Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

May 27, 1998
Surgical Removal Seems Best Treatment For Prostate Cancer
Despite technical refinements in the use of radioactive

Gorgas Memorial/Leon Jacobs Lecture
Jill Seaman, M.D., D.T.M.H., a pioneering physician who worked for nine years in southern Sudan, will present this year's Gorgas Memorial/Leon Jacobs Lecture on June 10 at 4:00 p.m. in Wilson Hall, Building 1, on the main campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

Tiny Jamaican Tree Crab Made Big And Fast Evolutionary Leap, Scientists Discover
The world's most land-loving crab, a thin and delicate Jamaican species that spends its entire life in a tree, made a surprisingly rapid evolutionary transformation from its large and rugged ocean-dwelling ancestors, according to genetic research to be published in the May 28 issue of the journal Nature by an international team of biologists.

USGS Scientist To Present Evidence For Cause Of Caribbean Tsunamis At Boston Meeting
USGS scientist William Dillon will present new evidence for the cause of several historical tsunamis near Puerto Rico at the American Geophysical Union meeting, scheduled for May 26- 29 in Boston.

Study: Woman Have Good Reasons For More Conservative Investments
Women tend to be more conservative investors. That's a fact that's caused family finance analysts to fret over women's investment portfolios and wonder if they'll have enough money built up at retirement.

Climate Change May Affect The Carbon Balance Of A Rocky Mountain Wetland
The carbon balance of wetlands in the southern Rocky Mountains may be very sensitive to small changes in local climate, according to recent research conducted by the U.S.

Bad Treatment At Termination Leads Many Ex-Employees To File Suit
How employees are treated when they are fired or laid off can play a major role in determining whether they sue their former employers, new research has found.

In Teens, Poor Social Skills Signal Emotional And Behavioral Problems
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health have found that how well or poorly a young person interacts with family and peers, participates in school, and controls behavior can reveal the presence or absence of psychiatric disorders.

Snowmelt Models Could Be Very Useful This Year; USGS Researcher Explains In Boston
With one of the largest snowpacks on record in the Sierra and average to above-average amounts of snow in the Wasatch Range and Northern Rockies, scientists with the U.S.

GIS Used To Catalog And Map The Mars Landscape
The USGS in Flagstaff, Ariz., is using NASA's Viking images and GIS techniques to investigate the origin of ancient river valleys on Mars and to map impact craters, faults and volcanoes on the Red Planet's surface.

Soil Mechanics Experiment Yields Unique Results
A soil mechanics experiment flown twice on the Space Shuttle is yielding new, unique data about the internal fabric of soil and powders under very low confining pressures, which can occur in soil during earthquakes, for example.

Earthquakes Would Rattle Central United States
The bluffs of the Mississippi River -- though they shielded Confederate inhabitants from the bombardments of Yankee gunboats during the Civil War-- will not protect the current residents from the strong ground shaking produced by potential large earthquakes.

Map Of Western Hemisphere Indicates Location Of Potential Earthquake Damage
A new ground shaking hazard map of the Western Hemisphere will show regions of potential earthquake damage, providing a useful global seismic hazard tool for government, industry and the general public.
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