Science News Archive - September 28, 2008

By ROB STEIN By Rob Stein The Washington Post WASHINGTON Scientists are reporting they have overcome a major obstacle to using a promising alternative to embryonic stem cells, bolstering the prospects for bypassing the political and ethical tempest that has embroiled hopes for a new generation of medical treatments.

By Arthur Raymond Deseret News Salt Lake City's downtown Library Square was a veritable treasure- trove of fool's gold, colorful minerals and interactive science experiments Saturday as a half-dozen community education groups held their inaugural Festival of Science and Art.

For years, I have reported on many cases of college and university administrators infected with "political correctness," punishing students and faculty members as if there were a constitutional right not to be offended. I have now found the most outrageous case of all.

By DAMON TATUMDAMON TATEM BEACH, PIER AND BRIDGE FISHING Corolla to Coquina Beach Surf fishing should get into high gear this week as inshore water temperatures drop along the Dare coast. Quite a few nice, big spot should be taken from deeper sloughs along the beach.

By SCOTT HARPER By Scott Harper The Virginian-Pilot norfolk A wetlands dispute between federal regulators and the developers of Edinburgh, a community in southern Chesapeake, has resurfaced and appears headed back to U.S. District Court in Norfolk.

By MARY REID BARROW By Mary Reid Barrow Correspondent A tall bald cypress tree is king of our North End street. It looms over the road from a yard that's on one of the few hills to be found in low-lying Virginia Beach.

By Arthur Raymond Deseret News The Salt Lake County Council on Tuesday voted down an appeal by the Salt Lake Tribune after the paper was denied access to records from a June shooting investigation. The June 9 incident occurred outside Mama's Plantation restaurant in South Salt Lake.

By JIM WASHINGTON By Jim Washington The Virginian-Pilot They were swimming with their kids or with friends, on vacation or out for a day at the beach.

Far too long we have been overwhelmed with never-ending crime, corruption, drugs, disorder and dysfunctional families. But how nice that we can sometimes find relief in things that do not continually rise up to dull our senses.

Word of the Day
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.