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Science News Archive - May 11, 2006

By Tan Ee Lyn HONG KONG (Reuters) - Scientists in Thailand have detected live H5N1 bird flu virus in the blood of a boy who died in December, a discovery that might lead to a safer way to diagnose the disease in humans. At present, respiratory secretions are collected to test for the H5N1 virus.

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With the Atlantic hurricane season three weeks away, U.S. emergency officials battered by Hurricane Katrina say they are ready, but independent experts worry that problems - including unwieldy bureaucracy - remain.

By Debbie Blossom, Tulsa World, Okla. May 11--And then there was one. It's down to a single Homeland location in Tulsa after Saturday -- the final day of operation for the store at 8829 S. Memorial Drive. Edmond-based Homeland Stores Inc.

Global temperatures may be increasing more quickly than first thought, and evidence is stronger that humans are causing the rise, the World Bank's Chief Scientist Robert Watson told Reuters on Thursday.

By Gerard Wynn COLOGNE, Germany (Reuters) - Global temperatures may be increasing more quickly than first thought, and evidence is stronger that humans are causing the rise, the World Bank's Chief Scientist Robert Watson told Reuters on Thursday.

Four animal rights militants were jailed for 40 years on Thursday over the "appalling" desecration of the grave of a woman whose family bred guinea pigs for medical research.

A pilot program has shown hydrogen-powered city buses work well without polluting the environment, the European Commission said on Thursday, extending its push to promote emission-free vehicles.

A recently discovered type of African monkey is different enough from others that it needs to be listed in a separate genus, scientists have decided. The monkey, which lives in Tanzania, was first described last year.

A new species of monkey identified in Tanzania's highlands last year is an even more remarkable find than thought -- it is a new genus of animal, scientists said on Thursday.

By Thomas Doyle, Victoria Advocate, Texas May 11--DuPont hasn't completely left Victoria. "We're here today to tell you that we are still here," said Gary Burge, plant manager for the DuPont Packaging and Industrial Polymers Victoria Plant, a low-density polyethylene plant in Victoria.

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