Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

August 07, 1997
El NiÑO Returns, Could Upset Nation's Weather
The weather pattern known as El Niño is re-emerging in the Pacific Ocean, and that could bring a change in weather for next winter, and perhaps for the next few years.

Stealth Caterpillar Evades Trees' Detection
The forest tent caterpillar's eating habits may be the key to their ability to strip leaves without triggering the tree's defense mechanisms, according to a Penn State entomologist.

Music Videos Glamorize Tobacco And Alcohol Use
A content analysis of 518 televised music videos from four major cable networks showed 25.7 percent of MTV videos portrayed use of tobacco, most often by the lead singer.

Single Mechanism Seen To Underlie Group Of Neurodegenerative Diseases: Mutant Proteins Form Insoluble Masses In The Nuclei Of Neurons
Researchers at several institutions are converging on an understanding of the underlying mechanism responsible for more than a half-dozen debilitating neurodegenerative diseases.
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