Science News Archive - July 26, 2007


Rural students perform better in science than their urban counterparts, and rural teachers are generally happy with their schools, a federal study says.


An ambitious Russian naval expedition that set off for the North Pole to explore the bottom of the Arctic Ocean and stake Moscow's claim to oil and natural gas riches under the seabed ground to a sudden halt Wednesday when a ship broke down.

A leader of an environmental group has been named to a post overseeing scientific research at Grand Canyon National Park.

By STORY AND PHOTOS BY CRAIG SPRINGER Guide Don Wolfley steers a small group to the place where the kokanee bite Heron: Kokanee salmon brought to state in 1963 There is no better light than that which comes angular. The glory of the morning is the sun's radiance, moving and ever-changing.

By JEFF HAMPTON By Jeff Hampton The Virginian-Pilot From 1944 to 1965, Navy aircraft swooped low over the Currituck Sound with a mission to blast targets on the Currituck Outer Banks.


The wonderland known as Yellowstone National Park has yielded a new marvel - an unusual bacterium that converts light to energy.


Students who had more math courses in high school did better in all types of science once they got to college, researchers say.

Datamatic Ltd., a leading supplier of utility data collection solutions, was chosen to supply and install approximately 8,000 AMR FIREFLY units for the Lake Arrowhead Community Services District (LACSD) in Calif. The project is part of the utility's effort to improve water conservation.

Pennsylvania Certified Organic (PCO) awarded two Most Outstanding Organic Farmer Awards to Horizon Organic producers. Richard Stahl of Windy Valley Farms in Somerset County, Penn., won an Outstanding New Organic Producer Award, and Elam F.

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'