Science News Archive - November 13, 2009


The bane of every good housekeeper’s existence is that relentless, untiring foe known as dust.


Breeding program offers new opportunities to understand a little-studied species, and introduce the public to these fascinating creatures.

Graduate student Maggie Serrato on her experiences leaving the familiar to explore the unfamiliar: summer research in South Korea.


Coral reefs support some of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet, yet they thrive in a marine desert. So how do reefs sustain their thriving populations?


The penalty of the global climate change has hit Norway’s reindeer populace as warming temperatures harm food stocks and industry expansion gobbles up grazing land for the creatures.


A new UN report claims that by investing billions into saving biodiversity and ecosystems, groups could stand to earn trillions.


Bolivia's Chacaltaya range has succumbed to the precipitous melting of glaciers.

Scientists and curiosity seekers who want to know what a partially or completely cloaked object would look like in real life can now get their wish -- virtually.

A study by scientists from the University of Valencia sheds new light on how the cockroach organism works.

Removing the PKCI/HINT1 gene from mice has an anti-depressant-like and anxiolytic-like effect.

Word of the Day
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.