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mushroom The mushroom remedy that may make you fitter  - BBC  A Chinese mushroom improves the fitness of middle-aged and elderly people, research suggests. Tests showed people aged between 40 and 70 who lived a sedentary lifestyle became fitter after taking an extract of the Cordyceps mushroom. The research presented to the American Physiological Society indicated an improvement in the ability to exercise and a reduction in tiredness. Volume of oxygen consumption went up 5.5% in the group given the remedy, but only 2.2% in the others, suggesting an increase in aerobic capacity. The time taken to complete a one-mile walk was reduced by 29 seconds
Uzbek children Secret ancient city: An archaeological treasure from the time of Alexander the Great  - BBC  Kampyr-Tepe, in southern Uzbekistan, was built at the time of Alexander the Great's empire and occupied for about 500 years until it fell into decline. It was here that Alexander raised his capital more than 2,000 years ago. This was the furthest conquest, then, of the Greeks in Asia. The small houses were in the nearest part of the city. Square rooms opened on to a grid of narrow passages, criss-crossing to make streets. There was not a sound but the birds flocking and turning across the precipice, wheeling and turning back.

Oil rig at sunset   BBC

High and dry: Cheap oil may soon vanish, radically changing the world  - BBC  An article in Scientific American in March 1998 by Dr Colin Campbell and Jean Laherrere concluded: "The world is not running out of oil - at least not yet. "What our society does face, and soon, is the end of the abundant and cheap oil on which all industrial nations depend." They suggested there were perhaps 1,000 billion barrels of conventional oil still to be produced, though the US Geological Survey's World Petroleum Assessment 2000 put the figure at about 3,000 billion barrels. On Campbell and Laherrere's downbeat estimate, that should last about 30 years at 90 million bpd, so drastic change could be necessary soon after 2030.

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Biosciences:
4/27/2004: Biotech Bugs Take WingReview 
4/27/2004: Who's Yer Daddy? Ain't Got One
  - Wired News
4/27/2004: Mass. Senator Renews Stem Cell Fight - ABC
4/27/2004: Hurricanes boost Nature's chances  - BBC
4/27/2004: Future Viewer: Scope your own take on genetic hopes and fears  - BBC

Climate, Environment:
4/27/2004: Arctic Carbon A Potential Wild Card In Climate Change Scenarios - SpaceDaily
4/27/2004: 11 quarries closed for dust pollution... - FirstScience
4/27/2004: Greenpeace airs call for 'zero waste'... - FirstScience
4/27/2004: Climate change movie not exactly rocket science... - FirstScience
4/27/2004: Picture ProfileSinger Cool on Global Warming... - FirstScience
4/27/2004: Doom and Gloom Helps Environmentalists Sell Their Agenda, Group Says... - FirstScience
4/27/2004: Water quality to support fish life... - FirstScience
4/27/2004: US, European Meeting Focuses on Areas of Agreement in Reducing Pollution... - FirstScience
4/27/2004: Deaths tied to acid rain... - FirstScience
4/27/2004: Going the Green Mile - ABC
4/27/2004: An Eco-Centric Appeal for the College Vote - ABC
4/27/2004: Take the Earth Day Quiz - ABC
4/27/2004: Bush Calls for Reversing Wetlands Losses - ABC
4/27/2004: Earth Day Investment - ABC
4/27/2004: Church Group Raps Bush on Clean Air Act - ABC
4/27/2004: Flooding cost 'may rise 20-fold'  - BBC

Computers:
Devices
4/27/2004: Investigating the new 'CSI' PC game  - CNN
4/27/2004: Two cameras sure to make moms smile  - C/Net

Communications
4/27/2004: AT&T Wireless' subscriber base shrinks - Seattle Times
4/27/2004: Wi-Fi Worries - ABC
4/27/2004: The Legal Woes of Open Wi-Fi Access - ABC
4/27/2004: Cell phone spending's black hole- C/Net

Technology
4/27/2004: ASML debuts 193-nm dry/wet litho tool for 65-nm and below - Silicon Strategies
4/27/2004: Scientists Peg Data's Speed Limit  - Wired News
4/27/2004: Hard drive speed limit is reached  - BBC

PC's
4/27/2004: Cash Cow or Spam Sow?  - Wired News
4/27/2004: Grids girded for growth  - C/Net
4/27/2004: Toshiba spins more storage for laptops  - C/Net

Internet
4/27/2004: Google and Akamai: Cult of Secrecy vs. Kingdom of OpennessReview 
4/27/2004: Flaw Could Cripple Entire Net  - Wired News
4/27/2004: Sheriff to Better ID Sex Offenders on Websites - L. A. Times
4/27/2004: Shanghai cameras spy on web users  - BBC
4/27/2004: Portal envy strikes AOL  - C/Net

Miscellaneous
4/27/2004: New Tool Designed to Block Song Swaps  - Wired News
4/27/2004: Fingertips 'read' text messages  - BBC
4/27/2004: Computers seized in anti-piracy sweep  - CNN
4/27/2004: Can music keep Microsoft growing?  - CNN
4/27/2004: The High Cost of Microsoft's Wealth - Business Week
4/27/2004: Microsoft beats forecasts, but legal costs hurt - Business Week
4/27/2004: EU digs into Microsoft  - C/Net

Energy:
4/27/2004: An 'Off The Wall' Energy Idea - SpaceDaily
4/27/2004: California Rolls Toward Hydrogen  - Wired News

Health:
Cardiovascular
4/27/2004: Cardiologist Answers Your Questions - ABC

Cancer  

Infectious
4/27/2004: Polio Vaccine-AIDS Theory Dead  - Wired News
4/27/2004: China Reports 2 Suspected Cases of SARS - ABC
4/27/2004: Glandular fever virus link to MS  - BBC

Non-Infectious
4/27/2004: Spice 'may fight cystic fibrosis'  - BBC

Miscellaneous
4/27/2004: The mushroom remedy that may make you fitter   - BBC
4/27/2004: DNA Kits To Combat Spitting Menace  - Wired News
4/27/2004: Infertile Woman Gets Twin's Ovary - ABC
4/27/2004: Spice Substance May Fight Cystic Fibrosis - ABC
4/27/2004: Health Ministers Warn on New Diseases - ABC
4/27/2004: Indigestible advice: Are curries, pizzas and beer good for you? Who knows anymore?  - BBC
4/27/2004: Squeezing into small shoes 'damages feet', say researchers  - BBC

History, Anthropology:
4/27/2004: Secret ancient city: An archaeological treasure from the time of Alexander the Great  - BBC

Miscellaneous:
4/27/2004: Janus CEO resigns amid mutual-fund trading investigations - Seattle Times
4/27/2004: Virtual Reality the World Over  - Wired News
4/27/2004: South Africa Struggles to Rebuild  - Wired News
4/27/2004: From Sheep to People  - Wired News
4/27/2004: U.S. Science In Peril... - FirstScience
4/27/2004: Basic rules for the Non-Proliferation Treaty States: negotiation and nuclear disarmament, not proliferation an... - FirstScience
4/27/2004: Politics of Nature: How to bring the sciences into democracy... - FirstScience
4/27/2004: No more commuting: Technology helps make working from home a reality at last  - BBC
4/27/2004: Chip maker shifts design to India  - BBC
4/27/2004: AMD to open engineering center in India  - C/Net

Neurosciences:
4/27/2004: To Save Their Sons - ABC
4/27/2004: Info on Autism - ABC

Physics and Astronomy:
4/27/2004: Jupiter's Spots Disappear Amid Major Climate Change - Space.com
4/27/2004: Cometlike Body Vaporized By A Very Young Hot Star
 - SpaceDaily
4/27/2004: Was Einstein Wrong? - Popular Science
4/27/2004: Chandra Reveals Two Faces of Supernova Power...
 - FirstScience
4/27/2004: Hubble sees glowing ring of fire  - BBC

Prolongevity

Robotics:
4/27/2004: Teaching Robots to Herd Cats  - Wired News

Space:
4/27/2004: Hanging By A Thread On Mars - SpaceDaily
4/27/2004: Arianespace negotiating Europe-Japan satellite backup launch accord
 - SpaceDaily
4/27/2004: Beyond-Earth Tests LC-Mission One - SpaceDaily
4/27/2004: NRC Helps Local Students Plan the First Habitation on Mars... - FirstScience
4/27/2004: New Mineral From the Moon Discovered
  - NY Times
4/27/2004: NASA Considering Various Hubble Service Options
 - SpaceDaily
4/27/2004: A Little Science, A Lot Of Driving
 - SpaceDaily
4/27/2004: NASA moots robotic Hubble fix...
 - FirstScience
4/27/2004: Researchers use Utah to practice for Mars...
 - FirstScience
4/27/2004: Space researchers respond to EU Security initiative...
 - FirstScience
4/27/2004: NASA Mars Picture of the Day: Columbus Wall Outcrop...
 - FirstScience
4/27/2004: NASA Mars Picture of the Day: Daedalia Streak...
 - FirstScience
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Technology:
4/27/2004: Shushing Sonic Booms- Changing the Shape of Supersonic Planes - Space.com
4/27/2004: Ultra-Fast Laser Allows Efficient, Accessible Nanoscale Machining - SpaceDaily
4/27/2004: Tiny Rotors Spin into PlaceReview 
4/27/2004: OnStar on Board with Amber Alert  - Wired News
4/27/2004: A movie theater on wheels  - NY Times

  




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