Science News Archive - September 20, 2008

A government agency has dropped plans to test a controversial treatment for autism that critics had called an unethical experiment on children. The National Institute of Mental Health said yesterday that the study of chelation has been discontinued:.

By Mumford, Richard VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Ciha have signed a medium to long-term cooperation agreement in the field of printed intelligence.


The world’s largest physics experiment will be delayed for two months after the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experienced a meltdown due to a defective connection between two magnets, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (Cern) laboratory acknowledged.

By Anthony Gottschlich Staff Writer To most residents, the fallen trees lining streets and crushing lawns are a nuisance. To Alan Pierce, they're a potential source of cheap heat. "I've got two woodburning fireplace inserts and we use a lot of wood through the winter," said Pierce, of Dayton.

Blue plastic ribbons are tied high on the trees and utility poles in downtown Providence, at Narragansett Pier, at Mackerel Cove in Jamestown and in Portsmouth's Island Park -- all marking the height of the storm surge from the Hurricane of 1938.

Rhode Island's political past goes on parade.

By Jennifer Hall Little has changed since George Graves was a kid fishing at Lake Contrary. The sunshine, cool breeze and a bucket full of night crawlers beside him bring him back to the good days at the lake. "I figured I'd already had a bit by now, though," Mr. Graves said.

By PAULIN, Alastair When Nelson sculptor Deborah Walsh was asked to contribute to an exhibition about the Waimea Inlet, she assumed there would be plenty of tranquil scenic works showcasing Mapua's beauty.

Increased bushmeat trade in central Africa's tropical forests poses a serious threat to the food supply for the region's poor inhabitants, conservationists say.

A DATABASE has been launched in Cumbria to help planners and developers gauge the impact of developments on the natural environment.

Word of the Day
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.