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Treating the Symptoms: What's Wrong with U.S. Health Care - Live Science  The tally is in, and we lost to the Brits.  White, middle-aged Americans are far less healthy than white, middle-aged British, according to study published last week in the Journal of the American Medical Association. You can joke all you want about their lousy teeth, but this wasn't even a close contest.  In every single health category measured—such as circulatory disease, diabetes and cancer—Americans had a higher rate of sickness.
Before creating the X1, Ian Wright designed routers and switches for Digital Equipment and Cisco. A car that could save the planet—fast  - C/Net  Ian Wright has a car that blows away a Ferrari 360 Spider and a Porsche Carrera GT in drag races, and whose 0-to-60 acceleration time ranks it among the fastest production autos in the world. In fact, it's second only to the French-made Bugatti Veyron, a 1,000-horsepower, 16-cylinder beast that hits 60 mph half a second faster and goes for $1.25 million. Wright, a 50-year-old entrepreneur from New Zealand, thinks his electric car, the X1, can soon be made into a small-production roadster that car fanatics and weekend warriors will happily take home for about $100,000 - a quarter ton of batteries included. For a photo gallery of what's under the X1's hood, click here.) startups are forming to equip new "plug-in" hybrids that run almost entirely on their electric motors. "Automakers can't do this," Eberhard says.    

Why Ants Rule the World - Live Science  It hasn't always been an ant's world. Scientists estimate modern-day ants first evolved about 120 million years ago. But the fossil record suggests that ants at this time weren't the prevalent insect that they are today. Not until 60 million years later, when some ants adapted to the new world of flowering plants and diversified their diets, did the critters achieve ecological dominance. Since then they've had a successful run of the planet [Image Gallery]. Scientists estimate that about 20,000 ant species crawl the Earth. Taxonomists have classified more than 11,000 species, which account for at least one-third of all insect biomass.   
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Biosciences:
5/15/2006: Why Ants Rule the World - Live Science
5/15/2006: Gallery: Micro-Life From Deep Sea
  - Wired News
5/15/2006: Eco-friendly date palm nursery opens (02-05-2006)... - FirstScience
5/15/2006: Genetic diagnosis to be widely used by 2015: scientists... - FirstScience
5/15/2006: Interfering RNA Silences Genes in 'Slippery' Immune Cells -- Novel Lab Technique Expands Researchers' Toolbox... - FirstScience
5/15/2006: Bid to save couple's IVF embryos  - BBC

Geosciences, Environment:
5/15/2006: Nuclear industry to eye water releases... - MSNBC

Computers:
Games and Devices
5/15/2006: • Xbox 360: The Inside Story
 - Business Week
5/15/2006: What's old is new for Microsoft at E3   - C/Net
5/15/2006: Blu-ray key in PS3 pricing   - C/Net
5/15/2006: Nintendo: Look at Wii  - C/Net
5/15/2006: Photos: Gadgets for the gung-ho gamer  - C/Net
5/15/2006: Sticker shock over PS3 pricing  - C/Net
5/15/2006: Logitech wireless iPod headphones for $36
  - C/Net

Hardware and Software

5/15/2006: Bootcamp 423: Travelling with a laptop, part 2... - FirstScience
5/15/2006: The second coming of Intel's Core Duo  - C/Net
5/15/2006: 27 comments  - C/Net
5/15/2006: HP notebooks get spring makeover  - C/Net
5/15/2006: Photos: New looks for HP
  - C/Net

Communications
5/15/2006: Cell-Phone Tracking: Laws Needed
  - Wired News
5/15/2006: • Phones for the Young and the Resteless
 - Business Week
5/15/2006: • Slide Show: Tailor-Made Phones
 - Business Week
5/15/2006: Democratic senator wants Net neutrality regulations
  - C/Net
5/15/2006: Planning a citizen broadband network
  - C/Net
5/15/2006: Someone has to pay for TV:-but wh?-
  - C/Net
5/15/2006: 38 comments
  - C/Net

Internet
5/15/2006: UK's First Nuclear-Powered Website, From Geiger Counters To Toxic Waste T-Shirts... - FirstScience
5/15/2006: • BitTorrent Goes Hollywood - Business Week
5/15/2006: Can BitTorrent swim in the mainstream?  - C/Net
5/15/2006: Google Calendar colors a CNET reporter's day  - C/Net
5/15/2006: Meebo offers Web-based unified IM  - C/Net
5/15/2006: AT&T promises IPTV to low income residents  - C/Net
5/15/2006: How deep is the online-ad well?
  - C/Net

Miscellaneous
5/15/2006: I'm the Blue Security Spammer  - Wired News
5/15/2006: • Apple Finds It Can Do That - Business Week
5/15/2006: Windows, Exchange flaws patched  - C/Net

Energy:
5/15/2006: A car that could save the planet—fast   - C/Net
5/15/2006: Renewable Energy Corporation In Initial Public Offering... - FirstScience
5/15/2006: Renewable Energy Corporation In Initial Public Offering-2... - FirstScience
5/15/2006: Farm economy revs up ethanol-fueled engines  - C/Net

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Cardiovascular
4/16/2005:Scots top heart death rate league  - BBC

Cancer  
5/15/2006: Scientists discover gene marker linked to prostate cancer... - FirstScience

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5/15/2006: DDT ban lifted to fight malaria... - FirstScience
5/15/2006: Toddlers hit by 'E.coli outbreak'  - BBC

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Miscellaneous
5/15/2006: Treating the Symptoms: What's Wrong with U.S. Health Care - Live Science
5/15/2006: Growing Bones: New Technique Proves Promising  - BBC
5/15/2006: Hope for stone man syndrome  - BBC
5/15/2006: African babies 'dying at birth'  - BBC
5/15/2006: Kenya hails first test tube girls  - BBC

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Miscellaneous:
5/15/2006: Different Drums, But in EHarmony  - Wired News
5/15/2006: Lebanon to spend big on science... - FirstScience
5/15/2006: Skateboarding: The Latest Craze in Gym Class - Live Science
5/15/2006: Let Me Tell You a Secret: How You Hear Whispers - Live Science
5/15/2006: Dell: Burned by a FireSale - Business Week
5/15/2006: Sun's Big Open-Source Bet - Business Week
5/15/2006: Finns share model for 'Star Trek' spoof success  - C/Net
5/15/2006: Digital memories overwrite real thing - L. A. Times
5/15/2006: Five start-ups out to change the world
5/15/2006: A bold exploration of the global economic landscape  - C/Net
5/15/2006: Flying robot attack 'unstoppable'  - C/Net

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5/15/2006: Abandoned children: What is the long-term effect on emotional health?
  - BBC

Physical Sciences:
5/15/2006: New screens for high-energy physics users... - FirstScience
5/15/2006: Physics in Universe's youth...
 - FirstScience

Space and Astronomy:
5/15/2006: Here's What You Wear to Mars  - Wired News
5/15/2006: Titan in Motion- New Video of Landing on Saturn's Moon...
 - Space.com
5/15/2006: Reports: X Prize Sponsor May Become First Female Space Tourist...
 - Space.com
5/15/2006: NASA contributes to Indian moonshot...
 - MSNBC
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Technology:
5/15/2006: The RFID-Hacking Underground
  - Wired News
5/15/2006: Isn't it Ionic: Air Purifiers Make Smog
 - Live Science
5/15/2006: Transport Tuesday: Keep an eye on that ride
  - C/Net

  



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