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Entries from June 2010

Mice and depression research

June 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Depressed Mice Could Aid Research on Drug-Resistant Depression in Humans ScienceDaily (June 29, 2010) — New research shows that a unique strain of laboratory mice characterized at Penn State University has behavioral, hormonal, and neurochemical characteristics that are similar to those of human patients with drug-resistant forms of depression. The mice — which have a […]

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Tags: biology

Cell transplants

June 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Embryonic Cell and Adult Pig Islet Transplants Cure Diabetes in Rats ScienceDaily (June 29, 2010) — In a step toward curing diabetes in humans, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have alleviated the disease in rats using transplants from both embryonic and adult pigs.

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Tags: biology

Robofish

June 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Introducing Robofish: Leading the Crowd in Studying Group DynamicsScienceDaily (June 29, 2010) — University of Leeds scientists have created the first convincing robotic fish that shoals will accept as one of their own. The innovation opens up new possibilities for studying fish behaviour and group dynamics, which provides useful information to support freshwater and marine […]

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Tags: technology

We can’t afford war

June 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Published on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 by TruthDig.com We Can’t Afford War by Amy Goodman “General Petraeus is a military man constantly at war with the facts,” began the MoveOn.org attack ad against Gen. David Petraeus back in 2007, after he had delivered a report to Congress on the status of the war in Iraq. […]

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Arctic tipping point

June 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Published on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 by Environment News Service (ENS) Ancient Fossils Show Arctic Now Near Climate Tipping Point BOULDER, Colorado – Current levels of Earth’s atmospheric carbon dioxide may be high enough to bring about “irreversible” shifts in Arctic ecosystems, according to new research published today by scientists from the United States, Canada […]

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Tags: global warming

Gulf dead zone

June 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Oil Spill in Gulf Could Cause ‘Dead Zone’, Further Hitting Sea Life http://act.commondreams.org/go/1244?akid=95.96588.qoGHkt&t=8

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War on journalism

June 30th, 2010 · No Comments

John Pilger: There Is a War on Journalism http://act.commondreams.org/go/1249?akid=95.96588.qoGHkt&t=18

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Trust the IMF?

June 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Dean Baker: Why Should We Trust the IMF? http://act.commondreams.org/go/1255?akid=95.96588.qoGHkt&t=30

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Exempt

June 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Linda McQuaig: Police, Bankers Exempt From Austerity http://act.commondreams.org/go/1256?akid=95.96588.qoGHkt&t=32

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Budget cuts limit bus use

June 30th, 2010 · No Comments

RG mail http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2010/jun/28/bus-cuts-cars-bp-oil-spill Bus cuts drive Americans back to cars The BP oil spill may make people reconsider their dependency on cars – but budget cuts are limiting public transport options

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Refutations

June 29th, 2010 · 2 Comments

3 refutations of Darwinism

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Tags: Evolution

Dennett annoyed at agnostics

June 29th, 2010 · No Comments

From Dennett Have you noticed how self-proclaimed (and self-satisfied) agnostics often sneer at us arrogant, over-confident atheists without expressing any parallel contempt for the Pope, Rick Warren, the imams, and so on for their similar if opposite avowals of certainty? In the future I plan to insist on agnostics being equal-opportunity sneerers. This is complete […]

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Tags: Science & Religion