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Title: Science Guide News Daily - The Complete Source for Science News
Organizing The World Wide Web Of Science
Science News From The Net
(updated 10:44 AM EST, Wednesday, December 31, 1997)
Biology, Biotechnology, and
- Bird flu may have spread to mainland China - CNN Heath
- As Hong Kong vendors slit the throats of their chickens and ducks and the government gassed farm poultry, there were reports Tuesday that the "bird flu" that has killed four people in Hong Kong may have spread to mainland China.
- Mapping The Way To A Bigger Prawn - EurekAlert
- CSIRO researchers have produced the world's first prawn gene map, which is the first step in assisting prawn farmers to grow bigger, faster growing prawns in the future.
- Seniors Must Do Homework in Choosing Health Care - New York Times
- National Eye Care Month Is Set for January - New York Times
- New Studies Examine Heart-healthy Benefits of Alcohol - New York Times
- CDC Helps `Bird-Flu' Efforts in Hong Kong - New York Times
- Pesticide-related sicknesses reportedly up in California - Nando Times
- Pesticide-related illness in California rose 20 percent in the most recent year analyzed by the state, running counter to a years long trend.
- Cancer deaths in Britain at a 10-year low - Nando Times
- Bats: engineering marvels - Nando Times
- If you can get past the notion that bats are kind of Halloween-like and scary, they are amazing creatures. As Oxford biologist Richard Dawkins says in his book, "The Blind Watchmaker," "They are like miniature spy planes, bristling with sophisticated instrumentation."
- Clinton Seeks More Funding For AIDS Drugs - Excite.com News
- Spokesman Joe Lockhart confirmed a New York Times story that said Clinton would seek a 35 percent increase in spending for AIDS drug assistance programs which help pay for new medications that slow or arrest the progression of the infection.
- Many are sprayed, but a few are worse - Excite.com News
- Whether or not you realize it, if you don't buy organic foods, pesticides are an integral part of your family diet. And of the 300 pesticides approved by the federal government, 73 -- including some of the most frequently used -- have been found to be "probable" or "possible" carcinogens.
- New 'tumour freezing' treatment gives some hope for cancer sufferers - Excite.com News
- A pioneering method of treating cancers by freezing tumours with liquid nitrogen is on trial at a London hospital, and could help maintain the quality of life for sufferers.
- New Insight Into Tumor Suppressor - Excite.com News
- Researchers have now determined the structure of protein that plays a vital role in putting the brakes on cell growth, according to a new report. The protein, known as p18INK4c is a member of INK4, a family of molecules that can result in cancer if mutated or disabled.
- Group sues over Medicare mandate - Excite.com News
- A national seniors group filed suit yesterday in federal court hoping to block enforcement of a new law that would ban physicians from the Medicare system if they privately negotiate their fees with patients whose treatment otherwise would be covered by Medicare.
- More hospitals join the list on drive-by status - Excite.com News
- A cocktail of respiratory viruses caused as many as 17 Houston health-care facilities to request some form of drive-by status for at least part of Tuesday. In most cases, intensive-care units were filled when people with chronic lung and heart diseases developed complications after they contracted some kind of respiratory ailment, he said.
& Astrophysics, Space, Aeronautics, and Aerospace
- NASA filled the calendar in 1997 - Excite.com News
- A retrospective of NASA missions from the past year
Engineering, Energy, Mathematics,
and Technology Issues
- Northwest system helps pilots avoid turbulence - CNN Sci-Tech
- About one minute after United Airlines Flight 826 was violently rocked by air turbulence over the Pacific Ocean Sunday night, a Northwest Airlines plane flew safely 4,000 feet higher thanks to turbulence prediction methods used by Northwest.
Computers, Computer Science,
and the Internet Issues
- IBM breaks own disk-drive capacity record - CNN Sci-Tech
- IBM scientists have developed a computer disk drive that can store 11.6 billion bits per square inch -- about the same as all the letters in 1,500 novels.
Linquistics, and Paleontology
Environmental Sciences &
Issues, Geology, Meteorology, and Oceanography
- Researchers find 'mystery bird' unseen for 113 years - CNN Earth
- An Indian "mystery bird" unseen for 113 years and suspected to be extinct has been photographed by American scientists, who also uncovered a bird-watchers scandal.
- Report: Population to double in 74 poor countries - CNN Earth
- The population boom is still booming in the world's poorest countries, even as it levels off in richer nations that encourage the education and employment of women, the Population Institute reported on Tuesday.
- Earth's coral reefs in decline, researchers say - CNN Earth
- As 1997, the "International Year of the Reef," draws to an end, scientists are warning that 12 months of especially intense research has shown that more must be done to protect the "rain forest of the ocean."
- Psychology: Control Stress in 1998 - New York Times
Weekly News and Information
(Updated Every Tuesday Morning)
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Beep Heard Round the World October 6, 1997 - On October 4, 1957, the
launch of the Sputnik satellite singlehandedly began the space race.
- Ask The Experts
- BookMarks -
The Current Pick of the Web
Monthly News and Information
- Faster Ships
for the Future
- A Simpler
Ride into Space
- Now That
Travel Can Be Virtual, Will Congestion Virtually Disappear?
- NEWS AND ANALYSIS
- In Focus
- Tissue Engineering
Comes of Age
- Science and the Citizen
- Betting on
in the Lab
and the Mind
- By the Numbers:
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
- In Brief
- Technology and Business
- Heavy Metal
Meets Its Match
Get Charged Up
- Cyber View
- Master of Your
- Jane Goodall
- AMATEUR SCIENTIST
- Recording the
Sounds of Life
- WORKING KNOWLEDGE
- Fish Ladders
- Queer Science
- Clean Genes
- Briefly Noted
The Buck Stops Here
- FROM THE EDITORS
- 50, 100 and
150 Years Ago
- Letters to
- In Corea, Maine, and other coastal towns, lobstering has been a way
of life for generations, but a sea change is under way By Jim Doherty,
photographs by Richard Howard
- In the artist's epic paintings of Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon,
Americans discovered a land worth seeing and saving By Donald Dale Jackson
- Hazy days, green scum in lakes and less biodiversity may be our harvest
if we overuse this element to ensure bountiful crops By James Trefil
Echoes of Spirits Still Dwell
- Age old rituals and beliefs live on in the fantastic costumes and masks
of New Guinea's modern day aboriginal tribes Photographs by Chris Rainier
Flew & Flew & Flew
- Staying the course through engine repairs, storms and fatigue, in 1935
two brothers set a record that's never been broken By Edwards Park
Those Who Want to Play Outdoors
- Begun as a co-op for climbers, REI now has gear for everyone from skiers
to bikers and folks who just like to look the part By Scott McCredie, photographs
by Regis Lefebure
Takes on the Masters
- Everything old was new again when the great experimenter tried his
hand at the works of Manet, Velázquez and others
Bang! You're Dead
- In Europe and America, politics, a maiden's honor, even the pronunciation
of a word, were worthy reasons to fight a duel By Barbara Holland, illustrations
by Peter De Sève
Strange Journey of Heinrich Harrer
- Long after winning fame and fortune for his memoir Seven Years in Tibet,
is the author ready to tell the rest of his story? By Lewis M. Simons
to the Editor
- An Illustrated History of a Mughal Emperor By Secretary I. Michael
Comment & Notes
- Two Cultures--Never the Twain Shall Meet? By John P. Wiley, Jr.
- Capturing solar energy by low-orbiting communications satellites and
sending it to earth via microwave.
HOPE IN THE MINEFIELDS
- New ways to speed the removal of the millions of buried landmines that
continue to kill and maim civilians in more than 60 countries.
- Providing free access to computer networking can extend the pleasures
and benefits of the Net to people living in poor communities.
CAN REBUILD YOU
- Developing supple artificial muscles to run robots and perhaps replace
worn-out or defective human parts.
A FLY! IT'S A BUG! IT'S A MICROPLANE!
- Intelligent flies on the wall.