Tag: biology

Big Stink

Researchers Working to Establish an Odor Index "Light is measured in candelas. Sound in decibels. If you’re running a pneumatic drill, chances are you’re generating 80 decibels of ear-piercing noise." "But ask a scientist how bad the pig farm down the road smells, and you’ll probably get a quizzical look and a vague answer. When …

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And So It Begins

Embryonic Stem Cell Grants Awarded "The government Friday awarded its first grants to prepare for embryonic stem cell research since President Bush gave approval for limited federal funding."

Therapeutic My Tush

Group Pushes for Cloning Research WASHINGTON (AP) – A group of Hollywood moms has resurrected the “Harry and Louise” television ad characters as part of a campaign to allow cloning for research. The television ads, running in Washington and Utah, aim to influence the Senate’s upcoming debate on whether or not to ban human cloning. …

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As Old As My Parents…

Oldest bird clocks 5 million miles "One of the world’s oldest living wild birds is marking its golden jubilee by preparing to breed again. The Manx shearwater — a far-flying gull-like seabird — was probably born in 1952 and is thought to have clocked up about five million miles in the air."

Stem Cell Debate

The embryonic research lobby would like you to think that every scientist thinks that embryonic stem cell research and cloning is critical to curing diseases. Think again: Do No Harm, named after the first line of the traditional Hippocratic oath (that is, the oath that still has the prohibition against abortion), has great stuff on …

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