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From Bird Flu to Global Warming…

Father of China bird flu victim has recovered: state media from PhysOrg.com
China’s latest bird flu patient, whose case raised fears of human-to-human transmission of the virus, has been discharged from hospital after recovering, state-run media reported.

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Global Warming to Alter Calif. Landscape from PhysOrg.com
(AP) — California is defined by its scenery, from the mountains that enchanted John Muir to the wine country and beaches that define its culture around the world.

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Ancient Mammoth Carcass Arrives in Japan from PhysOrg.com
(AP) — The frozen carcass of a 37,000-year-old baby mammoth unearthed this summer in Siberia arrived in Japan on Saturday for tests that researchers hope will shed new light on the internal structure of the ancient beasts, an official said.

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Stranger that fiction: parallel universes beguile science from PhysOrg.com
Is the universe — correction: “our” universe — no more than a speck of cosmic dust amid an infinite number of parallel worlds?

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2007 a Year of Weather Records in U.S. from PhysOrg.com
(AP) — When the calendar turned to 2007, the heat went on and the weather just got weirder. January was the warmest first month on record worldwide – 1.53 degrees above normal. It was the first time since record-keeping began in 1880 that the globe’s average temperature has been so far above the norm for any month of the year.

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