Science News Archive - April 03, 2006

By Kathie Smith, The Blade, Toledo, Ohio Apr. 2--Retired teacher Thomas Sauppe of Bowling Green eats lunch just about every day at the Wood County Hospital cafeteria. Not only are the prices reasonable, but the food's pretty good, too.

By Meghan Gilbert, The Blade, Toledo, Ohio Apr. 2--OHIO CITY, Ohio - A tornado ripped through a rural area of Van Wert County, just south of Ohio City, damaging homes, barns, and a factory during an outbreak of severe weather Friday night that swept across the Midwest.

By Jeremy Smith BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Environmental group Friends of the Earth on Monday accused the European Commission of favoring the biotech industry in its vision of how GMO crops could be grown alongside organic and traditional types.

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A former software developer at U.S. giant Microsoft could make a trip to the International Space Station next year aboard a Russian rocket, the RIA news agency reported on Monday.

By Thomas Fuller The world's great cities often l

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - There will be no bonfires or early morning fishing trips, but two astronauts aboard the International Space Station will attempt an orbital camp-out on Monday night. Station commander Bill McArthur and the incoming U.S.

California on Monday stepped up efforts to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases linked to global warming.

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top Chinese space official on Monday described China's ambitious exploration plans, including robotic Moon missions starting next year.

By Michael Amsel, Asbury Park Press, N.J. Apr. 1--Bey-Lea Dairy in Dover Township has a unique distinction: It is the only dairy operation in Ocean and Monmouth counties that still delivers milk and dairy products to people's homes.

By Tim Cocks KAALOKOL, Kenya (Reuters) - Teach a Kenyan cattle herder how to fish and you'll feed him for life.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.