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Tuesday, February 03, 2004

Tuesday January 3, 2004.

From History News Network http://www.hnn.us:
Revealed: Shaken by criticism, Tennyson proposed removing almost half the famous account of the Crimean war tragedy from "The Charge of the Light Brigade," including, "Theirs not to reason why/Theirs but to do and die."
Note: The criticism was of the poem "Maud".

Is Howard Dean the Goldwater of the Democratic Party? Jeffrey J. Matthews

Chart your morality
From EurekAlert http://www.eurekalert.org/pubnews.php
Public Release: 3-Feb-2004
International Journal of Behavioral Development
Twenty-five per cent of teenage girls face depression
Twenty-five per cent of females between the ages of 16 to 19 will experience an episode of major depression and smokers are more likely to become depressed, according to a unique study led by a University of Alberta researcher.

Public Release: 3-Feb-2004
Astronomy & Geophysics
Astronomers unravel a mystery of the Dark Ages
Scientists at Cardiff University, UK, believe they have discovered the cause of crop failures and summer frosts some 1,500 years ago – a comet colliding with Earth. The team has been studying evidence from tree rings, which suggests that the earth underwent a series of very cold summers around 536-540 AD, indicating an effect rather like a nuclear winter.
From the UK edition of Google News:
European Stomach Cancer Rates Falling Fast -Study
Reuters - 17 hours ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Deaths from stomach cancer in Europe fell by 50 percent from 1980 to 1999 due to better diets, food preservation and control of bacteria linked to the disease, an international team of researchers said Tuesday.
Stomach cancer deaths plummet BBC News
New report shows stomach cancer rates declining fast in Europe EurekAlert
Independent Online - Medical News Today - and 8 related

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