Science News Archive - September 26, 2008

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap SEOUL, Sept. 26 (Yonhap) - South Korea's health authorities said Friday they have found traces of a harmful chemical in a Chinese creamer product used in instant coffee mixes.


Scientists are turning to the public to help document earthquakes and identify areas of potential damage.


With Congress expected to adjourn in the next few days for the November elections, the House of Representatives will try to approve a bill on extending renewable energy tax credits before its members leave Washington.


Researchers claim they developed a safer way to make powerful stem cells from ordinary skin cells, improving research focused on so-called regenerative medicine.

By Staff Report MIAMI TWP., Montgomery County -- The Ohio Academy of Science selected Bishop Leibold School and one of its teachers, Pam Londergan, to receive Governor's Awards for Excellence in Youth Science Opportunities for the 2007-08 school year.

While the Disability Law Center applauds the efforts of Utah policymakers to proactively respond to lower-than-expected revenue projections, we are concerned that cutting budgets across the board may have the unintended consequence of harming individuals and families who depend on public programs to maintain their health, independence and productivity.

By Elizabeth Stuart Deseret News In the past 13 years, Manti-La Sal National Forest ranger station has seen all sorts of job applicants -- fresh-out-of-high-school students trying to earn money for college, outdoor enthusiasts looking to land a fun job and 20-somethings just getting started on their scientific careers.

Members of Sigma Chi perform during Songfest at the University of Utah on Thursday as part of Homecoming Week. Groups were judged for creativity and use of the theme "Better off Red." (c) 2008 Deseret News (Salt Lake City). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

Roger Terry (Readers' Forum, Sept. 24) displays total ignorance with regard to Sen. John McCain's education at the U.S. Naval Academy. The academy provides a sound academic education, leadership from the front and the practices of an honorable life.

Typhoon Hagupit moves into Vietnam after killing 10 in China NANNING, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- Typhoon Hagupit, which killed 10 people in south China since Wednesday when it made landfall, was downgraded to a severe tropical storm and moved into Vietnam on Thursday morning, the local observatory said.

Word of the Day
  • A woman chauffeur.
  • A woman who operates an automobile.
The word 'chaffeuse' comes from French, and is the feminine form of 'chauffeur'.