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Science News Archive - May 04, 2006

Archeologists outsmarted tomb raiders to unearth a major Maya Indian royal burial site in the Guatemalan jungle, discovering jade jewelry and a jaguar pelt from more than 1,500 years ago.

By Doris Hajewski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel May 4--Kenosha -- Roundy's Supermarkets Inc.

Lava flowed out of Indonesia's rumbling Mount Merapi on Thursday but it fell far away from inhabited areas on its slopes and at the foothills, a volcanologist said.

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Small Caribbean and Central American countries have suffered devastation and thousands of deaths from increasingly frequent hurricanes, and forecasters predict another rough season this year for the region and its tourist resorts.

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Nearly 100 years after explorers first reached the North and South Poles, Norwegian Boerge Ousland believes he too has etched his name into polar exploration's Hall of Fame.

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO (Reuters) - Scientists have found about 10-20 new species of tiny creatures in the depths of the Atlantic in a survey that will gauge whether global warming may harm life in the oceans, an international report said on Thursday.

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists urged industry on Thursday to disclose how it conducts safety tests for products containing nanoparticles.

Scientists have found about 10-20 new species of tiny creatures in the depths of the Atlantic in a survey that will gauge whether global warming may harm life in the oceans, an international report said on Thursday.

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO (Reuters) - Scientists have found about 10-20 new species of tiny creatures in the depths of the Atlantic in a survey that will gauge whether global warming may harm life in the oceans, an international report said on Thursday.

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday said it convened a taskforce with state governors to study the effects of "boutique" gasoline blends which are contributing to fuel shortages.

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