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Miners may be risky, but gems to be found
HandoutIn a report this week, Bank of Nova Scotia analyst Tom Meyer highlighted several companies he views as attractive portfolio choices, including First Quantum Minerals Ltd., Inmet Mining Corp. and Lundin Mining Corp.
First Quantum preps Sentinel for production
First Quantum Minerals (FM-T) - which has several copper projects in its development pipeline - has a new reserve and resource estimate in hand for its Sentinel copper project in Zambia.
Not-quite-so elementary, my dear electron
But in the 1980s, physicists predicted that electrons in a one-dimensional chain of atoms could be split into three quasiparticles: a 'holon' carrying the electron's charge, a 'spinon' carrying its spin (an intrinsic quantum property related to ...
Infectious disease: Blowing in the wind
Kawasaki disease was uncommon even in Japan, where it had been first identified in the early 1960s, and was almost unheard of in the United States.
China's stem-cell rules go unheeded
She adds that first-hand experience with patients is enough to show that stem-cell treatment is worthwhile. “First, it's safe; second, it's effective. We know that,” she says. Leading stem-cell scientists think otherwise. Commenting on Tong Yuan's ...
Brain imaging: fMRI 2.0
It was the first demonstration of fMRI as it is commonly used today, and came just months after the technique debuted - using a contrast agent - in humans.
Science in court: Arrested development
The Supreme Court got its first taste of this research in 2005, when it considered Roper v. Simmons. In 1994, Christopher Simmons was sentenced to death in Missouri after he and an accomplice wrapped a woman's head in duct tape, bound her limbs with ...
Physicists hunt for dark forces
It would be the first sign of a hidden sector, which could include entire zoos of new particles, including dark matter. “It would be like when Galileo saw moons orbiting Jupiter,” says Nima Arkani-Hamed, a theorist at the Institute for Advanced Study ...
Million-year-old ash hints at origins of cooking
Cooking makes food easier to chew and digest, so the first humans to adopt it could get more energy from the same amount of food and spend less time foraging.
Pigeons may 'hear' magnetic fields
Individual neurons in birds' brains can relay crucial information about Earth's magnetic field, possibly providing the animals with an 'internal GPS', according to research into magnetoreception.