Science News Archive - November 05, 2009

European researchers obtain access to world's strongest neutron source.

A boat tail is a tapering protrusion about two meters in length mounted on the rear of a truck.

The conservation and restoration of photographs is a topic that, in general, has not been very much researched.

The role of parental control in western and east Asian countries.


The whole genome sequence of the domestic horse has been completed by the genome-sequencing center of The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, in collaboration with an international team of researchers that includes scientists at the University of California, Davis.


A study issued Thursday during UN climate talks in Barcelona shows that Germany, Mexico and the US are at the top of the list of countries to create more energy-efficient policies.

Improving awareness of electricity consumption.

Scientists are making progress toward development of an "artificial leaf" that mimics a real leaf's chemical magic with photosynthesis — but instead converts sunlight and water into a liquid fuel such as methanol for cars and trucks.


Despite their fearsome fangs, male sabertoothed cats may have been less aggressive than many of their feline cousins, says a new study of male-female size differences in extinct big cats.

A new study by a team of researchers led by Crislyn D'Souza-Schorey, associate professor of biological sciences at the University of Notre Dame, sheds light on the molecular basis by which tumor cells modulate their surroundings to favor cancer progression.

Word of the Day
  • a slit in a tire to drain away surface water and improve traction.
The word 'sipe' comes from Old English and is related to 'seep'.