Science News Archive - August 01, 2006

Rare, mother-of-pearl colored clouds caused by extreme weather conditions above Antarctica are a possible indication of global warming, Australian scientists said on Tuesday.

By Brandyberry, Alan A; Bakke, Sharen A ABSTRACT The evolution of the information systems (IS) profession as well as the IS educational environment has resulted in student project teams becoming an increasingly important component of IS education.

SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Transform your outdoor living space into a relaxing retreat by creating a simple container pond -- an easy, do-it- yourself project that can be enjoyed throughout the year.


Like most natural history museums, this one has exhibits showing dinosaurs roaming the Earth. Except here, the giant reptiles share the forest with Adam and Eve.

Tropical Storm Chris, the third of the hurricane season, formed on Tuesday in the Atlantic Ocean east of the Leeward Islands, prompting storm alerts for some of the small northeastern Caribbean islands and Puerto Rico.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.