Science News Archive - June 05, 2009


On Thursday, one of the world’s wealthiest men, Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, launched a joint $100 million project with the Mexican government and the World Wildlife Fund to protect Mexico’s environment.


Green cars in Japan are gaining on conventional vehicles despite the worst recession in decades, offering automakers hope of re-energizing a dwindling market.


In a law that would mandate utility companies to generate a certain amount of electricity from renewable sources, US legislators are trying to increase incentives for the use of nuclear power and energy efficiency.


Archeologists excavating a site in northern Peru have stumbled upon the roughly 600-year old remains of almost three dozen humans, who appear to have been ritualistically sacrificed by the Incas.


Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have sequenced the genome of a parasite that can kill honey bees.


New study is among first to show benefits that carbon payments could have for populations of endangered large mammals in tropical forests.


Earth's rocks and other materials provide a record of its history. Our solar system formed from a vast cloud of gas and dust 4.6 billion years ago. Earth's crust has two distinct types: continental and oceanic.

Bats can use the characteristics of other bats' voices to recognize each other, according to a study by researchers from the University of Tuebingen, Germany and the University of Applied Sciences in Konstanz, Germany.

A species of bacteria, isolated from sediments deep under the Pacific Ocean, could provide a powerful clean-up tool for heavy metal pollution.

Researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California will present new findings at the American Diabetes Association's scientific sessions June 5 – 9 in New Orleans, LA.

Word of the Day
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]