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Science News Archive - September 19, 2008

Salvage work on the beached cargo vessel MSC Napoli out of Brixham has been suspended until spring in the face of 'treacherous' winter storms brewing. It is for the safety of workmen and to prevent any environmental damage to Lyme Bay's wildlife and coastline.

This simple recipe also works for salmon, wild brown trout, even fish like snapper and red mullet. The sweet and sour flavours really bring out the taste of the fish. There's nothing better than a lovely oily wild sea trout. Like salmon, sea trout feed in the sea, but return to the river to spawn.

By Allison M Heinrichs Potential ecological hazards of nanoparticles will be explored by a $14.4 million partnership between Carnegie Mellon and Duke universities, officials said today. The National Science Foundation and the U.S.

By Chris Foreman The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy on Wednesday bought a 197- acre tract bordering Ohiopyle State Park for $760,000 in funding provided from the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

Councillor Dr Barrie Tulloch has asked me to pass on the following important information: "Kingswear parish council intends to make an application under the Commons Act (2006) to register Lighthouse Beach as a town or village green, with access 'as of right' under the act.

The Ohio Supreme Court ruled 4-3 Thursday against a city's attempt to ban guns in public parks.

By Kim, Caron R Free, Caroline CONTEXT: Peer-led interventions have become a popular method of providing sexual health education to adolescents, but the efficacy of this approach and the methodological quality of recent trials have not been systematically reviewed.

By Anonymous WOLLASTON MEDAL-Norman Sleep for his lifelong contribution to our understanding of physical processes of the Earth and planets. LYELL MEDAL-Alan Smith for his pioneering work on the application of computing technology in Earth sciences.

GALVESTON, Texas - Hurricane Ike has killed 47 people since hitting the Gulf Coast over the weekend, officials said Tuesday as President Bush surveyed the damage by helicopter and urged Americans to donate money to victims.

By Jolley, David W Widdowson, Mike; Self, Stephen Abstract: Research from biological and geological sources has highlighted the role of volcanoes in the outgassing of P, and thermal fixation and subsequent atmospheric oxidation of NO^sub x^ in volcanic environments.

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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