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Science News Archive - November 16, 2009

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All across the islands of Hawaii, residents have stood by and watched helplessly for years as the majestic archipelago’s sandy white beaches have steadily retreated .

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Fishermen have been pulling net after net of jellyfish out of the ocean off the coast of Kokonogi, Japan recently.

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A Japanese company will help Taiwan build the island's first undersea earthquake monitoring station, the Central News Agency (CNA) said on Sunday.

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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said he will join Cuban scientists on flights to "bomb clouds" to generate rain amid a severe drought that has caused much public anger over water and electricity rationing.

Small amounts of oil leave a fluorescent sheen on polluted water. Oil sheen is hard to remove, even when the water is aerated with ozone or filtered through sand.

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Most of the linguistic functions in humans are controlled by the left cerebral hemisphere.

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A new study pitting academic expertise against a computer in recreating a 425 million-year old jigsaw puzzle has discovered that there is no substitute for wisdom born out of experience.

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The EU Commission has announced an agreement among 45 countries to lower the annual catch quota for threatened bluefin tuna in the Atlantic.

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NASA's Terra satellite captured a stunning image of Anja, the first tropical cyclone of the southern Hemisphere cyclone season.

A study of 145 preschool children reports, for the first time, that when the concentrations of two common phthalates in mothers' prenatal urine are elevated their sons are less likely to play with male-typical toys and games, such as trucks and play fighting.

Word of the Day
bibliopole
  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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