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Science News Archive - August 14, 2006

The strongest typhoon to strike China in half a century has killed more than 200 people since it made landfall late last week, Xinhua news agency said on Monday.

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A South African lifeguard had his foot bitten "clean off" when a shark attacked him during a training exercise off a beach near Cape Town, officials said.

A rare power outage caused by an industrial accident plunged much of Tokyo into chaos for about three hours on Monday, disrupting financial trade, trapping people in elevators and paralyzing transport systems.

Car-loving Australians on Monday were offered cash rebates to convert their vehicles to run on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) rather than petrol in a government move to reduce the country's dependence on Middle East oil.

The maker of the Segway scooter on Monday unveiled the second generation of its self-balancing electric one-person vehicle.

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The program, known by the acronym EATM, employs progressive training techniques, rejecting the old-school approach of dominance and punishment that evokes an image of a lion tamer wielding a chair in one hand and a whip in the other.

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A new analysis of data from twin satellites has revealed that the melting of Greenland's ice sheet has increased dramatically in the past few years, with much of the loss occurring primarily along one shoreline potentially affecting weather in Western Europe.

Eight top Indian scientists said on Monday revisions proposed by U.S. lawmakers to a landmark civil nuclear deal with the United States could hurt India's ability to research and develop nuclear technology.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government has misplaced the original recording of the first moon landing, including astronaut Neil Armstrong's famous "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," a NASA spokesman said on Monday.

Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.