Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

December 29, 2006
Who speaks for the Earth?
In thinking about contact with alien civilizations, we have to consider a host of questions.

Adults living with children eat more fat than do other adults
Adults living with children eat more saturated fat -- the equivalent of nearly an entire frozen pepperoni pizza each week -- than do adults who do not live with children, according to a University of Iowa and University of Michigan Health System study.

AGI honored by California State Mining and Geology Board
The California State Mining and Geology Board has recognized the American Geological Institute for its role in promoting earth science education and outreach in the state of California.

Medicare facing future bankruptcy: 'IEEE-USA Today's Engineer' cites $30 trillion unfunded liability
Because of rising health-care costs, advancing technology and an aging US population, predicting future Medicare spending is difficult.

Molecular anatomy of influenza virus detailed
Scientists at the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., and colleagues at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville have succeeded in imaging, in unprecedented detail, the virus that causes influenza.
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