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Last Build Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2004 22:00:37 GMT

Copyright: Copyright 2004 The New York Times Company
 



No Skeeters, No Problem? Not So Fast

Sun, 27 Jun 2004 00:37:52 GMT

In the grand scheme of things, mosquitoes do have some value.



This Derby Will Be Won by a Bird

Sun, 27 Jun 2004 00:37:52 GMT

This week, more than 12 young albatrosses will soar into the homestretch of what might be called the Big Bird version of the Belmont Stakes.



Cones, Curves, Shells, Towers: He Made Paper Jump to Life

Sun, 27 Jun 2004 00:37:52 GMT

A computer science professor who died in 1999 was a pioneer in computational origami, an emerging field with surprisingly practical applications.



But the Air Was Clean

Sun, 27 Jun 2004 00:37:52 GMT

Sure, it disrupted the lives of millions and cost the North American economy billions, but last summer's blackout had one benefit.



Preserving a Delicate Balance of Potassium

Sun, 27 Jun 2004 00:37:52 GMT

Western-style diets are relatively poor in potassium, a crucial nutrient.



Letters

Sun, 27 Jun 2004 00:37:51 GMT

Of Subjects and Participants.



Persistent Smells

Sun, 27 Jun 2004 00:37:51 GMT

I recently spent a day in a home full of strong-smelling lilies. For the next week, I smelled the same smell. What could cause this?



Prevention: Weapons in the War on Glaucoma

Sun, 27 Jun 2004 00:37:51 GMT

Treating elevated blood pressure within the eye can cut in half the risk of glaucoma for African-Americans, according to a new study.



Behavior: An Epileptic Child's Best Friend

Sun, 27 Jun 2004 00:37:51 GMT

When a child has a seizure, the family dog may be the first to respond, according to a recently released study.



Remedies: A Mute for the Roar of the Snorer

Sun, 27 Jun 2004 00:37:51 GMT

If you cannot stop a snorer from snoring, how can you cut down on the noise? Here's one possible solution.



Outcomes: Acupuncture and Neck Pain

Sun, 27 Jun 2004 00:37:51 GMT

Acupuncture may have lasting benefits for neck pain, the authors of a new study say.



Paying Homage to the Wisdom of Voices From Medicine's Past

Sun, 27 Jun 2004 00:37:51 GMT

Without fanfare, decades-old journal articles go online.



Bringing Them Back, Healthy, From the Ends of the Earth

Sun, 27 Jun 2004 00:37:51 GMT

Kenneth Kamler is a man with a double life. For much of the year, he is a microsurgeon; but in his other guise, he is an eminent adventure physician.



The Early Days of Hearing

Sun, 27 Jun 2004 00:37:51 GMT

For those who study human evolution, the thinking is that the sensitivity range of human ears is related to the rise of spoken language.



Mars' Round, Smooth Stones Have a Counterpart in Utah

Sun, 27 Jun 2004 00:37:51 GMT

The almost perfectly round Martian pebbles, nicknamed blueberries, are intriguing. Similar spherical pebbles, it turns out, are also strewn around southern Utah.



New Creams Smooth Wrinkles, but They're Not Botox

Sun, 27 Jun 2004 00:37:51 GMT

Welcome to the world of anti-aging cosmetics, a vast and chaotic bazaar where hundreds of products vie for dollars.



A Debate on How to Treat Precancerous Breast Disease

Sun, 27 Jun 2004 00:37:51 GMT

There is a mounting debate among experts over how aggressively to treat ductal carcinoma in situ, which has a 10-year mortality rate hovering around 1 percent.



The Claim: Too Much Sleep Is Bad for You

Sun, 27 Jun 2004 00:37:51 GMT

Averaging more than seven hours of sleep a night is associated with a shorter life span.



A Retrospective Diagnosis Says Lenin Had Syphilis

Sun, 27 Jun 2004 00:37:51 GMT

A new study turns speculation over the death of the Bolshevik leader into a diagnosis of the sexually transmitted disease.



Fear in the Workplace: The Bullying Boss

Sun, 27 Jun 2004 00:37:51 GMT

Researchers are turning their attention to the bullies of the workplace.



Kerry Vows to Lift Bush Limits on Stem-Cell Research

Sun, 27 Jun 2004 00:37:51 GMT

Backed by the unusual endorsement of 48 Nobel laureates, Senator John Kerry on Monday accused the Bush administration of letting ideology trump science.



At One Point, 'I Was Deathly Afraid,' New Space Visitor Admits

Sun, 27 Jun 2004 00:37:50 GMT

Michael W. Melvill, the first person to reach space in a project developed with private financing, said he had considered aborting the flight miles above Earth.



Craft Confirms a Comet Link for Peculiar Moon of Saturn

Sun, 27 Jun 2004 00:37:50 GMT

The Cassini spacecraft bearing down on Saturn has confirmed that its farthest moon, Phoebe, is an icy remnant of the solar system's birth more than four billion years ago.



New Look for NASA for the Next Space Age

Sun, 27 Jun 2004 00:37:50 GMT

Responding to outside recommendations, NASA has begun a top-to-bottom reorganization that will make it leaner and more focused on its goals.



When Science Was Simple: Watching Mr. Wizard

Sun, 27 Jun 2004 00:37:50 GMT

While screening an episode of "Watch Mr. Wizard" on DVD, Don Herbert talked about being the most famous unaccredited scientist in America in the 1950's.



Debate Swirls Around the Status of a Protected Mouse

Sun, 27 Jun 2004 00:37:50 GMT

A Colorado scientist says that the Preble's meadow jumping mouse is on the Federal Endangered Species list based on guesswork and outdated science.