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New Research Indicates A 'Troubled' Greenhouse Is Brewing - SpaceDaily  Climates like those in the movie "Monsoon Wedding" may extend more widely into Africa, North America and South America, according to a University of Oregon geologist's analysis of an ancient greenhouse event. "We know the gathering greenhouse will be warm, but this new information confirms that the contrast between the rainy season and the dry season will increase dramatically." In this case, the word "troubled" refers to the stormy conditions shown to have been in play during a well-known greenhouse event some 55 million years ago during the late Paleocene epoch.   
Some Deep-Sea Earthquakes Send Out Early-Warning Signals, Seismologists Say - SpaceDaily  Earthquakes along a set of fault lines in the Pacific Ocean emit small "foreshocks" that can be used to forecast the main tremor, according to research in the March 24 issue of Nature. It is the first demonstration that some types of large imminent earthquakes may be systematically predictable on time scales of hours or less. Co-author Thomas Jordan, director of the Southern California Earthquake Center in the USC College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, stresses that quakes on land generally do not show many foreshocks and cannot be predicted with the methods outlined in the Nature paper.     

Secrets Of Whales' Long-Distance Songs Unveiled - SpaceDaily  Long ago scientists discovered whales could sing. They can utter different sounds to express anger, surprise and sadness with the changes of environments and their physical conditions. It was also discovered that whales in the North Atlantic Ocean seem to be moving together and coherently, even when they were far away from one another. "We now have evidence that they are communicating with each other over thousands of miles of ocean. Singing is part of their social system and community," Clark said. Scientists have also discovered that whales sing new songs each year. New syllables appear constantly to replace old ones and the new syllables soon spread worldwide. 
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Biosciences:
4/6/2005: Secrets Of Whales' Long-Distance Songs Unveiled - SpaceDaily
4/6/2005: Sperm donor anonymity ends
  - BBC
4/6/2005: Couples face long waits for IVF  - BBC
4/6/2005: Even rats like a good giggle  - C/Net
4/6/2005: It’s no joke: Even animals ‘laugh’ - MSNBC
4/6/2005: Great white shark freed from captivity - MSNBC
4/6/2005: Sex selection for human embryos backed by report - New Scientist
4/6/2005: Massachusetts Lawmakers Approve Stem Cell Research  - NY Times

Climate, Environment:
4/6/2005: Some Deep-Sea Earthquakes Send Out Early-Warning Signals, Seismologists Say - SpaceDaily
4/6/2005: New Research Indicates A 'Troubled' Greenhouse Is Brewing - SpaceDaily
4/6/2005: UK puts back e-waste law to 2006  - BBC
4/6/2005: Toxic timebomb: How can the UK's waste problem be solved-  - BBC
4/6/2005: Is dandruff linked to climate shifts? - MSNBC
4/6/2005: California faces costly tsunami outlook - MSNBC

Computers:
Devices
4/6/2005: Gadgets get a tune-up  - C/Net
4/6/2005: XM gadgets galore  - C/Net
4/6/2005: iTunes casting call  - C/Net
4/6/2005: PSP sales 'solid, not spectacular'  - CNN
4/6/2005: PSP games

Communications
4/6/2005: Mobile phone riot in Bangladesh
  - BBC
4/6/2005: Hooking up with cable
  - C/Net
4/6/2005: S. Koreans using mobiles for banking
  - CNN
4/6/2005: Phone companies eye cable TV's local territory
  - El. Engr. Times

Technology
4/6/2005: FAQ: Forty years of Moore's Law  - C/Net
4/6/2005: Photos: Moore and his law  - C/Net
4/6/2005: Intel To Redefine Performance At IDF  - C/Net
4/6/2005: IBM, Moore's Law and the POWER 5 chip  - C/Net
4/6/2005: The Other Exponentials  - C/Net
4/6/2005: Moore's Law broken, chip boffin re-iterates  - C/Net
4/6/2005: Intel plans 64-bit Celeron push
  - El. Engr. Times

PC's
4/6/2005: Apple turns 29  - C/Net

Internet
4/6/2005: Centre to tackle net paedophiles  - BBC
4/6/2005: Anti-spam laws bite spammer hard  - BBC
4/6/2005: Gmail sets bar higher  - C/Net
4/6/2005: Google plans to double Gmail capacity--at least  - C/Net
4/6/2005: uncensored, unprivate thoughts on Gmail - free advice  - C/Net
4/6/2005: Gmail - I am weak; give me a little struGture please!  - C/Net
4/6/2005: the future of mail - and other topics
  - C/Net
4/6/2005: Google Gmail accounts are bottomless barrels
  - C/Net
4/6/2005: The Well celebrates 20t
  - C/Neth birthday  - C/Net
4/6/2005: Hooking up with cable
4/6/2005: Google: Today the Web, tomorrow the world!
  - C/Net
4/6/2005: Firefox flea-flicker
  - C/Net
4/6/2005: Especially today, don't be phoolish
  - C/Net
4/6/2005: Google doubles e-mail storage space
  - CNN

Miscellaneous
4/6/2005: Supreme battle: File-sharing legal fight will shape future tech, says Bill Thompson  - BBC
4/6/2005: Critical flaws in IE and Outlook discovered  - C/Net
4/6/2005: Privacy's black eye  - C/Net
4/6/2005: Microsoft stocks up on Ajax  - C/Net
4/6/2005: Betamax and beyond  - C/Net
4/6/2005: Tony Blair launches digital divide 'challenge'  - C/Net
4/6/2005: Intel to abide by Japan FTC recommendations  - C/Net
4/6/2005: EC, Japanese officials collaborating on Intel antitrust case  - El. Engr. Times

Energy:
4/6/2005: Giant green cars: Will hybrid electric and petrol engines make 4x4s less unpopular?  - BBC
4/6/2005: Toshiba reports battery breakthrough  - C/Net
4/6/2005: Company to create fuel cells powered by orange peels  - CNN

Health:
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Cancer  

Infectious
4/6/2005: Marburg virus outbreak in Africa  - Nature
4/6/2005: Pandemic bug returns as community MRSA strain - New Scientist
4/6/2005: Brain Disease Found in Deer in New York  - NY Times

Non-Infectious
4/6/2005: Can Alcoholism Be Treated? Research shows how stubborn addictions are -- and how medications can help - Business Week
4/6/2005: Animated Graphic-Your Brain on Alcohol - Business Week

Miscellaneous
4/6/2005: Viagra linked to blindness risk  - BBC
4/6/2005: Pledge to stop 'health tourists'  - BBC
4/6/2005: Q&A: Pope's health: Why the Holy Father is in a critical condition  - BBC
4/6/2005: Mercy ships: 'How floating hospitals are delivering care and medicine'  - BBC
4/6/2005: Having a baby: What help are you offered when your contractions slow down?  - BBC
4/6/2005: Pope John Paul II clings to life  - BBC
4/6/2005: Call for hospital ethics experts  - BBC
4/6/2005: Care home cost fears for elderly  - BBC
4/6/2005: A Hippocratic oath for digital medicine
  - C/Net
4/6/2005: Artificial retina gets diamond coating
  - Nature
4/6/2005: Terri Schiavo dies as politics and medicine collide
 - New Scientist

History, Anthropology:
4/6/2005: Flood theory: Experts say a tsunami could have hit the Welsh coast in 1607  - BBC
4/6/2005: Termite eater lived with dinos  - BBC
4/6/2005: Cosmic Log: Evolution film reviews - MSNBC
4/6/2005: Bug-eater teaches evolutionary lesson - MSNBC
4/6/2005: Ancient Egyptian boats discovered - MSNBC
4/6/2005: Free trade may have finished off Neanderthals - New Scientist

Miscellaneous:
4/6/2005: Internet entrepreneur orders £250,000 'wired' motorhome  - BBC
4/6/2005: April Fools' Day prompts Google, Apple, Bush pranks  - C/Net
4/6/2005: XM gadgets galore  - C/Net
4/6/2005: Week in Missing Links  - C/Net
4/6/2005: Tomorrow's soldier  - C/Net
4/6/2005: Home sweet home office-  - C/Net
4/6/2005: From Baywatch to Marketwatch  - C/Net
4/6/2005: Tomorrow's soldier  - C/Net
4/6/2005: Week in review: New leadership at HP  - C/Net
4/6/2005: EU wants biometric passports delayed  - C/Net
4/6/2005: Top 100 April Fools' jokes of all time  - C/Net
4/6/2005: How Exciting  - C/Net
4/6/2005: Supply chain lessons can save capital projects  - C/Net
4/6/2005: Dubai tower to be world's tallest building  - CNN
4/6/2005: It's daylight science time - MSNBC
4/6/2005: Bugs blamed for worldwide art attacks - New Scientist
4/6/2005: Panel Warns That Defense Against Germ Attack Is Weak  - NY Times

Neurosciences:
4/6/2005: Mass experiment aims to test people's 'sixth sense'  - BBC
4/6/2005: The brain scan that will show whether someone trusts you  - BBC
4/6/2005: Study of Social Interactions Starts With a Test of Trust  - NY Times

Physics and Astronomy:
4/6/2005: Black holes 'do not exist' - PhysicsWeb

Prolongevity

Robotics:
4/6/2005: Robots: Not Just for Housecleaning Anymore  - C/Net
4/6/2005: iRobot readies for war--and the household  - C/Net
4/6/2005: iRobot Cofounder Helen Greiner Interviewed  - C/Net
4/6/2005: Robots Of War  - C/Net
4/6/2005: Slithering snakebot
  - C/Net

Space:
4/6/2005: Swift ready for Universe's worst  - BBC
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Technology:
4/6/2005: Smoothing the Ride with Tiny Sensors - Business Week
4/6/2005: Tech & You - Business Week
4/6/2005: Top 25 tech breakthroughs  - C/Net
4/6/2005: Thwack, whirl, whir...Segway polo is born  - C/Net
4/6/2005: Photo: Two-wheel transporters  - C/Net
4/6/2005: LightPath unveils long wavelength infrared lenses  - CNN
4/6/2005: Metallic glass: a drop of the hard stuff
 - New Scientist
4/6/2005: Building nanomachines out of living bacteria
 - New Scientist
4/6/2005: Electronic patent databases invent difficulties
 - New Scientist
4/6/2005: Camera zoom operated by eyelid movement
 - New Scientist

  



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