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India Accuses Nuclear Superpowers Of Turning Blind Eye To Nuke Bazaar - SpaceDaily  Left:  Pakistan's Abdul Qadeer Khan is but one of many who have made a bazaar out of trading nuclear secrets  Indian Foreign Minister Natwar Singh on Monday accused the world's superpowers of turning a blind eye to nuclear commerce in South Asia, saying it was having an "adverse impact" on his country's security and on global peace. Singh's comments come ahead of a May conference in New York called to review the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), which bans the transfer of nuclear weapons and the technology to make them. Singh did not name rival Pakistan but made it clear that recent disclosures of proliferation from the neighbouring country was one of the reasons India is staying away from the nuclear treaty. Khan is under virtual house arrest but Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf pardoned him.
Born Again Sols Could Bring Life Again To Dying Stellar Systems - SpaceDaily  Dying stars may warm previously frozen worlds around them to the point where liquid water temperature exists long enough for life to form, according to a new analysis of the evolution of habitable zones around stars by an international team of astronomers. The Sun's habitable zone is presently estimated to range from about 0.95 to 1.67 Astronomical Units (AU). The transit of the habitable zone, for planets between 2 and 9 AU from a solar-mass star, lasts from a few hundred million years to a couple billion years, according to the team. This is about the same amount of time as the estimate for the development of life. The earliest known fossils are about 3.5 billion years old, from bacteria existing about a billion years after our planet's formation. There is indirect evidence that life existed a few hundred million years before the oldest fossils. 

NASA Study Finds Soot May Be Changing The Arctic Environment - SpaceDaily  "This research offers additional evidence black carbon, generated through the process of incomplete combustion, may have a significant warming impact on the Arctic," Koch said. The Arctic is especially susceptible to the impact of human-generated particles and other pollution. In recent years the Arctic has significantly warmed, and sea-ice cover and glacial snow have diminished. Black carbon has been implicated as playing a role in melting ice and snow. About one-third of the soot comes from South Asia, one-third from burning biomass or vegetation around the world, and the remainder from Russia, Europe and North America.   
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Alzheimer's Disease:
4/7/2005: Neuronal Death And Processing Of Tau Protein In Alzheimer's Disease - Science Daily

4/7/2005: 'Body Electric' Strikes A Nerve- Liposome Finding Implies Electrical Effect On Cell Development - Science Daily
4/7/2005: Study Shows Introduced Foxes Transformed Vegetation On Aleutian Islands From Lush Grassland To Tundra
 - Science Daily
4/7/2005: 'Burton' Barley Fends Off Aphids - Science Daily
4/7/2005: Beneficial Fungal Strains Fight Harmful Ones In Corn - Science Daily
4/7/2005: Biolaser Lights Up Stem Cells  - Wired News
4/7/2005: Skin Cells Contribute to Air Pollution  - Wired News
4/7/2005: Scientists Find Gene that Controls Insomnia ... - FirstScience
4/7/2005: Scientists Spot 'Early Bird' Gene ... - FirstScience
4/7/2005: Transgenic cows have udder success  - Nature
4/7/2005: Genetic patch treats 'bubble-boy' disease  - Nature
4/7/2005: Love At First ... Smell - Science Daily
4/7/2005: Genomic 'Jigsaw Puzzle' For Wheat Scab Fungus Is Put Together - Science Daily
4/7/2005: For Some Insects, It's Smart To Run With The Crowd - Science Daily

Climate, Environment:
4/7/2005: NASA Study Finds Soot May Be Changing The Arctic Environment - SpaceDaily
4/7/2005: How Humid Is It- Simple Conversion Between Relative Humidity And Dew Point In Moist Air - Science Daily
4/7/2005: Right Blend Of Microbes And Plants Can Clean Up Toxic Spills - Science Daily
4/7/2005: Wolves Mitigate Climate Change ... - FirstScience
4/7/2005: HC for panel to remove toxic waste from Union Carbide ... - FirstScience
4/7/2005: Climates North and South of Equator Said Linked ... - FirstScience
4/7/2005: 'Super Volcano' Could Dwarf Earthquake Tragedy ... - FirstScience
4/7/2005: Earthquake Rescuers Focus on Indonesia Villages ... - FirstScience

4/7/2005: God of War No False Idol  - Wired News
4/7/2005: Week in pictures: Gadgets get in tune  - C/Net

4/7/2005: Satellite Radio: Coming Soon to...Everywhere
  - Technology Review 
4/7/2005: It's not just a phone, it's an adventure
  - C/Net
4/7/2005: Photos: New ways to use a cell phone
  - C/Net

4/7/2005: Forty Years of Moore's Law  - Wired News


4/7/2005: FEC Eyes Bloggers' Political Ties  - Wired News
4/7/2005: British Government Tackles Digital Divide  - Wired News
4/7/2005: Google Doubles E-mail Space, Promises Future Boosts  - Technology Review 
4/7/2005: Blogging from East to West  - BBC
4/7/2005: Secondhand blues on eBay  - C/Net
4/7/2005: Google gears up its storage and searches  - C/Net

4/7/2005: Digital divisions tackled head-on  - BBC
4/7/2005: Sex disease clinics 'cannot cope'  - BBC
4/7/2005: Dancing With Data Adds To The Show - Science Daily

4/7/2005: Study: Ethanol Production Consumes Six Units Of Energy To Produce Just One - Science Daily
4/7/2005: Switch Off Your PC, Save Yourself Money  - Wired News
4/7/2005: NZ objects nuclear waste shipment through Tasman Sea ... - FirstScience
4/7/2005: Nuclear waste ship off Australian coast ... - FirstScience
4/7/2005: Yucca probe focuses on possibly fake data ... - MSNBC
4/7/2005: E-Mails Reveal Fraud in Nuclear Site Study  - NY Times
4/7/2005: Hybrid-Car Tinkerers Scoff at No-Plug-In Rule  - NY Times

4/7/2005: Cardiac Deaths Peak In Sleep Hours For Patients With Sleep Apnea - Science Daily
4/7/2005: Simple Blood Test May Help To Predict Cardiovascular Risk In Older Women - Science Daily
4/7/2005: Johns Hopkins Begins Human Trials With Donor Adult Stem Cells To Repair Muscle Damaged From Heart Attack - Science Daily
4/7/2005: Drug Therapy May Be Comparable To Invasive Cardiac Procedures For Elderly Patients With Heart Attack - Science Daily
4/7/2005: New Study To Save Dobermanns From Fatal Heart Disease - Science Daily

4/7/2005: Earlier Use Of Prostate Cancer Vaccines Urged By Hopkins Scientists - Science Daily
4/7/2005: Cancer patient inspires campaign  - BBC

4/7/2005: Avoid Getting Stung: Summertime Mosquito Season Around The Corner - Science Daily
4/7/2005: Flu Pandemic Coming, U.S. Not Prepared - Science Daily
4/7/2005: Aircraft Cabin Ventilation Influences The Transmission Of Diseases In-flight - Science Daily

4/7/2005: Compound May Help Prevent Diabetes In Fast-food Fans - Science Daily
4/7/2005: The Bitter Pill  - Wired News
4/7/2005: Hope for new arthritis treatment  - BBC
4/7/2005: Quick kidney failure test 'found'  - BBC

4/7/2005: New Technique Shows Promise For Improved Straightening Of Crooked Nose - Science Daily
4/7/2005: Iron Exporter Revealed That May Explain Common Human Disorder - Science Daily
4/7/2005: Research Warns Against Sleeping In Contact Lenses - Science Daily
4/7/2005: Website Lets You Compare Hospitals - Seattle Times
4/7/2005: Healthcare 'failing black youths'  - BBC
4/7/2005: Unequal treatment: Hospital 'more likely' for black youths with mental illness  - BBC
4/7/2005: After Dinner Drink Proves Beneficial To Postmenopausal Women - Science Daily
4/7/2005: Computational Tool Predicts How Drugs Work In Cells, Advancing Efforts To Design Better Medicines - Science Daily

History, Anthropology:
4/7/2005: Oldest Fossil Protein Sequenced: Protein Sequence From Neanderthal Extracted And Sequenced - Science Daily
4/7/2005: Fractured Leg Bone Not The End Of Tutankhamen Mystery - Science Daily
4/7/2005: University Of Florida Discovery Raises Questions About Origin Of African Mammals - Science Daily
4/7/2005: Censoring Science: IMAX and Evolution  - Wired News
4/7/2005: Cosmic Log: Evolution film reviews ... - MSNBC
4/7/2005: TimeLine: 70 Years Ago in Science News ... - Science News

4/7/2005: India Accuses Nuclear Superpowers Of Turning Blind Eye To Nuke Bazaar - SpaceDaily
4/7/2005: Defensins Neutralize Anthrax Toxin - Science Daily
4/7/2005: FAA to order insulation in 800 Boeing planes replaced - Seattle Times
4/7/2005: Tariffs slapped on U.S. goods - Seattle Times
4/7/2005: Galactica: Best Sci-Fi TV Ever  - Wired News
4/7/2005: Keeping Online Daters Honest  - Wired News
4/7/2005: Sin City Expands Digital Frontier  - Wired News
4/7/2005: Passport Chip Criticism Grows  - Wired News
4/7/2005: Vintage Computers Turn Dust Into Dollars  - Wired News
4/7/2005: Treat Me Like a Fool - Washington Post
4/7/2005: It's a Mail World  - Wired News
4/7/2005: Are Identities Safer on Laptops Than Central Databases?  - Wired News
4/7/2005: Science Safari: Science Cartoons ... - Science News
4/7/2005: Group puts $100 laptops in poor countries - Business Week
4/7/2005: Pope's influence includes technology firsts  - C/Net
4/7/2005: Vatican uses SMS, e-mail to announce pope's death  - C/Net
4/7/2005: Pentagon redirects its research dollars  - C/Net
4/7/2005: Electronic patent databases invent difficulties - New Scientist
4/7/2005: Software agents give out PR advice - New Scientist
4/7/2005: TV viewing habits can identify individuals
 - New Scientist
4/7/2005: To Repair or to Replace: Debate as Cold War's Bombs Decay
  - NY Times
4/7/2005: British Academics To Benefit From World's First National Text Mining Service
 - Science Daily
4/7/2005: Manatee Bone Studies May Influence Public Policy Debate On Boat Speeds

4/7/2005: Treating Depression Helps Slow Physical Decline In Older Adults, Study Shows - Science Daily
4/7/2005: Key to early bird sleep disorder  - BBC
4/7/2005: First Mouse Model For Multiple System Atrophy Points To New Treatment Targets For Brain Diseases - Science Daily
4/7/2005: Pregnant Women Should Exercise To Keep Depression Away - Science Daily
4/7/2005: Effective Therapies For Bipolar Children Sought Through TEAM Study - Science Daily

Physics and Astronomy:
4/7/2005: IBM claims breakthrough performance results at CERN ... - FirstScience

4/7/2005: Anti-aging Enzyme's Secrets Revealed - Science Daily
4/7/2005: Fasting Every Other Day, While Cutting Few Calories, May Reduce Cancer Risk
 - Science Daily

4/7/2005: NASA Tests Shape-Shifting Robot Pyramid For Nanotech Swarms - Science Daily

4/7/2005: Carnegie Mellon Detection System Finds Life In Atacama Desert; Mars May Be Future Site For Rover-based Technology - Science Daily
4/7/2005: Researchers Map Tranquillity
 - Science Daily
4/7/2005: NASA Schedules Robotic Spacecraft Launch ...
 - FirstScience
4/7/2005: NASA Starts Planning to Retire Space Shuttle  - NY Times
4/7/2005: Shuttle rollout delayed by crack
  - BBC
4/7/2005: Spirit Slipping On New Terrain
 - SpaceDaily

4/7/2005: Newly Patented System Fights Corrosion - Science Daily
4/7/2005: Engineers Study Whether Plasmonics, 'Light On A Wire,' Is Circuitry Wave Of Future - Science Daily
4/7/2005: Purdue Team To Float High-altitude Airship For Weather, Security - Science Daily
4/7/2005: Speakers to talk tiny at Science Festival ... - FirstScience
4/7/2005: The fax machine: Technology that refuses to die  - C/Net
4/7/2005: RFID tags made to store product jingles - New Scientist
4/7/2005: Chemicals In Tattoo Inks Need Closer Scrutiny
 - Science Daily
4/7/2005: Ceria Nanoparticles Catalyze Reactions For Cleaner-Fuel Future
 - Science Daily


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