Sci/tech

Researchers Abandon Monkey Experiments
October 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Mike Stobbe, Associated Press

A research center has dropped a controversial proposal to conduct medical experiments on up to 100 endangered African monkeys that are natural carriers of a form of the AIDS virus but do not get sick from it.

Research Mice Leaving NYC for Suburbs
October 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Jim Fitzgerald, Associated Press

A group of 35 hospitals and medical schools in the New York metropolitan area have decided to relocate their research mouse-breeding and mouse-holding operations in a new building in Yonkers.

Scientists Say Wood Makes Plastic Stronger
October 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Scientists at the State University of New York's College of Environmental Science and Forestry are developing a way to add wood fiber to plastic to make it stronger.

Researchers Developing Purple Tomatoes
October 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Oregon State University researchers are fine-tuning a purple tomato, a new blend of colors and nutrients. The skin is as dark as an eggplant. But it doesn't just look cool, it could be better for you.

Ozone Hole Size Sets Record
October 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

This year's Antarctic ozone hole is the biggest ever, government scientists said Thursday. The so-called hole is a region where there is severe depletion of the layer of ozone in the upper atmosphere that protects life on Earth by blocking the sun's ultraviolet rays.

Mexico Rejects Biotech Corn Planting
October 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Mark Stevenson, Associated Press

Mexico this week barred Monsanto Co. and other biotechnology companies from planting genetically engineered corn, rekindling fierce debate in that country over the technology.

Grammar May Help Fight Bacteria
October 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Seth Borenstein, Associated Press

Biologists reached back to elementary school to discover a promising new way to fight nasty bacteria: Apply the rules of grammar.

Hawaii Remains Vulnerable to Quakes
October 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Mark Niesse, Associated Press

Another massive earthquake could strike the Hawaiian isles at any time, but this weekend's 6.7 magnitude tremor does not signal an increase in ground-shaking activity, researchers said.

Aftershocks Keep Hawaiians on Edge Following Magnitude 6.6 Quake
October 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Mark Niesse, Associated Press

Aftershocks kept Hawaiians on edge following the strongest earthquake in more than two decades, a 6.6-magnitude quake that caused blackouts and landslides and prompted vacationers to flee their hotels.

Bering Strait Appeared Earlier than Believed
October 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

A land bridge between Alaska and Siberia flooded to make the Bering Strait 11,000 years ago, more than 1,000 years earlier than previously thought, researchers reported Wednesday.

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