Science News Archive - October 27, 2008


Could a gene linked with testosterone impact the occurrence of male transsexuals? Australian scientists say yes, according to new research.


new study makes a fiery claim: That humans had the ability to make flames nearly 790,000 years ago.

Pure Cycle Corporation (NASDAQ: PCYO) announced today that Lend Lease Lowry Range LLC (Lend Lease) has notified the Colorado State Board of Land Commissioners (State Land Board) of its intent to terminate, as of December 31, 2008, its agreement with the State Land Board regarding development at the Lowry Range.

The Shaw Group Inc. (NYSE: SGR) announced today that its Energy & Chemicals Group has been awarded contracts by Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.

Increases Total Designed Capacity to 160,000 MT from 120,000 MT TAIAN CITY, China, Oct. 27 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ShengdaTech, Inc.

GRAMERCY, La., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Satyam Computer Services Ltd.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Magnum D'Or Resources, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: MDOR) is pleased to announce the addition of Gopi B. Sekhar and Professor Dr. N. Natchimuthu to its advisory board.

U.S. marine biologists say they have initiated a study of the increased incidence of leptospirosis cases in wild California sea lions.

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today announced the commonwealth's investment of $66 million in 15 brownfields, drinking water and wastewater projects in 14 counties.

Word of the Day
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.