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Science News Archive - April 13, 2009

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A report said that close to 90 percent of koalas in Japanese zoos are infected with a virus that is believed to cause leukemia in the marsupials.

Gaining insights into the nature of sea ice.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the recall of all Mrs.

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A group seeking to cut the growth in human population has received an official endorsement from legendary broadcaster Sir David Attenborough.

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NASA satellite data and a new modeling approach could improve weather forecasting and save more lives when future cyclones develop.

A Harvard University professor says a study at his Massachusetts school is focused on dogs' thinking to better understand human behavior. Harvard Professor Marc Hauser said by studying canines, scientists at the prestigious university's Canine Cognition Lab hope to gain insights into the human mind, The Boston Globe said Monday. Here's this species we live with.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning people with allergies to peanuts not to consume Choripdong-brand rice puffs or Bergen-brand almond cookies. The CFIA said all codes of the Choripdong-brand biscuits (rice puffs), a product of Korea, contain undeclared peanuts and sesame.

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Japan's notorious whaling fleet fell extremely short of their goal after interference caused by anti-whaling activists.

Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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