Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

December 09, 1996
Right Brain May Control Writing In Some Lefties, Study Shows
Researchers have shown for the first time that, in some left-handed people, writing may be controlled completely and independently from the right hemisphere of the brain

Lightning Research Is Charged With Finding A Rain Gauge In Space
The solution to monitoring the climate in remote areas of the globe where there are no weather stations may be lighting up the sky.

Columbia Scientists Theorize That Equatorial Winds Launched Iceberg Armadas In The North Atlantic
Scientists at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory unveiled a new theory that tropical winds caused vast iceberg armadas to surge across the North Atlantic during the ice age.

Scientists Make Gains In Treatment, Genetic Risks Of Pancreatic Cancer
Johns Hopkins researchers have found that pancreatic cancer patients may live longer if they undergo chemotherapy and radiation after surgery, and that more people than previously thought may have an inherited risk for pancreatic cancer

Western Europe Keeps Competitive Pressure On U.S. For Science And Engineering Investment
The European Union gives a high priority to investments in science and engineering education and research, according to a newly released Data Brief from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
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