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Science News Archive - April 25, 2009

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Officials at Kenya’s majestic Hell’s Gate National Park announced on Friday that park rangers had recently sighted an albino buffalo calf, the first of its kind ever found in the country.

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Conservation groups advocating the protection of critically endangered gray whales say they have cause to celebrate.

When Sweden's spent nuclear fuel is to be permanently stored, it will be protected by three different barriers.

Swine flu in Mexico City closed schools and other public venues, made nearly 1,000 people ill and killed up to 60 people, public health officials say. A swine flu outbreak in Mexico City has closed schools, museums, libraries and theaters with nearly 1,000 people now ill, said public health officials. The flu strain, which killed scores in Mexico during the last few days, appears to be the same as one observed recently in California and Texas, the Word Health Organization said Friday. An increasing number of people were wearing face masks in Mexico City as the public was warned to avoid large groups and body contact, including shaking hands and kissing, the Voice of America reported Saturday. The World Health Organization has sent experts to the United States and Mexico to monitor the situation, the VOA reported. WHO is not at the point of declaring a pandemic, said spokesman Dr.

A swine flu virus that has killed at least 68 people in Mexico has the potential to become a pandemic, international health officials said Saturday.

U.S. officials say tests of hydrogen-powered buses at the Detroit airport are designed to see if they can eventually be connected to regional mass transit. The U.S.

Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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