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    Borderline Aid: Psychotherapy soothes personality ailment

    Borderline personality disorder, a psychiatric condition marked by volatile relationships and stormy emotions, has the reputation of being tough to treat. A new study, however, indicates that any of three types of psychotherapy stimulates substantial improvement in people with this disorder.

    Psychotherapy that centers on emotional themes arising in the interaction between patient and...

    06/13/2007 - 12:39
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    Shifting Ocean: Tipsy Mars may explain undulating shoreline

    By proposing that the Red Planet was tipped halfway over on its side several billion years ago, astronomers this week provide a new perspective on—and new support for—the long-standing notion that Mars once held a vast ocean.

    Viking-spacecraft images of the northern lowlands of Mars, taken in the 1980s, showed what appeared to be two ancient shorelines, each several thousand...

    06/13/2007 - 12:00 Planetary Science
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    Vaccine Harvest: Cholera fighter could be easy to swallow

    By genetically modifying rice plants, scientists have created an edible vaccine that triggers an immune reaction capable of neutralizing cholera toxin, tests in mice show. But the researchers stress that the altered rice wouldn't be sold in stores, grown openly, or be eaten as food. Rather, they envision rice-powder capsules or pills that would deliver the vaccine.

    The...

    06/13/2007 - 11:47 Biomedicine
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    Improbability Drive: Focus on rare actions speeds chemical simulations

    In The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the book by Douglas Adams, a machine made interstellar travel possible by nudging nature toward extremely improbable, but not impossible, events. A new computer-simulation technique promises to calculate chemical-reaction rates 20 times as fast as before by focusing on chains of events that—on the timescales of molecular motion—are very rare but...

    06/13/2007 - 11:23 Technology
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    Easy There, Bro: A plant can spot and favor close kin

    A little beach plant can recognize other plants that grew from its own mother's seeds, according to experiments on root growth.

    Sibling sea rocket plants don't compete with each other as fiercely as unrelated plants do, reports Susan A. Dudley of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.

    Plenty of research in animals has found differences in responses to relatives...

    06/13/2007 - 11:17 Plants