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 Lonely Galaxies Appear Blue -  There are galaxies that inhabit the nearly empty deserts of space. Unexpectedly, these "void galaxies" are still forming hot, blue stars – even more than the average galaxy in the more populated regions of the universe. The voids are typically 100 million light-years across, and yet they contain only a few galaxies each. Taken together, the voids fill 40 percent of the volume of the universe, but their galaxies account for less than 5 percent of all galaxies.    
Indian Village Refuses US Cola Giant Licence To Exploit Ground Water - SpaceDaily  Left:  The tussle over licences is the latest in a series of battles between the US multinational and environmentalists and villagers that began in April 2002.  An Indian village has defied a court order and again refused to give US softdrink giant Coca-Cola permission to exploit water at its bottling facility, an official said Tuesday. The southern Indian village would go to the Supreme Court to challenge a Kerala High Court directive that it issue a permit allowing Coca-Cola to use 500,000 litres (132,000 gallons) of water a day, the village official said.  

Water Wars Threaten Philippines Mountain Rice Terraces - SpaceDaily  Left:  A young woman weeds a field on the world-famous rice terraces of the Cordillera region of the northern Philippines 24 May 2005. Water disputes between villages have left some of the rice fields without water and in ruins, as the Cordillera watershed deteriorates due to deforestation and increasing population. AFP Photo by Jay Directo.  Mountain springs are the lifeblood of the majestic rice terraces of the northern Philippines, but keeping the emerald stairways to the clouds fit for tourist eyes sometimes required the spilling of blood. "If only they had had more respect for the boundaries laid down by our forefathers," he says, reflecting on the long and destructive conflict with the village of Dalican, across the mountain to the east   
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Alzheimer's Disease:

6/21/2005: Slow growth 'wiped out' moa  - BBC
6/21/2005: Butterfly 'blinks' scare predatory birds
 - New Scientist
6/21/2005: Wind turbines a breeze for migrating birds - New Scientist
6/21/2005: Junk DNA keeps a vole devoted - New Scientist
6/21/2005: Next in line for genome sequencing - New Scientist
6/21/2005: K-State Part Of Effort To Completely Sequence Common Wheat Genome - Science Daily
6/21/2005: Pressure is on to lift whaling ban - New Scientist
6/21/2005: Editorial: No free-for-all on whaling - New Scientist

Climate, Environment:
6/21/2005:  Indian Village Refuses US Cola Giant Licence To Exploit Ground Water - SpaceDaily
6/21/2005: Water Wars Threaten Philippines Mountain Rice Terraces - SpaceDaily
6/21/2005: Hot Volcanic Eruptions Could Lead To A Cooler Earth - SpaceDaily
6/21/2005: Volcanic roots run deep - MSNBC
6/21/2005: First Test Of Predictions Of Climate Change Impacts On Biodiversity - Science Daily
6/21/2005: US climate change assessments 'misrepresented' - New Scientist

6/21/2005: Battlefield 2 Video Card Performance: ATI vs Nvidia Review  - C/Net
6/21/2005: The Pulse: What's behind the video game witch hunt?  - C/Net
6/21/2005: Pac-Man chomps up milestone  - CNN
6/21/2005: XBOX 360 graphics demystified  - C/Net
6/21/2005: Battlefield 2 Video Card Performance- ATI vs Nvidia Review  - C/Net

6/21/2005: Japanese Mobile Phones To Get Corny - And Eco-Friendly
 - SpaceDaily
6/21/2005: FCC investigates phone, Net subsidy fund
  - C/Net
6/21/2005: New system integrates landlines and cellphones
 - New Scientist
6/21/2005: Telephone wars Will BT's new home mobile service mean cheaper calls?
  - BBC
6/21/2005: Your ISP as Net watchdog?
  - C/Net
6/21/2005: Report: Cingular opposes calls on planes
  - CNN

6/21/2005: Nvidia graphics chip to debut at game bash  - C/Net
6/21/2005: Sony, Toshiba co-develop 45nm embedded DRAM  - El. Engr. Times

6/21/2005: Tech & You  - C/Net
6/21/2005: U.S. expected to dominate supercomputer list  - El. Engr. Times

6/21/2005: Israeli nuclear secrets caught up in computer hacking scandal - SpaceDaily
6/21/2005: Plan to connect rural India to the Internet  - C/Net
6/21/2005: Yahoo ramps up 'deep Web' search effort  - C/Net
6/21/2005: Web shopping thrives amid phishing fears  - C/Net
6/21/2005: New worm hits AIM network  - C/Net
6/21/2005: In geek world, he's a celebrity - Seattle Times
6/21/2005: UK firms get fresh hacker warning
  - BBC
6/21/2005: Beethoven online odes trigger mass downloads
  - BBC
6/21/2005: Videoconferencing is all grown up
  - C/Net
6/21/2005: Asian Trojans attacking U.K., agency warns
  - C/Net
6/21/2005: Open sesame? Or could the doors slam on
  - C/Net

6/21/2005: Microsoft slaps firms with piracy lawsuits  - BBC
6/21/2005: Open-source maneuvers  - C/Net
6/21/2005: Extra: 'Mactel' desktops may offer triple-threat OS  - C/Net
6/21/2005: Tetanus Toxin Found To Have Therapeutic Properties - Science Daily
6/21/2005: Hackers goto Redmond  - C/Net
6/21/2005: Gentoo Linux founder to 'educate' Microsoft  - C/Net
6/21/2005: Secret life of the OpenSolaris code  - C/Net
6/21/2005: Dell says he'd sell Apple's Mac OS  - C/Net

6/21/2005: China To Build Four New Nuclear Reactors At Qinshan Plant - SpaceDaily
6/21/2005: The Atomic Battery  - Technology Review 
6/21/2005: Google founders invest in solar energy  - C/Net
6/21/2005: Editorial: How not to deal with nuclear waste - New Scientist

6/21/2005: Fish Oil Supplements May Be Harmful To Patients With Abnormal Heart Rhythms - Science Daily
6/21/2005: Flight Stockings Significantly Reduce DVT Risk, Says Research Review - Science Daily
6/21/2005: Heart attack response 'improving'  - BBC

6/21/2005: Sunny lifestyles may halve prostate cancer risk - New Scientist
6/21/2005: Chemotherapy For Brain Tumors Is Boosted After Vaccine Targets Resistance-related Antigen - Science Daily

6/21/2005: Short-term stress can enhance immunity - New Scientist
6/21/2005: Killer fungi could cut malaria deaths - New Scientist
6/21/2005: Promising TB drug begins clinical trials - New Scientist
6/21/2005: Bird flu found in Indonesian man  - BBC

6/21/2005: Warning over diabetes checks  - BBC

6/21/2005: Lance Armstrong Through A Physiological Lens: Hard Training Boosts Muscle Power 8% - Science Daily
6/21/2005: Medication Orlistat Appears Helpful In Improving Weight Management For Obese Adolescents - Science Daily
6/21/2005: UK health ranked ninth in Europe  - BBC
6/21/2005: Fat chance: Why some men are reluctant to join slimming clubs  - BBC
6/21/2005: Men struggling to woo the ladies may be able to blame their genes  - BBC
6/21/2005: New base for skin research  - BBC

History, Anthropology:
6/21/2005: Homo floresiensis: The little troublemaker - New Scientist
6/21/2005: King Tut's 'comeback tour' begins - MSNBC

6/21/2005: China Not Using Clout Against North Korea: US Negotiator - SpaceDaily
6/21/2005: US Doesn't Expect Quick EU Move On China Arms Embargo - SpaceDaily
6/21/2005: US Cannot Accept "Partial Solution" To Korean Nuclear Crisis: Negotiator - SpaceDaily
6/21/2005: Chinese markets likely to surpass Japanese cellphone, PC markets: study - SpaceDaily
6/21/2005: Seagate to create 1,500 high-end tech jobs in Singapore: report - SpaceDaily
6/21/2005: Wireless tech may hinder workers' breaks  - C/Net
6/21/2005: DVD sales: Threat or new frontier?  - C/Net
6/21/2005: U.K. anti-pedophile center to be created  - C/Net
6/21/2005: A Web Tool for Investors in Distress  - C/Net
6/21/2005: David Holtzman - Business Week
6/21/2005: Boeing's Duel With Complacency  - C/Net
6/21/2005: U.S. computer science hiring up sharply  - El. Engr. Times
6/21/2005: Who's Creative in Genetics & Nanotechnology? Survey Seeks Top Scientists for a Study of Research Innovation - Science Daily
6/21/2005: Reward for hotel clients: stock - Seattle Times
6/21/2005: Nuclear Accountability - Technology Review
6/21/2005: Ethnic divide in science exposed  - BBC
6/21/2005: Fake DVD seizures up 41% on 2004  - BBC
6/21/2005: Teddy Ruxpin goes digital  - CNN

6/21/2005: Epilepsy blunder: The struggle goes on for children despite pay-out agreement  - BBC
6/21/2005: Schiavo 'no trauma'  - BBC
6/21/2005: Feeling pain and witnessing it have same effect on muscles - New Scientist
6/21/2005: Autistic and proud of it - New Scientist

Physics and Astronomy:
6/21/2005: Lonely Galaxies Appear Blue -
6/21/2005: Magma oceans sloshed across early asteroids
 - New Scientist
6/21/2005: Interview: The final frontier
 - New Scientist
6/21/2005: The View Is Better From Up There: Penn-Led Team To Look To Distant Galaxies With Balloon-Borne Telescope
 - Science Daily

6/21/2005: Fat speeds ageing more than cigarettes - New Scientist
6/21/2005: Friends 'help people live longer'
  - BBC
6/21/2005: Close friends make longer life more likely  - New Scientist

6/21/2005: Blogs: Robots run amok at hospital  - C/Net

6/21/2005: Second Mars radar boom deploys  - BBC
6/21/2005: Astronauts request better gear for the future
 - New Scientist
6/21/2005: Astrobiology
 - New Scientist
6/21/2005: Should Britain fund astronauts?
  - BBC
6/21/2005: Have Your Say: Would you pay for a British astronaut?
  - BBC
6/21/2005: Cosmic Log: Red, white and blue on Mars - MSNBC
6/21/2005: Space suits with geology skills built in
 - New Scientist
6/21/2005: It's Full Sail Ahead for Enthusiasts' Spacecraft ...
 - L. A. Times
6/21/2005: Little Free Flier Offers Astronauts An Eye Outside ...
 - SpaceDaily
6/21/2005: Last-minute drama in space station supply run ...
 - FirstScience
6/21/2005: Folly of Our Age: The Space Shuttle
 - SpaceDaily
6/21/2005: Spirit's Scenic Stop
 - SpaceDaily

6/21/2005: Mars Tech Eyed for 9/11 Rescue Pack - SpaceDaily
6/21/2005: U.S. pushes back Europe's e-passport deadline  - C/Net
6/21/2005: DivX releases new, high-quality video format  - C/Net
6/21/2005: Kodak to discontinue black-and-white paper  - C/Net
6/21/2005: Holographic Movies Show Promise For Medical, Military Applications - Science Daily
6/21/2005: Blogs: Sunny-side up for this airplane  - C/Net
6/21/2005: How the Batsuit works
  - C/Net
6/21/2005: The Mailbox Cam
  - CNN
6/21/2005: Deal struck to develop ‘Son-of-Concorde’
 - New Scientist


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