Science News Archive - November 29, 2006
By Bugayeva, N; Robinson, J Mixed oxide nanoparticles of 80 mol.-% cerium and 20 mol.-% samarium with rod like morphology were synthesised via a chemical coprecipitation technique.
A top scientific journal plans to adopt some stricter safeguards against fraud, in wake of a headline-grabbing South Korean cloning sham exposed a year ago.
What do a T-Rex skull, two stuffed elephants and a meteorite from Australia have in common? They are among the more than 20 popular exhibits included in an adopt-an-artifact program begun this month by Chicago's Field Museum.
U.S. scientists have determined a prehistoric sea monster had the most powerful bite of any creature yet known: up to 80,000 pounds per square inch. Scientists have known for years the fish -- Dunkleosteus terrelli -- was a dominant predator about 400 million years ago.
By Steve Vantreese, The Paducah Sun, Ky. Nov. 29--The presence of fish-eating fowl on our area's huge lakes is greatly increased nowadays.
As the rising sun danced across Florida's coastal waters, government workers in shorts and T-shirts knelt in a grassy island field and plucked wriggling rats from traps laid the night before. These weren't just any rats.
Global warming has emerged as a top New York environmental issue, with accumulated scientific data showing a hotter atmosphere and projecting more radical changes over the next century from automobile and power plant emissions.
By Tom Groening, Bangor Daily News, Maine Nov. 28--PORT CLYDE -- One fisherman died and another survived after their vessel sank Sunday about 80 miles east of Portland. Jim Weaver of Thomaston, a crewman aboard the Taylor Emily and believed to be in his late 30s, died.