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Science News Archive - November 30, 2007

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Duke University scientists now have identified the "silenced genes," creating the first map of this unique group of about 200 genes believed to play a profound role in people's health.

By Loo, Tina ABSTRACT This article examines the environmental and social impacts of damming the Peace River in northern British Columbia as a way of exploring the challenges associated with doing environmental justice.

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Some of the world's top business leaders are demanding that international diplomats meeting next week come up with drastic and urgent measures to cut greenhouse gas pollution at least in half by 2050.

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A team led by the University of Colorado at Boulder and the University of Milan has discovered some unexpected forms of liquid crystals of ultrashort DNA molecules immersed in water, providing a new scenario for a key step in the emergence of life on Earth.

Sally Ride Science, an innovative science content company dedicated to fueling students' interests in science, today announces the creation of an advisory board.

MORE than 80 trees in a country park are to be felled after tests showed them to be unsafe. All of them are alongside the footpaths of Loggerheads Country Park in Denbighshire which attracts 120,000 visitors every year.

Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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