Science News Archive - September 06, 2008

The first weeks of middle school are a frenzy, but are also a good time for parents to discuss alcohol dangers with children, a U.S. non-profit group said.

By Ambrose Clancy A plan to turn 110,000 underwater acres in Peconic and Gardiner bays into thousands of private shellfish farms is facing opposition from some baymen as well as a leading environmental group that is worried the bays might become industrialized.

PLUMBERS who want to get away from it all are invited to apply for a rare job - in Antarctica. The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) need general maintenance workers for their Bird Island research station. The lucky candidates will support scientists studying wildlife.

By Harriet O'Brien Craving some splendid isolation? Head for these ideal isles, says Harriet O'Brien FOX ISLAND WILDERNESS LODGE Alaska An hour's boat ride from the town of Seward on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula, Fox Island Wilderness Lodge has just eight cabin bedrooms, each presenting wonderful panoramas of sea and mountains.

An unsuccessful anxiety drug may open a novel gateway for the treatment of cancer, Scandinavian researchers suggest.

The invitation-only, moderated meeting today of stakeholders in the dispute over how much water Appalachian Power Co. should release from Smith Mountain Lake apparently is legal. But it isn't fair.

By Laurie Edwards Most people know it's against the law to captain a boat while under the influence of alcohol. But there are many more regulations that lake-area residents may not be aware of or choose to ignore. Lt.

By Laurie Edwards After a lengthy discussion, the Tri-County Lake Administrative Commission on Tuesday voted by a slim margin to postpone responding to the U.S. Coast Guard regarding the conversion of the lake's navigation system.

By Brenda Duran LONG BEACH - On the heels of Hurricane Gustav and in anticipation of tropical storm Hanna and Hurricane Ike, more than a dozen volunteers from the city have packed their bags to lend a hand to hundreds of displaced homeowners.

By Anonymous Dynamic Compost Tea, based in Nelson, New Zealand, brews compost tea in a 2,000-liter silo. It takes about 24 hours, with 150 liters resulting from every 15 metric tons of compost with each batch tested before use.

Word of the Day
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).