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Prehistoric Man Stayed Home While Females Roamed

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 5:27 pm (UTC+0)
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Our ancient ancestors might have been shaking up gender roles back in the day. Colorado researchers found that, in two hominid species that lived on the South African savanna over a million years ago, the males preferred to stay close to home while the females were more likely to roam about. The study team, led […]

Blackberry’s Tablet Computer Set to Go Global

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 3:43 pm (UTC+0)
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The maker of  the Blackberry smart phone recently took on Apple’s IPad with the release of its tablet computer, the Blackberry Playbook. Research in Motion released the Playbook in the U.S. and Canada on April 19.  And now a number of international markets are getting ready for the Playbook as well. The countries where the […]

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Science Scanner: Sun Unleashes Spectacular Solar Storm

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 8:08 pm (UTC+0)
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A massive solar storm on the sun was observed by NASA scientists on Tuesday. The US National Weather Service’s Space Weather Prediction Center says that an M-2, or medium-sized, solar flare was seen by a NASA space observatory. The storm could cause disruptions to a variety of communications systems and electrical power over the next […]

Attacking Mosquito-Borne Disease

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 1:42 pm (UTC+0)
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Mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue and yellow fever kill several million people every year and sicken hundreds of millions more. Scientists have been working for years to stop these lethal diseases by either eliminating the disease-carrying mosquitoes or reducing the risk of the bug’s infectious bites. Researchers know that only female mosquitoes feed on […]

Bad Memories? Here, Take a Pill

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 6:29 pm (UTC+0)
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Do you ever wish you could take a pill that would erase a really traumatic memory or at least help take the emotional pain away? A recent study suggests researchers might be on to something like that. The team from the Centre for Studies on Human Stress at the University of Montreal says the drug […]

Science Scanner: As One Mission Ends, NASA Readies Its Last

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 4:51 pm (UTC+0)
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One down, one more to go… This past Wednesday was a rather busy day at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Space Shuttle Endeavour and her six-member crew flew home for the last time, landing at 2:34 a.m. EDT. Endeavour’s final mission, STS-134, lasted 16 days and covered more than 10,460,736 kilometers (6.5 million […]

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