Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

March 18, 2007
Suicide statistics stable but still too many lives cut short
Suicide rates in Queensland have been relatively stable over recent years according to the latest available data but more than 500 deaths each year is no comfort to the many families and friends left behind.

Inflammation may play role in metastasis of prostate cancer
Research at the UCSD School of Medicine strongly suggests that inflammation associated with the progression of tumors actually plays a key role in the metastasis of prostate cancer.

A calculation the size of Manhattan
The American Institute of Mathematics, one of the leading math institutes in the US, announced today that after four years of intensive collaboration, 18 leading mathematicians and computer scientists from the US and Europe have successfully mapped E8, one of the largest and most complicated structures in mathematics.

Virtual racing games linked to risk taking
Psychologists have taken the
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