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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Rare Corpse Flower Blooming on Live Web Video

A second Titan Arum (Titan #3), known as the Corpse Flower, housed in the Western Illinois University Botany Greenhouse has begun the blooming process. The greenhouse’s first Titan Arum (Titan #1) bloomed May 2. A live videostream for Titan #3 has been set up at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/wiu-corpse-flower

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 06/22 at 10:51 AM
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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Goodbye to Amazon Forests Means Hello to Malaria

“It appears that deforestation is one of the initial ecological factors that can trigger a malaria epidemic,” says Sarah Olson, the lead author of a new report featured in Emerging Infectious Diseases.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 06/16 at 01:19 PM
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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Goodbye to Amazon Forests Means Hello to Malaria

“It appears that deforestation is one of the initial ecological factors that can trigger a malaria epidemic,” says Sarah Olson, the lead author of the new report featured Emerging Infectious Diseases.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 06/16 at 01:18 PM
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Monday, June 14, 2010

Punching Holes in Clouds

Mysterious clouds are produced when aircraft inadvertently cause rain or snow.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 06/14 at 02:54 PM
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Monday, June 14, 2010

Increased Solar Flare Activity May Disrupt Satellite, GPS

Most popular Science Story of the week:  An upcoming period of increased solar flare activity on satellite communications, cell phones and global positioning systems.

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 06/14 at 07:38 AM
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Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Brand Preference May be in the Drink, Not in the Head

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Scientists are reporting the first identification of a chemical basis for people’s preference for certain brands of vodka, which outsells rum, gin, whiskey, and tequila. They found that vodka differs from simple water-ethanol solutions in ways that could alter vodka’s perceived taste.

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 06/09 at 02:01 PM
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Tuesday, June 08, 2010

After BP Oil Spill, Will US Go Nuclear?

No matter how events in the Gulf play out, coming months and years will reveal the extent to which nuclear power might serve as a safer alternative to the offshore drilling of oil as a way of satisfying our nation’s ever-growing energy needs.

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 06/08 at 02:06 PM
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Monday, June 07, 2010

Oil Spill Experts

Newswise provides a Channel feed of experts, research, and news releases about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. 

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 06/07 at 02:54 PM
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Monday, June 07, 2010

Strangers Influence Our Dating Preferences

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Think your dating choices are up to you, and you alone?  Think again.  A study at Indiana University has found that men and women are greatly influenced by both friends and strangers in their dating decisions.

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 06/07 at 11:39 AM
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Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Early Humans Had “Brain Food,” Too

Doctors have long recommended foods high in the types of nutrients that support brain function.  Research into our early human ancestors’ diet suggests that these “brain foods,” such as fish and other animal proteins, played a part in the evolution and development of our larger, modern brains.

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 06/01 at 10:28 AM
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