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Article ID: 8317

Sea Grant Tip Sheet for July 9, 1998

National Sea Grant College Program

1) web site offers students, anglers great lakes water temperature information; 2) aerators prove effective in minimizing marina fish kills

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Article ID: 8313

High On Carbon Dioxide, Crops of Tomorrow May Yield More Grain

University of Arizona

Researchers at The University of Arizona in Tucson are planning to cultivate a crop of the future this summer. The sorghum they will plant this weekend will not differ from the everyday variety. It's the atmosphere around the crops that will give the project its air of distinction.

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Article ID: 8309

July 9, 1998 -- TIPSHEET from NSF

National Science Foundation (NSF)

1- tiny crab makes big evolutionary leap; 2- survey data illustrates increasing computer usage; 3- "virtual human" can teach sign language.

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Article ID: 8306

Computer Program Provides New Strategies for Drug War

Purdue University

A new computer program developed at Purdue University may help government officials wage the war on drugs.

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Article ID: 8305

Dangerous UV Light Snakes Its Way Into the Shade

Purdue University

Cancer-causing ultraviolet-B (UVB) light can snake its way around the shade, according to Purdue University agronomist Richard Grant and the U.S. Forest Service's Gordon Heisler.

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Article ID: 8288

Babies Who Need a New Kidney Usually Get an Adult-Size Replacement.

Stanford University School of Medicine

Babies who need a new kidney usually get an adult-size replacement. But a grown-up kidney demands more blood flow than a baby's tiny system can supply, Stanford transplant surgeons have found.

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Article ID: 8327

Homophobia, Self-Esteem and HIV Risk Linked Among African-American Gays

University of Illinois at Chicago

A study by a University of Illinois at Chicago researcher says negative attitudes toward homosexuality can lead to low self-esteem and increased risk for HIV among young African-American gay and bisexual men.

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Article ID: 8290

New Scientist Tip Sheet for 7/8/98

New Scientist

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Article ID: 8281

How To Compost and Keep Neighbors Happy

Cornell University

The raunchy reputation of backyard composting is both undeserved and unnecessary, according to waste-management educators at Cornell University who reveal a few tricks of the trade in a new instructional video, "Compost Truth or Consequences."

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Article ID: 8249

'Virtual Creatures' Teach Biology Without Dissection

Stanford University School of Medicine

Researchers at the Stanford University Medical Center are developing a virtual reality model of a frog to be used as a computer-based teaching tool for middle school and high school biology students.

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