Science News Archive - July 24, 2007
Less than one percent of microbes living in the environment can be cultured in the laboratory â€“ a big hindrance for researchers trying to identify microbes in extreme environments. But a new device may help identify microbes without having to culture them at all.
Rising temperatures in eastern Canada are making it more dangerous for the native Inuit population in the province of Quebec to travel and hunt by snowmobile, and a new study recommends that they return to using the traditional dogsled.
- The abrogation of a law by a higher authority; annulment.
- In music, during the eighteenth century, a song or an instrumental piece similar to the serenade, intended for performance in the open air.