Science News Archive - September 20, 2008

By JOHN MARTIN Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com After his seventh-grade class from Helfrich Park Middle School wrapped up a couple of hours worth of chemistry experiments at the University of Southern Indiana, student Jade Kopp raised his hand.

By SARAH SWAIN SCOTTISH students are top of the class at science - and it's all down to Dolly the Sheep.

A Mesa Air flight from Edmonton, Canada, en route to Phoenix made a surprise stop at Salt Lake City International Airport a little after 10 a.m. Friday after cracks developed in a cockpit windshield.

A photo gallery of Friday's hot-air balloon festival on Antelope Island in the Great Salt Lake. (c) 2008 Deseret News (Salt Lake City). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

By SARAH GILBERT 24-HOUR ROOM SERVICE There's time, there's African time and then there's Azura time. The lodge, on Benguerra Island, sets its clocks later than the mainland to allow guests an extra hour of sunshine. You even get your own host to cater to your every whim.

By William Hershey Staff Writer COLUMBUS -- In a 4-3 decision with statewide implications, the Ohio Supreme Court has thrown out a city ordinance in Clyde that bans possession of firearms in municipal parks. In the decision handed down Thursday, Sept.

By Veronica Nett Protecting the environment is as important as a nation's health care plan and its foreign policies, M.A. Sanjayan said Thursday at the West Virginia Nature Conservancy's Corporate Council for the Environment.

By Tom Lochner Pacific Gas & Electric cut down trees in a Pinole creekbed last month without a permit and could be forced to replace them, though where is another question, a state agency says.

A company found liable for the death of a Coraopolis girl who was hit with a flailing fire hose has asked a state appeals court to reconsider a jury's $4.5 million verdict.

By Todd Hartman Key players behind Amendment 58 Gov. Bill Ritter Colorado's governor is investing political capital in a measure that he sees as an investment in the state's future through higher education, environmental preservation, infrastructure and alternative energy projects.

Word of the Day
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