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    * Scientists recreate Hydra of myth, in miniature: In the ancient Greek tale, the hero Hercules kills a many-headed monster that could regrow its heads.
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      * Scientists recreate "Hydra" of myth, in miniature:
      In the ancient Greek tale, the hero Hercules kills a
      many-headed monster that could regrow its heads.

      http://www.world-science.net/othernews/070801_hydra.htm


      * Dark matter doubters not silenced yet:
      Growing "proof" that an unseen, exotic substance
      pervades space still hasn't won over a core of skeptics.

      http://www.world-science.net/othernews/070802_darkmatter.htm


      * Brain stimulation "awakens" near-unconscious
      patient
      :
      A new brain stimulation treatment awakened a patient
      from a near-vegetative state, researchers report.

      http://www.world-science.net/othernews/070801_mcs.htm


      * Orangutan communication resembles "charades":
      Captive orangutans use gestures not unlike humans do
      in the parlor game, researchers say.

      http://www.world-science.net/othernews/070801_charades.htm


      * Ancestor of the "living fossil" sheds new light:
      Zoologists called it the find of the century in
      1938: a fish thought to have been extinct since
      dinosaurs roamed. A new discovery may help complete
      the story.

      http://www.world-science.net/othernews/070801_coelacanth.htm


      * Blacks who kill whites likeliest to be executed,
      study finds
      :
      Bias in the U.S. justice system continues even after
      sentencing, a sociologist says.

      http://www.world-science.net/othernews/070730_execution.htm


      * Sabotage, Drinking Reports Shake NASA:
      America's space agency was shaken by two startling 
      and unrelated reports.

      http://www.world-science.net/othernews/070727_nasa.htm


      * Pot could boost psychosis risk later in life,
      study finds
      :
      Evidence points to a link between marijuana use and
      eventual loss of contact with reality, scientists say.

      http://www.world-science.net/othernews/070727_cannabis.htm



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