Science News Archive - September 01, 2008

By The Associated Press INTERIOR, S.D. (AP) - On the grasslands a few miles from the pinnacles and spires of Badlands National Park, federal wildlife officials have been waging a war since spring to save one of the nation's largest colonies of endangered black-footed ferrets.

By The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tara Hui climbed under her deck, nudged past a cluster of 55-gallon barrels and a roosting chicken, and pointed to a shiny metal gutter spout. "See that?" she said.

By Michael Astor Ricardo Moraes/AP The famous "Christ the Redeemer" statue crowns Corcovado mountain, with Sugar Loaf mountain seen in the distance behind it, in Rio de Janeiro. People fill the street outside of the Beco do Rato bar in Rio de Janeiro's Lapa neighborhood.

By The Associated Press SAHARSA, India (AP) - The deluge came and turned his world to water, so Umesh Kushyaha decided to build a boat.

Hampton officials intend to make an offer to buy property at the intersection of Duncan Avenue and Route 8 that would become part of a regional flood protection facility. Council approved pursuing acquisition of the Auld property, which includes abandoned buildings.

By michael astor of The Associated Press If You Go Ranking of cities by cost of living: From Mercer, the British consulting firm: www.mercer.com/costofliving Brazil tourism: www.braziltourism.org News You can use RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - The weak dollar and a steadily strengthening Brazilian real have seen Rio climb from the 135th most expensive city in the world just a few years ago, to the 31st most expensive today - tied with Barcelona and Stockholm, according to the latest cost of living survey by the Mercer consulting firm.

Rain and high wind began arriving along the U.S. Gulf Coast Sunday night as Hurricane Gustav appeared set to make landfall Monday, forecasters said. At 11 p.m.

QUESTION: Should giftables from businesses, such as casinos, have labels on them that warn consumers of lead content or other product safety concerns? ANSWER: Although there are many who believe giftables should have warning labels, that doesn't necessarily mean those giftables will actually have any labels warning consumers of lead content or other safety concerns.

By John Canalis LONG BEACH - A bill that would allow for additional onshore oil drilling in the Port of Long Beach and could potentially feed the cash-strapped city $130 million over 10 years cleared the state Assembly Sunday and headed to the governor's desk for his signature.

Enjoy your day Labor Day, the first Monday in September since 1882, giving American workers a day off from work in recognition of our hard work should be enjoyed with rest, relaxation and fantastic shopping sales. There is, however, a flip side to working on Labor Day.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.