Science News Archive - November 18, 2009
According to the European Organization for Nuclear Research, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is expected to be restarted by this weekend after over a year of repairs.
A new study finds that a species of sea star stays cool using a strategy never before seen in the animal kingdom.
Student field crews study the ecological power of ants in Central America under the guidance of biologist John Longino.
Despite the economic effects of the global financial crisis (GFC), carbon dioxide emissions from human activities rose 2 percent in 2008 to an all-time high of 1.3 tons of carbon per capita per year.
DNA recovered from fossilized bones of the moa, a giant extinct bird, has revealed a new geological history of New Zealand, reports a study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Dozens of one of the world's most endangered crocodile species have been found lounging in plain sight at a wildlife rescue center in Cambodia.
If women were to have better access to contraceptives, it could actually help the battle against global warming, the UN Population Fund claimed on Wednesday.
The artificial lower limbs of double-amputee Olympic hopeful Oscar Pistorius give him a clear and major advantage over his competition, taking 10 seconds or more off what his 400-meter race time would be if his prosthesis behaved like intact limbs.
At the moment a newborn switches from amniotic fluid to breathing air, another profound shift occurs: nerve cells in the brain convert from hyperexcitability to a calm frame against which outside signals can be detected.
Anja has continued to weaken over the last 24 hours, and NASA's QuikScat satellite has confirmed that the once mighty Category 4 Cyclone is now a tropical storm in the southern Indian Ocean.
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