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Science News Archive - September 03, 2008

A letter headed "White elephant" (August 20) raises the point about the amount Cornwall County Council has spent on Newquay Airport.

East Riding: A group of youngsters taking part in a community project have received help towards their environmental efforts. The Tickton Trio of Dominic Jackson, 11, Amelia Jackson, 13, and Hetty Jackson, 10, all of Tickton, are taking part in the Humberside Police Lifestyle project.

A rare compass jellyfish found floating just off a holiday beach has been "rescued" by an RNLI lifeguard and given to an aquarium. The jellyfish was spotted in the shallows just off Newquay's Towan Beach. The creature, which is 10in long, is capable of inflicting a painful sting if handled.

Fears have been raised about the future of an East Yorkshire fishery in the wake of a pollution incident. Experts are today investigating the cause of the incident in Burstwick Drain, which led to thousands of coarse fish being killed.

By Simon Hadlington Scientists are cooking up primeval ooze in the laboratory to try to discover how life on Earth first developed. Simon Hadlington lifts the lid on their brew A time traveller steps out of his machine on to the early Earth, around three billion years ago.

Business and tourism leaders are investigating whether Exeter could become one of a handful of "science cities". They have outlined a vision for Exeter securing the Government's coveted science city status and say the "building blocks" are already in place.

By Donna Walter A man protesting St. Louis' use of eminent domain with a three- story mural got the go-ahead from a federal appeals court to pursue his claims against one of the city agencies that denied his application for a sign permit.

By Angela Riley In an effort to prevent St. Louis County from dividing its unincorporated areas into eight different trash districts, two residents filed suit alleging that the county violated its own charter by not allowing citizens to vote on the proposal.

"Providing an additional recycling service for garden waste will enable residents to divert this vital material from landfill and turn it into compost." (c) 2008 Hull Daily Mail (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

A landlord has been ordered to pay almost pounds5,000 for failing to correct electrical hazards and cold temperatures at his property in Lincolnshire. Edward Sanders of High Street, Wainfleet, near Skegness, failed to comply with a notice ordering him to address the issues.

Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'