Science News Archive - September 18, 2008

By Stephen Speckman Deseret News The June suckers' days are numbered in Utah Lake, but other species that the state wants to foster, including the sage grouse, are on the rebound, according to the Department of Natural Resources.


Materials deep inside Earth have unexpected atomic properties that might force earth scientists to revise their models of Earth’s internal processes, a team of researchers has discovered.


The skeleton of a man discovered by archaeologists in a shallow grave on the site of the University of York’s campus expansion could be that of one of Britain’s earliest victims of tuberculosis.

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/a1ca7c/specialty_chemical) has announced the addition of the "Specialty Chemicals Industry in Spain" report to their offering. A Specialty Chemical is a chemical produced for a specialized use.

As America seeks to produce a new generation of scientists capable of tackling complex global challenges, Grinnell College will dedicate an innovative science teaching building named for one of its most notable science graduates - the late Robert N.

Phylogeny, Inc., the in situ company, announces its new microRNA in situ hybridization detection service.

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Howard Pollman, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, +1-717-783-9882 HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept.

By DAVID ROSS HIGHLAND CORRESPONDENT A STRATEGY was launched yesterday to ensure the protection of wildlife, including bottlenose dolphins, in the busy Cromarty Firth.

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "1st Ld: 300 Million Cubic Meters of Water Sent From Hebei To Beijing To Tackle Shortage"] Shijiazhuang, Sept.

U.S. regulators do little to enforce laws against exporting toxic waste from TVs, computers and other electronic equipment, congressional investigators report.

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'.