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House approves ban on interstate primate sales

After a 200-pound pet chimpanzee mauled a woman in Stamford, Conn., many people wondered how the animal, Travis, came to be living a suburban existence.  But it could become tougher for chimps and other primates to move to the 'burbs if legislation passed by the House yesterday becomes law...

February 25, 2009 — Jordan Lite

Bobby Jindal and volcano monitoring: What was he talking about?

When Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal delivered the official Republican response to President Obama’s speech last night, he blasted elements of the economic stimulus package as “wasteful spending”– among them, “$140 million for something called ‘volcano monitoring.’”

“Instead of monitoring volcanoes, what Congress should be monitoring is the eruption of spending in Washington, D.C.,” Jindal said...

February 25, 2009 — Jordan Lite

Modern wars fought mostly in biodiversity "hot spots"

As if biodiversity wasn’t under siege already from encroaching human populations and climate change, it is literally under attack, according to a new study showing that most of the last half-century's conflicts were in the most ecologically rich—and threatened—parts of the planet...

February 24, 2009 — Jordan Lite

NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory crashes into the ocean

The Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO), NASA’s satellite to track CO 2 emissions on Earth, failed to reach orbit after blasting off early this morning, crashing in the waters off of Antarctica and dashing hopes for the $278-million mission...

February 24, 2009 — Jordan Lite

Vitamin D deficiency linked to more colds and flu

Is sunshine more than just a home remedy for a cold? New research suggests it may be: In a study that will be published tomorrow, people with low levels of vitamin D — also known as the "sunshine vitamin" — were more likely to catch cold and flu than folks with adequate amounts...

February 23, 2009 — Jordan Lite

NFL players who use steroids have more injuries

Performance-enhancing steroids are the gifts that keep on giving. They help set home-run records and win cycling medals — never mind make for obvious nicknames like the latest instant classic, A-Roid...

February 20, 2009 — Jordan Lite

Forensics labs mostly using unproved science, report says

Fingerprinting and analysis of hair fibers and marks made by weapons are familiar forensic tools to those of us who love crime shows, never mind to criminal defendants on trial and those who say they were wrongly convicted by evidence based on those techniques...

February 19, 2009 — Jordan Lite

Two frontrunners on short list for FDA chief, report says

Is Pres. Obama getting closer to filling a key health post? The role of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) chief is down to two candidates, the Washington Post says in an unsourced report: Baltimore Health Commissioner Joshua Sharfstein and former New York City Health Commissioner Margaret Hamburg...

February 18, 2009 — Jordan Lite

Melanoma and Parkinson's disease linked

What does skin cancer have to do with Parkinson's disease, the degenerative brain condition that causes tremors, slowed gait and problems with balance and coordination?

February 16, 2009 — Jordan Lite
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