Sci/tech

Octopus Study Shows Way to Save Fish Stocks
December 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Protecting marine areas for even relatively brief periods can significantly restore depleted fish stocks, scientists said on Monday, citing a study of octopus catches in Madagascar.

South Korean Team Produces Three Cloned Dogs
December 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

A team of South Korean scientists once led by disgraced stem-cell researcher Hwang Woo-suk said on Monday they had produced three cloned copies of a female Afghan hound.

Biologists Hunt Invasive Pythons in Florida
December 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Todd Lewan, Associated Press

Critters that pythons find most delectable -- raccoons, possums, muskrats and native cotton rats -- are already under attack, as are birds such as the house wren, pied-billed grebe, white ibis and limpkin.

Scientist Says New Data Backs Sulphur Climate Plan
December 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Ari Rabinovitch, Reuters

Nobel Prize laureate Paul Crutzen says he has new data supporting his controversial theory that injecting the common pollutant sulphur into the atmosphere would cancel out the greenhouse effect.

Gore Urges Scientists to Be More Active
December 15, 2006 12:00 AM - Alicia Chang, Associated Press

Former Vice President Al Gore said Thursday there was a "temptation" to suppress scientific findings that don't agree with policy and urged scientists to take a more active role in communicating research with the public.

New Controls on Publishing Research Worry USGS Scientists
December 14, 2006 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

The Bush administration is clamping down on scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey, the latest agency subjected to controls on research that might go against official policy.

Report Defends Experiments on Monkeys
December 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

There are strong scientific reasons for British scientists to continue research using monkeys in "carefully selected research problems," especially when it is the only way to save human lives, a committee of experts said Tuesday.

New South Pole Station Nearly Complete
December 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

There are still people who live in tents -- heated ones -- at the South Pole, but inside the brand new science station, cutting-edge research designed for the harsh Antarctic environment has found a home.

Scientists Marvel at Sea Life Miles Deep
December 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

Peering deep into the sea, scientists are finding creatures more mysterious than many could have imagined. At one site, shrimp were living around a vent that was releasing water heated to 765 degrees Fahrenheit.

Team Awarded for Better Bulb Discovery
December 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A team of scientists at Vanderbilt University have been given an award from Popular Mechanics magazine for a discovery that could someday replace the common light bulb, the researchers say.

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