Sci/tech

Fossil Suggests Snakes Evolved on Land
April 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Malcolm Ritter, Associated Press

A fossil find in Argentina has revealed a two-legged creature that's the most primitive snake known, a discovery that promises to fire up the scientific debate about whether snakes evolved on land or in the sea.

Act Now on Climate Change, Scientists Urge Canada
April 20, 2006 12:00 AM - David Ljunggren, Reuters

Unless Canada's new government moves quickly to tackle global warming the country's economy and quality of life will increasingly suffer in decades to come, 90 top environmental experts told Prime Minister Stephen Harper in an open letter.

Scientists Find Strong Bacterial Glue
April 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A common bacteria that clings to the inside of water pipes stays in place with the strongest glue known to exist in nature, according to a team of scientists.

New Technology Could Help Clean Manure
April 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A new technology being promoted by Green Mountain Power and the University of Vermont might clean up manure before it's spread on farm fields, reducing the chances for air and water pollution.

Some Worms Like It Really, Really Hot, Study Finds
April 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Maggie Fox, Reuters

A species of worm that thrives on undersea hot-water vents prefers the hottest water possible, choosing to live at temperatures that kill other animals, researchers reported Thursday.

Hawaii Crews Vacuum Up Invasive Algae
April 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Marine researchers in Hawaii discovered a new way to clean ocean water from invasive algae -- sucking them up with an underwater vacuum.

Biologists Check Georgia Swamps for Woodpecker
April 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Elliott Minor, Associated Press

Wildlife biologists are searching one of the nation's most primitive swamps for the ivory-billed woodpecker, which was believed extinct since 1944 until one was reported in an Arkansas swamp last year.

Researchers Seeks Ways to Cut Manure Smell
April 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The smell from the big cattle feedlots found in many parts of western Kansas can be exceptionally powerful, which residents of Hays, Kansas know all too well because Kansas State University's Agricultural Research Center is there.

OSU Researchers Propose Sea Floor Map Plan
April 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Researchers are proposing the most ambitious mapping ever done of the sea floor off Oregon, saying the project would produce long-term benefits for everything from fisheries management to tsunami planning and creation of marine reserves.

Sooty Mangabeys at Heart of Research Fight
April 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Mike Stobbe, Associated Press

Sooty mangabeys are at the center of a precedent-setting debate over whether researchers should be allowed to experiment on an endangered species.

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