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Journal Cites Evolution Studies in 2005
December 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

The journal Science's pick for breakthrough of the year in 2005 is "evolution in action," focusing on studies of how evolution works and how it affects lives today.

Study is First on Menopause in Gorillas
December 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press

Jenny, Shamba, Timbo, Beta and Elaine are zoo gorillas, but they have something in common with millions of women: They have undergone menopause.

Scientists Study Coral Reefs in Caribbean
December 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Mat Probasco, Associated Press

U.S. government scientists were taking aerial photos and conducting underwater surveys to study a coral disease threatening life in the Caribbean Sea.

Indian Ocean Nations Prepare for Next Tsunami
December 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Bill Tarrant, Reuters

The next time a tsunami strikes the Indian Ocean rim, an early warning system should detect it and trigger warnings in time to millions living in coastal communities.

U.S. Greenhouse Gases Rose Two Percent
December 20, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Emissions of gases blamed for warming the atmosphere grew by 2 percent in the United States last year, the Energy Department reported Monday.

Wyoming Launches Cloud-Seeding Project
December 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Bob Moen, Associated Press

Wyoming is embarking on an $8.8 million, five-year cloud-seeding project that aims to bolster mountain snowpack, and possibly yield proof of whether cloud seeding actually works.

Researchers Find Mother Squids Nurse Eggs
December 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Researchers said they have uncovered evidence that some mother squids nurse their eggs for months after laying them.

Research Project Reveals Industrial Pollution Inequities
December 14, 2005 12:00 AM - David Pace, Associated Press

A data analysis shows black Americans are 79 percent more likely than whites to live in neighborhoods where industrial pollution is suspected of posing the greatest health danger.

Scientists Say Fissure Could Be a New Ocean
December 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Anthony Mitchell, Associated Press

Ethiopian, American and European researchers have observed a fissure in a desert in the remote northeast that could be the "birth of a new ocean basin."

Scientists Say Greenland Glaciers Retreating
December 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Alicia Chang, Associated Press

Two of Greenland's largest glaciers are retreating at an alarming pace, most likely because of climate warming, scientists said Wednesday. But researchers at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union also presented studies of the retreat of Alaska's Columbia Glacier that suggest more complexity in the processes of glacial melt.

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