Science News Archive - September 02, 2005
PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - A Cambodian court sentenced the country's most wanted wildlife hunter to seven years in jail on Friday for tracking and killing more than 600 animals, including tigers and elephants, since 2001, officials said.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Subaru car maker Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. said on Friday it would co-develop and produce 10 electric cars with Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) to be tested by the utility as a first step toward spreading the use of the ecological vehicles.
By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - Mad cow disease may have originated from animal feed contaminated with human remains washed ashore after being floated downriver in Indian funerals, British scientists said on Friday.
India and the United States have resolved a dispute over intellectual property, enabling them to sign an agreement on scientific collaboration next month, India's science minister said Friday.
Fresh molten rock from Kilauea Volcano is flowing into an area where a 12-acre bench of hardened lava crashed into the ocean last weekend.
When it comes to teaching physics, lab work is certainly important. But don't forget the ukulele. That's a lesson professor Walter Smith has learned over the past few years at Haverford College, where he serenades students with songs about electronics and Einstein, oscillations and Ampere's Law.
Despite having to evade hurricane Katrina, a team of scientists from Harbor Branch and other institutions is returning to port this Sunday with new tales from the deep after completing their second annual Deep Scope expedition.
By Michael Perry SYDNEY (Reuters) - An inquiry into an Australian hospital's director of surgery, dubbed "Dr. Death" by staff after he was linked to 87 patient deaths, was shut down on Friday after a court ruled the inquiry chief was biased.
SACRAMENTO (Reuters) - California high schools will ban carbonated soda in legislation approved by the state assembly on Thursday as part of an effort to combat teen obesity. The bill allows milk, drinks with at least 50 percent fruit or vegetable juice and water without sweetener.
By Raushan Nurshayeva and Aleksandras Budrys ASTANA/MOSCOW (Reuters) - The outbreak of the bird flu strain dangerous to humans is dying out in sprawling ex-Soviet neighbours Kazakhstan and Russia thanks to quarantine and cold weather in border regions, officials said on Friday.