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Australia Greens may block mine-tax deal

June 27, 2010 8:25 pm | by Reuters | Comments

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia's new prime minister, Julia Gillard, could fail to win parliamentary approval for a much-anticipated compromise on the government's mining tax, after the Greens vowed on Monday to oppose any major backdown.

Alex regains tropical storm strength in Gulf

June 27, 2010 8:25 pm | by Reuters | Comments

CAMPECHE, Mexico (Reuters) - Tropical depression Alex picked up speed over the Gulf of Mexico and regained tropical storm strength on Sunday as two key Mexican oil ports remained closed.

Thick oil soils Mississippi shore as storm looms

June 27, 2010 5:26 pm | by Reuters | Comments

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss./CAMPECHE, Mexico (Reuters) - Large patches of thick oil from BP Plc's Gulf of Mexico oil spill washed ashore in Mississippi for the first time on Sunday while the Atlantic hurricane season's first named storm posed an uncertain threat to the gulf.

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Same Types Of Cell Respond Differently To Stimulus, Stanford Study Shows

June 27, 2010 10:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Stanford University Medical Center ) Using new technology that allows scientists to monitor how individual cells react in the complex system of cell signaling, Stanford University researchers have uncovered a much larger spectrum of differences between each cell than ever seen before.

Technique Enables Precise Control Of Protein Activity In Living Cells

June 27, 2010 10:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of North Carolina School of Medicine ) In a paper published today in the journal Nature Biotechnology, Klaus Hahn, Ph.D., who is the Thurman Professor of Pharmacology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a member of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer...

Oil spill teams keep wary eye on storm in Gulf

June 27, 2010 9:27 am | by Reuters | Comments

CHETUMAL, Mexico (Reuters) - The Atlantic hurricane season's first named storm posed an uncertain threat to the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday, as a report said relief wells may halt the worst U.S. oil spill ahead of schedule.

Storm Alex downgraded to tropical depression

June 27, 2010 9:27 am | by Reuters | Comments

CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - Storm Alex was downgraded to a tropical depression as it moved over the Yucatan Peninsula but was likely to regain strength over the Gulf of Mexico later on Sunday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

Gestational Diabetes Linked To Serotonin And Dietary Protein

June 27, 2010 9:27 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of California - San Francisco ) The cause of diabetes during pregnancy is directly controlled by serotonin, a chemical produced by the body and normally known as a neurotransmitter, and is influenced by the amount of protein in the mother's diet early in pregnancy,...

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Carbon Nanotubes Form Ultrasensitive Biosensor To Detect Proteins

June 27, 2010 9:26 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Boston College ) Boston College researchers have used carbon nanotubes and molecular imprinting to develop a biosensor capable of detecting proteins, according to a report in the journal Nature Nanotechnology.

Physicists Explain Why Superconductors Fail To Produce Super Currents

June 27, 2010 9:26 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Florida ) When high-temperature superconductors were first announced in the late 1980s, it was thought that they would lead to ultra-efficient magnetic trains and other paradigm-shifting technologies.

Carbon Sequestration: Boon Or Burden

June 27, 2010 9:26 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Copenhagen ) The idea to sequester carbon is gaining support as a way to avoid global warming. For example, the European Union plans to invest billions of Euros to develop carbon capture and storage whereby CO2 will be extracted and stored underground. But how...

Alex weakens over Yucatan but to regain storm power

June 27, 2010 7:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Alex, the first named storm of the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season, was downgraded to a tropical depression as it moved over the Yucatan peninsula but was likely to regain strength over the Gulf of Mexico later on Sunday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

Oil spill efforts ramp up as storm eyed anxiously

June 26, 2010 9:25 pm | by Reuters | Comments

GRANDE ISLE, Louisiana (Reuters) - The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season is posing an uncertain threat to the Gulf of Mexico, even as efforts to contain the worst oil spill in U.S. history are set to ramp up.

Storm threat to oil spill efforts

June 26, 2010 8:26 pm | by Reuters | Comments

GRANDE ISLE, Louisiana (Reuters) - The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season was on track on Saturday to reach the Gulf of Mexico within days, a potential threat to containment and cleanup of the worst ever U.S. oil spill.

Storm Alex nears Belize, Yucatan Peninsula

June 26, 2010 7:26 pm | by Reuters | Comments

CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Alex was close to making landfall in Belize on Saturday as it dumped rain on Guatemala and the Yucatan peninsula, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

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