Antarctica - MSNBC
4/24/2005: 'Live Fast, Die Young' Applies To Forests, Too - Science Daily

Computers:
Devices
4/24/2005: Vintage Video Games Go Highbrow  - Wired News
4/24/2005: Game industry feels Force  - C/Net
4/24/2005: Photos: Dark-side PC  - C/Net
4/24/2005: Vintage video games go highbrow  - C/Net
4/24/2005: NES Classics- retro gaming, at a price  - C/Net
4/24/2005: Return of the Original Invaders  - C/Net
4/24/2005: Every Video Game
  - C/Net
4/24/2005: Classic Video Games Make a Comeback (AP)
  - C/Net

Communications
4/24/2005: The Art of Mobile Technology
  - Wired News
4/24/2005: Will Your Music Hub Be a Phone-
  - Wired News
4/24/2005: Japan Renews Iridium Phone Service
 - SpaceDaily
4/24/2005: Cell phones: They do voice calling too?
  - C/Net
4/24/2005: Vonage cracks into market dominated by landlines
  - C/Net

Technology
4/24/2005: STMicroelectronics Manufactures 90nm Silicon of World's First Multi-Standard Disk-Drive Physical-Layer IP ... - FirstScience
4/24/2005: New life for Moore's Law  - C/Net
4/24/2005: Molecular Breakthrough For Plastic Electronics - Science Daily
4/24/2005: Chip Industry's Guiding Law Turns 40, but Not Over the Hill -- Yet  - Technology Review 

PC's

Internet
4/24/2005: Lawmakers sharpen hook for prosecuting "phishers" - Seattle Times
4/24/2005: Knowing When to Log Off  - Wired News
4/24/2005: Project to open internet to blind  - BBC
4/24/2005: Bugs put heat on Firefox  - C/Net
4/24/2005: Photo: A Firefox pitch  - C/Net
4/24/2005: Dueling tech blueprints vie for standard  - C/Net
4/24/2005: Sober worm makes a comeback
  - C/Net
4/24/2005: Opera 8 aims for simpler browsing
  - C/Net
4/24/2005: Web quickly spreads word of new pope
  - C/Net
4/24/2005: Software killed the radio star
 - New Scientist
4/24/2005: Internet Kids: Fit for ManiaTV.com
  - Wired News

Miscellaneous
4/24/2005: Adobe's Macromedia deal sends Microsoft a message - Seattle Times
4/24/2005: Court releases file-share details  - BBC
4/24/2005: Apple settles with another alleged Tiger leaker  - C/Net
4/24/2005: Finns tout new anti-P2P tool  - C/Net
4/24/2005: In Apple, Microsoft OSes, search is on  - C/Net
4/24/2005: Photo: OSes go head to head  - C/Net
4/24/2005: Broadcom to work with Nintendo  - C/Net
4/24/2005: Microsoft launches Windows XP ad blitz  - CNN
4/24/2005: Spec paves legal path to sharing downloaded movies  - El. Engr. Times
4/24/2005: House OKs Family Copyright Bill  - Wired News
4/24/2005: In Apple, Microsoft OSes, Search Is On  - Wired News

Energy:

Health:
Cardiovascular

Cancer  
4/24/2005: Drug 'beats family breast cancer'   - BBC
4/24/2005: Sugar coating improves anticancer treatment  - Nature
4/24/2005: Clinical Trial Of Gefitinib For Advanced Lung Cancer Closes Early - Science Daily

Infectious
4/24/2005: Dealing with death: Web diary of a health worker trying to halt Angola's killer virus  - BBC
4/24/2005: Foodborne Illnesses Continue Downward Trend - Science Daily

Non-Infectious
4/24/2005: Mother cures daughter of diabetes  - BBC
4/24/2005: Canada approves cannabis drug  - BBC
4/24/2005: A Bitter Pill for Smokers - Business Week
4/24/2005: Mother-to-daughter transplant reverses diabetes  - Nature
4/24/2005: Tea May Help Prevent Diabetes And Cataracts - Science Daily

Miscellaneous
4/24/2005: Working mums provide better diets  - BBC
4/24/2005: Who nose: For National Stop Snoring Week, 10 home remedies  - BBC
4/24/2005: When Patients Say: Don't Ban My Drug - Business Week
4/24/2005: Breast Implants: Science vs. Emotion - Business Week
4/24/2005: Top Anti-arthritis Drugs Cause Skin Disease - Science Daily

History, Anthropology:
4/24/2005: Testing Blood to Track History  - Wired News
4/24/2005: Peruvian plan to save Inca city  - BBC
4/24/2005: Decoded at last:Greek classics  - C/Net
4/24/2005: Infra-red light on ancient scripts  - C/Net
4/24/2005: Looted obelisk heading home to Ethiopia - MSNBC
4/24/2005: Earth really was one big snowball - New Scientist

Miscellaneous:
4/24/2005: Happiness Is the Best Medicine  - Wired News
4/24/2005: Next Gen Weighs a 'Secure' Future  - Wired News
4/24/2005: Free Lesson Plans in About Astronomy/Space In The Classroom ... - FirstScience
4/24/2005: Health and crime top poll battle  - BBC
4/24/2005: Decode Your Barcode, Get Your Personal Info  - C/Net
4/24/2005: Can Johnny still program?  - C/Net
4/24/2005: Indian outsourcing firm rakes in $2 billion  - C/Net
4/24/2005: Wanted: A real-life 'Q' to help British agents  - C/Net
4/24/2005: LexisNexis begins notifying possible victims  - CNN
4/24/2005: UK seeks real-life spy tech 'Q'  - CNN
4/24/2005: ID row bad news for transatlantic travellers - New Scientist

Neurosciences:
4/24/2005: Confidence boost: How to stop yourself feeling tongue-tied at social events  - BBC
4/24/2005: Burning ears track busy brains - MSNBC

Physics and Astronomy:
4/24/2005: Universe May Have Begun as Liquid, Not Gas ... - Washington Post
4/24/2005: Fundamental Aspect of the Universe has Remained Unchanged ...
 - FirstScience
4/24/2005: Scientists Model Physics of Stellar Burning ...
 - FirstScience
4/24/2005: Cosmic Log: Constant debate continues ...
 - MSNBC
4/24/2005: Radio telescope in science spotlight ...
 - FirstScience
4/24/2005: Scientists Model Physics Of Stellar Burning
 - SpaceDaily
4/24/2005: It's Einstein's fault
  - C/Net
4/24/2005: In the beginning was ... a perfect liquid?
 - MSNBC
4/24/2005: Early Universe was a liquid
  - Nature
4/24/2005: Computer generates verifiable mathematics proof
 - New Scientist
4/24/2005: New twist in wrangle over changing physical constant
 - New Scientist
4/24/2005: Quark-gluon plasma goes liquid
 - PhysicsWeb
4/24/2005: Noisy Pictures Tell A Story Of 'Entangled' Atoms, Physicists Find
 - Science Daily
4/24/2005: Observing Einstein's Gravitational Waves
 - Science Daily

Prolongevity

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Space:
4/24/2005: Shuttle might go without some upgrades: NASA chief ... - FirstScience
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NASA Scientist: 'Mars Could be Biologically Alive' - Space.com
4/24/2005: Apollo 13 Engineers Honored in Ceremony
 - Space.com
4/24/2005: NASA's New Chief to Scrutinize Shuttle Launch Decision
 - Space.com
4/24/2005: Rich Zurek And The Mystery Of The Disappearing Spacecraft
 - SpaceDaily
4/24/2005: Space Debris Mitigation: The Case For A Code Of Conduct
 - SpaceDaily
4/24/2005: Nasa to have final say on shuttle
  - BBC
4/24/2005: Five Giant Impact Basins Reveal The Ancient Equator Of Mars - Science Daily
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Technology:
4/24/2005: Caesars Palace to offer Net phones, biometric IDs  - C/Net
4/24/2005: Case Researchers Grow Carbon Nanotubes In Lab Using Faster, Cheaper Means - Science Daily
4/24/2005: 10 Emerging Technologies  - Technology Review 

  



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