Science News Archive - September 20, 2008
Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc. (TKI) announced today the acquisition of the assets, marketing and distribution channels of Agrochem of Istanbul and Izmir, Turkey. The company will be called Tessenderlo Agrochem (TA).
A new report found that programs guaranteeing fishermen a share of the overall catch could avert danger for global fisheries.
Experts attending a meeting of the Asian Rhino Specialist Group in Nepal said Thursday that the South Asian endangered Great One-horned Rhinoceros is being forced out of its natural habitat into the hands of illegal poachers as the massive animals seek to find food.
As climate change is credited as one of the main drivers behind soaring food prices, the Global Crop Diversity Trust is undertaking a major effort to search crop collectionsâ€”from Azerbaijan to Nigeriaâ€”for the traits that could arm agriculture against the impact of future changes.
A groundbreaking new study into the mating and nesting practices of a common Australian frog has found they partner up to eight males sequentially â€“ the highest recorded of any vertebrate.
A new iguana has been discovered in the central regions of Fiji. The colorful new species, named Brachylophus bulabula, joins only two other living Pacific iguana species, one of which is critically endangered.
Yale researchers have shown that the origin and evolution of the placenta and uterus in mammals is associated with evolutionary changes in a single regulatory protein, according to a report in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
KOLKATA: Singur is headed for a showdown yet again. Chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee says he doesn't want a confrontation, but has categorically ruled out giving more than 70 acres of land from the Nano site.
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By Rick Steelhammer What's 12 feet long, has 6-inch claws and weighs a ton or more? It's Megalonyx jeffersonii, and starting Saturday, a precise scientific replica of its skeletal remains will be on display at the West Virginia Geological Survey Museum near Morgantown.
- A coin originally worth six pennies Scots, and later three; held equivalent to an English halfpenny.
- (in plural) Money; cash.