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Tuesday, June 22, 2004

From EurekAlert http://www.eurekalert.org/pubnews.php:
Public Release: 22-Jun-2004
American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting
Plant pathologists to discuss the future of organic farming
Organic farming is one of the fastest-growing segments of U.S. agriculture, with organic food sales reaching $9.3 billion in 2002. To ensure continued prosperity of this rapidly expanding industry, plant pathologists with The American Phytopathological Society (APS) are calling for additional organic farming research and adherence to established growing procedures.

Public Release: 22-Jun-2004
Frogs muscle-in on 'wasting' process
Scientific studies of a unique Australian frog could lead to the development of new ways to improve livestock production levels and boost the prospects of maintaining human muscle strength into old age.

Contact: Dr Nick Hudson, CSIRO Livestock Industries
nick.hudson@csiro.au
61-073-214-2538
CSIRO Australia

From the UK edition of Google News:
British Library to archive Web
NetImperative - 8 hours ago
The project stems from the idea that the average lifespan of a website only stretches to about 44 days. So the Library has put together the UK Web Archiving Consortium (UKWAC) to include the national libraries of Wales and Scotland, the ...
Effort to save UK's web heritage BBC News
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http://www.webarchive.org.uk/

Tuning Up Young Minds: Music lessons give kids a small IQ advantage
Regular music lessons, focused either on learning to play an instrument or to sing, result in small but statistically significant IQ gains for first graders by the end of the school year, a new study finds.
http://www.sciencenews.org/articles/20040619/fob6.asp
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