Sci/tech

Study Disputes Cell Phone-Cancer Link
December 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press

A huge study from Denmark offers the latest reassurance that cell phones don't trigger cancer. Scientists tracked 420,000 Danish cell phone users, including 52,000 who had gabbed on the gadgets for 10 years or more, and some who started using them 21 years ago.

Piranha Among 13 New Species of Venezuelan Fish
December 1, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Scientists have found a new type of piranha and a ray among 13 new species of freshwater fish in an area of Venezuela where pollution from gold mines is emerging as a threat, a conservationist said on Thursday.

Giant Prehistoric Fish Packed Quite a Bite
November 29, 2006 12:00 AM - Will Dunham, Reuters

It was the first super predator of the ancient seas and its fearsome, jagged jaws still inspire awe 400 million years later. The armor-plated fish Dunkleosteus was a 33-foot-long , four-ton monster that terrorized other marine life in the Devonian Period.

New Flood-Tolerant Rice Could Help Farmers and Environment
November 29, 2006 12:00 AM - Robin Hindery, Associated Press

Inside a greenhouse on the University of California, Davis campus, a group of rice plants is defying conventional farming wisdom and thriving in a formerly life-threatening environment -- under water.

Satellite to Track Elusive Pakistani Snow Leopards
November 29, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Conservationists in Pakistan have for the first time attached a satellite tracking collar to a snow leopard with the aim of gathering crucial information for efforts to save the endangered big cats.

Professor Devises New Form of Solar Cell
November 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A University of Idaho professor is devising a new form of solar cell she says could lead to a breakthrough that would make solar energy commercially feasible.

Scientists Find Climate Change Clues in the Sky
November 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Beth Duff-Brown, Associated Press

Scientists are peering into the clouds near the top of the world, trying to solve a mystery and learn something new about global warming.

U.N. Meeting to Tackle Growing E-Waste Menace
November 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Daniel Wallis, Reuters

Western donations of old computers, mobile phones and televisions could be toxic "hand-me-downs" posing a hazard to the environment of poor countries, a major U.N. conference will hear this week.

EPA to Regulate a Form of Nanotechnology for the First Time
November 23, 2006 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Consumer products using extremely small particles of silver to kill germs will need Environmental Protection Agency approval, part of the government's first move to regulate the burgeoning nanotechnology industry.

Crayfish Enact Dominance/Submission Rituals
November 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Like dogs mounting one another or rolling onto their backs, crayfish act out elaborate rituals of dominance and submission, U.S. researchers reported Monday.

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