Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

October 30, 1996
Stroke Survival, Disability Influenced By Who Cares For Patients, Study Finds
Older people who suffer strokes appear to have a better chance of survival, with less disability, if they are cared for primarily by a neurologist rather than a medical generalist while in the hospital, according to a study of Medicare outcomes data

NCAR Scientist Models Earth's Climate and Vegetation Patterns At Last Glacial Peak
Climatologist and geologist Benjamin Felzer, for the National Center for Atmospheric Research has used computer models of climate and vegetation to find which plant types our ancestors wandered among 21,000 years ago.

New Technology To Help Measurement and Study of Earthquakes
Scientists have begun installing a network of 250 Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers that will continuously measure the constant, yet physically imperceptible, movements of earthquake faults throughout southern California.

An Equal Opportunity Extinction? Cincinnati Geologists Find Global Impact from Permian Die
University of Cincinnati geologists have evidence that indicates the Permian mass extinction, the largest ever known, was not limited to particular geographic or environmental regions.

NCAR Scientists Trek To Africa For Biosphere-Atmosphere Chemistry Study
Important sampling in the tropical rainforest will culminate in November and December, when a team of scientists from four nations complete a rare study of the African atmosphere.

Fertilization Protein Structure To AID in Leukemia Treatment
The structure of a protein recently discovered by C. D.

North America Hit Hard By Asteroid Strike In Yucatan 65 Million Years Ago
A new study says the asteroid that struck Earth 65 million years ago and wiped out the dinosaurs was particularly deadly to North America because it hit the Yucatan peninsula from the southeast at a 20- to 30-degree angle, spreading the devastating impact of its energy northwest. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to