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03 March 2006 @ 03:05 pm
Science: ISS, Dung Power, Sensationalising Science, Altruism, Big Apes and Bad Biology  

Big Apes and Bad Biology


"By going back only a generation, before aircraft and spacecraft pixelated the Earth, you arrive at an era when nature still held a few surprise cards; when major discoveries could still be made.


Japanese Make Gasoline From Cattle Dung

Associated Press

"Scientists in energy-poor Japan said Friday they have found a new source of gasoline — cattle dung."


ISS 'to be completed as planned' >

Associated Press

"The heads of the five space agencies in charge of the International Space Station (ISS) have held talks on the future of the facility. "


Media 'sensationalising science'

BBC News

"A report by the Social Market Foundation (SMF), an independent research group, has accused the UK media of sensationalising science."


Altruism 'in-built' in humans

BBC News

"Infants as young as 18 months show altruistic behaviour, suggesting humans have a natural tendency to be helpful, German researchers have discovered."