Science News Archive - April 19, 2007
Close your eyes and imagine that it's the year 3000. For the first time since the dinosaurs, large animals rule Planet Earth. In the ruins of its former civilisation, a forlorn species called mankind finds itself marooned on the brink of extinction.
By Abrams, Marc D No species in the eastern United States better exemplifies a ubiquitous yet subordinate tree than does blackgum (Nyssa sylvatica).
Eco-friendly is the new buzzword in fashion now that more products are available in better styles and at more reasonable prices. But, while the eco trend is growing, it's also at a fickle stage between nascent and widespread.
By Pam Firmin, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Apr.
For pea aphids, the ability to go forth and multiply can depend on a single gene, according to new research.
Iranian engineers began filling a new dam Thursday as archaeologists warned that its reservoir will flood newly discovered antiquities and could damage Iran's grandest site, the ancient Persian capital of Persepolis.
By DAVID HUNT U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson has gotten behind efforts to determine whether contamination is at the root of chronic health problems in Baker County. Nelson, D-Fla., said some constituents presented him with a recent Times-Union article on the issue, asking if he could help.