Science News Archive - June 24, 2009
Environmentalists are infuriated by a Danish request for consent to continue hunting humpback whales of the coast of Greenland.
Global warming will likely mean more unpredictable weather, scientists say, and a new study by researchers at the University of Georgia pins down, possibly for the first time, how drought conditions in an area's fall and winter may effect tornado activity the following spring.
Small whales are disappearing from the world's oceans and waterways as they fall victim to fishing gear, pollution, and habitat loss â€“ compounded by a lack of conservation measures such as those developed for great whales.
Almost 60 mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) specialists from around the world gathered in Atlanta, GA for the Lymphoma Research Foundation's (LRF) Sixth Annual Mantle Cell Lymphoma Consortium (MCLC) Scientific Workshop.
Climate has always presented a challenge to farmers, herders, fishermen and others whose livelihoods are closely linked to their environment, particularly those in poor areas of the world.
Scientists of the German Mouse Clinic at Helmholtz Zentrum MÃ¼nchen have generated and analyzed a mouse model in which parts of the human Foxp2 gene were introduced. Foxp2 is known to be a key gene for language.
Does ozone have an impact on the ocean's role as a "carbon sink"? Yes, according to researchers from three laboratories (1) attached to INSU-CNRS (2), UPMC, CEA, IRD, MNHN and UVSQ.
A new study at the University of Leicester aims to investigate the DNA of sleep.
People living in New York, Oregon and California have the greatest risk of developing cancer from breathing toxic chemicals, an analysis indicates. In the biggest analysis ever of the U.S.
- 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.