2008-06-05

    
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June 05, 2008
  Molecule can invade your cellsPDF files may take a moment to load

A rare and peculiar molecule may soon open doors to vast improvements in cell research and drug treatment.

Fullerene, or buckyballs, are capable of easily crossing cell membranes, which is typically a difficult feat. They are named after American architect Richard Buckminster Fuller and were discovered in 1985 by three scientists who later won a Noble Prize. University of Calgary biology professor Dr. Peter Tieleman discovered this trait in his lab after two years of research.

June 05, 2008
  Editorial: When a military "tool" turns badPDF files may take a moment to load

It's really hard to argue about taking something away from the military. When you have people risking their lives in foreign countries ostensibly for your benefit, it seems ludicrous to take away one of the "tools" they use to do their job.

June 05, 2008
  Another step backward for womankindPDF files may take a moment to load

It has instilled a love of cosmopolitans, inspired endless quests for $500 shoes and ushered in an age of sexual pseudo-freedom among 45-year-old women everywhere. The infamous Sex and the City was once touted as a new way to look at the single woman: successful, rich and taking over the role of the player in the dating world.

June 05, 2008
  Doc sheds much-needed light on the overseas adoption processPDF files may take a moment to load

With the increasing media coverage of overseas adoption, very little is known about the labyrinthine process of liberating an impoverished child from their country of birth. Images of Angelina Jolie's rainbow family and Madonna's child cover the magazine racks, further proof that we only see the results of years of adoption struggle, while the process of meeting and attempting to actually adopt the child is barely touched upon.

June 05, 2008
  Zohan just zany enoughPDF files may take a moment to load

Nary has a summer passed by in the last decade or so without the world being "treated" to an Adam Sandler movie--usually a brainless affair aimed at the laughter of wide audiences--except for the sporadic foray into serious acting (see Punch Drunk Love, Spanglish). This summer's Happy Madison production, You Don't Mess With the Zohan, fits into the former category by virtue of the stupid title alone. Surprisingly, it's not necessarily a bad thing this time around.

June 05, 2008
  Living on the isle of IslandsPDF files may take a moment to load

If you're aloof or quiet, people sometimes mistake that for being stuck up and upset," says Islands front man Nick Thorburn. "I'm a pretty withdrawn, introspective sort of individual."

June 05, 2008
  Science from a different perspectivePDF files may take a moment to load

A University of Calgary professor is trying to bring science and religion closer together. In his latest book, Reinventing the Sacred: A New View of Science, Reason, and Religion, Dr. Stuart Kauffman argues society needs a new worldview that accepts the inability to fully understand the universe through science alone.

June 05, 2008
  Conqueriung EverestPDF files may take a moment to load

Andrew Brash returned this week from Nepal after successfully climbing to the summit of Mount Everest. This was Brash's second attempt up the mountain. His first found him within 200 metres of the peak when his team stopped to help a fellow mountaineer who was left for dead. Two years later, Brash, a University of Calgary alumni, returned to Everest to finish what he had started.

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