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.

Hawaiian Teen Named Top Young Scientist
October 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A Hawaiian teen has won a $20,000 scholarship and the title America's Top Young Scientist of the Year. He entered with a project analyzing the affect arsenic in local soils has had on Big Island school children.

Study: Lake Tahoe Landslide Made Tsunami
October 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A massive underwater landslide in Lake Tahoe thousands of years ago caused a tsunami and left ripplelike stony ridges on the lake bottom, according to a new study.

Butterfly Tagging Sheds Light on Migrating Monarch
October 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Ed Stoddard, Reuters

It is a delicate process but for Gayle Hall it is a labor of love: tagging monarch butterflies as part of a program to monitor the movements of one of nature's most celebrated migrants.

Researchers Abandon Monkey Experiments
October 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Mike Stobbe, Associated Press

A research center has dropped a controversial proposal to conduct medical experiments on up to 100 endangered African monkeys that are natural carriers of a form of the AIDS virus but do not get sick from it.

Research Mice Leaving NYC for Suburbs
October 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Jim Fitzgerald, Associated Press

A group of 35 hospitals and medical schools in the New York metropolitan area have decided to relocate their research mouse-breeding and mouse-holding operations in a new building in Yonkers.

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