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Study of 2004 tsunami forces rethinking of giant earthquake theory
The Sumatra-Andaman earthquake of Dec. 26, 2004, was one of the worst natural disasters in history, largely because of the devastating tsunami that followed. View News Article (2006-03-06)

U of MN researchers use human embryonic stem cells to kill cancer cells
For the first time, stem cell researchers at the University of Minnesota have coaxed human embryonic stem cells to create cancer-killing cells in the laboratory, paving the way for future treatments for various types of cancers (or tumors). View News Article (2005-10-12)

Evolution: fish select for the survival of teh fittest
An important breakthrough has been made in determining the forces responsible for the evolution of populations in nature. By studying wild populations of grayling (a close relative of salmon), Mikko Koskinen and Craig Primmer at the University of Helsinki and Thrond Haugen at the University of Oslo found that natural selection, a force suggested by Charles Darwin in `The Origin of Species`, was... View News Article (2002-10-30)

A vision to establish the UK as a global leader in oceanography
A vision for the future of Southampton Oceanography Centre (SOC) is revealed today by the Director designate, Professor Edward Hill. View News Article (2004-12-17)

Deakin University has developed a prototype tasty snack food with special health benefits
Dr Russell Keast, a senior lecturer in the school of exercise and nutrition sciences, has developed a new snack food with a parmesan cheese cracker, organic mashed potato and special healthy additives. View News Article (2006-06-27)

Working memory retains visual details despite distractions
The ability to retain memory about the details of a natural scene is unaffected by the distraction of another activity and this information is retained in "working memory". View News Article (2006-01-20)

Climate models help scientists understand global shifts in water availability
USGS scientists have a clearer picture of global shifts in water availability after examining a century of streamflow measurements from 165 locations around the world. View News Article (2005-11-17)

Velociraptor had feathers
A new look at some old bones have shown that velociraptor, the dinosaur made famous in the movie Jurassic Park, had feathers. A paper describing the discovery, made by paleontologists at the American Museum of Natural History and the Field Museum of Natural History, appears in the Sept. 21 issue of the journal Science. View News Article (2007-09-21)

More than one-third of disaster victims may suffer from stress disorder
In the year after a hurricane, tornado, terrorist attack or other natural or man-made disaster, 30 to 40 percent of adults who were directly affected may suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. View News Article (2006-06-09)

Hurricane aftermath: Infectious disease threats from common, not exotic, diseases
In the wake of Katrina, the public health threats from infectious diseases in hurricane-devastated areas are more likely to come from milder, more common infections rather than exotic diseases. These common infections can often be prevented using simple hygiene measures and a little common sense. View News Article (2005-09-14)

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