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Science News Archive - July 16, 2007

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A species of mammal that lays eggs and suckles its young in a pouch has been rediscovered in the jungles of Papua New Guinea, nearly 50 years after it was seen for the first and last time.

By Jasmine Kripalani, The Miami Herald Jul. 16--Dania Beach is once again considering replacing city lifeguards with an outside contractor, risking the wrath of residents in a bid to bring its budget into line with the state's tight-fisted mandate.

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Monkey viruses related to HIV may have swept across Africa more recently than previously thought, according to new research from The University of Arizona in Tucson.

By ; LAUREN DONOVAN Garrison newspaper columnist Don Gackle's "Here and There" column reflected on recent news that a longtime Garrison attorney admitted to stealing $340,000 from two clients.

The Edgewater Funds is pleased to announce it has formed a strategic alliance with Robert B. Covalt and Associates. This alliance is focused on buyout opportunities of high quality middle market companies in the Specialty Chemical Industry, with an emphasis on adhesives, sealants and coatings.

Gentium S.p.A. (Nasdaq: GENT) announced the presentation of six of preclinical abstracts and posters supporting key mechanism for of Defibrotide in the regulation, inhibition and protection of key regulatory proteins effecting human cancers, diabetic nephropathy and endothelial damage.

A wood-boring insect that kills pine trees and also has turned up in New York, Pennsylvania and Ontario has been detected in Michigan, state and federal officials said Monday.

Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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