Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

July 19, 2009
New findings on the birth of the solar system
A team of international astrophysicists, including Dr. Maria Lugaro from Monash University, has discovered a new explanation for the early composition of our solar system.

New Web site launches $1.7 million project to improve European cancer communications
An initiative to boost cancer prevention, treatment and care throughout Europe by improving communications within the cancer community kicks off on Monday, July 20, with the launch of a new Web site.

Tuvalu hopes solar project inspires climate talks; nation sets goal of 100 percent clean energy by 2020
Amid worsening climate change-related problems for small island states, Tuvalu has established a national goal of being powered entirely by renewable energy sources by 2020.

Men who have sex with men in Africa: The forgotten part of the HIV pandemic
Men who have sex with men in sub-Saharan Africa are a high risk group for HIV infection -- yet religious, political, and social stigma mean that this isolated group cannot access vital services.
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