Science News Archive - March 13, 2008


Archaeologists in Greece said Tuesday they have discovered evidence of a brain surgery performed almost 1,800 years ago on a young woman who died during or shortly after the operation.


Britain’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) believes a device it developed to guide warships through mine fields may also have applications in reducing the estimated 300,000 small whales and dolphins caught in fishing nets each year.

Can low-flow toilets cause problems for sewer lines? A Pima County program to install the toilets in older neighborhoods at taxpayers' expense is in limbo because of that question. And the answer eventually could change other water- conservation policies as well.


A new study examining social behavior suggests certain individuals are genetically programmed to cheat and often will do…providing they can get away with it.


Microbial profiles serve as the ecological version of the human genome project

A new mathematical object was revealed yesterday during a lecture at the American Institute of Mathematics (AIM). Two researchers from the University of Bristol exhibited the first example of a third degree transcendental L-function. These L-functions encode deep underlying connections between many different areas of mathematics.

ROCKWOOD, Tenn., March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Tennessee Land & Lakes is offering a $20,000 dollar proof of purchase voucher to buyers from L&C Custom Homes with the purchase of any lot at either of their waterfront properties.

By : MICHELLE O'KEEFE FIVE-STAR Jewel of the Sea Phase II is the successor to the highly popular Jewel of the Sea development in Brancaleone, Calabria.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.