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Science News Archive - September 12, 2008

By Steve Connor Creationism should be included in science lessons to reduce the confusion among the rising numbers of schoolchildren who have been brought up to reject the principles of evolution, one of the country's leading scientists said yesterday.

LEADING ARTICLE Science has enjoyed an unusually high profile this week. It is rare for a laboratory experiment to get live coverage on the international news networks, but that was the honour bestowed on the switching on of the Large Hadron Collider at the Cern research centre in Switzerland.

By Report Albany city council agreed Monday to have city staff prepare an application to the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board to help pay the purchase price of a tract of land along East Thornton Lake in North Albany, with the hope of restoring the natural area.

By Don Sapatkin PHILADELPHIA - Emmanuel Skordalakes scrutinized the genetic makeup of pigs and cows and rats and hundreds of other creatures before the red flour beetle, an eighth-of-an-inch-long pest found in Southern kitchens, delivered the breakthrough scientists had sought for more than a decade.

By Beaudreault, Amy Making Political Science Matter, edited by Sanford F. Schram and Brian Caterino, New York University Press, 2006. 304 pp. $24.00 (paper). ISBN: 978-0-8147-4033-0. If you read Bent Flyvbjerg's 2001 book, Making Social Science Matter, Sanford F.

By Tuttle, John R Idris, A M; Brown, Judith K; Haigler, Candace H; Robertson, Dominique A silencing vector for cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) was developed from the geminivirus Cotton leaf crumple virus (CLCrV).

A RENOWNED artist and ambassador for wildlife is to visit a zoo on the outskirts of Nuneaton. David Shepherd, one of the world's most famous wildlife painters, will be visiting Twycross Zoo on Saturday, October 4, to speak to visitors and wildlife enthusiasts.

By John Canalis LONG BEACH - An advisory council to the Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce narrowly voted Thursday to oppose the citywide infrastructure initiative on the Nov. 4 ballot, sources familiar with the closed proceedings said.

By Neil Nisperos CHINO HILLS - The city decided this week not to build a children's water play area in the Butterfield Ranch neighborhood, after a cost of $458,850 was presented for the project.

THE troubles associated with making a park out of an old duck farm off the San Gabriel River (605) Freeway are real, but not insurmountable.

Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.