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Publisher Takes Weight Challenge Seriously

Publisher Takes Weight Challenge Seriously
For more than 21 years Jim Reevs has enjoyed exercising five to six times a week. He's even raced in the Ore to Shore bike race, the Superior Bike Fest and various running races on an annual basis. But when he turned 50, he realized that exercise alone does not constitute a healthy lifestyle.

Reevs found out he has high blood pressure and in order to lower it, he became part of the Healthy Weight Journal Challenge.

"There is a direct link........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 8/19/2006 6:57:45 AM)

Cheap and Chic at Yank

Cheap and Chic at Yank
A perfect marriage of right-this-minute trends and cheap, cheap prices. Yank feels more feminine chic rather than modern sleek but you'll find colors and styles that play off fashion themes without being extreme. The site is a joy with large photos, detailed descriptions, wishlists, gift cards and easy ways to shop by collections or from their ads. Don't miss the sale section where we found tops up to 80% off.

This tank top with palettes........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 8/18/2006 8:56:49 PM)

Core Needle Biopsy Gives An Accurate Picture

Core Needle Biopsy Gives An Accurate Picture
The gene expression profile detected in the core needle biopsy of a breast tumour is representative of gene expression in the whole tumour. A study published recently in the open access journal Breast Cancer Research confirms the reliability of core needle biopsy as a tool in breast cancer diagnosis and prognosis. The study also shows that the gene expression profile of a core needle biopsy might be more accurate than the profile of a surgical........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 8/18/2006 6:38:51 AM)

Some video games promote sociability

Some video games promote sociability
Hang in there, parents. There is some hopeful news on the video-gaming front.

Researchers have found that some of the large and hugely popular online video games although condemned by many as time-gobbling, people-isolating.

monsters actually have socially redeeming qualities.

In theory, anyway.

After examining the form and function of what's known in the trade as.

MMOs massively multiplayer online video games an........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 8/17/2006 11:43:31 PM)

Advanced Imaging Facility And Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Advanced Imaging Facility And Hydrogen Fuel Cells
Gaithersburg, MD -- Thanks to a new and improved imaging instrument at the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), scientists now can conduct detailed surveillance on the comings and goings of water inside hydrogen fuel cells--a piece of intelligence key to making the technology practical for powering future automobiles.

With visualization powers 10 times better than those achieved previously, researchers........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 8/17/2006 11:00:15 PM)

Kids with OCD bullied

Kids with OCD bullied
Children with obsessive-compulsive disorder are three times more likely to be bullied than other children, and the name-slinging could cause symptoms of OCD to worsen, University of Florida scientists have found.

"One of the things we have noticed working with a number of kids with OCD is that peer relations are extremely impaired," said Eric Storch, Ph.D, a UF assistant professor of psychiatry and pediatrics and lead author of the study.........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 8/14/2006 10:16:32 PM)

Flatworms And Regeneration Research

Flatworms And Regeneration Research
Scientists have identified a gene in planaria--freshwater flatworms renowned for their regenerative abilities--that is key for maintenance of their stem cells. Because planarian stem cells share characteristics with those of humans, the work will aid researchers striving to understand how stem cells can be used to completely repair damaged tissues and organs.

Planaria have been studied for hundreds of years, but modern genomic techniques........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 8/14/2006 9:46:26 PM)

Stylish Crystal Fuze Necklace

Stylish Crystal Fuze Necklace
Crystal Fuze necklace which shines during day and night is an awesome fashion accessory which allows you to carry a whole planet around your neck. I don't know a even a single women who doesn't have a fascination for jewelry and this is simply superb.

This necklace is made from a cut Swarovski crystal with a glowing LED, if kept close to eyes; you can see small continents in it. Crystal is powered by tiny batteries and can be switched off if........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 8/14/2006 7:00:13 AM)

Almost Half Of Kids With ADHD Not Treated

Almost Half Of Kids With ADHD Not Treated
In contrast to claims that children are being overmedicated for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a team of researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found that a high percentage of kids with ADHD are not receiving treatment. In fact, almost half of the children who might benefit from ADHD drugs were not getting them.

"What we found was somewhat surprising," says Richard D. Todd, M.D., Ph.D., the........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 8/13/2006 6:40:01 PM)

No advantage for four-drug antiretroviral regimen

No advantage for four-drug antiretroviral regimen
Adding a fourth drug to an antiretroviral regimen for the initial treatment of HIV-1 did not lead to significant differences in reducing HIV levels in the blood, time to virologic failure, adverse events or drug resistance over 3 years, according to a study in the August 16 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on HIV/AIDS.

Roy M. Gulick, M.D., M.P.H., of Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, presented the findings of the study today........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 8/13/2006 6:02:20 PM)

Rapid expansion of HIV treatment

Rapid expansion of HIV treatment
A massive scale-up of HIV/AIDS treatment programs at urban primary care sites in Zambia has produced favorable patient outcomes, demonstrating that expansion of such programs in sub-Saharan Africa is feasible, with good results, according to a study in the August 16 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on HIV/AIDS.

Jeffrey S.A. Stringer, M.D., of the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia, Lusaka, and the University of Alabama at........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 8/13/2006 5:57:56 PM)

Has E3 been Comdex'ed?

Has E3 been Comdex'ed?
According to the exclusive story from Next Generation, in the next 48 hours there will be an announcement on the cancellation of E3, which "in its present form, has been cancelled for next year and the foreseeable future." According to ARS Technica, the show is not being cancelled but rather downsized, due to the show-within-a-show that E3 was becoming: it was the back channel meetings that were the real events.

Okay, I came back from the........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 8/13/2006 11:58:09 AM)

OneWebDay: September 22, 2006

OneWebDay: September 22, 2006
The Web has changed millions of lives. Just two months from now, on September 22, we'll be celebrating the first OneWebDay. OneWebDay is one day a year when we all - everyone around the physical globe - can celebrate the Web and what it means to us as individuals, organizations, and communities. In short, it's like an Earth Day for the Internet-a day to stop and think about what the Internet means to us.

Add the OneWebDay Button to your site........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 8/13/2006 11:48:52 AM)

Atomic Bonsai Kit

Atomic Bonsai Kit
It's always nice to have some plant life around the house or to freshen up your drab cubicle, but let's face it -- a number of a modern urbanite (or suburbanite, for that matter) lacks a green thumb.

Enter the Atomic Bonsai Kit! A hip, clever, and evergreen alternative to wilting foliage, you simply interlock the cardboard bonsai leaves and branches together -- no scissors or glue (or watering or sunshine!) required. Like its real-life........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 8/12/2006 3:06:01 PM)

Blooming Of Amorphophallus Titanum

Blooming Of Amorphophallus Titanum
The titan arum (Amorphophallus titanum) is one of the world's most remarkable plants. Native to tropical forests in Sumatra, it produces a monstrous four- to nine-foot-tall flower head, which releases a monstrous stench of putrefaction at peak bloom (another name for the plant is the corpse flower!). The species rarely flowers in cultivation-the last time one bloomed in New York was 1939. However, Brooklyn Botanic Garden's ten-year-old specimen........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 8/12/2006 2:28:10 PM)

Puzzle Fantastica

Puzzle Fantastica
What's all this then?

P.F. #1 has become born and grown and lived and shown its charity and, to quote Whitman, it will forever "be curious, not judgmental." It has not been solved. Near 200 contributions have been made, and near 10,000 people have gandered.

Where do we go from here? We weren't being coy earlier when we said the puzzle was bigger than us. We'd like to say it was now bigger than Sudoku but, as Kerouac would have it........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 8/12/2006 2:01:08 PM)

Schwarzenegger Sends Guard Troops To Major Airports,

Schwarzenegger Sends Guard Troops To Major Airports,
Three hundred National Guard troops were ordered Thursday to airports in San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles and San Diego as state and local officials ramped up security measures around California in response to the arrests of suspected terrorists accused of plotting to blow up airplanes headed from Britain to the United States.

Schwarzenegger Sends Guard Troops To Major Airports,.........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 8/12/2006 1:34:55 PM)

Color 3D Prints

Color 3D Prints
See this 3D print.

With the help of some friends at CADD Edge we were able to get a color 3D print of our favorite World of Warcraft gnome. All we had to do was export our cleaned up and textured models as VRML files, which they fed right into their ZCorp printer.

If you are interested in doing the same with your video game avatars, I suggest contacting Anvil Prototypes. They are interested in helping people who want to pay to have their........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 8/12/2006 9:41:30 AM)

What Keeps Lizards' Blue Genes from Fading?

What Keeps Lizards' Blue Genes from Fading?
Researchers have reported the first direct evidence that cooperative behavior in side-blotched male lizards arises from their genes. The findings, reported in the May 9 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by University of California--Santa Cruz's Barry Sinervo and his colleagues, represent some 20 years of research into the altruistic or "self-sacrificing" behavior.

Side-blotched lizards, it turns out, come in three different........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 8/11/2006 9:37:41 PM)

Fossils Links from Ape-men

Fossils Links from Ape-men
A team of researchers working in an eastern Ethiopian desert has discovered fossil bones and teeth from individuals they believe link the genus Australopithecus--precursors of humans--to a decidedly more ape-like animal of the genus Ardipithicus. Because the fossils were found in areas known to contain evidence of both older and younger specimens, the researchers say evidence of when the three hominid types existed will provide valuable........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 8/11/2006 9:31:19 PM)

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Ending AIDS Epidemic Is A Multi-Front War

Ending AIDS Epidemic Is A Multi-Front War
The scientists, health workers and activists fighting AIDS long ago gave up the idea they could kill the global epidemic with a single blow. But they are beginning to think it might be possible to bleed it to death with a thousand cuts.

That was among the things on the minds of 26,000 delegates to the 16th International AIDS Conference as they headed home and the huge, biennial, multi-ring circus struck its tent yesterday.

There are two........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 8/19/2006 6:46:51 AM)

Have you ever seen an elephant running?

Have you ever seen an elephant running?
A young elephant steps out at Whipsnade Wild Animal Park while cameras record the movement of the disc shaped markers on its legs and back.

(Images: John Hutchinson).........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 8/18/2006 6:45:45 AM)

Spinal Cord Injury Treatment Progress

Spinal Cord Injury Treatment Progress
The body's spinal cord is like a super highway of nerves. When an injury occurs, the body's policing defenses put up a roadblock in the form of a scar to prevent further injury, but it stops all neural traffic from moving forward.

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University, Drexel University and the University of Arkansas bypassed this roadblock in the spinal cord. First, the researchers regenerated the severed nerve fibers, also........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 8/17/2006 11:47:20 PM)

Chip Bounces Electrons Around Like Billiards

Chip Bounces Electrons Around Like Billiards
Computer designers at the University of Rochester are going ballistic.

"Everyone has been trying to make better transistors by modifying current designs, but what we really need is the next paradigm," says Quentin Diduck, a graduate student at the University who thought up the radical new design. "We've gone from the relay, to the tube, to semiconductor physics. Now we're taking the next step on the evolutionary track".

That next step........Go to the New-technology-blog (Added on 8/17/2006 11:31:44 PM)

Bacteria Can Help Predict Ocean Change

Bacteria Can Help Predict Ocean Change
Every creature has its place and role in the oceans even the smallest microbe, according to a new study that may lead to more accurate models of ocean change.

Scientists have long endorsed the concept of a unique biological niche for most animals and plants a shark, for example, has a different role than a dolphin.

Bacteria instead have been relegated to an also-ran world of "functional redundancy" in which few species are considered........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 8/14/2006 11:55:44 PM)

Large and small stars in harmonious coexistence

Large and small stars in harmonious coexistence
The latest photo from the Hubble Space Telescope, presented at the 2006 General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union in Prague this week, shows a star forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC).

This image reveals a large number of low-mass infant stars coexisting with young massive stars.........Go to the Astronomy-blog (Added on 8/14/2006 10:00:10 PM)

Insights To High-maintenance Dynamics

Insights To High-maintenance Dynamics
Do you have a co-worker with whom you have trouble working? If you have a co-worker with whom you always seem to be somewhat out of sync so much of your psychic energy is consumed trying to get on the same page with him that by the time you get home you are too drained to do much of anything, never mind read any of those books you were compelled to buy on office politics.

Or imagine Bob, an experienced cook, who shows up at a soup kitchen........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 8/14/2006 9:56:47 PM)

Nanotubes Not for Toothpaste

Nanotubes Not for Toothpaste
When researchers fire electron beams at multi-layered carbon nanotubes, they collapse, much like a tube of toothpaste, with such force the nanotubes extrude whatever may be inside, even extremely hard iron carbide. The process--which has applications for manufacturing durable, metal nanowires and similar materials--creates pressures within the tubes that reach one-tenth the crushing force in the Earth's core.

National Science........Go to the New-technology-blog (Added on 8/13/2006 6:58:10 PM)

A Digital Take On The Streets Where We Live

A Digital Take On The Streets Where We Live
A walk down the street may someday be as rich with information as the web, thanks to the emergence of location-aware technology.

Not surprisingly, MIT is at the vanguard of this movement with a project called Electronic Lens (eLens), an initiative of the MIT Media Lab. Headed by William Mitchell and Federico Casalegno, eLens is defined by its focus on benefits for local citizens.

Several research and commercial projects are also exploring........Go to the New-technology-blog (Added on 8/13/2006 6:53:17 PM)

How Religious Garment Defines a New Generation of Women

How Religious Garment Defines a New Generation of Women
There's no argument that the hijab, a scarf that covers the head, hair, neck and ears, is a religious symbol that visibly separates young Muslim American women from their contemporary peers. But a number of who wear it say the covering is a boundary that's helping them carve out their own place in the Western world, yet it also bridges them with their family's traditions and values. The findings are from a paper by Rhys Williams, professor of........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 8/13/2006 6:16:29 PM)

Inside Views: Time To Rethink TRIPS?

Inside Views: Time To Rethink TRIPS?
In the aftermath of the late July collapse of the Doha Development Round negotiations at the World Trade Organization, some are looking for reasons and next steps. Much focus has been placed on the agriculture stalemate, but intellectual property issues also are a factor, especially for developing countries struggling with the 1994 WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS). Fernando Barrio, a professor at........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 8/13/2006 12:05:33 PM)

Stranger in a Strange Land

Stranger in a Strange Land
This past weekend was BlogHer. I only was able to make it down for the Saturday sessions, but overall, I think it was a great event. In a sentence, it was the most valuable blogging-related event I have attended in the past year.

Now, some might think this is a little overblown, but, well, let them choke on their own bile. The event was how such blogging events should be: the newbies and the veterans getting together to discuss blogging and........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 8/13/2006 11:54:29 AM)

Fish Eating Fish

Fish Eating Fish
Two fish for the price of one!

Some lucky one can have both.........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 8/12/2006 3:10:52 PM)

Art On The Moon

Art On The Moon
The only piece of art on the moon (depending, we suppose, on one's definition of art) is a 3?-tall aluminum sculpture titled "Fallen Astronaut."

It was created by Belgian artist Paul Van Hoeydonck and installed by Apollo 15 astronaut David Scott, along with a plaque bearing the names of the 14 astronauts and cosmonauts who died in the service of space exploration.........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 8/12/2006 2:35:50 PM)

Coke And Pepsi Told To Spill Secrets

Coke And Pepsi Told To Spill Secrets
INDIA'S highest court yesterday demanded that Coca-Cola should reveal its secret formula for the first time in 120 years.

The Supreme Court ordered the US soft drinks maker, along with its rival PepsiCo, to supply details of the chemical composition and ingredients of their products after a study released this week claimed that they contained unacceptable levels of insecticides.

Justice S. B. Sinha and Justice Dalveer Bhandari directed........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 8/12/2006 2:31:24 PM)

Whiplash the Cowboy monkey

Whiplash the Cowboy monkey
Whiplash the Cowboy monkey is truly a fan favorite, he is an international star and a true cowboy.

He is an 18 yr old Capuchin Monkey and he is one of the biggest little monkeys in the world. Whiplash has been riding since he was two yrs old and has been a part of our family since he was born.........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 8/12/2006 2:06:20 PM)

What You Can Find In The Moon

What You Can Find In The Moon
What you can find in the moon.

Charlie Duke took this photo of a family picture that he left on the surface of the moon. The photo, taken by Loudy Benjamin, is shrink-wrapped and contains a message on the back which reads "This is the family of Astronaut Duke from Planet Earth. Landed on the Moon, April 1972." Underneath the message are the signatures of his wife and kids. (NASA Photo AS16-117-18841.).........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 8/12/2006 1:48:44 PM)

Editorial board of Elsevier journal resigns

Another journal declaration of independence is in progress. Yesterday the entire editorial board of Topology resigned to protest Elsevier's refusal to lower the subscription price. The editors' letter was posted to PAMnet this morning. (Thanks to George Porter.) Excerpt from the letter:

Dear Mr [Robert] Ross [of Elsevier Science],.

We regret to have to tell you that we, the Editorial Board of Topology, are resigning with effect from 31........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 8/12/2006 9:03:51 AM)

Success Of MRI-guided Breast Biopsy

Success Of MRI-guided Breast Biopsy
Radiologists can help confirm that an MRI-guided breast biopsy has successfully removed the lesion by taking an x-ray of the lesion and slices of the lesion, a new study shows.

"Contrast-enhanced MRI of the breast is becoming increasingly useful in patients with lesions that cannot be detected with other techniques," said Basak Erguvan-Dogan, MD, radiologist in Breast Imaging at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 8/12/2006 6:35:11 AM)

Drilling Into Fossil Magma Chamber Deep Under the Ocean

Drilling Into Fossil Magma Chamber Deep Under the Ocean
Researchers aboard the research drilling ship JOIDES Resolution have, for the first time, drilled into a fossil magma chamber under intact ocean crust. There, 1.4 kilometers beneath the sea floor, they have recovered samples of gabbro: a hard, black rock that forms when molten magma is trapped beneath Earth's surface and cools slowly.

The scientists, affiliated with the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP), published their findings on........Go to the Media-blog (Added on 8/11/2006 9:13:52 PM)

   
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