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Does It Pay for a Business to Do Good?

University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business: 23 February 2006
UC Berkeley Haas School of Business Professor David Vogel debunks the link between good corporate behavior and profits.

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Scientists Reveal Ancient Origin of Vertebrate Skeleton

University of Florida Health Science Center: 23 February 2005
The unlovable lamprey, a slender fish with a mouth full of horny, tooth-like structures that flares open at the end of its body, has long been thought to have taken a different evolutionary road than almost all other backboned animals. Scientists have found these animals may not be so different after all.

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Space Cycle Tests Artificial Gravity as Solution to Muscle Loss

National Space Biomedical Research Institute: 14 September 2005
A bike-like centrifuge that creates artificial gravity may help astronauts combat muscle atrophy in space. Researchers are researching whether resistance-training exercise under artificial gravity conditions greater than or equal to Earth gravity (1g) produce the same kind of muscle responses that occur when a person performs weight training on Earth.

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