Science News Archive - April 20, 2009


US federal and state law enforcement agencies are expanding their DNA collection to include those who are arrested or detained, not only those who are convicted.


As early as next month, Chinese authorities will begin the construction of a new mega-breeding facility for giant pandas in the Wolong nature reserve.

Australian and Vietnam scientists say they've have discovered the bone density of vegan Buddhist nuns and non-vegetarian women is identical. Professor Tuan Nguyen of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney and Ho-Pham Thuc Lan from the Pham Ngoc Thach Medical University in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, compared the bone health of 105 post-menopausal vegan nuns and 105 non-vegetarian women.


The population of China's rare and endangered Yangtze alligator is anticipated to double to 300 in the next five to 10 years.

Research reports costs of invasive species’ damage to ecosystem services.


An international consortium of scientists, including researchers from The University of Queensland (UQ), have probed further into the human genome than ever before.

The discovery of banned chemicals in oysters in a river running through St.


Scientists at the Cambridge University have discovered that freshwater algae can form stable groupings in which they dance around each other, miraculously held together only by the fluid flows they create.

Word of the Day
  • Large; stout; burly.
The word 'bowerly' is an alteration of 'burly'.