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Science News Archive - August 29, 2008

By Sean Augustin KUALA TERENGGANU: The state government `fastened' the first batch of the Reefscape, a beehive-shaped concrete artificial reef, off Redang Island here yesterday.

CYBERJAYA: From January, owners must desludge their individual septic tanks at least once in three years, failing which they would be slapped with legal action. Under the Water Services Industry Act 2006, they could face a fine of up to RM50,000 if convicted.

By Alice Wright Despite one of the wettest British summers on record, bunches of bananas have grown on a tree in Exeter for only the second time in 20 years.

Barton residents can brace themselves for a huge community clean- up today. Respect Week's Huge Summer Holiday Clean Up kicks off at 9am, with skips placed all around Overton Court, and the North Lincolnshire Homes caretaking team out on patrol.

Today, Gene Baur, president and co-founder of Farm Sanctuary, the nation's leading farm animal protection organization, issued a statement on Russia's decision to ban the import of meat from 19 U.S.

By John Ferguson SCOTS scientists have found a way to make tiny devices 10,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair. They believe the breakthrough could lead to the creation of nanobots - machines so small they could travel through cells and carry cancer-busting drugs into the human body.

By Snell, Joel C Marsh, Mitchell The article describes an elementary course in social biochemistry for social science majors. This offering assumes that nature and nurture are intertwined and explain human behavior. It is an upper division undergraduate course or graduate course. 1.

By Janelle Rucker and Kevin Myatt The Roanoke Times Tropical Storm Fay's remnants dumped 3 to 7 inches of rain on much of drought-stricken Southwest Virginia on Tuesday and Wednesday, increasing water flow more than a hundredfold in one river that had been nearly dry.

By Crable, Ad Umble, Chad AD CRABLE and CHAD UMBLE At the J. Edward Mack Boy Scout camp near Brickerville, officials this fall will reluctantly cut down trees killed by rampaging gypsy moths to keep the timber from falling on buildings occupied by Scouts. At popular Gov.

The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors this week launched a last-ditch effort to block an intermodal rail yard planned for Elliston. Supervisors unleashed their lawyers, and thanks to a loophole in state law, they did it secretly. The lawsuit didn't come as a surprise.

Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.