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US Births Up; Emergency Room Waits Longer; Nasa Seeking Better Moon Ride; New Bird Flu Outbreak; Distant Galaxy Has Life Stuff; Cool Underwater Volcano;

Against the Trend, U.S. Births Way Up from PhysOrg.com
(AP) — Bucking the trend in many other wealthy industrialized nations, the United States seems to be experiencing a baby boomlet, reporting the largest number of children born in 45 years.

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Emergency room waits getting longer from PhysOrg.com
Emergency room wait times in the United States are getting longer, especially for the severely ill, medical researchers said Tuesday.

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NASA looking for fastest moon wheels from PhysOrg.com
The U.S. space agency has set April 4-5 as the dates for its 15th annual Great Moonbuggy Race for high school and college teams.

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India reports fresh bird flu outbreak from PhysOrg.com
Indian authorities said they had confirmed an outbreak of bird flu among poultry following the death of thousands of chickens in the past week in the eastern state of West Bengal.

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Distant galaxy holds key ingredients for life, astronomers report from PhysOrg.com
Astronomers from Arecibo Observatory radio telescope in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, have detected for the first time the molecules methanimine and hydrogen cyanide — two ingredients that build life-forming amino acids — in a galaxy some 250 million light years away.

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Geoscientist Finds Surprise Hidden in the Pacific from PhysOrg.com
UT Dallas geoscientist Dr. Robert J. Stern and former master’s student Neil Basu were part of a research team that discovered and studied an extinct underwater volcano near the southern Mariana islands, near Guam, in the western Pacific Ocean.

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Comments

  1. #1 Dave Briggs
    January 16, 2008

    NASA looking for fastest moon wheels from PhysOrg.com

    I picked this one. I think it is a good thing to get the public thinking about the moon and going back. There could be a lot of things harvested for society in the long run from the moon.
    Dave Briggs :~)