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.
Animal ID System to Be in Place by 2009
April 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Libby Quaid, Associated Press
Authorities trying to limit disease outbreaks will be able to trace livestock movements from birth to slaughter by 2009, Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns said Thursday.
Fossil Fish Sheds Light on Transition
April 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Malcolm Ritter, Associated Press
Scientists have caught a fossil fish in the act of adapting toward a life on land, a discovery that sheds new light one of the greatest transformations in the history of animals.
Scientists in Dispute over Carbon Curbs, Magazine Reveals
April 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters
A row has broken out between scientists seeking a way to bring more nations into the carbon curbing fold after the first phase of the Kyoto Treaty expires in 2012, New Scientist magazine said on Wednesday.
Expert Says It Was Hotter 247 Million Years Ago
April 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Global warming consumed so much oxygen that it nearly wiped out all life on the planet 247 million years ago, said John Roth, the natural resources specialist for the Oregon Caves National Monument.