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Article ID: 534518

Three First-ever Isotopes Created at NSCL

National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory at Michigan State University

Researchers at Michigan State University's National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, NSCL, have created three never-before-observed isotopes of magnesium and aluminum. The results stake out new territory on the nuclear landscape and suggest that additional super-heavy aluminum nuclei might exist.

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22-Oct-2007 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 534574

Stellar Forensics with Striking New Image from Chandra

Chandra X-ray Observatory

A spectacular new image shows how complex a star's afterlife can be. By studying the details of this image made from a long observation by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers can better understand how some stars die and disperse elements like oxygen into the next generation of stars and planets.

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23-Oct-2007 11:45 AM EDT
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Article ID: 534566

New Mom Is Recipient of UVa's First Intestinal Transplant

University of Virginia Health System

Courtney and Bill Wagner were newlyweds expecting their first child when their lives began veering in a direction they never anticipated. Courtney lost weight, became severely dehydrated and could no longer tolerate solid food. Physicians at two hospitals were alarmed by her deteriorating condition but unable to determine what was wrong.

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23-Oct-2007 10:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 534496

The Solution to a Seven-Decade Mystery Is Crystal-Clear to Chemist

Florida State University

A Florida State University researcher has helped solve a scientific mystery that stumped chemists for nearly seven decades. In so doing, his team's findings may lead to the development of more-powerful computer memories and lasers.

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19-Oct-2007 9:45 AM EDT
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Article ID: 534492

An Audio Conversation With... Maryland English Prof. Stanley Plumly

University of Maryland, College Park

The University of Maryland's Distinguished University Professor of English Stanley Plumly talks about the art of writing poetry, his nomination as a National Book Award finalist and more!

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18-Oct-2007 8:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 534422

Heaviest Stellar Black Hole Discovered in Nearby Galaxy

Chandra X-ray Observatory

Astronomers have located an exceptionally massive black hole in orbit around a huge companion star. By combining data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Gemini telescope on Mauna Kea, Hawaii, M33 X-7 was determined to be the most massive stellar black hole known. This result has intriguing implications for the evolution and ultimate fate of massive stars.

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17-Oct-2007 1:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 534376

Major League Baseball: Sharing Revenue, Not Success

Washington University in St. Louis

Major League Baseball implemented revenue sharing to create incentives for ball clubs to build their teams and build their fan base. It's ended up having the opposite effect. Small market teams may find money from revenue sharing more profitable than what they earn from winning a game.

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17-Oct-2007 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 534341

Engineering Lab Helping Ensure Safety of Florida's Minibuses

Florida State University

Paratransit buses, or the smaller buses, are a fairly common sight on the roads of most American communities. Public transit and social service agencies, among others, often use the 16- to 20-seat vehicles to provide access to public transportation for people with disabilities in support of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

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15-Oct-2007 4:10 PM EDT
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Article ID: 534299

From Golden Gate to the Bluegrass State

University of Kentucky

Students get real world experiences in opera as the University of Kentucky teams up with San Francisco Opera to premiere Thomas Pasatieri's new comedic opera "The Hotel Casablanca."

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12-Oct-2007 7:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 534271

Control Halloween Candy Consumption

Washington University in St. Louis

While Halloween, with all its candy and treats, may be a child's dream come true, it can turn into a nightmare for parents who have been touting the benefits of healthy eating the rest of the year. How do you keep your kids from devouring all that candy in one sitting? It takes a bit of planning, says Connie Diekman, R.D., director of University nutrition at Washington University in St. Louis and president of the American Dietetic Association.

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12-Oct-2007 11:00 AM EDT
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