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Volume 1, Number 10
March 11, 2002

Alzheimer's disease
AIDS
Asteroid bombardment of Earth
Structure of Earth's core
Natural selection and molecular evolution
Duplicate genes and evolution
Higher dimensional black holes
Stem cells
Martian water
Planck scale spacetime
Therapeutic cloning
Feathered dinosaurs
Neutrino experiments
Laser space propulsion
Origins of life
Human evolution
DNA sequencing
Extrasolar planets
The immune system
Diabetes
Controlling light for information storage


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. March 4, 2002 - Folic Acid Possibly A Key Factor In Alzheimer's Disease Prevention
  2. March 4, 2002 - Key Alzheimer's vaccine trial abandoned
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. March 4, 2002 - HIV Protein Stops Cell Division, Leading To More Virus And Sicker Patients
Background


Asteroid bombardment of Earth

References:
  1. March 4, 2002 - Cataclysm 3.9 Billion Years Ago Was Caused By Asteroids, Not Comets
  2. March 11, 2002 - An Ancient Rock Rain Identified
Background


Structure of Earth's core

References:
  1. March 4, 2002 - Support Provided For Layered Inner Core Earth Model
Background


Natural selection and molecular evolution

References:
  1. March 4, 2002 - Human And Fly Studies Tally Good And Bad Mutations, Stress Ongoing Role Of Natural Selection
Background


Duplicate genes and evolution

References:
  1. March 4, 2002 - Gene Duplication Adapts To Changing Environment
  2. March 5, 2002 - How Evolution Monkeys with Duplicate Genes
Background


Higher dimensional black holes

References:
  1. March 5, 2002 - Ring Around the Singularity
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. March 5, 2002 - Transplanted Stem Cells Restore Function In Stroke
Background


Martian water

References:
  1. March 5, 2002 - Ice Field Spied at Mars's South Pole
  2. March 9, 2002 - Odyssey's First Look: Craft spies signs of ice at the Martian south pole
  3. March 9, 2002 - Martian equator: A watery outpost?
Background


Planck scale spacetime

References:
  1. March 6, 2002 - Time gives rays a break

Therapeutic cloning

References:
  1. March 6, 2002 - Dozens of human embryos cloned in China
  2. March 8, 2002 - Therapeutic cloning used to repair immune system
Background


Feathered dinosaurs

References:
  1. March 6, 2002 - Dinosaur reveals fully formed feathers

Neutrino experiments

References:
  1. March 6, 2002 - US could beam neutrinos to Japan
Background


Laser space propulsion

References:
  1. March 6, 2002 - Detective Work Underway On Freak Delayed Explosion
Background


Origins of life

References:
  1. March 6, 2002 - Tiny fossils may be Earth's oldest life
  2. March 7, 2002 - New Evidence for Earliest Life Sparks Controversy
  3. March 7, 2002 - Is this life?
  4. March 7, 2002 - Earliest life or rare dirt?
  5. March 7, 2002 - Dustup Over Oldest Fossils
  6. March 14, 2002 - Scientists, Colleagues Substantiate Biological Origin Of Earliest Fossils
Background


Human evolution

References:
  1. March 7, 2002 - Genetic Analysis Reveals Complexity of Modern Human Origins
  2. March 7, 2002 - Man left Africa three times
  3. March 8, 2002 - Humans Emerged "Out Of Africa" Again And Again
  4. March 9, 2002 - DNA Diaspora: Humanity may share tangled genetic roots
Background


DNA sequencing

References:
  1. March 7, 2002 - Sequencing One Human's Genome In Less Than 24 Hours
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. March 7, 2002 - Direct view of extrasolar planet imminent
Background


The immune system

References:
  1. March 8, 2002 - Chemical Attraction Needed To Launch An Immune Attack
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. March 8, 2002 - Diabetes hormone treatment hope
Background


Controlling light for information storage

References:
  1. March 8, 2002 - Cold atoms carry light pulses
Background


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