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Research Aims for Lawns That Never Need Mowing - Live Science  Imagine if your lawn was always green and never needed mowing. That's the goal of new research at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, where scientists have mapped a hormone-signaling pathway that regulates plant height. The work could lead to sturdier rice, wheat, corn and soybean crops, as well as grass that rarely if ever needs mowing. "By manipulating the steroid pathway ... we think we can regulate plant stature and yield," said Joanne Chory, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator at the Salk Institute. "We might be able to dwarf grass and keep it green by limiting brassinosteroids or increase the yield of rice by having more brassinosteroids in seeds," Chory said.    
The Story Behind the 'Alien Autopsy' Hoax - Live Science  Britain's Manchester Evening News (April 6, 2006) termed it a hoax that "fooled the world." Well, not exactly: Skeptical Inquirer magazine was on to the 1995 "Alien Autopsy" film from the outset. But now the reputed creator of the fake extraterrestrial corpse used for the "autopsy" has publicly confessed. The film—purporting to depict the post mortem of an extraterrestrial who died in a UFO crash at Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947—was part of a "documentary" that aired on the Fox television network. Skeptics and many UFOlogists quickly branded the affair a hoax. The person performing the autopsy held the scissors like a tailor.    

Stormy discussion US scientists debate human influences on hurricane activity  - BBC  The subject was taken up at a panel discussion at the recent meeting of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) in Monterey, California, after a paper last year in the journal Nature linked ocean warming to more intense hurricanes. Other scientists say it is premature to make a link between hurricane activity and global warming. Some facts at the conference were not in dispute: sea surface temperature has risen by 0.4C in the tropics and subtropics since 1970, and hurricane activity in recent decades has heightened. The question is whether the two are causally linked. Dr Emanuel stood by his original finding: hurricane energy is closely tied to ocean temperature. "It turns out to be an astoundingly high correlation," said Dr Emanuel, who surveyed thousands of hurricanes going back decades. Hurricane frequency has not changed; but, Dr Emanuel says, their power has doubled in the last 30 years as sea surface temperatures have crept up. 
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Biosciences:
5/17/2006: The wolf within The rise of 'man's best friend' from feral wolf to lapdog  - BBC
5/17/2006: A bit of movie magic comes to the rescue of a one-legged kiwi
  - BBC
5/17/2006: Scientists Discover That Ancient Genes Dictate Flowering, Fall Bud Set - Science Daily
5/17/2006: 'Cellular Antennae' On Algae Give Clues To How Human Cells Receive Signals - Science Daily
5/17/2006: Balancing Male Fertility And Disease Resistance - Science Daily
5/17/2006: Researchers Link Novel Mutated Gene To Meal Retardation And Imbalance - Science Daily
5/17/2006: Mutation In Deafness Gene Can Help Heal Wounds And Prevent Infection - Science Daily
5/17/2006: Researchers Chirping Over Discovery Of New Cricket Genus - Science Daily
5/17/2006: Interfering RNA Silences Genes In 'Slippery' Immune Cells - Science Daily
5/17/2006: Genetic Insights May Explain Retinal Growth, Eye Cancer - Science Daily
5/17/2006: Where Have All The Butterflies Gone? - Science Daily
5/17/2006: What Controls Stickiness Of 'Smart' Chromosomal Glue - Science Daily
5/17/2006: Nanosecond-scale Release Of Stinging Jellyfish Nematocysts - Science Daily

Geosciences, Environment:
5/17/2006: Stormy discussion US scientists debate human influences on hurricane activity   - BBC
5/17/2006: Plankton blooms linked to quakes  - BBC
5/17/2006: Jewels in the crown: Will the UK's beauty spots still be here in 50 years' time?  - BBC
5/17/2006: Three Gorges Dam 'built by May'  - BBC
5/17/2006: Learning The Lessons Of The World's Oldest Ecological Experiment
5/17/2006: Sri Lanka Water Supply Still Suffers Effects Of 2004 Tsunami - Science Daily

Computers:
Games and Devices
5/17/2006: Sony reveals PlayStation 3 prices
  - BBC
5/17/2006: Console giants showdown  - BBC
5/17/2006: Which console would you choose?  - BBC
5/17/2006: Watch PS3 demo  - BBC
5/17/2006: Nature Vs Nintendo: Video Games Or National Parks - Science Daily

Hardware and Software

5/17/2006: 12-qubits Reached In Quantum Information Quest - Science Daily

Communications
5/17/2006: BBC scoops three online 'Oscars'
  - BBC
5/17/2006: BBC steps up high definition plan
  - BBC

Internet
5/17/2006: Warner to start movie downloads  - BBC
5/17/2006: 'Savvy' users cause AOL job cuts  - BBC
5/17/2006: UK hackers decry McKinnon trial  - BBC

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Health:
Cardiovascular
4/16/2005:Smokers Seven Times More Likely To Receive Jolt From Heart Devices - Science Daily

Cancer  
5/17/2006: Long-term HRT 'ups cancer risk'  - BBC
5/17/2006: Michigan Team Singles Out Cancer Stem Cells For Attack - Science Daily
5/17/2006: Cancer Therapy Based On Anatomical Location May Soon Be Obsolete - Science Daily
5/17/2006: Online Calculator And Chemotherapy Order Systems Reduce Medication Errors In Children - Science Daily
5/17/2006: Long-term Estrogen Therapy Linked To Breast Cancer Risk - Science Daily
5/17/2006: NYU Algorithm Enhances Ability To Detect Cancer Genes - Science Daily
5/17/2006: Women With Lung Cancer Have Better Lung Function Than Men
 - Science Daily
5/17/2006: White Blood Cells From Cancer-resistant Mice Cure Cancers In Ordinary Mice
 - Science Daily
5/17/2006: Study Says Stem Cell 'Fusion' Occurs In Tumors
 - Science Daily

Infectious
5/17/2006: Gene That Shuts Down Immune System Found In 20 Percent Of People Of African Descent - Science Daily
5/17/2006: Viral Genomic Material Remains In The Human Body Long After Infection - Science Daily
5/17/2006: Newly Discovered Dendritic Cells Generate Crucial Cells Of The Immune System - Science Daily

Non-Infectious
5/17/2006: Halting Histamine Action Means Hallelujah For Hay Fever Sufferers - Science Daily
5/17/2006: Childhood Arthritis Raises Risk Of Broken Bones - Science Daily
5/17/2006: New Insulin-production Method Holds Promise For Diabetics, Impacts Other Fields - Science Daily

Miscellaneous
5/17/2006: Health reforms 'wasted millions'  - BBC
5/17/2006: Vigilance needed: 'No-one seems to have heard of my serious health condition'  - BBC
5/17/2006: Top journal launches health site   - BBC
5/17/2006: In 3D, Early Fat Development First Requires 'Remodeling' - Science Daily
5/17/2006: Scientists Develop Computer Program For Identifying Disease Genes - Science Daily
5/17/2006: Study Shows Rapid Return To Menstruation Once Oral Contraception Stopped - Science Daily
5/17/2006: Antiviral Drugs May Help Relieve Nerve Pain Related To Shingles - Science Daily
5/17/2006: Study Identifies Substances In Grapefruit Juice That Interact Dangerously With Some Drugs - Science Daily

Prolongevity
5/17/2006: Cutting Calories Slightly Can Reduce Aging Damage - Science Daily

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5/17/2006: Women 'sense qualities in a man'
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5/17/2006: Bold Three-stage Brain Operation For Intractable Seizures Appears - Science Daily Promising
5/17/2006: Just Like Us, Social Stress Prompts Hamsters To Overeat, Gain Weight - Science Daily
5/17/2006: Coma Misrepresented In Movies - Science Daily

Physical Sciences:
5/17/2006: New 'Metal Sandwich' May Break Superconductor Record, Theory Suggests - Science Daily

Space and Astronomy:
5/17/2006: The Story Behind the 'Alien Autopsy' Hoax - Live Science
5/17/2006: Titan's Seas Are Sand, Cassini's Images of Saturn's Moon Show
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5/17/2006: Astronomers Find Molecular Hydrogen At Edge Of Universe
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5/17/2006: Venus Express Has Reached Final Orbit
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Technology:
5/17/2006: 
Research Aims for Lawns That Never Need Mowing - Live Science
5/17/2006: Hi-tech and heifers Radio show Digital Planet checks out technology in Delhi
  - BBC
5/17/2006: No-mow Grass May Be Coming To Your Yard Soon
 - Science Daily
5/17/2006: Robots Manipulating Animal Behaviour
 - Science Daily
5/17/2006: Nanotube Sandwiches Could Lead To Better Composite Materials
 - Science Daily
5/17/2006: Nanotubes Used For First Time To Send Signals To Nerve Cells
 - Science Daily
5/17/2006: Copying Nature Could Save Us Energy, Study Shows
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