Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

January 21, 1997
Actuaries Assumptions In Public Retirement Systems Highly Accurate, New Study Says
First ever study of actuarial assumptions in public retirement systems shows high accuracy in actual to expected events ratios

NY Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Sandia National Laboratories Work Together To Preserve Statues And Infrastructure
Marble statues, the nation's bridges and tunnels, and cement blocks that entomb radioactive wastes share a common problem: limestone ingredients make them vulnerable to pitting from acid rain and spall- ing from freeze-thaw cycles that may follow.

Creatine Plus Carbohydrates May Help Performance
The bad publicity surrounding steroids shold not blind athletes to the potential of a natural substance, creatine, to boost performance, particularly when taken with extra carbohydrates

Pain-Relieving Properties Of Pepper Rediscovered
The healing properties of red pepper or capsicum are being rediscovered by modern medicine, notes the January issue of the Penn State Sports Medicine Newsletter

The CIA Would Like To Know What Scientists Are Seeing Over The Rainbow
It sounded like the opening to a spy novel when the Central Intelligence Agency recently awarded a $70,000 contract to the University of Washington for the study of Western rainbows.
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