Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

December 30, 2003
Kids exposed to violence have more behavioral problems
Children who observe violence or are victims of it show more behavior problems than other children, according to a study of 175 children aged 9 to 12.

Researchers explore the ocean floor with rare instrument
In collaboration with oceanographers from the Monterrey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), a team of geologists at Washington University in St.

Major Mars Express scheduled orbit change successful
This morning, at 09:00 CET, the first European mission to Mars registered another operational success.

New book explains plants, medicine
A new book by botanists at Washington University in St.

Genomics research: New genetic 'hit list' may underlie susceptibility to sudden cardiac death
Researchers at Mayo Clinic have discovered that genetic variants associated with instances of sudden cardiac deaths are far more prevalent and diverse than first thought -- especially among minorities.

New model for species determination offered
When a paleontologist wishes to define a new species, all he or she has to rely on is 'dem bones.

Bacteria discoveries could resemble Mars, other planets
A team of scientists has discovered bacteria in a hole drilled more than 4,000 feet deep in volcanic rock on the island of Hawaii near Hilo, in an environment they say could be analogous to conditions on Mars and other planets.

Space technology goes down to Earth to support mining
Space exploration and underground mining both take place in extreme environments - so perhaps it is not too surprising that technology developed for one field is now being applied to the other.

Tiny nanotube antennas may yield better signals in cell phones, televisions
In the future, your cell phone calls and television pictures could become a lot clearer thanks to tiny antennas thousands of times smaller than the width of a human hair.

OHSU team discovers compound that lacks estrogen's risks
Scientists in the Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine have developed a new selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM) called STX, which shows promise as an alternative to estrogen treatment used by postmenopausal women to relieve symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes and sleeplessness.
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