Science News Archive - May 14, 2006

British Prime Minister Tony Blair declared his support for Britain's key drugs industry on Sunday by announcing he would sign an online petition supporting the use of animals for medical research.


But preservationists say hurricanes and funding shortfalls now threaten the place that inspired Union Admiral David Farragut to order: "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!" and played a role in Abraham Lincoln's re-election as president.

Brent Maynard says he weighs 74 kilograms and is 169 centimeters tall. And if you ask him for directions, he'll give them in kilometers.

By Brad Dokken, Grand Forks Herald, N.D. May 14--The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is designing a protected breakwater and boat ramp that is proposed for construction in the Rocky Point area of Lake of the Woods.

Developing nations will urge rich countries to show more leadership in combating global warming at talks of almost 190 states in Bonn from Monday that will underscore deep rifts on climate policies.

Word of the Day
  • A person in a secondary role, specifically the second most important character (after the protagonist).
The word 'deuteragonist' comes from a Greek word meaning 'an actor of second-class parts'.