Archive for October, 2007

Scientists study men who pay for sex

October 24, 2007

British researchers say nearly half of the men who pay for sex already have a partner. he scientists used survey data from a standard health screening questionnaire completed by more than 2,500 men at one British sexual health clinic from October 2002-February 2004.

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Lost: A Generation of Scientists

October 24, 2007

Fundamental scientific research is at a standstill in America. That is the harsh fact of a matter that has been hushed and avoided too long. The cause is a literal interpretation of democracy that has yanked 150,000 men out of scientific studies to make a scant two percent of the total armed forces.

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Why is a minute divided into 60 seconds, an hour into 60 minutes?

October 24, 2007

In today’s world, the most widely used numeral system is decimal (base 10), a system that probably originated because it made it easy for humans to count using their fingers. The civilizations that first divided the day into smaller parts, however, used different numeral systems, specifically duodecimal (base 12) and sexagesimal (base 60).

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Genome of DNA Pioneer Is Deciphered

October 24, 2007

The full genome of James D. Watson has been deciphered, marking what some scientists believe is the gateway to an era of personalized genomic medicine.

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A New Type of Molecular Switch

October 24, 2007

IBM scientists have created a novel molecular switch that is able to turn on and off without altering its shape. While such a

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Secrets of a lost world

October 24, 2007

Of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Great Pyramid of Giza is the only one still standing. Built around 4,500 years ago to house the body of the fourth-dynasty Egyptian pharaoh Khufu (or Cheops), it stands testament to a lost world’s technical expertise.

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Lost Moon Landing Tapes Discovered

October 24, 2007

“For years ‘lost’ tapes recording data from the Apollo 11 Moon landing have been stored underneath the seats of Australian physics students. Last week, up to 100 tapes, clearly marked “NASA Manned Space Center”, turned up after a search in a dusty basement of a physics lecture hall at Curtin University of Technology in Perth.”

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A List Apart: Staying Motivated

October 24, 2007

Whether your chosen medium is pictures or language, food or formulas, everyone has the capacity to be creative in their work. But we can often lose our motivation to create, making it difficult to stay focused and excited on a project. So how does one keep their creative well from drying up?

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8 Sex Positions Women Love

October 24, 2007

Unlike men, women can lose an orgasm almost in the midst of having one.

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Study: Lasik safer than contact lenses

October 24, 2007

Researchers have said contact lens users are more likely than Lasik surgery patients to develop complications leading to further vision loss.

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