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  • 23 Oct 1996

    WASHINGTON--The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today that it is creating a ``virtual institute'' for human gene sequencing centered at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California.

  • 23 Oct 1996

    WASHINGTON--Nuclear weapons waste can safely be stored in a repository carved out of a salt mine in New Mexico, concludes a report released today by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).

  • 23 Oct 1996

    Mineral formations cited as remnants of a living organism on a martian meteorite may have been forged at temperatures too hot for known life-forms, according to an analysis presented today at the American Astronomical Society's Division for Planetary Sciences meeting in Tucson, Arizona.

  • 23 Oct 1996

    LONDON--A team of British scientists today announced new evidence linking a fatal degenerative brain disease that has killed 10 people in Britain since 1994 with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), a neurological condition popularly known as ``mad cow d

  • 22 Oct 1996

    WASHINGTON--Calm down, anxiety isn't being overlooked at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

  • 22 Oct 1996

    The controversial U.S.-Russian space biology project known as Bion faces delays because of problems with finding a launch vehicle in Russia. ``The fate of Bion is hanging in midair,'' says one Russian company official.

  • 22 Oct 1996

    BERLIN--German scientists are reeling at news that the prestigious Max Planck Society may close four of its research institutes in western Germany under a cost-cutting plan announced yesterday by the society's president, Hubert Markl.

  • 22 Oct 1996

    WASHINGTON--Nicotine prevents the formation in the test tube of protein clumps linked to Alzheimer's disease, scientists announced at a press conference today.

  • 22 Oct 1996

    Ensuring computer security has just become much harder. In a message on the Internet, Adi Shamir, an eminent cryptographer, has revealed a new way to crack the most popular schemes for encrypting messages passing over the Net and telephone lines.

  • 21 Oct 1996

    What to buy a bit of scientific history? There's a lot of it available in Waxahachie, Texas.

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