Science News Archive - November 29, 2009


On Friday, French and British premiers Nicolas Sarkozy and Gordon Brown gave their thumbs up to a global program that would provide the world’s poorest nations with billions of dollars in aid to help them reduce their carbon emissions.


A resilient rodent from the horn of Africa has begun charming scientists around the world.

Carbon credits bring millions for new jobs in indigenous communities; Australian project a model of opportunity, especially for Africa.

Word of the Day
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.