269World Science: Study may overturn thinking on human brainpower
- May 19, 2013
* Does your physical strength influence your
Men's upper-body strength predicts some of their
political views, according to new research.
* NASA planet-hunting telescope breaks down:
A NASA spacecraft designed to hunt for Earth-like
planets has broken, and agency scientists don't know
whether they will be able to fix it.
* Cotton may offer "eco-friendly" way to clean up
A cheap form of raw cotton reportedly can sop up
more than 30 times its weight in oil.
* New principle may help explain why nature is
Like children, scientists are always asking "why?"
One question they've yet to answer is why nature
picked quantum physics.
* Study may overturn thinking on human intellect:
The human edge in intelligence isn't due mainly to
the large size of the front part of our brain, new
* Killed twice in 1600s, hoax "dragon" slain again --
in creationism dispute:
Scientists say they've proven what some suspected
three centuries ago: the swamp dragon from Rome was
a hoax. And maybe now it matters more.
* DNA similarities increasingly seen in different
A large study of endometrial cancer hints at new
ways to classify tumors that might aid treatment,
* "Earth-like," possibly habitable planets
Researchers say they have identified the first
fairly Earth-sized planets in a Sun-like star's
* Stacking 2-D materials leads to surprises:
* Anti-cocaine vaccine getting ready for prime time:
* Moon, Earth water traced to same source: ancient
* Scientists boost cellular "trash collection" to gives
flies extra life:
* Stem cells found to cure epilepsy in mice:
* Blocking single gene makes cancer cells nicer,
* Stunning new view of Saturn storm shows eye
about the size of India:
* To understand far-off worlds, astronomer looks
closer to home:
* Carrying baby leads to comfort -- from mice to
people, study says:
* Bacteria may help pummel one of toughest cancers:
* Depression-like symptoms seen in flies:
* DNA of "living fossil" decoded:
* "Tantalizing hint" of dark matter particles:
* Inedible plant material may be convertible to food:
* NASA plan to grab asteroid could spur other
* Laziness genes possibly found:
* Yes, gentlemen, size matters -- but something else
matters more, study finds:
* New heart disease-red meat link also involves
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