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.
Top Scientists Say Man May Need to Dirty Skies to Shield against Warming
November 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Charles J. Hanley, Associated Press
If the sun warms the Earth too dangerously, the time may come to draw the shade. The "shade" would be a layer of pollution deliberately spewed into the atmosphere to help cool the planet.
Harvard Biologist Extends Olive Branch to Evangelicals
November 16, 2006 12:00 AM -
Jeff Barnard, Associated Press
Harvard biologist Edward O. Wilson might normally arouse suspicion among evangelicals, given his faith in science over Scripture. But in his latest book, the two-time Pulitzer Prize winner extends an olive branch to Christian believers
Scientists Say Millions Could Flee Rising Seas
November 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Daniel Wallis, Reuters
Nations must make plans to help tens of millions of "sea level refugees" if climate change continues to ravage the world's oceans, German researchers said on Thursday.
Indian Scientists Find Rare Plant
November 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Indian scientists working in a tropical forest in the country's remote northeast have found a rare medicinal plant last seen 115 years ago, a scientific journal reported.
Indian Court Urged to End Monkey Business
November 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters
An Indian state government has asked the country's highest court to help get a monkey of its back -- or rather about 300 monkeys.
Mistaken Theory Harms Conservation Efforts, UK Study Shows
November 2, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeremy Lovell, Reuters
Efforts to save endangered species have until now been based on a mistaken theory that if one species in an area is under threat, all species there are in danger, according to scientists at London's Imperial College.
Investigations Begin Into Whether Bush Administration Muzzled Climate Research
November 2, 2006 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press
Two federal agencies are investigating whether the Bush administration tried to block government scientists from speaking freely about global warming and censor their research, a senator said Wednesday.
Plane Sensors Offering Better Forecasts
October 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Ted Bridis, Associated Press
Just after dawn in an open field, Calvin Meadows tugs a cotton tether to send aloft a 6-foot helium balloon that will carry weather instruments more than 19 miles into the sky. About the same time, technicians and scientists across the world do the same.