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Article ID: 5776

Human Breast Milk Contains Obesity Hormone

Purdue University

Leptin, a hormone that appears to play an important role in body metabolism and obesity, has been found for the first time in human breast milk.

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19-Dec-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 5771

New Scientist Tip Sheet for 12-16-97

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New Scientist Tip Sheet for 12-16-97

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18-Dec-1997 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 5770

New images of FLIERS, mysterious cosmic spouts

Cornell University

Astronomers will release today (Dec. 17) the clearest Hubble Space Telescope images yet of zesty and mysterious cosmic spouts - known as FLIERs -- emanating from distant objects that once were stars like our sun.

Released:
18-Dec-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 5766

Vassar admission house receives national awards

Vassar College

The renovation of Vassar College's Carol and James Kautz Admission House has garnered awards for renovation and design from leading construction and architectural organizations.

Released:
18-Dec-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 5764

Testing Shows Titanic Steel Was Brittle

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Rolla, Mo. -- Recent tests of steel from the Titanic reveal that the metal was much more brittle than modern steel but the best available at the time, a metallurgical engineering professor at the University of Missouri-Rolla says in a paper to be published in the January 1998 issue of Journal of Metals.

Released:
18-Dec-1997 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 5763

Fear of Friday the 13th

Mansfield University in Pennsylvania

If you have a phobia about "Friday the 13th" then 1998 isn't going to be a good year for you. There are three "Friday the 13ths" in the upcoming year: February 13, March 13 and November 13. Thomas Fernsler can discuss triskaidekaphobia--fear of the number 13.

Released:
18-Dec-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 5759

News about Science, Technology and Engineering at Iowa State University

Iowa State University

Science tips for December include ISU research on: 1.) Shuttle bus to space; 2.) Satellite sticky tape; 3.) Homegrown plastics; 4.) ISU physicists help build 'discovery engine'; 5.) Pure cooling power.

Released:
17-Dec-1997 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 5758

Brave New World in a Mexican Cave

Westminster College

Between January 2 and 9, 1998, Louise Hose, the country's leading female cave explorer and a geology professor from Westminster College in Missouri, will lead a team of scientists into an almost unknown worldówhere they will study living creatures so bizarre that for centuries no one realized they were alive. Hose's team will travel to southern Mexico to delve into the Cueva de Villa Luz, or "The Cave of the Lighted House" and the rare sulfur-based life there.

Released:
17-Dec-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 5755

New Bacterium May Aid War on Insect Pests

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Scientists have discovered a bacterium with the same insect-thwarting properties as the widely-used Bacillus thurengensis. The bacterium, Photorhabdus luminescens, contains a toxin proven effective against a broad array of insects, and promises to become a potent, safe and environmentally benign weapon in the war against insect pests.

Released:
17-Dec-1997 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 5753

Bird invasion tracked by online citizens

Cornell University

As winter finches move south across the Canada-U.S. border in what may be record numbers, ornithological scientists are getting their best-ever look at a massive bird 'irruption,' thanks to thousands of citizen scientists using BirdSource, the interactive World Wide Web database for bird information operated by the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society. The online database records bird sightings -- by casual backyard bird-watchers as well as serious bird enthusiasts.

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16-Dec-1997 12:00 AM EST

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