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Science News Archive - September 26, 2008

By Kevin Butler LONG BEACH - Cal State Long Beach on Thursday announced that it plans to continue indefinitely a partnership between Long Beach Transit and the university that is providing free bus rides to students, faculty and staff.

By Anonymous Klein Tools recently introduced its new line of high-performance specialty chemicals including contact cleaners, firestop caulk, room temperature vulcanizing (RTV) silicone sealants, lubricants, and wasp and hornet spray.

By Anonymous Graco announced that its new Hydra-Clean air-operated pressure washers provide a quick, easy and efficient method to clean in the toughest environments.

By Sharon Noguchi; Mercury News If you down a plate of maguro for lunch or can't go a week without a dragon roll, the folks at the Monterey Bay Aquarium would like to have a word with you.

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap MOKPO, South Korea, Sept. 26 (Yonhap) - A coastguardsman was found dead Friday afternoon after a skirmish occurred while he was inspecting a Chinese boat for alleged illegal fishing in the South Korean waters, maritime officials said.

By Jenny Haworth FISHERMEN in Scotland are throwing away GBP 40 million worth of fish every year, in a situation that has been described as "economic madness" and "hell" for the industry.

By Mike Taugher Shell Oil Co. has agreed to pay more than $300,000 in fees and penalties for spilling about 420 gallons of oil into Carquinez Strait at its Martinez refinery in January 2006.

By Paul Burgarino The Pittsburg Planning Commission has determined there is probable cause to revoke permits allowing the La Hacienda Bar Restaurant to sell alcohol and operate a card room.

By Steve Tetreault By STEVE TETREAULT STEPHENS WASHINGTON BUREAU WASHINGTON - Faced with a White House veto threat, Congress this week is restoring a part of Yucca Mountain funding that had been cut from a major defense bill.

By PETER RANSCOMBE MONITORING the number of creatures in the countryside is going to become even more important as our climate changes, experts last night warned.

Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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