Science News Archive - September 08, 2008

By Samuel Yesuiah THE news report, "Wrong to learn language this way" (NST, Sept 4), on the teaching of Science and Mathematics in English highlighted the belief by some educationists that the deteriorating standard of English could not be arrested by teaching Science and Mathematics in English.

By Brian Bowling Ignorance is definitely not bliss for Donald Bryan.

By Amol Rajan THE HEAVY rains that caused severe flooding and killed at least eight people across Britain began to ease in many parts of the country yesterday.

By Stephen Wall LOMA LINDA - Plans for a scenic nature trail along San Timoteo Creek are moving closer to reality. The Riverside Land Conservancy has agreed to contribute 76.5 acres of open space in San Timoteo Canyon for the project.

By Hagadone, Zach Like many others in Idaho, Lemhi County was hit hard by the decline of the timber and mining industries.

GARDENERS were given the chance to learn how to prune fruit trees thanks to a grant from the National Lottery. The Allesley Park Walled Garden Group hosted a special workshop to offer expert advice on trimming apple, pear and plum trees.

By Anonymous The Environmental Protection Agency recently fined developers of the Bella and Rio Vista Estates and South Fork Landing a total of $20,150 for failing to comply with the Clean Water Act. EPA inspectors discovered the violations during routine inspections.

By Anonymous Monsanto Co. and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have established the Monsanto Fellows in Plant Breeding Fund to finance graduate fellowship students pursuing doctoral degrees in plant breeding at the university's Plant Breeding Center.

By Bethania Palma-Markus LA PUENTE - It looks like things are starting to happen at the old duck farm where officials are planning to build a park after a seven-year wait.

By Bethania Palma-Markus LA PUENTE - After seven years of waiting, it looks like things are finally starting to happen at the old duck farm, where officials are planning to build a park.

Word of the Day
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'