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Science News Archive - October 05, 2008

Management at Blithfield Reservoir have denied reports suggesting a record-breaking pike has been caught at the site.

L ast week's mouth-watering articles in Weekend will have convinced many folk to plant apple trees in their gardens.

Learn about your environment at a meeting of Gloucester City Council's environment And ecology forum. The meeting will take place on October 15 in the North Warehouse at Gloucester docks. It is set to start at 6pm, and further information is available online at www.gloucester. gov.uk.

Land at Beacon Cove could be cleared to allow for eight traditional, brightly painted beach huts, a kiosk and a communal shower hut.

Investigators searched Saturday for the source of a mystery oil slick off the Scottish coast that has fouled scores of sea birds. Volunteers had found at least 130 birds covered with oil, The Scotsman reported.

Two Derbyshire farms have won awards for the meat they produce. The National Trust's Hardwick Park Farm, at Hardwick Hall, and Grove Farm, on the South Peak Estate, were winners in the trust's Fine Farm Produce Awards 2008.

By Castelvecchi, Davide Numbers Electron energy levels linked to Riemann hypothesis If two physicists are right, a single electron might know more about numbers than all of the world's mathematicians.

By Ehrenberg, Rachel Genes & Cells 'Junk DNA' helps to distinguish people from other primates Genes alone don't make the man - after all, humans and chimps share roughly 98 percent of their DNA.

By Meigs, Andrew Tectonic Geomorphology of Mountains A New Approach to Paleoseismology. By WILLIAM BULL Oxford: Blackwell, 2007, 316 pp.

Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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