Science News Archive - December 18, 2005
In the high Arctic, deep in the Atlantic, on Africa's sunbaked plains, climate scientists are seeing change unfold before their eyes. In the global councils of power, however, change in climate policy is coming only slowly.
A panel questioned stem cell researcher Hwang Woo-suk, sealed off his office and secured materials in his laboratory Sunday as it began a probe of allegations he falsified embryonic stem cells that he said he had created in a scientific breakthrough.
Each morning, Sara Barker wakes before dawn, covers herself with camouflage and makes sure she has her compass before heading into the eastern Arkansas swamps. Her quest: the elusive ivory-billed woodpecker.
By Patti Bond, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Dec. 18--TIMBER TRACT 430, TWIGGS COUNTY -- Except for the occasional logging truck rattling across a bumpy dirt road, this stretch of woods is as quiet as you might expect so far from the city.
By Rhoda Fukushima, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn., Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Dec. 18--There's a small wood door in a hollowed-out tree near Lake Harriet where a kindly elf works his magic. Mr. Little Guy isn't directly related to Santa.