Science News Archive - September 15, 2008

By I.D.S. MANY who are calling for reverting to Bahasa Malaysia to teach Maths and Science are not putting the long-term interests of students and the nation first.

By William Loeffler Diners at McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant don't have to ask which fish on the menu is freshest. The Fresh List, revised twice every 24 hours, is printed above the list of entrees.

By Bob Frye Around the Game Commission The Game Commission and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have set seasons and bag limits for a number of migratory birds. When it comes to Canada geese, the resident goose season began Sept. 1 and continues through Sept. 25. The daily limit is eight birds.

By Anonymous Louisiana's wildlife is feeling the effects of Hurricane Gustav.

By Hagadone, Zach Anyone familiar with cancer treatment knows about the struggles associated with chemotherapy, but a team of researchers at Boise State University has made a discovery that may lead to advances which could significantly lessen its debilitating effects.

By Paul Eakins LONG BEACH - Teenagers and seniors at the Ernest McBride Sr. Community Center must do a balancing act, alternating their use of a single game room each day.

If you've despaired of finding a way to deal with politicians who give away the treasury to help finance their political careers, who could blame you? It seems to go on everywhere, and there seems to be no solution. But it's there, right in front of us.

By Cohen, Ariella Isle de Jean Charles native Walton Dardar returned home yesterday to find his house had relocated without him, thrown by the 120 mph winds of Hurricane Gustav.

By Anonymous Regulators announced that cities in northern Idaho have been discharging too much treated sewage into the Spokane River, after it was discovered the Environmental Protection Agency made an error in calculating how much of the phosphorous-laden material could be released into the waterway.

By Anonymous Belfor Property Restoration, a Birmingham, Mich.-based disaster recovery firm serving both residential and commercial customers, is planning to move its Utah location from Orem to North Salt Lake.

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'