Science News Archive - September 11, 2008


U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announced new guidelines for shipping live fish across state lines in light of a virus that is deadly for fish.


In August torrential rains devastated the banks of the Kosi River of eastern India, displacing more than 3 million people.


Residents along the Gulf Coast are bracing for Hurricane Ike as it travels over the Gulf of Mexico after ripping through Cuba and Haiti. ESA’s Envisat satellite is tracking the storm, which is forecast to make landfall on the Texas coast by 13 September.

George Mason University's New Science Teachers' Support Network has outlined the most vital support needed for new uncertified U.S. science teachers. The researchers said an increasing number of teachers with science degrees, but little training in education or teaching experience, are being hired.

Marauding molecules cause the tissue damage that underlies heart attacks, sunburn, Alzheimer's and hangovers.

By JUDY SIEGEL It probably won't turn out to be quite as exciting as a black hole swallowing up planet earth, but the world's largest ever experiment, which kicks off on Wednesday, is still likely to take human knowledge a thrilling leap forward.

By GUT, Werner ABOUT 50 years ago I built our cowshed or, let us say, a builder built it, I just helped him. It had a wash down pump installed. Before that I only knew the bucket and water trough way. The dairy inspector was consulted of course.

By Scott Taylor LEWISTON - City officials knew Casella planned to bring out-of- town recyclables to Lewiston, City Administrator Jim Bennett said Wednesday.

By KEVIN MILLER; OF THE NEWS STAFF BANGOR - Members of Maine's Land Use Regulation Commission spent most of Wednesday bogged down in semantics as they struggled to update a planning document that affects policy decisions on more than 10 million acres.

By KEVIN MILLER; OF THE NEWS STAFF State regulators will hold two days of deliberations later this month on Plum Creek Timber Co.'s controversial development plan for the Moosehead Lake area. The Land Use Regulation Commission will meet beginning at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept.

Word of the Day
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.